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Cleaning schedule bullet journal spread

How to Create A Cleaning Schedule in A Bullet Journal

Hi everyone!  I’m Salena from @salenasbujo and I’m here to share a fun bullet journal cleaning spread tutorial to help you keep a clean and tidy home!  I love using my bullet journal to keep myself organized, and this spread is the perfect way to keep track of your daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal tasks.

Materials and Supplies Needed

Step 1: Sketch Out Your Spread and Choose a Color Scheme

Using a STEEL M-301 Mechanical Pencil, sketch out the general layout of your cleaning spread. I chose to break my spread into four sections for daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal cleaning tasks. I knew I needed the largest space for my weekly checklist, and not as much room for monthly tasks, so I sized my boxes accordingly. I always recommend customizing this to suit your needs.

Finish off your sketch with a few doodles or a quote to fill up any empty spaces and balance out the spread. This is a great way to give your spread some extra color and personality.

Mildliner Brush Pens with a bullet journal

Pick out some of your favorite Mildliner Brush Pens for color accents.  I chose green, vermilion, magenta, smoke blue, and gold for this project because I thought they were perfect for spring. These are my absolute favorite brush pens because of their medium sized tip that bounces back easily as you write. This gives you plenty of control for hand lettering, coloring, or highlighting throughout your spread.

Calligraphy titles in a bullet journal

Step 2: Add Your Titles and Doodles

I always like to start inking my spreads with the titles for each section. I chose to letter my spread title using my gold Mildliner Brush Pen, and then used the rest of my chosen colors to mark each cleaning category. I added labels for each section using my Zensations Brush Pen in Super Fine over the top. This brush pen has a small flexible tip that is very easy to control for smaller lettering. 

Colored doodles in a bullet journal

Next, add color to your doodles with your Mildliner Brush Pens. These pens are double ended, so I like to fill in color with the flexible brush tip and use the bullet tip for finer details. 

Zensations Technical Pens and a bullet journal

Step 3: Outlines 

Next, grab a few Zensations Technical Drawing Pens for outlining your boxes and doodles. I love that these pens come in different sizes for different aspects of your projects. I chose to use the 0.4mm size to outline the boxes and doodles for my spread.

Cleaning schedule in a bullet journal

If you are like me and struggle to keep your lines neat, try double outlining. I love to go over outlines twice to give my doodles a perfectly imperfect appearance. Fill in any empty spaces in your spread with some doodles of soap bubbles until your spread seems well-balanced.

Cleaning tasks in a bullet journal

Step 4: Fill in Your Task Lists

Use the smallest 0.1mm Zensations Technical Drawing Pen to start listing out your cleaning tasks into each category. I kept my daily checklist simple with things like a 5-minute quick tidy and making my bed. For the weekly tasks, I decided to break the week up by room. This gives me the option of completing one room per day, but also helps me better visualize what needs to get done. 

For seasonal tasks, I listed some things that need to be done much less frequently. This could be activities like purging clothes from your closet or sweeping under furniture.

Cleaning schedule in a bullet journal

Step 5: Add Shadows and Highlights

Finally, add some shadows and highlights with a gray Mildliner Brush Pen. I love this color for a subtle shadow to make important parts of your spread stand out. I usually imagine that a light source is coming from the upper left side of my page, creating shadows in the opposite direction. I added shadows on the right-hand side and bottom of my boxes and letters to make them pop.

Cleaning schedule bullet journal spread

You’re Finished!

That’s it!  Now you’re ready to tackle your spring cleaning goals! I hope I have inspired you to try a new spread in your journal. For more bullet journaling inspiration, check out How to Create a Mind Map and Brain Dump in Your Bullet Journal.

Bullet journal spread

How to Doodle Your Summer Favorites in Your Bullet Journal

Hi everyone! It’s Dayna from @daynadoodles and today I’m going to show you how to doodle your favorite summer activities in your bullet journal.

Bullet journaling supplies

Supplies Needed:

Bullet journal sketch

Step 1: Sketch Your Summer Doodles

Start by sketching your summer favorites in doodle form with the STEEL M-301 Mechanical Pen. I use this pencil for everything because I love how light the lead is and I don’t have to fret over erasing pencil lines. Plus, it’s smudge free! My summer favorite doodles included activities like camping, star gazing, bike riding, and more.

