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5 Easy Steps for Beautifully Organised Pinterest Boards

March 31, 2014
 Pinterest is awesome right?

What is not so awesome is not being able to find that amazing recipe or DIY project because it is buried among 4000 pins on one board named ‘stuff’.

Today I am going to share a few tips to get your Pinterest boards organised. We are going to make it really easy to find the pin you are looking for, because what is the point of Pinterest if you cant find your inspiration when you need it.

Make Lots and Lots of Boards

Think about the types of pins you have. What sort of categories do they come under? Make sure each category is on it’s own board. Up until recently I had all my organising pins and my home decor pins together. My boards were getting so full and I couldn’t find what I was looking for, so I separated them.

Remember, there is no limit to the number of boards you can have, and the more you have the easier it is to find the pin you are looking for.

Make Some More Boards

Once you have worked out the categories of pins you have, it is time to break each category down even further. Think about adding some sub-categories to boards that either have heaps of pins or you need to be able to find pins easier.

Instead of having one enormous board named ‘Food’, break that board up into sub-categories. Make sure you put the category name first then the sub-category so it is easier to find when pinning. I use a tilde (this guy ~) to separate the two but you can use whatever you like.

Organise Your Pins

Once you have created your boards, it is time to re-arrange those pins. To do this, you need to click on the pencil in the top right corner of each individual pin. Then select the correct board from the drop down menu.

At the moment there is no way to do lots of pins at a time, so this is the most time consuming and kinda tedious part.

Delete Pins and Boards

Go through all your pins and delete any that are no longer relevant. Also remove any boards which you are no longer using. Side note for anyone using Pinterest to gain followers – if you delete a board, you will lose the followers of that board with it. If you rename the board, you will keep your followers 🙂


Arrange Boards

In the first row, I like to put my favourite boards (mostly organising) and any seasonal boards. At the moment I have my Autumn and Easter boards.

Under those, I arrange all my boards in alphabetical order. For me, this is the best way to organise my boards and makes it much easier for me to find what I am looking for.

You may prefer to arrange yours in order of use, most used at the top and least used at the bottom.


We don’t want all that work to go to waste, so once in a while we need to do some maintenance to keep our boards nice and organised.

  • go through your Pinterest boards and remove any pins you no longer need or have duplicates of.
  • Move any pins which you have accidentally pinned to the wrong board, to the correct board.
  • If some of your boards are getting too big, think about dividing them up into more sub-categories. My ‘Food ~ Mains’ board is okay at the moment however in the future, I may decide to separate it into types of mains.

If you don’t have the time to organise your Pinterest board in one go, think about creating all your boards with categories and subcategories and start using them. You won’t be much better off until you have a chance to sort through your pins, however it won’t get any worse while you are waiting.

How do you organise your Pinterest boards? Do you have any other pinning tips for us? I would love for you to link your Pinterest below so I can check them out! You can find my Pinterest here.

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  • Reply Shaki December 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Great tip for organizing Pinterest boards! How would you suggest applying this to a personal account turned business account? I want to make sure my boards are relevant to my business, but I don’t want to loose all of my pins. Should I turn them into secret boards?

  • Reply Luralyn Calitri May 29, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Do you know of a way to move or group pins together within a board, maybe drag and drop style?

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