January 26, 2021

How to Use Planner Stickers

Ever ventured into the crazy fun world of planner stickers?  Planner Stickers just happen to be the secret to sticking (!!) with a planner routine all year long, so listen up to hear about the reasons you should get on the planner sticker train in 2021 (after all, this is one of the most important times of the year to get down with the get-down of planning). There’s nothing like starting the new year off on an organized foot!

What could you possibly use stickers for, though? The real question is what can’t you use them for! From planning special events to deadline reminders, planner stickers are way more motivating than your boring old handwriting along! Plus, who doesn’t get giddy just by looking at new stickers

On top of that, the best planner stickers can keep you on track. You’re more likely to remember tasks without having to write them all out, which means less stress.

Research suggests that using stickers actually makes it way more likely that you’ll use, and stick to a real, paper planner! 

Why choose paper planners over online calendars? They’re way more FUN! And, there’s actually evidence that paper planners improve your memory, keep you less distracted, and keep you motivated. Uhmmm, total win! Seriously though, stickers are like little pops of color fun. Stick around for all you need to know on loading up your 2021 planner with stickers

Why Should You Use Planner Stickers?

Have you ever bought a planner (or three) only to abandon it and leave it to collect dust for the rest of the year? Of course, you set out with every intention of getting organized this year, but then things get busy and next thing you know you’ve dropped the planning ball. Whoops! Overwhelm is real, but, planner stickers are the magic weapon to keep you on track!

Cute planner stickers are fantastic for organizing alllll the things in your life: to-do’s, thoughts, things to remember, stuff to buy, and vacations to plan. You can use daily planner stickers to remind you to grocery shop, go to the gym, get your hair cut, or meditate (if that’s your thing)! You can assign certain colors and shapes to task lists or dates as your very own planner sticker code. We’ve got a sticker for any and everything you want to do. We’ve got a sticker for any and everything you have to do.

Using stickers also personalizes an otherwise boring, repetitive planner. Choose a color palette! Choose themes! Choose inspirational quotes! Add anything that helps you stay happy and on top of things. Personalization FTW!

Planner stickers are a must have for people who appreciate creativity, color, and fun – even if you don’t consider yourself a “creative person”. It’s super low pressure – the planner stickers do the work for you 🙂 

Planning these days is basically a fabulous mashup of organization, scrapbooking, and color explosion. Having your life together is just an added bonus! 

Different Types of Planner Stickers

Since a planner is used for so many important things, you’re gonna need lots of different stickers (#enableralert)! There are soooooo many planner sticker kits to choose from, so we’ve divided them up into categories to help you navigate what’s what! 

Functional Stickers

Functional stickers are just that – functional! They’re for planning out tasks, making lists, and remembering to-dos (think check boxes and sneaker icons). And these are just a few of the things to do with stickers! They’re spectacular for planning out your day, week, and month with awesome designs and colors. 

Sidebar Stickers

Sidebar stickers are designed for the side of your weekly or monthly spread in your planner. You can write anything you want on them! Maybe things to remember for the next week or extra thoughts that come up as you go. They add color and pattern to an otherwise ho-hum layout!

Decorative Stickers

Decorative stickers transform a plain planner into a dreamy planner. There are no limits here – you can use your favorite things – flowers, hearts, avocados, pigs, axolotls – anything that screams YOU! 

Holiday/Seasonal Stickers

Holiday and seasonal stickers are great for jazzing up Christmas and Halloween in your planner. But, they can also be used for vacations or special trips coming up. They can also highlight days off or mental health days!  Woot woot!

Themed Stickers

Themed stickers can be so adorable if you want a more cohesive planner look– a general theme to tie everything together (like magical, or celestial)! Or, you can pair a theme to a certain task (like food for grocery shopping or animals for vet appointments). 

Flag Stickers

Important date ahead! Flag stickers keep you on your planner toes by flagging down dates or times that need more of your attention – for instance, a big deadline you can’t miss or an event you need to prepare for. 

