Planning Supplies I Can’t Live Without

I describe myself as very Type-A, which means I love to plan. I’ve had a planner and calendar for as long as I can remember. Currently, I’m on the Erin Condren bandwagon, and let me say, I love it! The products are gorgeous and very functional. I currently use the Erin Condren LifePlanner hourly version for everyday planning and a number of deluxe monthly planners for other aspects such as content planning, memory keeping, etc.

In addition to my planner, I have a number of additional planning supplies I like to use in the process. In this post, I’m going to share some of my favorite planning supplies.

Sharpie Fine Point Pens

I love these pens, especially when writing on the Erin Condren paper. I usually write cursive, but in my planner, I print, and these are perfect for that!

Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Sometimes I like to add brush lettering accents to my planner and when I do, I use the Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I absolutely love these! They write fantastic and the colors are amazing.

Planner Kate Stickers

While I am a solely functional planner, I like to throw some stickers into the mix. They look cute but they can also move if plans change. My personal favorites are from Planner Kate. They are affordable and fully functional.


Whiteout has been a planning staple of mine for a long time. I personally love to use the tape version because it’s a lot cleaner and easier to use than the liquid.


If you have the newest version of the Erin Condren LifePlanner, then you know that there is this dashboard at the front of each month that people have a love-hate relationship with. I’ve been using adhesive to tape the pages together among other things.

Sticky notes

Sometimes I do some pre-planning before I create my weekly spreads. And to do that, I use the page flag style of sticky notes. They are great for marking events and useful if you want to move some things around before laying down your plans.


Needless to say, a ruler is a key planning essential. For me, I use it to cut washi and to draw straight lines. The ones that come in the Erin Condren LifePlanner are perfect for the job.

What are your planning essentials?

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