30 August 2011

Free For All Tuesday No. 30

Fire away with any Filofax questions you might have us this week...

21 comments:

  1. does anyone use week on 2 pages AND day on 2 pages at the same time?

    if so, what led you to this, how long have you been doing this, and how do you like it?

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  2. also spotted an osterley in nyc yet?

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  3. No real question but just wanted to say hello! I have lurked on and off for ages but yesterday I finally got myself a new Filofax, the Personal Finsbury in Raspberry. I had great fun setting it up yesterday and deciding what sections I need etc:) The pre-made sheets posted under files on here have been brilliant and I spent a happy afternoon browsing all the Filofax related blogs and posts!

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  4. @justenoughsalt - Hi there, I was using Wo2P and Do2P in my Personal for a while and I did this because I liked being able to see my whole week of appts but I also like to record alot of info for the day, so it worked really well! I have recently however downscaled to pocket size and so staying with similar setup I am now using Wo1P and DPP pocket sizes and works great!

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  5. As it's FFAT just to let folks know that TK Maxx and its relation Home Sense have got a lot of lovely Filofaxes in at half price this week. I noticed Adelphis amongst other leather ones.Managed to resist temptation!!!!!

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  6. justenoughsalt, I emailed Filofax about the Osterley; Lloyd Giardino said that they'll be hitting the US next month! I've been contemplating a new binder for over a year now, and I think this is it, a compact Osterley in grey.

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  7. Well, I know a few of you have already helped me answer this, but I'm stuck on 2012 inserts (surprise)!

    Right now, I'm between FF DPP, and DayTimer 2PPD. Is anyone using the DayTimer pages and loving/hating them? I'm just so indecisive!!!

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  8. J, re: the Day Timer refills, I found the paper quality worse than Filofax refills. Early in the year, I used Day Timer refills for about a week before I switched back to Filofax because of the excessive bleeding and feathering. I was using rollerballs, probably 0.5 tip; it may hold up better with gel ink or other pens.

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  9. Does anyone know when Filofax will release the next styles and colors?

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  10. justenoughsalt - I have used the week on 2 pages and 2 pages per day, but not at the same time. I have used the day per page with the week on 2 pages which worked out nicely. I'm actually thinking of going back to that come 2012. 2 pages per day was too much and week on 2 pages is just slightly not enough, so this might be a good compromise. My thinking is that I'll use a month of day per page for record keeping/details and the rest as week on 2 pages since I like the weekly layout for forward planning.

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  11. @M Ng- Oh no! That's no good. I have the DT monthlies and they seem ok for the pens I use, which happen to be a lot of Frixions. Hmmmm....

    @Justenoughsalt and Kanalt- Why can't we just find one thing we like and settle on it?!?!?!

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  12. J - Because that would be way too easy. ;)

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  13. @JournalStories Welcome to the addiction!!

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  14. Hi! This is my first time posting but have been enjoying and learning from all of you for a few weeks now. You have all been huge enablers!! I'm embarrassed to admit how many FFs I've obtained in just one month, since discovering you and them!

    So, now that I have so many, I'm at a loss about when to use them all! For those of you who have a collection of them, how often do you switch them out? I have been using the same two (A5 and Personal Classics) for a month now but have a few others just sitting there, waiting to make their debut! How often do you all change binders?

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  15. Are the compact Filos the same size as the personal?

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  16. mywormy-The page size is the same as the personal but the binders are thinner and narrower because they have 5/8" rings opposed to 7/8" rings.

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  17. @Filocrazed - I know the feeling. Filofaxes tend to creep up on you when you're not looking!!

    I currently have the following ...

    #1 - Personal Finsbury in Aqua which is my day-to-day filo (main diary, addresses, etc)

    #2 - Personal Kensington in Burgundy which is my kitchen filo (shopping lists, meal plans, recipe ideas, etc)

    #3 - A5 Finsbury in Raspberry which is my recipe binder where I keep all my printed and handwritten recipes under categorised tabs (or I *will* once I get it set up!)

    #4 - A5 Finsbury in Black which is my "101 things to do in 1001 days" log book

    #5 - Personal Classic in Cherry. My original filo which is sadly the worse for wear now and which is used for storage of extra papers

    #6 - Imminent delivery (hopefully today!) of a Personal Malden in Crimson which is about to become my MSc planning filo (reading lists, deadlines, specific MSc to do lists and diary, etc)

    #7 - Imminent delivery (again hopefully today!) of a Pocket Amazona in Red which I'm going to trial as a wallet

    #8 - Soon to be purchased personal filo (as yet undetermined) to become my Weight Watchers / health & fitness diary.


    I make it a rule to try and never buy anything at full price! It helps alleviate my filo guilt! :) The Finsbury Aqua was the exception that proves the rule as it's just *so* pretty!!

    Hope that helps inspire you a little.

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  18. @Babs - Thank you! Well, now I have lots of ideas of how I can use my other binders for other purposes. You've given me great ideas! Thanks!

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  19. Savannah: Thank you for the info. I think that I am going to like the compact, because sometimes my personal filo gets too bulky. I wonder why? LOL

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