11 May 2011

What's in your Filofax? : Tabbed Dividers

Part 4 of our What's in your Filofax? series is about your tabbed dividers. I don't mean which tabbed sections you use. I mean the dividers themselves.

I've seen some amazing photos online of people's customized, artistic tabbed dividers.

I'm not artistic, but I do customize my tabbed dividers a little bit: I use trimmed sticky flags to label blank tabbed dividers so I can move sections around at will and still keep the tabs running neatly down the side all in a row.

Do you customize your tabbed dividers? Do you add art, labels, color, stickers, or anything else? Or, do you use the tabbed dividers that came with your Filofax as-is?

23 comments:

  1. I also use my label printer to create new labels for my sections.

    In my A5 I have:
    Notes In - General capture
    Calendar
    ToDo
    Projects
    Notes
    Reference - Maps etc
    Then a standard set of A-Z at the back for Addresses etc

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  2. i made my month tabs using scrapbook paper. i liked the colors and the designs and decided to just make my own using my old month tabs as a template.

    i use multiple sets of index tabs
    + vertical tabs from muji which are on very heavy cardstock
    + a set of pastel unlabeled index tabs from kinokuniya in nyc
    + a very old set of plastic filofax number dividers in basic colors
    * none of them are labeled. i just can not commit

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  3. Also see this post for tabs ideas:

    http://philofaxy.blogspot.com/2006/06/scientific-method-applied.html

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  4. My tabs are covered with Japanese washi tape (as they cover and uncover so easily)....

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  5. @justenoughsalt Ha! Another tab labeling commitment-phobe!

    I added scrapbook paper in the spaces before my tabs to pretty them up a bit. My label maker creates labels for some of the standard Filo tabs. I also use colored stickies for the tabs I simply cannot commit to yet (or for variety) ;).

    May work shortly on printing tab dividers, although it seems so...permanent. Love J's, though, in her Slate Domino. That's my inspiration.

    I want wasabi tape. Found it referred to online on the last site Steve posted today.

    http://www.cutetape.com/shop/japanese-washi-masking-tape.html

    Love the versatility of this product.

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  6. Oops! Washi tape--although I do love sushi...

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  7. I would love a 1-12 (or even better Jan-Dec) set of tabs for the months for my pocket. Can't find them anywhere. I'm wondering if I could take a set of a-z (13 tabs) and relabel? Would have to be small labels though. Has anyone done this?

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  8. I found some great dividers at a local shop- they are Filofax but I'd never seen them before. They resemble hanging file folders in miniature- you know the ones with the plastic sleeve that you slip the colored tabs into?

    I'm loving these because I can change the set up around whenever needed without changing the whole insert- right now I have Diary, Lists, Blog, Me, and Etc.

    Instead of printing directly on them, I used glue and Zots to add scrapbook paper to each one- they are pretty, but can change as I need them to.

    And thanks Sandra! I can definitely send you the pattern for the printed inserts if you want to try them out (although you need Microsoft Publisher).

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  9. J are they like these:

    http://philofaxy.blogspot.com/2010/06/look-what-i-have-just-found.html

    Steve

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  10. @j post some pics please!

    @steve did you ever open it?

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  11. No still sat in the drawer!!

    But it was a pack left over from a job where I had used loads of these about 20 years ago.

    I created a training manual for someone printing on Filofax fan fold personal size paper (which I'm still using up)!

    The people doing the course got given a Filofax organiser with the inserts and tabbed dividers I had created!

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  12. I use the standard subject dividers as they actually suit me quite well.
    But interestingly I found some old Filofax 1980s dividers that have different categories:

    Set #1 (code 6STFIN)
    Houshold
    Legal
    Accounting
    Stock investment
    Travel itinerary
    Medical

    Set #2 (no code)
    Forward planning
    Work in progress
    Objectives
    Inventory
    Don't forget
    Memos

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  13. I tried to use cute scrapbook paper and stick-on tabs about a month ago. It worked okay, but the tabs kept coming off.. I don't think they were sticky enough. So I went back to my old method - using a label maker to cover the standard Filofax tabs. My obsessive need for order and neatness can't stand any other method anyway.

