Since I started my Bullet Journal a few weeks ago, I have definitely seen an improvement on being more organised and knowing where all my lists and To Do items are, rather than searching through the endless pile of notebooks for that one piece of information I may have written down. I still have a scribble pad on my desk for the notes that I need right now but they don’t need to be stored. I didn’t want to have to spend a fortune on my Bullet Journal supplies initially so I have researched the basic set of supplies you will need to get started.
Where To Shop For Bullet Journal Supplies
I started my first bullet journal in a pretty notepad from Hobbycraft, however I have now bought the Leuchtturm lined notebook as the more I read about bullet journals, the more I decided it would work better for me.
The pros are that it’s a hardback notebook with an elasticated close, which means the corners won’t get bent when I put the book into my bag. My first notebook from Hobbycraft is soft backed and I can see it getting ruined when it’s carried around.
The other main pro is that the pages are pre numbered which saves me a job to start with. There is also a pre set index, and it seems that the notebook has been set up with bullet journals in mind. They are available in so many different colours that I almost can’t wait to fill the first to be able to buy another in a different colour. They are available with lined pages, squared paper or blank pages. I have chosen lined for my first bullet journal, however I think I may choose squared paper next time for more doodling.
What To Write With
I prefer to write a lot of my lists with my Disney Parks pen. I bought a set whilst we were on holiday and they are some of the best pens I have come across to write with, but when I want to inject some colour into my journal, I have been using the Staedtler fine liners. They write nicely and work well for shading without bleeding through the pages.
Additional Bullet Journal Supplies
Post It Notes come in so handy for many reasons, but I like using them in my bullet journal as I can use different colours for different categories such as blog post planning, or a different colour for different family members for example. When it comes to decorating my bullet journal however, I am enjoying trying out different patterns of washi tape. Washi tape has so many uses and can change a page of writing into something completely different easily and cheaply.
What do you use in your bullet journal?
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