I know that a lot of people have the New Years resolution to get organised, so I thought to start January off with a post about stationary… as pretty stationary alway motivates you to start afresh and get organised! I love stationary so I thought to share my top picks with you, that are both pretty and practical. I think this will be particularly useful if you are a student, because this is what I use and it works well for me.
My first favourite has to be pastel highlighters. Mine are from stabilo however I know that a lot of brands do them, and they are the best invention. I never used to use highlighters because the colours were too bright and just distracted me, but these are perfect because they stand out but also look a lot neater and just overall nicer. They instantly make your notes photo worthy! I use them to highlight titles, studies and keywords in order to help my revision and draw my eyes to the key points. I love them so much that I actually bought some for my giveaway last month, and the winner loves them too!
Post it notes are such an underrated tool for revision, and I seem to have converted a lot of people to using them over the past year. For A levels you have to do a fair bit of extra reading, so I use post it notes to summarise the paragraph that I have read and then stick it over the paragraph itself. This really helps with my revision because when I go back to read over my notes, I don’t have to reread the whole chapter and instead I just read the succinct notes on post it notes. They are so useful if you are a visual learner, and I also use pastel ones too. I think throughout this you will see a theme of me loving pastel stationary!
If you have a planner then I would certainly recommend planner stickers in order to keep you organised. I won’t talk too much about this one as I have already written a whole post a couple of months ago, however earlier on in the year the lovely team at planozo sent me some of their planner stickers to try and I fell in love. They really keep me on track and make my bullet journal look gorgeous too. I would urge you to buy some and start using them if you feel like you have too much going on, as they help you to structure your time using colour coded stickers. Planozo are a small independent business and I would definitely worth checking them out, such good quality and reasonably priced too.
I have tried many different ways of storing my revision notes, but I think that I have finally found the way that works best for me. I’m not sure how to explain them but they are thin booklets filled with pre-inserted plastic wallets that you put your mindmaps in. I bought these from WHSmith last year and they have completed changed how I store revision notes, they are so handy and you can just flick through them like a book, making it so much easier than a big and bulky ringbinder. I use A4 ones but you can also buy A3 if you prefer making larger mindmaps.
So there are my top stationary picks, particularly if you are a student. Hopefully this gives you a bit of motivation to get organised in the new year and keep organised in 2018! Let me know if any of these have helped you.