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2018 Bullet Journal Supplies List

There’s no rule requiring you to make picture-perfect spreads with the best supplies money can buy. In fact, there are hardly any rules for the bullet journal! You can either follow the original system to a tee or modify and expand it to your heart’s content until it becomes your ideal productivity tool or even a creative outlet. At the end of the day, what really matters is that you have a bullet journal that caters to your specific needs and keeps you organized, productive and in check.

To start, all you really need are pens and a notebook. Everything else is extra and can be included if they fit your needs and your bullet journal’s intended purposes. As I’ve mentioned in the past, get good quality supplies that you enjoy using, but don’t feel obligated to buy what everyone’s recommending – I’m looking at you, Leuchtturm1917, and your $25 price tag.

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Best of Daiso Stationery | Part 2

I’m sure the employees at my local Daiso store recognize me by now because I’m the girl who makes a beeline to the stationery section every other week. What can I say? I’m a sucker for $1.50 stationery. And if I’m being totally honest, I prefer some of Daiso’s products over stuff you’d find at overpriced stationery stores. $5 for a single roll of washi tape? No, thank you.

This isn’t the first time I wrote about stationery from Daiso, and I didn’t think I’d put together a part two so soon. But since then, they’ve really stepped up their game by introducing new collections and products. So, without further ado, here are five more stationery items worth checking out at Daiso!

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10 Reasons to Start a Bullet Journal

Maybe it’s because I follow a butt-ton of artists and stationery-related social media accounts but, lately, bullet journals have been popping up everywhere – Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, the most recent Paper Source catalogue. With its Pinterest-esque spreads and the promise of an organized and productive life, I’m not surprised one bit.

At its core, the bullet journal is a simple but effective productivity tool that helps organize tasks, events and notes. One of its selling points is the fact that it’s incredibly customizable to fit your needs. And that’s where potential newcomers get intimidated or even cynical towards bullet journals.

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Bullet Journal Supplies for 2017

I’m not gonna deny it – the main reason I started bullet journaling was to use up the stationery I’ve hoarded and justify buying new ones. I’m still waiting on the day when I walk into the living room to see my family and close friends gathered in front of a giant banner that says, “INTERVENTION”.

But what started out as something to fuel my love for stationery became a fine-tuned and multi-functional planning system that actually helped me get my sh*t together. If you aren’t familiar with the bullet journal, pop on over to my introduction to this powerful productivity tool and learn how it works, along with some pros and cons. TL;DR – it’s a flexible analog organizing system where you can prioritize your tasks, keep track of goals and habits, and compile whatever else your heart desires.

Because the bullet journal is super customizable, it can be as simple or as intricate as you want it to be. That goes for both its functionality and appearance. There’s no right or wrong way to use the bullet journal as long as it serves its intended purposes. Thinking of starting one or looking to change things up with your current bullet journal? Here are a few supplies I’ve been loving since I started bullet journaling back in 2015.

Before we start, however, I just want to throw in a quick reminder that you don’t need to spend a ridiculous amount of money to get the full benefits of the bullet journal system. Figure out what you want out of your journal and go from there. Okay, I’ve rambled on long enough – on to my current bullet journal supplies!

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Best of Daiso Stationery

Let’s face it – stationery isn’t exactly cheap. To this day, I still don't understand why some washi tapes cost $5 each. There’s always the Target dollar section and the 99 Cents Store, but your options are limited. Well, let me tell you about a magical place called Daiso.

Daiso is a chain of bright and colorful Japanese stores that sell pretty much everything for 100 yen, or $1.50 in the United States. Discount stores don’t have the best reputation when it comes to quality but you’ll be surprised by what you can find at Daiso. From false lashes and dining ware to gardening tools and novelty snacks, there’s bound to be something for everyone. For now, we’ll just focus on stationery because they have quite the selection. Most Daiso locations have at least two aisles dedicated to just office and art supplies! You can’t expect premium quality for $1.50, but I’m here to share a couple of goodies worth looking into.

Just a heads up – nearly everything in Daiso is colorful and cutesy. I’m not exaggerating.

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