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9 Bullet Journal Ideas That'll Help Keep Your Life Organized

Written by Grace & Silas
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Whether you’re looking for a journal, a tracker, or an organizer, bullet journals have definitely got you covered. It’s an all in one journal that keeps all your plans, ideas, and goals organized. Bullet journals are also a great way to get creative and have fun while staying productive.

That being said, I’ve gathered some amazing tips and hacks that’ll help you get started. These are ideas that are super easy to do and require no skills at all. So check them out and let me know what you think!

Washi Tape

I think this is the easiest and most fun way to highlight and separate certain topics in your bullet journal. Washi tape comes in all different colors, textures, patterns, and styles. Place them in the corner of your pages for an instant bookmark. You can also decorate your journal using them and have a unique planner that pops.

Use Sticky Notes

Post-it-notes are a great tool for keeping track of thoughts, goals, and ideas (without taking up space in your journal). So try sticking a thin layer of them on the back of your journal so you can easily grab one. Then you can quickly write down a quick reminder or a task and take it out when the errand has been completed (no need to use up your pages for small things).

Colored Pens for Categories

Consider using multiple colors of pens in your journal. This will allow you to tell at a glance what category your notes fall into.

If you do this, I suggest making a little color key to save time.

Use Stencil Templates

Want to design your planner in a snap? Grab a stencil template and begin filling in the spaces. The good thing about this technique is that you can consistently repeat the designs, letters, or numbers on different journal pages, effortlessly.

Add Additional Pages by Threading

If you ran out of pages in your journal, then try threading additional pages in before getting a new one. It’s an easy trick that can lengthen the life of your journal. No need to start over too soon!

Add Stickers

There’s nothing more fun than adding stickers to the pages of your journal. And more than decorating your journal, they can also help you look for your to-do-lists, tasks, and plans more easily. You can get them on Amazon or download them free on Pinterest.

Have a Journal Key

A great idea to try when you first start your bullet journal is to create a journal key. These will be symbols that represent specific tasks, appointments, and goals. Just try to keep it simple and put it on the first page of your journal and scan when needed. You’ll save yourself so much time and stay organized.

Make a Calendar Corner

Wouldn’t it be great to have a calendar corner in your bullet journal? Making one will help you make sure that you’re not missing any special dates, events, or meetings. You just have to print one and glue onto your journal (or make one yourself!).

DIY Clip Bookmark

Save your most used page with this easy to do DIY bookmark project. To make one, all you have to do is just tie a ribbon at the end of a paperclip and you’re done! Super easy to make and can instantly spice up your journal.


Whether you want to start, upgrade, or just refresh your bullet journal skills, implementing these ideas from the list can help you save a lot of time and effort. They’re easy to do and will make your journal beautifully organized. So give them a try and let me know what you think!

Now, If you have tips and tricks yourself, comment down below. I might just add them too!

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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