Hello everyone and welcome back to 5 Days of Bujo with Beth! Today’s post is going to be about my Bullet Journal Essentials which you might find to be of use to you!
Before I get into my essentials, I just want to send out a little disclaimer. You do not need all of these things to start or have a Bullet Journal. These are just the things that I use and I like to use on a month or day to day basis. If anything, the only things you will need from this list are a notebook and a fine liner/pen. The others you can use/add if you want to add decoration or colour or make your Bullet Journal your own. This isn’t meant to offend anyone but I just thought it would be interesting for you all to see what I use! Let’s get to it!
The first essential I use and one that I think is the most important is a notebook. I am currently using a Scribbles That Matter Dotted A5 Notebook but you can use pretty much any notebook you like. I mean, my first notebook I used for my Bullet Journal was an A6 Lined Notebook from Card Factory so you can use anything!
There are so many types of notebooks out there so I have a few questions for you so you can decide what notebook it is you so desire. What size would you like? What style? Do you prefer dotted? Lined? Grid? Plain?
My current recommendation overall is a Dingbats Notebook. Side note, if you fancy a new notebook, I have a discount code with Dingbats which is ‘BETH10’. This isn’t sponsored. I just really like these notebooks.
The next essential of mine is a fine liner. This is what I use to create my spreads in my Bullet Journal. It’s what I use to fill in my spreads each day. In other words, this is an important necessity for me and I think it will be for you!
I have so many recommendations for you but the current two I use are the Stabilo point 88 Fineliner and the Uni Pin Fineliner. Both of these are amazing and I really like the quality of them. I also really like the Sakura Pigma Micron Pens but mine ran out a while ago so I need to stock up on that!
There are many different sizes you can get in Fine Liners. For example, you can get 0.4, 0.1, 0.7 etc. I prefer smaller sizes so I use the Stabilo one more than the Unipin.
The next essential for me personally are coloured pens. These are great for adding a little something to your spreads and equally, using these makes the process of Bullet Journaling therapeutic for me which I like.
I have two recommendations that I use quite frequently. The ones I use the most are the Zebra Mildliners which are pictured above. I use these on practically every single spread and I love the variety of colours they come in. The second recommendations are the Crayola Supertips which are amazing in terms of the colour selection. You can get 100 packs for really cheap prices on places like Amazon so I highly recommend them too for a versatile colour selection.
The next essential for me is venturing into I suppose you could say “extra” essentials. I use Brush Pens quite frequently in my Bullet Journal. I use these when I want to make my spreads that little bit fancier with calligraphy and abstract lettering.
There are many amazing brands of brush pens. Tombow Dual Brush Pens are probably the best known brush pens out there which isn’t a surprise as they are very good quality. They are the first photo. Other ones I really like are the Stationery Island Brush Pens, the Pentel Fude Touch Brush Pen and the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens in the hard tip and the soft tip!
The final essential for me are decorative supplies. The decorative supplies I use the most are stickers and washi tape.
The stickers you can see are from Moon Lume and they are my favourite place to get stickers from. I absolutely adore them and they are such good quality! I get my washi tape from a variety of places but 9 times out of 10, I get them from Aliexpress.
I always use these because they are such an easy and quick way to decorate your journal. They are so versatile and you can get them for really good prices.
These are my Bullet Journal essentials! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading!