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The ultimate minimalist weekly spread

To weekly or not to weekly, that is the question for some. For others, the question is how to weekly. Earlier posts on this blog featured some streamlined weekly spreads and some elegant weekly layouts all of which are minimalist and easy to implement. In this installment I've got something for you creatives and something for you functionalists.

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Creative

For those who like to create your own weekly spreads, Emily Tarver has a video featuring 5 minimalist and 5 not-so minimalist weekly spreads for your inspirational pleasure. The first five designs can be created more quickly than the latter five. Check out this 9 minute video where she explains as she writes out these 10 weekly spread ideas.


Ultimate Minimalist Weekly Spread

For you functionalists, for whom minimalism is a priority, I found this amazing weekly spread at the Facebook group Bullet Journal Junkies. As we functionalists know, minimal effort, time, and maintenance is key in this approach to bullet journaling. One user in the Bullet Journal Junkies group posted a photo of a reusable weekly spread.

This brilliant concept combines two ideas mentioned here before. Earlier posts mentioned up-front spreads when starting a new journal, making it easy to find something I plan to frequently reference, and disposable floating lists which are very easy to work with. I don't use weekly spreads at this time so it never occurred to me to put these two things together in this way. This reusable spread features nothing more than a frame for sticky notes.

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What could be more minimalist in the bullet journal system than writing something only once yet get repeated use out of it? A reusable spread is a fantastic idea! Post-It notes are so easy to apply and after a week you replace them. I'm a little paranoid about using long term sticky notes as eventually the adhesive wears out or something else could cause them to fall out, especially if there repeated flipping back and forth between pages. But for a short term thing, like a weekly list, this is perfect. I hope you don't mind clicking an affiliate link.

If you want to add a splash of color, the sticky notes are already designed to do that for you. No colored markers required.

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