Staying organized is always more helpful with a planner. However, there is no one-size-fits all when it comes to planner designs. Unless you’re designing everything from scratch in a bullet journal fashion, customizing a pre-made planner can be a little tricky.
That’s where washi tape comes in. These colorful tapes have taken the stationery and planning world by storm, and for good reason. They’re easy to use, pretty to look at, and are actually quite functional and practical.
If your planner needs some adjusting, here are some ways you can use your washi tape in a planner.
Using washi tape in your planner
There are many ways to use washi tape in your planner. We’ve chosen some of the most practical ways to do so.
1. Color-coded lists
Planners are very helpful when it comes to list creation, whether you’re jotting down what to buy for groceries, schedules, or birthdays. Differentiating one list from another can help you quickly identify what you’re looking for so that you don’t have to skim through each list for its contents.
It helps to categorize them as such:
- Time-based tasks
- People-based lists
- Levels of importance
- Different areas of work or school
2. Filling and dividing space
Not all planners will have the ideal amount of space on paper that you may be looking for. The number of lines, squares, or dots matters to more meticulous planners, and it can be quite frustrating when these don’t align or add up.
This is the perfect time to whip out some washi tape. Using the color of your choice, you can fill up extra space to make your planner more suitable for your needs.
Washi tape is also a great way to divide the space on the page, whether you’re breaking them up into columns, rows, boxes, or a custom shape. You can also do this with any pen from a brand of your choice (LAMY has great ballpoint, rollerball, and fountain pens), but washi tape can add more distinct areas to your planner.
3. Adding printable pages
Sometimes your planner may not have the pages you want. Some people may also get tired of ruling up the same bullet journal spreads over and over again. One alternative is to print custom pages and use washi tape to stick them into your planner. The great thing about this is that you can always remove or replace your printed page since washi tape is easily removable.
4. Covering sections you don’t need
Planners often come with sections we don’t need. This may bother more detail-oriented planners. Washi can help cover up sections in your planner that you don’t need, all while adding more beautiful decoration to your planner. You can use something with a beautiful and eye-catching design, such as the Love in Bloom washi tape. For instance, if hourly time slots don’t work for you, then you can just use a strip of washi tape to cover up the labels.
5. Finding pages and sections easily
Flipping through your planner to find a certain page or section can take some time if it doesn’t come with built-in tabs or dividers. You can use washi tape on the edge of a page so you can easily see what you’re looking for in your planner.
There are many more ways to use your washi tape for planning, but these are some of the most useful ones. Planning should be efficient and functional, but it should also be fun and easy to do — not another task on your list! Learn more about what washi tape is and how you can use it, even outside of planning.
Written by EndlessPens Blogger Ramona Kabigting