How To Archive Multiple Cards On Trello

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Have you ever felt bogged down by an abundance of cards on your Trello board? As someone who has used Trello for a while, I understand. In this article, I will demonstrate the most effective way to archive multiple cards on Trello, streamlining your boards and keeping you organized.

Step 1: Select Multiple Cards

The first step is to select the cards you want to archive. To do this, hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard and click on the first card you want to archive. Then, while still holding down the SHIFT key, click on the last card you want to select. This will select a range of cards.

If you want to select cards that are not adjacent to each other, you can hold down the CTRL key (or CMD key on Mac) and click on each card you want to select individually.

Step 2: Archive the Selected Cards

Once you have selected the desired cards, right-click on one of the selected cards and choose “Archive” from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, you can also click on the “Archive” button that appears at the top of the screen when multiple cards are selected.

Archiving cards is a great way to remove clutter from your Trello boards without permanently deleting them. When you archive a card, it is moved to the “Archived Items” list, which you can access by clicking on the “Menu” button and selecting “Archived Items.”

Step 3: Restore or Permanently Delete Archived Cards

If you ever need to access or restore an archived card, you can easily do so. Simply go to the “Archived Items” list and locate the card you want to restore. Right-click on the card and choose “Send to board” to restore it to its original location.

If you no longer need a card and want to permanently delete it, you can do so by opening the “Archived Items” list, locating the card, and clicking on the “Delete” button.

Personal Touch and Commentary

As someone who uses Trello extensively for both personal and professional projects, archiving multiple cards has been a game-changer for me. It allows me to keep my boards clean and organized, without the fear of losing important information.

One pro tip I would like to share is to regularly review your archived cards and delete any that are no longer needed. This helps prevent your “Archived Items” list from becoming cluttered over time.


Archiving multiple cards on Trello is a simple yet powerful feature that can greatly improve your productivity and organization. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily declutter your boards and focus on the tasks that matter most.

Give it a try and see the difference it makes in your Trello workflow. Happy organizing!