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  14. @justenoughsalt: re--not labeling dividers

    I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one who can't commit to that! I thought I was some kind of freak for not being able to.

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  15. I do like decorating my tabs - both making my own and also just printing on the ones that came with the filofax. Making my own is the most fun though!

    I love the concept of 'wasabi' tape - just don't lick your fingers afterwards!
    :-)

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  16. @Alison
    Re: 12 dividers for pocket:
    Wouldn't 2x 6 dividers work? Then the labels wouldn't need to be so small.
    Just a thought as you can get unlabelled dividers for the pocket from Filofax france.
    http://www.filofax.fr/store/paperessentialsdetails.asp?productId=83
    (though non disponible means not available at the moment)
    Can't remember where you're based and whether the postage then become horrible...
    The UK site does numbered ones (which if you were labelling yourself you could cover up)
    Any use?

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  17. justenoughsalt has left a new comment on your post "What's in your Filofax? : Tabbed Dividers":

    @j post some pics please!

    @steve did you ever open it?



    Posted by justenoughsalt to Philofaxy at 11 May, 2011 15:28

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  18. Steve has left a new comment on your post "What's in your Filofax? : Tabbed Dividers":

    No still sat in the drawer!!

    But it was a pack left over from a job where I had used loads of these about 20 years ago.

    I created a training manual for someone printing on Filofax fan fold personal size paper (which I'm still using up)!

    The people doing the course got given a Filofax organiser with the inserts and tabbed dividers I had created!



    Posted by Steve to Philofaxy at 11 May, 2011 15:31

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  19. gmax (http://gmax.myopenid.com/) has left a new comment on your post "What's in your Filofax? : Tabbed Dividers":

    I use the standard subject dividers as they actually suit me quite well.
    But interestingly I found some old Filofax 1980s dividers that have different categories:

    Set #1 (code 6STFIN)
    Houshold
    Legal
    Accounting
    Stock investment
    Travel itinerary
    Medical

    Set #2 (no code)
    Forward planning
    Work in progress
    Objectives
    Inventory
    Don't forget
    Memos



    Posted by gmax to Philofaxy at 11 May, 2011 18:36

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  20. Shivon has left a new comment on your post "What's in your Filofax? : Tabbed Dividers":

    I tried to use cute scrapbook paper and stick-on tabs about a month ago. It worked okay, but the tabs kept coming off.. I don't think they were sticky enough. So I went back to my old method - using a label maker to cover the standard Filofax tabs. My obsessive need for order and neatness can't stand any other method anyway.



    Posted by Shivon to Philofaxy at 11 May, 2011 22:17

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  21. T has left a new comment on your post "What's in your Filofax? : Tabbed Dividers":

    @justenoughsalt: re--not labeling dividers

    I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one who can't commit to that! I thought I was some kind of freak for not being able to.



    Posted by T to Philofaxy at 12 May, 2011 00:50

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  22. Amanda has left a new comment on your post "What's in your Filofax? : Tabbed Dividers":

    I do like decorating my tabs - both making my own and also just printing on the ones that came with the filofax. Making my own is the most fun though!

    I love the concept of 'wasabi' tape - just don't lick your fingers afterwards!
    :-)



    Posted by Amanda to Philofaxy at 12 May, 2011 12:38

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  23. Amanda has left a new comment on your post "What's in your Filofax? : Tabbed Dividers":

    @Alison
    Re: 12 dividers for pocket:
    Wouldn't 2x 6 dividers work? Then the labels wouldn't need to be so small.
    Just a thought as you can get unlabelled dividers for the pocket from Filofax france.
    http://www.filofax.fr/store/paperessentialsdetails.asp?productId=83
    (though non disponible means not available at the moment)
    Can't remember where you're based and whether the postage then become horrible...
    The UK site does numbered ones (which if you were labelling yourself you could cover up)
    Any use?



    Posted by Amanda to Philofaxy at 12 May, 2011 14:48

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