09 July 2012

Is your partner a Filofax user also?

During our enjoyable 2 hour round table chat yesterday afternoon, one of the topics of conversation amongst many was...... 'Does your partner use a Filofax?

We wondered if your partner is also a Filofax user how do you cope with sharing your stack on inserts/organisers?

Imagine going to your box/cupboard/room/drawer and finding that there were no To-Do lists in personal size left, or the Filofax organiser that matches your bag/suit has been taken by your partner, because they decided to swap set ups without consulting you......

So tell us in the comments about your partners and their attitudes towards Filofax personal organisers....

25 comments:

  1. My girlfriend started using a Filofax, shortly after we met each other. She was very impressed by the opportunities she saw when I use mine...

    Happily, she decided on a the pocket size, while I am unsing Personal and Mini. We do discuss about the different inserts and layouts, but never "interfere".

    Best regards, Thomas

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  2. My boyfriend wouldn't know the meaning of organisation if it danced before him wearing nothing but a tea cosy. No, he doesn't own a Filofax or a planner for that matter. Luckily for me he has a ton of other qualities :)

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    1. Hey.. I know that situation :)
      Although sometimes it seems like he envy it and its ability to create a perfect overview of.. everything..

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    2. What an excellent expression: 'dancing before him wearing nothing but a tea cosy'. I need to write that in my Filofax for use at a later date!

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  3. I'm with Ruby on this one... my boyfriend's version of a planner is emailing himself a to-do list. He doesn't understand my obsession with all things "planners", but lets me go about my business. He did, however, make me stop sleeping with my planner when we moved in together. Something about he needed room in the bed too and a pillow just for my planner was ridiculous. :( Hrmph.

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  4. My partner has one of my castoff fill's, (currently the Kendal personal in brown, a truly lovely binder) and does use it for appointments and tracking expenses. He has not really gotten into the habit of making full use of it, but does carry it to work and home.

    He has small, very neat handwriting, and was able to copy our desk size dodo pad into a personal size filofax dodo insert in full. Amazing! He carries the dodo insert in the Kendal, along with various note paper and card holders and a zip pouch.

    Thankfully, now that I'm not using the personal size any longer, he is able to use some of my rather absurdly huge stash of inserts in that size.

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    1. And now Apple has apparently implemented it's damn auto-correct even on the mac OS? Clearly, I mean filo's, not fill's. Anyone know how to turn this feature off?

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  5. Oooh...I see an advantage to being single at the moment. I'd sure hate someone else picking through my stash!

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    1. This thought just popped into my head: What about a dating Filofax?

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  6. I've got my hubby using a Filofax just recently, I blogged here about it.
    http://gailwheatley.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/hubbys-filofax-ranger-most-of-you-may.html

    I don't think he would raid my Filofax stash though...he wouldn't dare. lol

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  7. Throughout my misguided ten-year dalliance with electronic organisers, my wife kept the faith with a Pocket Filofax and an A5. She views my admission of defeat and return to paper-based Filofax organisation with affectionate amusement (or perhaps well-disguised schadenfreude.) My main organiser is Personal size, a format she doesn't use (although this is not why I use it.)

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  8. My husband is not at all interested. He has an iphone.

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  9. My partner does *own* a Filofax - an old Microfile personal sized one in black leather, last time I saw it while rootling through the loft - but hasn't used it or looked at it in more than 20 years that I know of. My other half doesn't even routinely maintain a to-do list - I'm often the one who, when headless chicken mode is engaged, has to say 'Stop; get a piece of paper; write down all the things you have to do; put them in order if you need to; start at the top and work down!'

    I'm returning to Filofax at the moment after a long hiatus. I used an old brown leather personal (no idea which model, it's >20 years old and long discontinued) up until about 10 years ago but I've been largely electronic since then. I came back to paper via a Rhodia webnotebook a couple of years ago for to-dos, but I've recently come to the conclusion that I need the flexibility of a loose leaf system; I'm therefore in the setup phase with a new-old-stock A5 Pimlico off eBay and currently trying to work out which bits I need. Life is complicated by having to have my calendar in work Outlook, which doesn't like the idea of syncing with anything - I may end up with paper printouts from Outlook in my new Filo!

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  10. WLTM handsome, caring male with a love of life and above all a love of Filofax planners.Good sense of humour utterly essential.

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  11. Organization? If you asked my fiance to define organization, he'd probably give you a blank stare while looking pleadingly at me! While I've FINALLY got him to use Google calendar, he still looks at me anytime someone asks us if we're free on a certain date. Then I go consult my trusty Filofax- duh!

    Oh well, at least one of us is organized and I don't have to worry about him stealing inserts!

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    1. I am so with you on this one, J! My husband would never schedule anything without checking with me first. I am the keep er of all events. My husband isn't disorganized, but he's not organized either. I update my google calendar every week so that he has a copy of my (and our) schedule. But it's a challenge to get him to even look at the thing. So B is one step ahead!

      As for the planners themselves, my DH has absolutely no interest in them. He doesn't understand why I like them so much, shakes his head when I buy one, and cringes at the money spent.

      With that said, if my husband did participate in the Filofax world, we would need to have some ground rules for inserts - there would be separate storage boxes and he could not take aching of mine without checking with me first. Same would go for me. One needs to have rules regarding these things. ;-)

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  12. My partner will be a filofax owner on the 20th July (his birthday).

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  13. My partner uses Google calendar, todoist, and other web-based services to help him stay organized. Rather, we both use these web-based services to help him stay organized, because I help him plan and schedule. I thought briefly about foisting a Filofax on him (it's hard for me to plan without paper and pen), but considering the fact he works with tech start-ups, it felt wiser to let him run with his cobbled together system of apps and doodads. I did, however, turn him onto better pens and notebooks, so maybe in a few years I'll sneak a Filofax into his life.

    It'll just have to be A5 or pocket, because I'm really not into sharing my personal-sized stash!

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  14. Well recently I have started the personal size and he saw my obsession with it and what I put in my Filofax he said to me. Maybey I need one to....soo he has one. but doesn't use it al day. I use his personal classic more to put his workhours in and his declaration for work. I know exactly where it is, if he (always ask me, what time did I got home yesterday) I pull out his organizer and say to him look at your planner. He likes his Secretaresse more than the planner himself I guess :)

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  15. My husband is very organised and writes everything down even the TV programmes he wants to watch so I am at a loss to know why he looks so baffled when I suggest he gets a filofax! He says he is trying really hard to get it but he doesn't. Which explains why my new catchprhrase is " but it's NOT just a notebook".

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  16. An organised husband...I wonder what that would be like? ;) This is a man who carries all of the cards in his wallet in the one slot and leaves about six other slots completely empty. He writes on the calendar in our kitchen only when specifically requested to do so (by me). When he asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I told him a new Filo, he wanted to know why. No, I don't think a conversion will happen any time in this lifetime!

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  17. My husband is pretty organised using a mixture of iCal, apps on his iPod touch & more recently an A4 to-do pad. I could see him using a filofax, but when I offered him my personal Kendal he really wasn't that interested.

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  18. My husband is one of those people who can keep it all in his head, more or less. He somehow remembers tasks, which is a mystery to me because I have to write them all down. For scheduled appointments and meetings he uses Outlook at work, but he does rely on me for personal scheduled events and for all of our kids' events, appointments and activities (so I guess you could stretch it and say he does rely on a Filofax, except he doesn't actually use one himself!).

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