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10 Time-Saving Stationery Essentials

10 Time-Saving Stationery Essentials

Hi WashiGang Crew!

These 10 stationery essentials are clever stationery items that are designed to make your life easier and help you to save time. If you're looking for stationery that's effective and efficient, we've got the best stationery gadgets that you'll love having in your collection. Read on for 10 Time-Saving Stationery Essentials:

10 Time-Saving Stationery Essentials!

Zebra Multi-Pens with 4 gel pens, eraser and pacer1. Zebra Sarasa Multi Pen

If you're looking for efficiency, this pen has all of your needs covered in one place! The Zebra Sarasa Multi Pen comprises of 4 gel ink colours (black, blue, green and red), a pacer pencil and a capped eraser. These pens are great for travel or carrying in your day-to-day bag for multi-purposes. The Zebra Sarasa Multi Pen is also great if you're short on space.

Shop the Zebra Sarasa Multi Pen here!

K'Zool Adjustable Sharpener2. K'Zool Adjustable Pencil Sharpener

This pencil sharpener has been designed to solve all of your pencil sharpener issues! The K'Zool adjustable sharpener allows you to adjust the sharpness of your pencil - with 5 different sharpener settings. It's designed for both soft and hard pencil leads, has a shutter that slides down and keeps pencil shavings from falling out and a special feature push button that can help you to dislodge any broken pencil leads from the inside of the sharpener.

Shop the K'Zool Adjustable Pencil Sharpener here!

Non Stick Scissors for journaling and planning3. Non-Stick Scissors

Non stick scissors are extremely handy when it comes to journaling, planning, collaging, craft and cutting anything that's sticky! Our non stick scissors are great for cutting anything sticky, such as stickers & washi tapes, so that they fit perfectly in your journal and planner spreads. Save time and mess by avoiding sticky scissor mishaps with our range of non-stick scissors.

Our Kept Non-Stick Scissors have a stainless steel blade with fluorine coating and a cover to protect the blade when not in use. Or the Kokuyo Saxa Poche non-stick scissors have a compact design, with retractable blades. The blades are designed so that there is minimal contact when cutting, making these scissors ideal for craft projects that use lots of sticky items such as washi tape or glue tape. 

Shop our range of Non-Stick Scissors here!

cute Clear clips4. Cute Clips

These clips are SUPER cute, but they also have a practical use for a range of purposes. Our clear clips can be rotated 360° which makes them perfect for just about anything you can think of - clip them to the top or side of your notebook page, use them as a book mark, hold documents together, or use them as a cute memo or photo holder on your desk! Plus, there are so many cute designs to choose from! They're great if you find that you lose your place holders, book marks or files and make a quick and easy photo or postcard stand for your desk.

Shop our range of Clear Clips here!

Washi Tape strips and stickers5. Washi Tape Strips & Stickers

We love washi tape sooo much! However, they can be a little bulky to pack for planning & journaling on the go or when you travel. We love these portable washi tape strips from KITTA or these Masking Tape Stickers from Pine Book Co. These easy-to-use strips of washi tape are perfect for decorating notebooks, calendars, planners and letters, whilst not taking up a lot of room in your pencil case. These washi tape strips will help you save space and time, as they lay flat and are already cut into neat strips that are ready to apply to your planners and journals.

Shop our KITTA washi tape strips or Pine Book Co Masking Tape Stickers here!

Clear Stamp Blocks6. Clear Stamp Block

We have a range of different sized clear stamp blocks to choose from! These are perfect for positioning your clear stamps, with a grid that helps you to align and place your stamps accurately on the page. Clear stamp blocks are a must have for clear stamp users! They will make your stamping practice a whole lot easier! Clear stamp blocks are an efficient way to position and apply your clear stamps with precision and ease.

Shop Clear Stamp Blocks here!

Stackable storage crates for storing stationery7. Collapsible Stack-able Storage Crates

Our collapsible, stack-able storage crates are one of the most popular items in the shop. They're so handy for storing washi tapes, stickers, pens and stationery goods. They come in lots of cute colours, so you can colour coordinate them on your desk, or in your shelf. These storage crates are easy and quick to set up! You can also stack the crates or collapse them flat when not in use, which makes them a great storage solution that takes up minimal space.

Shop Storage Crates here!

Glue Tapes for craft and journaling8. Dotliner Glue Tapes

These dotliner glue tapes are amazing!!! They really take crafting and collaging to a new, mess free era. We shudder to remember glue sticks and glue paste from back in primary school. The glue tapes come in a range of colours and patterns, that helps you to see the glue as you apply it and then dries clear. These dotliner glue tapes are so quick and easy to use, without the mess and wet paper that can come with regular glue. The dotliner glue tapes will also help you to save time, with the quick application that sticks immediately, you don't need to wait for your collage items to dry. If you love to collage or add photos or momentos to your journal, we recommend getting yourself a dotliner glue tape!

Shop glue tapes here!

Stencil Rulers for Bullet Journaling9. Stencil Rulers

If you love to bullet journal, grab yourself a stencil ruler! These stencil rulers are a great companion to bullet journaling, doubling as both a ruler, as well as a stencil. The stencil contains a range of bujo essentials from dashed lines and dotted lines, to shapes and check lists to help make drawing up your bullet journal spreads quick and easy.

Shop Stencil Rulers here!

Calendar Stickers10. Calendar Stickers

Do you hate drawing your own calendars in your journal or planner? These mini calendar stickers are great for adding a calendar to your journal. Use them for habit tracking, scheduling or a quick monthly overview. They're so quick and easy to use, you can add an instant calendar to your planner and journal without the mess and hassle.

Shop Calendar Stickers here!

5 Time Saving Journal Prompts

5 Time Saving Journal Prompts:

1. Track your time spent doing activities for 1-2 weeks!

How much time do you work, walk the dog, watch tv, scroll your phone?
Tracking your time spent doing activities will give you an idea of how much time you actually spend doing different activities and how your time could be used more efficiently. There is an app on your phone where you can check your screen time (you may be surprised...)

2. Spend 5-10 minutes each day on that task!

Do you have a task that you've been wanting to do for ages, but felt that you didn't have time to do it? Break it down into smaller time frames. If you've only got 5 or 10 minutes spare each day, dedicate this time to your task. Ie - reading a book, learning a new skill, creating an art work.

Habit tracker by via Instagram(Habit tracker by via Instagram)

3. What is 1 thing that is holding you back from...?

What is 1 that is holding you back from...getting to work on time, going to bed earlier, seeing a friend for a catch-up, having time for your self? Is there something that you can change or work around to make more time?

4. What are 3 things that you love to spend time doing?

How can you make more time for doing these things that you love? Is there a way to incorporate them more into your every day life? If not, is there a way for you to be more present an make the most of the time that you spend doing the things that you love? Ie. Can you journal about them afterwards, share these things with a friend or family member, document and take photos and videos?

5. What are 3 things that you hate to spend time doing?

Do you actually have to do them at all? Can someone else do it for you, or can you find an alternative action? If you have to do these things, how can you make them more enjoyable or efficient?

Quote by Andy Warhol for your journal7 Quotes About Time For Your Journal Or Planner:

1. "They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. J. R. R. Tolkien

3. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace.

4. Time spent with cats is never wasted. Colette

5. “There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying.” ― Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

6. “Inelegantly, and without my consent, time passed.” ― Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

7. “Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” ― Coco Chanel

Time quote by @nisadoodles via Instagram
(Time quote by @nisadoodles via Instagram)

How are you saving time this week? We hope this blog post will help you to save time in your planners and journals with these time-saving stationery items!

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