Monday, July 8, 2013

Pinterest and a Confession

This post was inspired by #Kinderchat's call for confessions on their summer blog challenge. I love the idea of a blog challenge! We'll see if I can keep up with it. In the meantime...

Actually, this topic has been on my mind for a LONG time, but the fine folks over at #Kinderchat gave me the perfect opportunity to write about my Pinterest confession. I'm not going to write about how it irks me when people only share worksheets on Pinterest. I won't tell you how many times I've cringed when I've seen reward systems that pay kids to be good. *clears throat*

It makes me a tiny bit (okay, a lot) crazy when people have a ton of Pinterest boards that aren't in alphabetical order.

Below are the directions I used to follow.... but I just noticed that with the "new look" on Pinterest, you can just drag your boards to arrange them. So, all you have to do is go to the page where you see all of your boards and drag away!

Old Directions
Ahhhh. I feel so much better. Before you panic and think that I'm judging your boards, I'm here to help. It  has made my life SO much easier to have my boards in order so I can locate them quickly. And it's actually really easy to move your boards around! Here we go...

Step One

Click on your picture in the upper right-hand corner to bring up the drop-down menu. You'll want to choose "Boards."

Step Two

When this screen comes up, click on the little icon that looks like a computer (right next to where it says "Edit Profile.") 

Step Three

Now it will give you the option to "Rearrange Boards." They're your boards, so arrange them in a way that makes sense to you... but just know that for some of us, it's easier to peruse your pins if you have them arranged alphabetically. (Or maybe I'm the only one who is weird enough to need that order!!) Be sure to "Save" before you exit that screen.

That's it. Three steps. And it will (hopefully) make your Pinterest life easier to manage! Thanks again to #kinderchat for pushing me to write this quick post that's been brewing in my mind for some time now.


  1. Thank you for that information! I'm off to rearrange my boards (although probably not in alphabetical order, unfortunately). :)

    1. Thanks for commenting, Kate! And even if it isn't in alphabetical order, you'll at least be able to arrange your boards in a way that makes sense to you now. :)

  2. Oh, Laura! You had me laughing . . . you see, I'm pretty "type A" about things, but not this! I only wish there was an easy "ABC" button and Pinterest would take care of it! Guess I never thought about how annoying it could be for some ... I'll see what I can do with all 55 of my boards! :) Thanks for sharing your little secret. And for the laughs too!

    1. I have to admit that I was giggling as I was writing this post! :) I am not always so "type A," but for whatever reason, this is a huge pet peeve for me. Good luck with all of your boards, and thanks for sharing in my laughter!