Pinterest can be just for fun or a way to decompress. At first, I just wanted a place to find and post cute animal photos, and Pinterest was the perfect outlet. But since then, I’ve found it has some practical uses too. (Though I’d say looking at puppies or mini pigs can be practical, depending how your day’s going!)
New Recipes – If you like variety in your diet, then Pinterest is a great resource for new foods to try. The biggest challenge is actually trying the recipes and not just hoarding them!
Outfit Ideas – I literally built my wardrobe for this fall and winter based on outfits I liked on Pinterest. I found a lot of them were more practical (but still trend-aware) for real life than the magazines.
Beauty Tips – If you’re like me and not naturally skilled with these things, people post various makeup and hair tips and tutorials (including helpful video tutorials) I wouldn’t have thought to look up on my own.
Home Decorating & DIY Projects – While I’m not good at DIY projects, I wish I was because there are a ton of good ideas on Pinterest. If you’re looking for ideas for your home, or like to do things yourself, you might start a board for it.
Work & Hobbies – I realized pretty quickly that I could gather images for inspiration for various writing projects. It’s an easy, uncluttered way of storing ideas. Plus, with the private board option, it’s a potential way to share ideas with coworkers or clients.
Travel – A travel board could be a great way to plan a trip, or just keep track of cool places to visit in the future!
Planning An Event – If you’re planning a wedding, or another big event, Pinterest can be a way to store whatever you find online. If you want to make it a private board or invite others to post, you can do that too.
Fitness – Collect and share fitness tips, and be able to refer back to them as needed. This is one area I’ve neglected, so I may need to remedy that.
This is just a sampling of ideas for how to make Pinterest productive as well as fun. Keep your eyes open for how others use this online tool and I’m sure you’ll stumble on new ways to use it!
You can check out my boards at pinterest.com/amydsaunders.