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15 June 2011

What's NOT in your Filofax?

This week in our What's in your Filofax? series, the topic is what's NOT in your Filofax.

As I mentioned in a previous WIYF, some people prefer to keep their contacts on their phone or computer so this information is not in their Filofax.

I keep a separate planner, so I don't always use weekly diary pages in my Filofax.

Other people use their Filofax as their diary only, and don't keep lists in their Filofax.

What is commonly held in a Filofax but is not in yours?

18 comments:

  1. There are no diary or contact pages in my Malden, as I use Gmail on my iPod touch instead. I don't use the supplied to-do sheets & use ruled paper instead, as I find the filofax sheets messier once I start doing stuff. No A-Z index, but I am considering using them for reference at the back.
    A happy Wednesday to you all :)

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  2. At the moment, I have the diary section and extremely vital information and that's it. I don't have any addresses or to do lists or other lists of any other kind (except for these handful of vital data). I like the idea of having a spartan filofax...

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  3. I don't have To Do sheets, address A to Z's (although I do have them on seperate sheets under a single tab)

    Nice to know I'm not on my own with this.. lol.

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  4. I tend not to use the proper To Do sheets and I never use the A-Z contacts. I keep phone numbers on my iPhone.

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  5. I don`t use A-Z contacts. But I do have some emergency numbers on one sheet...just in case my mobile dies.

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  6. Like some of you have already mentioned, I also don't use the A-Z tabs...just have my contacts printed out on 3-4 sheets and put under one tab. Also (I know this probably wasn't too standard, but it is a change) I just received my new pocket filo over the weekend and joyfully downsized. I LOVE IT!!! But this means I decided not to keep my bank balance register in my planner anymore.

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  7. Specialized forms. I use lined paper for about 90 percent of my pages (contacts, to-dos, lists).

    I do use the finance/checkbook form, but could switch to grid paper without too much pain.

    (Bucking the trend though, I do keep contacts in my Filo. Too many bad experiences with dupes, data-loss and unavailability to totally commit this information to an electronic solution.)

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  8. I'm another who doesn't use the A-Z address, though I have a list of phone numbers. It would be interesting to see if a few polls could be run to find out which fax sections are actually used because most planners appear to be designed for general management; not for specific jobs of which these days there are many.

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  9. In my A5 ( home filo ) i dont use tabs/dividers - as i have to many things in it , i use post it ,,tabs'' and made my own . i don't use to do sheets - as don't need them
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  10. In my A5 Lyndhurst (used for work) I have my contacts printed from OUTLOOK, but do not use the AZ index - this filo is totally packed. In my personal Finsbury, I do not use the finance pages (preferring to reconcile using an EXCEL spreadsheet), but like the to do's and the lined/blank cotton cream (am also trying a holiday journal for the first time using the diary pages).

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  11. I don't have contacts or address info - kept instead in Google Contacts. No To-Do, as I tend to squeeze that into calendar pages.

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  12. I do not have the AZ tabs or any contacts in my FF. I have those on my BlackBerry and laptop. I may be somewhere without my FF but I am never without my BlackBerry. I have it synched with Google so I can access it from either BB or laptop (or indeed any computer).

    I do not have ToDo pages or any of the other formatted pages (i.e. financial), just ruled and quad-ruled pages, along with my diary pages, monthly tabs.

    When I get my FF printer paper, I do plan on making some templates of my own. As we're having a postal strike right now here in Canada, I hope my order doesn't go astray in the mail and non-delivery mess.

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  13. I've been using my Midori Travelers for a few months and there are things I miss about my filo - This post got me thinking about what WAS not in my filo and the answer was pretty much a lot of things I wanted. A lot of people have multiple filos and I had one, granted it was a great leather personal one but heres the thing. I would have loved an a5 - but I couldnt afford the refills I would have needed to make the personal complete. when push came to shove I needed something bigger, I suppose. I know there are some pretty cheap filos but they feel cheap. I liked the feel of the good leather I had. Most filos I see in stores arent the same as they were 15 years ago, they used to have a richer feel. More quality is all I can say. They were another breed of planner.

    I shopped around for different inserts and hole punches, etc. to see if I could make it work But in the end another type of planner - with leather that feels wonderful - just ended up being better.

    But like I said, there are things I miss very much. Tracy

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  14. I don't have a diary in any of my filofaxes, the one I usually use doesn't have contact details but I do have my contact details on paper. I don't trust that electronics won't fail.

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  15. I have to join the no contacts group. I used to have them when I used my domino, but never used them enough- they stayed put when I switched to my Malden!

    I guess the other odd thing I don't keep in my Filo is a pen! Again, I used to have one, but now I just keep them all in a pen case in my handbag. I feel like this route gives me more space and prevents all my tabs from being smooshed. But we'll see- I'm always changing something around!

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  16. I do not have contacts in my Pocket Filofax which I have just started setting up and this will be my "always carry with me" filo. But I have kept the A-Z tabs for vocabulary English-German, Spanish-English. I also do not use the Info sheets that come with the Filos.

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  17. I never use financial forms in my Filofaxes (but sometimes I keep them as scratch paper for notes.) I also pull out the A-Z tabs but sometimes keep a few as templates for when I make dividers out of pretty paper.

    I do keep contacts in my Chameleon, which is my main Filofax, but they are written out on colored notepaper and grouped by category (important numbers like husband's cell, daughter's school, doctor; then work contacts; then local friends; then family & friends back home)

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  18. I moved to filofax a few weeks ago as my computer kept losing my recent contacts when syncronising with my phone. Plus occasional power problems meant I couldn't access the data. So I have my most important contacts in all three filofaxes (yes I became hooked)LOL A5 for work Personal for home and mini as a purse/wallet Jill

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