18 December 2011

Reader Question - Filofax Storage?

How do you store your unused pages or inserts? As the end of the year is approaching, how do you archive your past years diary/journals from your Filofax.

Does anyone have any different way of storing their 'spare' Filofax organisers?

Share your ideas in the comments.

26 comments:

  1. i keep all my inserts in an A5 filofax box that my Malden came in. Nothing fancy!

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  2. I've always stored my planner pages/Moleskine journals the boring old-fashioned way: in decorative boxes.As for undated inserts, they're chillin' in their designated storage binders (Ruby Deco for Personal, Amethyst Deco for Pocket).

    This year I'm trying something from my childhood days. I'm gonna "bind" my planner pages/to do/notes using yarn, and make a decorative cover that expresses what the year'd been like. And then I'll put the "bound" pages, this year's Moleskine journals and some meaningful items from the year inside a decorative container. A time capsule :o) I'll then bury it in my mom's vacation house's garden and then dig it up in 10 years' time. Since I rarely go there, I wouldn't be tempted to prematurely dig it up.

    As for the spare binders, they can be admired on the bookcase :o)

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  3. I have been thinking about this. Being new to filofax I am wondering what the best way to manage this will be. I file legal looseleaf materials at work and we put old pages into "transfer binders" which are similar to the filofax storage binder. I may try that method. In the meantime, it all goes neatly in a drawer. I do see the advantage that bound books have, you can just shelve them at the end of the year.

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  4. This sounds really bad but i have four dominos i use as storage binders the filofax binders are just ugly plus a paid under a tenner for each of the dominos

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  5. I bought a white lacquered box from The Container Store and file old pages in there in the same order as my Filofax using plain tab dividers. Think of it as a Filofax in a box...with no rings. For now I just just scribbled the year on a Post-it note and slapped on the first index divider. I store extra inserts in the back of this box. This will all change after Christmas though, because my daughter is getting me a Filofax "HAUL" which includes a binder. (it's already come in the mail, because I, er 'found' it ...er, 'hidden' in her closet). I'd like to have one for each year (I'm sad that I just read that they're ugly) and use the box just to store extra inserts.

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  6. Treasury tag through a hole to keep papers together, but depending upon importance of sheets then placed into either a safe or more usually a box file/bankers storage box.

    Ununsed fax pages and tons of cut and punched blank coloured A5 papers and card are simply wrapped in large rubber bands and then stored in cardboard boxes.

    Spare faxes are kept in their original boxes.

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  7. I've been wondering a lot recently about how I'm going to store my pages. Have only been using a Filofax (the 'Identity' model)since June this year, but am asking for a second one for Christmas. So I'm thinking of keeping my pages in the first one for now as a storage system that archives my year. But could change if I want to use both Filos at the same time, might 'bind' the pages with treasury tags and put them in a pretty box or something!

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  8. In case anyone doesn't know what a 'Treasury Tag' is...

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=treasury+tags&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=7r7tTvz4GsHRhAevl5iXCA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CEYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1493&bih=1195

    They come in a variety of lengths and colours. Some with plastic ends others with metal ends. Very simple and cheap to use and they hold your pages together very well, whilst still allowing you to turn the pages etc.

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  10. I have to admit I don't store old diary pages at all! If they are full, I throw them away (or put in paper recycling bin). If they have any space left, I cheerfully cannibalize them for future listmaking. Feeling a bit worried now, maybe I should be keeping them after all?

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  11. I'm with Jen above - I guess there are two of us heretics. I don't bother storing, just every few weeks go through used pages of diary, note any really impt info, and then recycle them. Fresh inserts are stored in a deep file folder in my desk. And (this is the really heretical thing) I only have one FF.

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  12. I keep my old pages like this...http://www.flickr.com/photos/54020897@N02/5004028488/in/photostream

    Suppose it`s similar to Treasury tag.