Bullet journal sketch

Step 2: Outline with A Fine-tipped Marker

Next, use the Zensations Technical Drawing Pen in 0.1mm to write over the title and doodles. These fine-point marker pens are perfect for writing, sketching, or outlining in various sizes. I always outline in 0.1mm because I like the look of thin wispy lines, but I always have the option to go bolder with these drawing pens with the other point sizes.

Bullet journaling

Once you are done outlining, erase the pencil lines with the eraser from the STEEL M-301 Mechanical Pen. Don’t worry about smudging the ink or the pencil lines because the ink is smudge-free!

Colored sketch in a bullet journal

Step 3: Add Color to Your Doodles

Now it’s time for the fun part—coloring in your doodles! I used several different materials for this, but I started coloring with Mildliner Highlighters (one of my essential bullet journal tools).I like to switch between the dual-tip ends because the fine tip is perfect for coloring in the tiny spaces whereas the highlighter tip is perfect for broad strokes. I also used Mildliner Brush Pens to gradually shade in the doodles.

Colored sketch in bullet journal

Next, I colored in the stars with the Zensations Metallic Brush Penin Gold for a fun shimmer look. I also used the Funwari Brush Penin Gray on the camping tent after shading it in with the Gray Mildliner Highlighter. I like the contrast between the light gray from the Mildliner Highlighters and the dark gray from the Funwari Brush Pen.

Bullet journaling

I like to experiment when creating so I used the Zensations Technical Colored Pencils as a base shade for the lemonade. It gives a cool blended look when coloring over it in the Mildliner Highlighters and Mildliner Brush Pens.

Doodles in a bullet journal

Step 4: Add the Final Touches

With the Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pen in Dark Green, I added a finishing touch to the turtle to bring a pop of color and different texture to it. I love using these gel pens as a final touch to my drawings. They are so fun and come in so many different colors from light to dark!

Summer-themed bullet journal

Finally, I added some finishing touches to the drawings with the Zensations Technical Pen in 0.1mm.

Summer favorites in a bullet journal

Then I decided to add a shadow to the title! I used the Gray Mildliner Brush Pento give it a cool effect while keeping it minimal so as not to take away from the drawings.

Bullet journal

And there you have it! A super easy and fun bullet journal spread to create for the summer. I hope this brings some inspiration and creativity to your own bullet journal spreads. For more bullet journaling inspiration, check out How to Create a Bullet Journal Key/Legend.


2021 Goals bullet journal spread

How to Set Goals in Your Bullet Journal

Hi everyone! It’s Kylie from @bujo.kylie here to give you a few tips on creating, organizing, and tracking your 2021 goals in your bullet journal! For this project, we’ll be creating a two-page spread you can use for tracking weekly, monthly, or yearly goals. For materials, you will need Mildliner Highlighters, Zensations Technical Drawing Pens, and of course your bullet journal, art journal, or whatever you like to use for tracking your goals. Let’s get started!

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2021 Goals bullet journal spread

Bringing Your 2021 Goals to Life with a Bullet Journal

By: Lauren Nicole (@bujo.by.lo)

Do you want to forget about 2020 and have a fresh start to the new year? Do you make yearly goals but never end up sticking to them? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then this Mildliner Challenge blog post on 2021 goals is just for you!

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Mildliner Highlighter against bright colors

Why Mildliner Highlighters Live Up to the Hype

Originating in Japan, the Zebra Pen Mildliner Double-Ended Highlighter & Marker has quickly gained a cult following in the U.S., especially in the bullet journaling and study-gram communities. Inspired by Japanese design, the pastel-colored ink and clean, sleek design have made these highlighters the perfect companion for artists and students alike. While some hyped-up products can be disappointing, here is why the Mildliner Highlighters live up to the hype.

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Umbrella-themed bullet journal habit and mood tracker

How to Create a Habit and Mood Tracker in Your Bullet Journal

By Kylie Kreimeyer of @bujo.kylie

Hi everyone! Kylie here from @bujo.kylie, and I’m going to show you step by step how to create your own themed habit and mood trackers using Zebra Pen products!

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