12 Bullet Journal Hacks That You Need To See!

Mind-blowing bullet Journal Hacks that actually work! The best tips and inspiration that you will for sure want to copy.

With all the talented artists sharing their bullet journals, it can make us mortals feel like the whole thing is too complicated. Hopefully after this blog post you will realize that it doesn’t need to be so scary to put pen to paper. Here is a list of 12 bullet journal hacks that you will for sure want to steal!


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I wanted to share some of the best and most affordable tools available for bullet journalling.

  • This notebook which is almost identical to the cult favorite and has raving reviews for a fraction of the cost!
  • This pen that won’t bleed through the page and is great for inputting your dailies
  • This Pen for art work and faux calligraphy
  • These Markers for decorating and color coding your journal
  • Stencils for making layouts quicker, or if you’re not handy at drawing

Also not necessary but this MEGA pack of PRINTABLES is amazing!

Obviously the only things that you need to get started is a notebook and pen and you will use them the most. However, the markers are useful for colour coding your journal and the stencils will save you time in creating beautiful layouts!

Read my full Bullet Journal Supplies Recommendation post here!

Best Bullet Journal Hacks and Tips

Dutch Doors

Dutch Doors are SUPER handy and a great thing to learn how to do in your Bullet Journal to increase your productivity!

I know this looks complicated but I promise it is easy! Just cut out your rectangle with scissors. If you plan on doing something like that second photo all you need to do is gently tug on the paper along the seam after cutting the rectangle out.

Now you can have a weekly layout that you only drew once, saving you a ton of time.

You can also use this hack if you will be writing in public and want to hide sensitive information.

Use White Pencil To Prevent Ink Bleeding

Tape An Envelope Onto A Page To Store Anything Important

Use an envelope to store stickers, receipts, tickets, photos – anything that you want!

Use Post It Notes For Temporary Lists

Use post it notes in Bullet Journal
Source: Pinterest

I am a compulsive to do list maker and love to write out a new to do list every single day. I would burn through my entire BuJo so quickly if I did that! So with this hack instead, I just write it on a post it note and replace the post it note daily.

This hack works great for shopping list, monthly goals, gratitude list – anything that you write out regularly.

Use White Gel Pens As White Out

If you need to fix some blemishes, you can use a white gel pen just like you would use white out. It works great in a pinch. Try it out for yourself!

Colour Code And Create A Key

If you plan on drawing a calendar in your bullet journal then chances are that it won’t have much space for writing. Create a key with your symbols and color code certain tasks so you only need to mark a small amount of the calendar each day!

Create A Fold Out Key

This goes along with the last point. Don’t create a key at the front of your book that you need to keep flipping back to. Just tape a piece of paper that can fold out so you can see it anywhere in the book.

For more Bullet Journal Key Inspiration See this Post!

Plan Before You Draw New Layouts

Before you draw a new layout, sometimes it’s helpful to see what it will actually look like. Take a piece of loose leaf to sketch it out and when it comes to drawing in your BuJo, you will be much more confident.


There are a ton of stencils you can get to simplify the process of drawing new layouts in your bullet journal.

Use Stickers If Your Aren’t The Best At Drawing

Stickers are such a simple hack. If you don’t feel comfortable drawing, then just use stickers and you will still get a gorgeous looking spread.

Use Calendar Sticker Tabs

This goes along with the last point but I think it is helpful to put some monthly tabs on your pages so its easier to flip between them. Added bonus is that you don’t need to draw out monthly calendars with a sticker like this one.

Use Washi Tape On Your Page Edges

Another sneaky hack to find important pages quickly. Use Washi tape on the edge of a page and you can easily back to that page when the book is closed. Some people use different colours for different months but you can use this hack however it best serves you.


Are you a long time bullet journal user or just getting started? Let me know in the comments if there is anything specific you need help with to get the hang of bullet journaling. I would love to help you out in any way that I can!



Minimalist Bullet Journal Spreads


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1 thought on “12 Bullet Journal Hacks That You Need To See!”

  1. Is there some secret I’m not aware of for getting Washi tape to actually stick! I’ve put it on the edges of pages, just to have to go back and cover it with wide clear tape. It always unsticks! Even flat, I’ve got loosening happening. I am not “over handling” the pages (like, hand oils or something), I’ve tried burnishing, everything I can think of. What am I missing? Oh, and I’m using Scotch brand washi lately, but no difference.

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