We would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and all the best for 2016.
Therefore Santa won't be bringing me any binders. I'm currently using my black personal Dundee as my main binder, and a red vintage slimline as a notebook for some of my current projects.
For the past 6 months I've been using my A5 Boston Filofax with my own format printed pages. The A5 Boston is so much slimmer and lighter than any other A5 binder I've ever used, I'm actually able to take it with me in my bag (which I wasn't able to do with other A5 binders due to the size and weight).
My plan was to switch to a slim and lightweight bound planner for 2016 in an attempt to streamline my planning and lighten my load. I thought I could be more efficient by only using weekly pages. That lasted just a few days. I found myself referring to my Filofax over and over: the monthly pages, the info pages, my tabbed sections, etc. I decided to just stick with what works! Turns out it's simpler to work my existing setup than to try to minimize, which actually ended up being more complicated to use. So now I'm looking forward to another organized year with my lovely Boston!
Comfort and Joy -- words of the season, and that's what my organisers are to me! I started out the year using 4 Personals: My main planner with 1DpP diary (Cuban), my fitness planner (Apex), a work planner/notetaker (Fusion), and another book for lists and projects (Original) (but mainly ended up being storage!). After a job change, I found the Personal was too small for work, so now I'm back to A5 (Classic) for work, and it's working really well. For journaling, I use large Moleskines.
For 2016, I'm toying around with integrating the fitness, lists, and projects into the main diary by using monthly tabs and carrying few daily pages. I'm also hoping Santa will bring a little extra Christmas money that I can invest in my first Van der Spek!
For the last year I've continued to use two organisers an A5 and either a Personal or more recently an A6 size organiser. The A5 remains on my desk, rarely carried around although it did travel with me around the USA/Canada in Summer.
The A5 has been my Van der Spek A5, nice large rings, the complete opposite to Laurie's approach! The carry around Personal has been a variety of different ones from a Filofax Cavendish, occasionally a Gillio Medium Mia Cara or my Van der Spek Touch Me Standard. More recently I've been using an A6 size as my portable organiser. I am loving this size although I do have occasions to want to go back to using Personal size...
Inserts wise in the A5 the same as I've been using for the past few years The Enhanced TM insert off our own Diary Inserts page... it works for me. And in Personal/A6 a Week on One Page + Notes, again it continues to work for me.
Journal wise I'm still using a bound Quo Vadis day per page planner, I love the paper and it works well with my fountain pens. I'm doing the QV 2016 Page Per Day Challenge next year.
We would all like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and all the best for 2016, thank you for all your continued support during 2015.
Oh did we forget.... it's Friday... so if you want to you are free to discuss anything ring bound organiser related....