    I can`t imagine I wouldn`t store old pages. I have all my diaries and filofax pages for last 10 years. It`s full of great memories.

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  13. Hmm... I can't really imagine wanting to store most of my diary pages as I keep a journal for memories and my filofax diary is largely just for planning. If I get really inspired to keep it, I will use treasury tags and some carboard covers (probably cut from a cereal box...) to keep them neat, then write the year on the front with a marker pen.
    Am I a heretic too?

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  14. Last night I sat down and did a culling of my Cuban's contents, got the 2012 diary pages out, transferred all the monthly incoming/outgoing $$ stuff onto my M02P tabbed. I put all my 2011 archived contents into my Malden.

    I store all my Filo items in a box that I got at Wal Mart. It was in the office supply section, but I guess you could call it a photo storage box.

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  15. me again. I saw this via Pinterest (OMG - what a wonderful time suck that site is!) A quick/easy way to bind some loose pages together. I'll probably use this. http://wellappointeddesk.tumblr.com/post/5138564584/a-very-clever-way-to-bind-together-a-booklet-or

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  16. omg - I just read down the rest of the comments. It never occurred to me to throw away used diary pages and such. O.o I have my day planners since about 1997, I think!

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  17. @terriknits
    I suppose it depends what you use your filofax for - I use mine mostly for planning and although I might keep my goals sheets at the end of the year (for interest), the day to day stuff is just too dull to bear looking at again! I do keep a journal though which is a reflective record of my day, my moods, my actions etc., so I suppose if you use your filofax for that then of course you would want to keep it.

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  18. I keep extra inserts in the box my Finchley came in or in the Apex. I use binder clips to hold them together.

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  19. Another heretic ... I keep the last year's pages in the glassine envelope the latest year of wo2p came in, but only for a short while ... disposing of last January as this January comes to an end, etc. etc. I've shred years of diaries (all that angst!) and agenda/calendar pages and there is just nothing sacred/precious to me there anymore. I purge sheets regularly, keeping very little and for not very long.

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  20. I try to save the plastic sleeves the inserts come in to keep the things like extra to do pages together. For ones that don't have a plastic sleeve anymore, I've found the personal size inserts fit into a 3 ring A5 binder I had lying around (2nd hole from top or bottom in the top or bottom ring of the binder). All this goes in a storage box I got from IKEA.

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  21. @UNchecked other
    I love the idea of binding the pages and putting a cover on and then burying them to dig up years later. What a wonderfully fun thing to look at many years after the fact. A great idea!

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  22. I keep last year's pages in an unused Filo (currently it is the personal classic in chocolate). I also keep upcoming pages in an unused binder (currently personal ochre malden). Anything prior to the last year's inserts are kept in a storage box. More information can be found at my blog:
    http://wellplannedlife.blogspot.com/2011/01/archiving-years.html

    I plan to write an updated post about my archiving system in the new year.

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  23. I use a small 'Really Useful' plastic storage box. It works well.

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  24. Hi CREATIVE PEOPLE out there!
    I need a creative advice.! :D
    I love filofaxes, but find them heavy (I prefer lightweight things to carry) and when it comes to writing on the left side (I'm right-handed), I find them uncomfortable because the booklet doesn't lie flatly on the table when open, and the set of rings kind of comes in the way, which makes my handwriting uglier than usual :-) I can only write nicely on the right side...

    Any ideas how I could bind the uselful filofax pages together in a nice way that it serves its everyday purpose, but without the heavy cover?

    The Storage binder looks nice, but I have never seen the inside (have you?), and I'm not sure I could ''turn the booklet out'' in a way you do with simple exercise books (when you want to take notes on the left side pages)?

    Any ideas ? please help me!

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  25. How to archive your past years diary - Filofax

    http://youtu.be/nV5WJN_Pdc4

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  26. I love the ARC systems as well so I store all my old pages on large disk. I just punch them with my ARC punch.

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