04 September 2011

Today Markers

When you get your shiny new Filofax organiser, they normally come with a 'Today' marker.

Do you ever use more than one as a moveable divider? I've tried putting small post-it notes on the edge of pages as slim book marks, but I find they look tatty after a few days.

So ok I could buy another Today marker... or make something more appropriate?  The thing I like about the markers is that they don't bulk out your organiser too much compared to a section divider.
I would love to hear about your thoughts and ideas, you might get my creative side going for once!  I suppose I could do some suitable long thin photos and print them on photograph paper... hmmm there's an idea and to fit in with my former profession I think an antenna tower might be a good subject?

19 comments:

  1. I currently have three in my binder. The first, of course, is for Today. The second is so that I can quickly flip from Today to my "Items On My Plate" list that I'll refer to in staff meeting on Tuesday or any other time when my manager asks what my top three tasks are, and if there are any obstacles. The third is for whatever Project Plan I'm currently reviewing for actions. I've color-coded the markers by putting Post-It Tape Flags on them. BTW, the markers are the transparent plastic Time/System markers, which are flush with the pages on one end, and extend past the pages on the other. I've known people who have their Today marker extend above the pages, and have the second marker extend below the pages.

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  2. I have two in my Malden right now, but I have another two in my Filo box o' goodies. I use one as the "today" marker, and the other to flip quickly to my 'work' section of my binder. This is a tabbed area where I flip to make quick notes (usually during evening/night) that I will then transfer over to my work binder the next day.

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  3. I have 2 in my Finsbury - one marking the day in my Wo2P, and one marking the current month in the Mo2P.

    Also have 2 in my Slimline Cuban - One marking the current day in my Food Tracker, and one marking the notepaper at the back where I write my Shopping List.

    I had bought some of these page markers :
    http://www.waterstones.com/wat/images/nbd/l/503539/301/manual_5035393017002.jpg
    but found them too bulky and they creased the sides of the pages.
    Unfortunate cos they're lovely and would have come in very useful - but I'm a perfectionist!

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  4. sorry - link : http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/that+company+called+if/multi-reference+bookmarks/8169983/

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  5. I like to use more than one - along similar lines as others. However I really wish that we could get some for the A5 in more colours. They only do the black and the clear (frosted) one and it would be brilliant of they were available in other colours (how about pushing the boat out and having bright blue, pink etc?).

    However I have recently bought some nice card from a card making shop and am thinking about making some dividers and possibly some markers in colours. Not sure how well they would wear, but will be fun trying!

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  6. I love Today markers, but I hate the black ones. I need to be able to see through it.

    In my A5 Filofax, which I use for work, I have a frosted one marking the current day's page (day-per-page), and a black one marking the current month (month-per-2-pages).

    In my Personal Filofax, I have a clear one marking the current day, and I also need to be able to mark the pages where all my routines and goals are listed. For that, I use a transparent tab (http://www.filofaxusa.com/store/paperessentialsdetails.asp?productId=2339) which snaps over the rings like a Today marker. (I also use one of those in the front where the original transparent flyleaf wore out.)

    Here's the UK link: http://www.filofax.co.uk/store/paperessentialsdetails.asp?productId=2339

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  7. I have three markers in mine, a black, brown and transparent.

    The Black is for today in my diary, the Brown for some key pages with information on them and the transparent for quick reference to projects.

    I hadn't thought of making my own... that would be nice.

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  8. I only use one marker which sits on 'today' in my diary. After that I use the little coloured marker tabs that come with the Filofax post it notes. They take up no room at all, they are fairly transparent and you can use different colours to mark each section.

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  9. I have two black 'today' in my everyday Baroque - one to mark 'today' in the WO2P and one to mark 'today' in the DPP bit.

    In my writing A5 filofax, I have no 'today' markers but use some Rotary 'End Polio' bookmarks (which are A5 in height) punched not centrally so they stick up above the paper by about half a cm. They mark various sections - different kinds of paper mostly.

    In my 'retraining' A5 I use a today marker as a bookmark to indicate where I am with an eBook I have printed out and put in there for reference.

    I too wish they did the markers in more varieties, but at least they are fairly easy to make.

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  10. Two black markers for me: one for the Month on Two Pages and one in the Week on Two Pages. MIght get a third to place in the tab where I jot down quick notes while on the go and in meetings.

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  11. I'm treading on Adrian Monk OCD territory here, but I use 4: one each for month, week, day and menu planner/ food tracker. Righy now they're the boring black standard, but when schedule allows I will bling them out by painting them...thinking of going for Klimt theme, maybe even Kahlo or Juan Luna.

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  13. omg i cant believe i stumbled upon this blog today! i always thought i was alone with my obsession of the beautiful filofax!

    I only use 1 today marker but i think i would like to purchase at least 2 more! And i agree with Alison- some different colours would be nice!

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  14. I use four--wow that's a lot! I use one for my to do list, one for my checkbook register, one for the current month view, and of course the one to mark my current day in my DPP.

    Colored today markers?? That would be love. :)

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  15. I use the clear page markers and use the colored sticky flags from the sticky notes accessory at top and bottom of the page marker to color code. I use blue to mark the current month, pink when I use weekly pages, and if I'm tracking something specific in my Financial section I use green to indicate that.

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  16. @laurie, I have utilized your sticky/flag tip just yesterday to make my secondary "today" marker stand out! Cool idea!!

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  17. In case my explanation of how I use these wasn't clear, here is a post where I show a couple of photos of how I use them:

    http://www.plannerisms.com/2010/12/experiment-2-filofax-daily-weekly.html

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  18. i use 1 clear one in between wpp & todos and a daytimer picture holder one in the notes section. i like the transparent flyleafs a lot - i have 5 of those where icolour coded the tabs blue in between current mo2p, purple marks my current graphed day pages; red for a little drawing section; yellow in between current check reconciliation; and another purple marking the current movies watched/current books read. i alternate these top side or bottom side so they're easily accessible.

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  19. I don't like the black Today in my personal Malden diary section, so I bought a clear DayRunner Today marker at the local Office Depot or Office Max. I cant see the page with the black ones. I do use home made tabs that stick out the bottom for specific lists, mostly. Laurie's idea of the sticky tabs is cool. And I'm like Amanda, I would LOVE colored Today markers...hmmmm bet I could make some :)

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