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How to Color Code with Highlighter Dot Stickers

Highlighter Dot Stickers
Our clear sticker dots are perfect for color coding with your favorite highlighters. There are so many ways to use these colorful dot stickers!

First, I'd suggest creating your own color code. I like to stick to five colors because 5 highlighters are easy to take on the go. Limiting myself to 5 colors also helps me simplify my planning. Below, I'll show you how I use just 5 colors for everything. But use as many colors as you need.

Here are a few ways I have used the dots:

  • On an annual calendar, to highlight paydays
  • On my monthly calendar to note due dates, paydays, holidays, newsletters, and sales/special events. I use a dot to mark the task, and then highlight over it in the coordinating color when it's completed
  • As a checkbox on my to do list, to color code tasks
  • Over the date on a monthly calendar - to color code my mood or energy for that day 

My color code

I refresh my color code every now and then. Here's the code I use:

Here's my system:

  1. Pink - Art & Work (Due dates, work projects)
  2. Green - Finance and Property (I include bills, cleaning, anything related to home management)
  3. Purple - Health & Wellness, Personal time
  4. Gray - World (anything outside of my house - extended family, holidays, travel, etc)
  5. Yellow - Newsletters for Virgo and Paper
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Why I Color Code

The biggest reason I color code is because it allows me to stay organized across multiple planners and iCal (I use the same colors there!). It keeps my mind clutter-free!

As a visual person, it's also just nice to look at! When I see a color in my planner, I can quickly tell which tasks are related to a certain area of my life.

I'd love to hear how you're using a color code, and any other ideas you may have. Leave your thoughts below!

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  • Looks like a great lineup of functional stickers and vinyls are great! I’m sure I’ll be back!

  • Hello, there!

    I’d love #1, and #15 as full sheets! I’d like to use them as a part of my system for my teacher planner. I know not many people are the biggest fans of brown, but I think it’s a pretty unique color! : ) Thank you for sharing all your tips!

    Tanesha Pfister
  • 2, 10, 11, 19!!

  • I would love to see 16-20 available as full sheets. Thank you for sharing your tips!

    Ashtyn Duddleston
  • I have color coded by family member for years, always the same colors so even my kids are at the point where they can look at my planner and know what event or appointment is for each of them. Even my 4 year old knows that if something is in light green it’s about him (even though he can’t read)


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