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One of the biggest misconceptions I hear about bullet journaling is that you can’t do it without spending a lot of money on a nice journal and lots of expensive supplies. Well, that’s not true. Really, the only thing you need to bullet journal are any notebook, any pen and maybe a ruler. ANY notebook will do, even a ruled notebook that you can find at the dollar store. I will admit that having a dot or square grid makes things easier (for me) plus, it does look nicer. But you don’t have to spend $20-30 bucks on a Leuchtturm1917 or a Moleskin journal. Thanks to the popularity of bullet journaling, there are many affordable options for journals as well as inexpensive pens and markers. Since I’m always using my bullet journal, my kids wanted to join in on the fun but I also didn’t want to spend $40 on just journals alone. Luckily I found them some great journals and pens and markers which are just as good as the products I use. (PS-my kids love bullet journaling and it’s fun seeing them come up with kid layouts. It gets them away from the tv and helps them feed their creative side since they also doodle and write in their journals.)
Bullet Journaling On a Budget:
Another dupe is the Sargent Fine Tip Markers which come in a 50 pack for about $5. You can get a thick or thin line with both these products depending on how you use it and I’ve seen people do calligraphy with them.
As you can see, you don’t have to spend a ton of money if you’re interested in bullet journaling. Like I said before, any notebook/pen/marker will work. I’ve actually unfollowed a lot of popular instagram/youtube bullet journal accounts because they only rave about the super expensive/hyped products. And, you do not have to be a good artist to bullet journal, I don’t draw at all in my journal and I love it that way.
My other bullet journal related posts:
Bullet Journal 101 & the Basics
How I track my health & fitness in my bullet journal
How I track my books and reading in my bullet journal
How I use my bullet journal to keep track of…everything!
Bullet Journal Style Book Reviews
February Bullet Journal Spreads
March Bullet Journal Spreads
April Bullet Journal Spreads
May Memories BuJo Style
2016 Book Favorites Bujo Style
Using Your Bullet Journal For Travel Planning
What are your planner/bullet journal supplies? Have you tried bullet journaling yet? Let me know in the comments!
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