I’ve tried my fair share of planner supplies over the years. While I do tend to have a few favorites (pens, highlighters etc.) Sometimes I use other, less popular (but still useful!) planner supplies. Depending on the level of your planning addiction, you may have tried a few on this list already but maybe you’ll find a new favorite 🙂
Not sure why this MAMBI product never really took off. Deco pens are like washi tape but in a form similar to white out tape. They’re useful for dividing up a page when you don’t want to use fat washi tape. I like the patterns on the deco pens, especially since the patterns on thin washi tape are usually so small it’s hard to see them (or they’re something very basic like polka dots or stripes)
2. Erasable stamps
There don’t seem to be many brands offering erasable stamps. The only ones I use are the Frixion erasable.
3. Checklist washi tape
My sister stocks this washi tape in her shop (here).
Just avoid using inky pens, they tend to smear.
Read more: Best pens for writing on washi tape
4. Helix circle maker
A recent discovery (for me), this nifty tool has made drawing circles so much easier. I used to find a random round object and use that but then it was a pain to divide up the circle. This tool is so much quicker. It holds steady when you spin it to draw the circle so i feel comfortable using pen.
Some stencils can be flimsy (the plastic ones) so they move when you go to use them (I temporarily stick it down with some washi tape to stop it moving). The other alternative is to use metal stencils. However the holes in these (especially if you’re use a border stencil e.g. a box outline or for drawing lines) can be too small for most pens.
I can see how they can save time, I’m just yet to find one with functional cut outs with holes big enough to fit a pen.
Even the Erin Condren callipgraphy stencils are flimsy plastic.
6. Black paper and white pen
This also works well with glitter and neon pens.
7. Twin tip pens
2 pens for the price of one… what’s not to like?!
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- How to color code bill paying in your planner (7 different ways)
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