February 21, 2019 4 min read

Do you know your do1p from your wo2p? Do you think a dashboard is something found in a car?

Are you new to planning and wondering what people are talking about?

This planner glossary is for you!

See how many of the following terms you are familiar with… and then see how you rate at the end!

 

ARC

A style of paper punching developed by Staples™

Binder

A ring or disc-bound folder that can hold planner inserts

Bleed-through

The appearance of marks from one side of the page on the other (undesired)

Bujo

Short for bullet journal

Bullet Journal

A style of notebook (usually dot-grid) that can be used for planning, with the user drawing in individual layouts and decorations by hand.  This may or may not incorporate the bullet journalling method, a specific method of using keys and legends to plan in bullet journals.

Bundle

A planner and insert set, sometimes also including other accessories like a dashboard and dividers

Chasing Planner Peace

A fabulous planner business selling planners, inserts and all sorts of planner accessories!

Dashboard

A cardboard or plastic page that is used at the front of a planner.

Decorative stickers

Stickers that are used for aesthetics only

De-stash

The act of selling unwanted or surplus planner items

Disc-bound

A system of planner closure that involves inserts attached to discs that hold the planner together.  Pages can be removed and inserted easily.

Dividers

Paper or cardboard inserts that are used in a ring or disc-bound planner to separate inserts according to subject matter

Do1p

Page layout featuring a day on 1 page

Do2p

Page layout featuring a day on 2 pages

EC

Stands for Erin Condren, a popular manufacturer of planners featuring distinctive-sized vertical boxes

ECLP

Stands for Erin Condren Life Planner, a style of planner produced by Erin Condren.

Etsy

A popular marketplace for crafty goods, including many planner businesses

Foiled

The use of gold or silver as a decoration on planner items

Full box

A sticker that is designed to cover the whole area of the box in an EC style planner spread

Functional stickers

Stickers that are used for a particular purpose e.g. recording or reminding the planner about certain information

Glossy

A type of sticker material that features a shiny surface

Half-box

A sticker that is designed to cover half of the area of the box in an EC style planner spread

Happy mail

An order of planner goodies that is received in the mail

Happy Planner

A disc-bound planner system produced by Me & My Big Ideas

Horizontal Layout

A style of page layout with the days of the week running across the page

Icon

A symbol on a sticker

Inserts

Pages that can be put into a ring or disc bound planner

Kawaii

A Japanese style of design focusing on cuteness, with images that are shy, vulnerable, charming and child-like.

Kit

A set of stickers designed to decorate a weekly layout in a planner

Matte

A type of sticker material which features a non-glossary surface

Memory planning (back planning)

Using planning layouts as a way of recording past events and memories

Mini Happy Planner

A small version of the Happy Planner

Mo1p

Page layout featuring a month on 1 page

Mo2p

Page layout featuring a month on 2 pages

Planner

Someone who attempts to create order from chaos! Also the medium through which this is attempted.

Planner addict

Someone who just cannot stop planning (and purchasing supplies to aid in this)

Planner boss

Someone who owns and runs a planner business

Planner peace

The ultimate goal, sought by all planners, of a planner system that suits an individual’s lifestyle and goals.

Plan With Me

A YouTube video showing people putting stickers in their planners

Punched

The act of creating a pattern of holes in paper, card or plastic

Quarter-box

A sticker that is designed to cover a quarter of the area of the box in an EC style planner spread

RAK

Random Act of Kindness – for planners, the act of sending something planner related to another planner for their pleasure

Removable matte

A type of sticker material which allows the user to remove and reuse the sticker easily

Shadow-through

The appearance of outlines of marks from one side of the paper on the other

Sharpie

A brand of ink pen often used by planners

Signifiers

A type of legend used in bullet journaling

Sticker Kit

A weekly spread of stickers designed to make a page layout beautiful

Vertical layout

A style of page layout with the days of the week running down the page

Vinyl

A type of sticker material that is thick and plastic-like

Washi

A type of paper tape that can be used to decorate a planner spread.

Wo1p

Week on 1 page

Wo2p

Week on 2 pages

 

Total:    /54

 

How did you rate?

0-15 – You’re a planner newbie! Don’t worry, you’ll soon pick up the language and all the tips and tricks to make you a better planner.

16-30 – You’re a planner apprentice – capable, learning quickly and still very enthusiastic!

31-50 – You’re a planner pro! You really know your stuff.

50+ - You must be a planner addict!

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