How to Close a Trello Board

Closing a Trello board is an important step in keeping your Trello workspace organized and clutter-free. When a project is completed or a board is no longer needed, closing it ensures that it is archived and out of the way, but still accessible if needed in the future.

Leaving unused or completed boards open can lead to confusion and a cluttered workspace, making it difficult to find the boards and tasks that you need to focus on.

Additionally, if you have a large number of open boards, it can slow down the performance of the Trello platform, making it more difficult to navigate and work on your current projects.

Before closing a board, I suggest you backup (both cards and attachments) using Bridge24 for Trello.

Now, let’s take a look at how to close a Trello board:

Step 1: Open the board you want to close

Log in to your Trello account and navigate to the board you want to close.

Step 2: Open the board menu

Once on the board, click on the three dots icon on the right-hand side of the board’s name. This will open the board menu.

Step 3: Click on “More”

In the board menu, click on the “More” option. This will open a drop-down menu with several options.

Step 4: Click on “Close Board”

In the drop-down menu, click on the “Close Board” option. This will open a pop-up window asking you to confirm whether you want to close the board.

Step 5: Confirm that you want to close the board

In the pop-up window, click on the “Close” button to confirm that you want to close the board. This will archive the board and will no longer be visible in your Trello workspace.

Congratulations! You have now successfully closed a Trello board.

Closing a board also helps you to maintain an accurate record of your completed work. You can easily access closed boards to refer back to previous work and use them as reference points for future projects. This can be especially helpful for businesses or individuals who need to track their progress and maintain a clear record of their completed projects.

Recommended external article: Closing a board from Trello Help

Finding a Closed Board

Once a board is closed, it will no longer appear in your Boards list. However, you can still access it by clicking the “View closed boards” button located at the bottom of your Boards page.

Once you’ve accessed the closed boards list, you will be able to view all your closed boards for which you have admin rights.

Additional Tips

  1. Reopen a closed board: If you need to access a closed board again, you can easily reopen it. To do this, go to your Trello home page and click on the “Show Menu” icon (it looks like three horizontal lines) on the left-hand side of the screen. From the menu that appears, click on “More” and then “Archived Items.” This will show you a list of all your closed boards. Find the board you want to reopen and click on the “Reopen” button.
  1. Collaborate on closed boards: Just because a board is closed doesn’t mean you can’t collaborate on it anymore. When you reopen a board, all the cards, lists, and attachments will be restored to their previous state, and you can continue working on them with your team. This can be helpful if you need to revisit a project or refer back to previous work.
  1. Save closed boards as Templates: If you don’t need to work on a closed board anymore but want to keep it for reference, you can always save it. To do this, simply open the closed board, click on the “More” option in the board menu, and then click on “Save to Board Templates.” This will save the board as a template, which you can access later if needed.

Now that you know how to close a Trello board, you can keep your workspace organized and clutter-free. Remember, closing a board is a great way to keep your completed projects in one place and free up space for new ones.

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Daniel Raymond

Daniel Raymond, a project manager with over 20 years of experience, is the former CEO of a successful software company called Websystems. With a strong background in managing complex projects, he applied his expertise to develop and, innovative project management tools designed to streamline processes and improve productivity. Throughout his career, Daniel has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a passion for empowering teams to achieve their goals.

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