After receiving a cute notebook from a friend, I was frustrated when I opened to see there were no lines. On the side of the notebook it said Bullet Grid, so I Googled it to try to figure it out and the internet came to life with incredible images. If you are anyone who enjoys color, collaging, or fun planners, a bullet journal will rock your world. The blank pages of endless dots will soon become your go-to for personalized expression and organization, and if you are artistically-challenged, check out sites like Etsy for tons of fun accessories that make your bullet journaling pop visually.
Here are some ways to use a bullet journal as your apartment catch-all:
Making it easy to see when bills are coming up due on a visual calendar. Color coordinate bills to each roommate if you share a space.
Weekly Meal Planning
Writing down your weekly meal plan will allow you to create a quick and thorough grocery list with everything you’ll need.
“When Did I Last ____?” Cleaning Schedule
When it comes to the cleaning tasks that don’t need to happen weekly or bi-weekly, it is easy to forget when you last cleaned it. Stay on top of your cleaning by notating when you last finished it. Perfect for: cleaning baseboards, changing filters, sanitized fridge, etc.
Need I say more? A good to-do list journal keeps your thoughts organized and efficient.
Savings Goal Tracker
Designate a page to fill in a visual chart of your savings goals. Whether loans, emergency savings or vacation money, visualization makes it more exciting to save.
Write down all of the delicious recipes you want to try to have a collection to pick from on rainy days, or when hosting dinner parties.
Dream Board & Style Collages
Set aside pages to draw or collage some short and long term dreams (vacations, career, experiences). Or re-vamp your style with a collage for each season’s style goals.
If you are not into digitally tracking expenses, grab a ruler, and create an easy budget sheet. Each month, log what you’ve spent as compared to how much you expected.