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Bullet Journal | What do you need?

I feel that the bullet journal is really starting to become a big thing (and so it should be!) but there are many questions and concerns about what people need to be able to start one. There is honestly nothing complicated needed to start a bullet journal; as long as you’ve got some paper and a pen then you’re ready to go!

I will however, give you my top suggestions on what you need! By no means should you feel like you have to buy any of this stuff – like I said. You can literally start with a pen and some paper!

1 | Starting Point

Bullet Journal Website | November 2015

One I heard about the Bullet Journal method, I wanted to know more! The best place I would recommend starting is the original Bullet Journal website. Ryder Carroll, the creator, has some great videos on there to really point you in the right direction. For most people, the original method is enough for their needs, however for others (like me!) I needed just some more flexibility and some more areas covered within my journal. After understanding the basics, I moved onto more dynamic layouts and just experimented with what made my life easier and worked well within the bullet journal!

Be sure to check out my past blog on my go to Instagrammers4 to get a constant stream of awesome inspiration on all things bullet journal!

2 | Notebook or Paper

Notebooks | November 2015

(From Left to Right: Marks Inc Notebook Set, Nuuna Notebook – Large, Nuuna Notebook – Small, Traveler’s Times Midori Notebook & Moleskine Plain Cahier – Large)

You could use anything you wanted to start your bullet journal. From a cheaper notebook you’ve found in the supermarket to a more expensive notebook which you know you’ll love for the time you’re in it. I personally use one of the big Nuuna Notebooks but am in the process of trying to refine my needs so have a feeling I’ll be switching to a Traveler’s Notebook with my Nuuna in and an additional few notebooks for work, meetings etc.

After you’ve practiced and used the bullet journal method for a few days, you’ll know what sort of notebook you want or need. If you write small or don’t have a lot of tasks a day then a pocket notebook might be a good option for you, however if you really like the larger size the a large Moleskine or equivalent might be better. Either way, it really doesn’t matter what you start in, what you work in or what you end up switching too. The bullet journal method works in any notebook.. even on a blank piece of paper!

3 | Pens, Pencils and *Accessories*

Pens and Pencils | November 2015

(From Left to Right: Staedtler Triplus Fineliner BlackMaped Helix Moondo 2 in 1 Sharpener/Eraser, Faber Castell Grip 2001 HB Pencil & Maped 30cm Ruler)

Finally, you’ll need utensils! As we said before, you can use whatever you’ve got round the house or work. Have a dig around in the kids pen pots or rummage through the work stationary cupboard and just grab something. Again, once you’ve tried the method and gotten into it, you’ll know if you like the pen you write with, if you’d prefer to write in pencil because you don’t like mistakes (*cough cough* me! *cough cough*), or even if you don’t actually care what pen you’re using!

Pencil Accessories | November 205

Here are some of my favourite tools to use. They include the original few from above but I also love me some sticky notes, some more coloured fine liners, cute paperclips and a bulldog clip. I just keep these things handy and try to limit the amount of items I take out with me.. if I could, I’d take everything I have. You know, just incase!

That’s the basics though! It really is as simple as needing a pen and paper and some information to point you in the right direction!

I hope this mini blog was helpful to you and that you enjoyed a little insight into some of my bullet journal necessities!

See you soon!


*This post contains affiliate links. This means that I may receive some pocket-money (at no cost to yourself) if you purchase something through the links provided. I only ever post a link to a product I use myself and would recommend!


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