I feel so honored to be able to write a 'What's in my Filofax' post!
As I'm sure you can all guess, I'm obsessed with all things Filofax. My obsession started out with general office supplies, notebooks, and pens. Then I moved onto planners. In the past year I have used a Staples planner, an Erin Condren Life Planner, a Franklin Covey zip around binder with a Jean Chatzky insert, a Filofax Personal Finsbury, a Filofax Pocket Finchley, a Fillofax A5 Finsbury, a Filofax Personal Finchley, and a Filofax Personal Chameleon. I have finally settled into the Chameleon and absolutely love it (although it's only been two weeks, so who knows what can happen).
I found this website while searching for planners on-line and on You Tube. Imy from Imysworld came up on You Tube and I started watching her videos. They led me to Kate, The Perpetual Student's blog and her videos, and then my Filofax obsession grew. I must go through Filofax blog posts and videos at least a hundred times in one week. I can't explain why, really, because I've seen them all a thousand times already! I guess I just love seeing how others use their Filofaxes and I love copying their ideas on organization.
I should mention that it's taken me a very long time to settle into my current Filofax. Living in the US, it's not easy to go out and pick up a Filofax. I don't like ordering on-line because I'm so picky, and I need to see and feel the item before buying it. I have returned four or five Filofaxes in the past month.
With that said, here are some photos of my Chameleon in Raspberry.
I love this Vera Bradley pen, and how it matches the Chameleon so well.
Inside I keep my bank cards, my license, and some post-it notes in the pockets. I love the set up of the inside cover, and I love the full length pocket. Holding my daughter's picture on the inside is a Tartan Oli Magnetic Paper Clip from The Container Store. I have two of these and love them! They hold things together for me and don't bulk up my Filofax. Under the fly leaf (with Mickey stickers from our recent trip to Walt Disney World) are the Filofax sticky labels and post-its. I keep the fly leaf over them because they were starting to stick up and bend a bit.
I use lots of tabs and move them around all the time. I'm currently planning my daughter's first communion so I have a lot of labels under that category. This helps me find what I'm looking for very quickly, like when I'm on the phone with the caterers and need to open up to the 'food' section.
Next is the month on two pages, which I love because I need to see the month at a glance. I couldn't do without this, ever!
Here's the week on two pages in cotton cream. I wish they made the monthly calendar in cotton cream- I love it so much more than the white paper. At first, I did not like that the week starts off with the 'this week' box. I was very confused and would start writing things in that spot thinking it was the 'Monday' box. Now that I'm used to it being there, I love it. I love jotting things down at the top of the page so when I need to make a quick reference of the week I can see my important events at the very top. I use little stickers for special dates and events, also purchased from The Container Store. No one around me sells the Filofax stickers!
I have the map that came with the Filofax, as well as a zippered sleeve, a top opening envelope, and a credit card sleeve. I use all three of these constantly. They're great for receipts, coupons, photos, and keepsake items.
Here are some of my pens- I have quite the collection. I love my Bic 4 Colors Fashion pen, and my Pilot pens. We don't have any stores that sell the famous Pilot Coleto multi-colored pen that I see almost all of you using. I wish I could get my hands on one of those! I would also love to purchase some of the pretty dividers that I often see in these posts. They look beautiful.
And lastly, here is my beautiful Filofax standing up. I love it! Thank you so much for reading! Also, I'd love some tips on organization or some blog links on how to better organize your Filo. I feel that mine is a bit sloppy and I'm always looking to tidy it up a bit!
Thank you Kristin for your excellent post, love the photos and I'm sure fellow Philofaxy readers will love it too.