So I've jumped on the bullet journal bandwagon but compared to my lovely other bloggers I'm not the most creative person in the world, but starting one up has definitely brought out my creative side and has more importantly served it's purpose of making me more organised! If you're not sure of what a bullet journal is, it's basically a coded system to organise your daily life. Whether it's to note down appointments, write to-do lists- keep food recipes in- it pretty much caters for everything. This may sound like nothing special, but it's the DIY focus of the journal that makes organising yourself more fun and creative. To start up your own bullet journal here are the essentials list I feel will give you a kick start on becoming more creative:
So what is it? It's a coded system for organising your thoughts, but it's essentially a DIY journal, that does, I have to admit, take a little effort to perfect and create. The journal itself can be any notebook you like.
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Journal The most important item on your stationary shopping list- an actual journal. Now me being me I opted for the Leuchtturm A5 dotted notebook which cost me £12.99- I know, why pay so much for a notebook? Well it's a good'un and I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to stationary. That's not to say that cheaper notebooks won't work because they will of course!
Pens / Pencils Another obvious one, but being the stationary hoarder that I am I like to have a variety of pens whether they're just black biro's, fine liners, or whatever it's nice to have a selection. Pencils I would recommend using more than pens if you're buying a notebook that has quite thin paper as the ink will settle on both sides of the page- so pencils are handy to avoid this particularly when you're drawing things.
Scissors & Glue There's always something fun about cut and pasting things into books. I used to use scrapbooks when I was younger and my Mum would always make our own glue (a flour and water mixture) which would end up everywhere, so for me scissors and glue have come in handy when I've wanted to place pictures inside and other things I probably can't draw myself! Washi Tape Now for my not so essential item on the list but for me the best- washi tapes! They come in all kinds of designs and I find them to be so fitting with particular pages I wanted to feature in my journal, for example I have a book shelf one for my "2016 TBR" page and a London themed on with my list of "Things To Do in London." So in that respect they're fun and make my bullet journal pretty, and they're not always expensive. I think mine cost about £2.50 each? You can get them pretty much anywhere; supermarkets, art/craft shops, and online where they can come in bulk, collection packs and individually.
Have you started a bullet journal of your own? Perhaps you want to become more creative like me and so I fully recommend you begin one too!