Sometimes the easiest thing to do isn’t always the best thing to do.

Planning accessories are abundant on Etsy. Mostly because so many planners happen to also be crafty. So why not make what they’re looking for and sell it for others to enjoy?

Over the last few years Michaels has also become a planner’s paradise, catering to the planning community with more than just washi. So if we want to find exactly what we’re looking for in a short amount of time, we turn to Etsy and Michaels. It’s the obvious thing to do. And the easiest.

But always turning to a trusted source is limiting yourself and preventing new sources from entering your scope. It’s time to broaden your scope. It’s time to give Etsy and Michaels a break.

Here are a few destinations to check out along the way on your planning journey.

Shop Kawaii

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Located in Pittsburg, PA, Shop Kawaii is packed with the most adorable, coolest art toys and stationery around. I have personally ordered stickers and notepaper from them and not only did they ship quickly, but they are the type of shop that will throw in some extra gifts like more stickers and pins. Amazing. Here are some of my favorite offerings from this shop.

 

Unique washi

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THE BEST stickers  like this 71 piece Scented Sticker sack – Bunny Bakery

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The most amazing stationery sets.

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The cutest pens, pencils and erasers around.

I could devote this entire post just to ShopKawaii. I love love love this store. One day, if I ever make it to Pittsburg, I’m going to tell them in person. I am their number 1 lurker fan.

 

Knock Knock 

Knock Knock makes the greatest organizational stationery of all time. Period, end of story. I don’t mean to boss you around, but if you don’t pick up one of Knock Knock’s memo pads, you are failing your work space.

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Design Works Inc

Beautifully crafted, the notebooks and supplies from Design Works Ink make getting organized feel artisanal.  Check out their Standard Issue Notebook no. 3.

 

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Pretty f’ing serious, right? I absolutely love it. And the love goes on. Design Works Ink is not afraid of gold foil accents.

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I hope these three shops have given you some planspiration. Where are your secret sources? Sharing is caring! Happy planning. xo