Dot Stickers

There’s something CRAZY satisfying about color coding with dot stickers! Dot stickers come in various colors, and you can use them to represent higher priorities on your to-do list. For example, maybe calling the doctor’s office is a high priority that day, so you’d use a red dot sticker to mark it.

Inspirational Stickers

Need a pick-me-up? Just open your planner! You can use inspirational quote stickers for those daily reminders when you’re feeling down and out. Or, you can totally use them as affirmations to start your morning off right! 

Ways to Use Planner Stickers

How should you get started using planner stickers? Well, jump right in! There’s really no pressure – if you mess up, put a sticker over it, or move on to the next week’s spread.  Use your planner stickers to track habits, manage budgets, stay motivated, and add whimsy. In no time, you’ll find yourself looking forward to organizing your brilliant life! 

When it comes to daily planning, it’s important to be consistent. Devote the same time every day to writing out all of your must-dos and setting up your hourly schedule. Be sure to keep the big picture monthly and yearly spreads in mind! Don’t be afraid to use the notes section for bullet-journaling, habit-tracking, and reflecting. Any empty space is game for stickering!

For weekly planning, devote the same day every week (a Sunday or Monday perhaps!) to reflect on the last week and prepare for upcoming days. Here, you’ll transfer any important dates from your monthly spreads and make sure to add in self-care or extra time: a 15-minute walk, journaling, cooking a yummy dinner – you name it! 

What about monthly planning? Monthly planner stickers are amazing for budgeting, work, and home projects. Those big-picture goals need a wider view! This way you can narrow down your timelines and easily track your progress. You can use monthly planner stickers to guide and mark all of your yearly goals and check in on those goals at a glance!

Use Washi Tape Too! Washi what? Washi tape is a decorative paper tape that originated in Japan. And yep! It’s the perfect addition to your planner stickers because it’s just tacky enough to be repositionable and semi-transparent. You can just rip it right off the roll – you don’t even need to use scissors! 

How can you use washi tape to plan out your week? It’s great for adding pops of color throughout your planner, drawing attention to a day or week, color-coding lists, finding things quickly, or covering up planner sections you don’t really need to use. It’s also a fantastic way to add some durability for less sturdy planners. 

And the case for washi goes onnnnnn! If you find a planner printable you’d like to add to your planner, it’s easy to pop it right in! Just use washi tape to adhere it close to the binding of your planner. Since you can peel and re-stick washi tape, there’s no way to muddle it up!  

Washi tape also comes in handy to create beautiful planner borders or to fill up extra space with a pop of color. The possibilities are endless! 

How to Store Unused Stickers

There is an ongoing debate of how to store stickers in all of our Facebook Groups!! While there are loads of different methods, you’ll want to keep your extra, unused stickers safe for that weekly planning sesh. 

We recommend keeping your stickers flat, in a file box, shallow drawer, binder, or folder – this is also perfect if you like to organize them by theme! A lot of our subscribers also use the pretty holographic pouches that our monthly stickers are packaged in (they’re reusable and super handy). Our holographic pouches allow you to organize them and be sure that they’re are protected inside the zip-lock sleeve. Super convenient 🙂 We also recommend storing them in a cool, dry place to prolong their ‘stickiness.’ Cause let’s be honest – there’s no use of a sticker if it doesn’t stick! 

Buy Planner Stickers, Planners and Sticker Books From Pipsticks!

Ready to start using planner stickers to sparkle up your life? Yay! We have sooooo many planner stickers to choose from – colorful flags, borders, and tons of fun themes. Our 2021 planners are crazy cool and customizable with 6 large sheets of stickers, colored monthly tabs, monthly time capsule pages with cheerful prompts, creative challenges, and more!

Looking for giant planner sticker books? We’ve got you covered there, too! Our books are stickers-galore with 2,600 stickers devoted keeping you on track and your planning looking gorgeous! Don’t forget book club meetings, mark vacations, and keep track of your shopping. If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that there is no such thing as too many stickers! Head to our online sticker store to shop our GIANT collection! 


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