6 Ways to Organise Your Bullet Journal Collections

A Bullet Journal Collection is a page, or group of pages, in your journal that are dedicated to a particular topic. i.e. Reading, Movies, Music, etc.

There are a number of ways you can organise your journal so you can easily find all the spreads that belong to an individual collection. Take a look at our top six below!

For more information on what makes a Bullet Journal Collection, check out our dedicated blog post here.

1. Group the Pages

Physically grouping your pages together might be the simplest way of forming a collection, however this can be tricky if you don’t know how many pages you will need or if you want to add to a collection as you go along.

2. Create An Index

Adding an index to the start of your journal is the simplest way to organise your journal collections. It is described in the original “Bullet Journal Method” as follows:

The Index is an easy and quick way to organize the guts of your Bullet Journal so you can find what you’re looking for. It’s also handy when you’re looking back at old Bullet Journals to see the contents at a glance.

Ryder Caroll

Heres how to do it:

  • Number your journal pages (or purchase a journal that already has page numbers).
  • Create an index at the start of your section and add a section with a title for your collection, for example: Books & Reading.
  • Each time a new page is added that belongs in the collection, add the title and page numbers to your index.

3. Thread Your Pages

Threading is a way to connect multiple pages that cover the same topic across a notebook. It allows you to see on the page where the last instance is in your notebook.

In the example shown in the image below, 105 is the current page number, (lets say its a Reading Tracker), and 85 is the previous page in the Reading Collection (which could be a Book Review).

4. Colour Coding With Washi Tape

Another way to group together the pages from a collection, even if they don’t physically sit together, is to mark the edge of the page with a coloured Washi tape.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Run a strip of Washi tape down the long edge of your page, with half the Washi on the page and half off.
  2. Fold the Washi tape over the edge so it covers the page edge.
  3. Add the same Washi design to the edge of all pages in the collection.
  4. When you close your journal you will be able to easily see all pages that have the same Washi design.

5. A Separate Journal

If you have a collection that is of particular interest to you, then you may decide to create a whole journal dedicated to it. A great example of this is a reading journal.

If you are new to journaling I would advise sticking to just one journal set-up until you are confident that the system works for you. Starting multiple journals might be overwhelming to keep up with and may end up demotivating you.

6. Hybrid Planner

If being able to physically organise your pages is important to you then you may want to consider a Hybrid Planner. Create your pages as normal on dot-grid paper and organise using dividers!

Join us to set up your next journal!

Check out “Journal With Oops a Daisy” a four week programme to support you through journal set-up and beyond!

The programme is totally free to join with a small donation* to our chosen charity: St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood via our Just Giving page.

Click here to find out more!

*No minimum, give what you can afford. Access to the resources is granted for 3 months after sign up.

Published by OopsaDaisyUK

I live in Essex in the UK with my gaggle of furry friends including Daisy the dog. I have had lifetime passion/obsession for beautiful stationery and to do lists which has lead me to the wonderful world of Bullet journals. When I first starting bullet journaling it struck me the lack of UK based resources for journal accessories which lead me to create my own. I know have my very own webshop selling my hand made journal stencils and ship all over the world and am just as enthusiastic as I ever was about stationery and organisation!!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Discover more from Oops a Daisy UK

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue Reading