14 April 2021

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 14 April 2021

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. A6 Rings Planner Flip Through - Lois Houston
  2. Personal Malden Ring Setup - Companion - Monique Smith
  3. How I spray My Van Der Spek Undyed Leather - Planner Mumsy 
  4. April 2021 flip through featuring Gillio medium XL Compagna and Franklin Covey Compact inserts/deco - Planit_joe Joe
  5. Cloth & Paper 2021 - Penspiration and Planning Stationery Subscription Unboxing - Tonya Plans
  6. Information Migration System: How I Organize Info in All My Planners - rledzn
  7. Draw Out Monthlies, Reverse Plan Flip @ Chat - Filofax Malden Rings - Monique Smith
  8. Follow up Flipthrough - On the go (Rings & Strings) Moterm TN & Malden Personal Rings - Monique Smith
  9. April setup & Plan with Me (A6 rings) - Lois Houston
  10. B6 Sojourner Setup using Franklin Covey B6 Planner - simplydecember
  11. April 12-18 Plan with Me in my Franklin Covey Sierra Sagebrush Binder! 
  12. Plan With Me April 12-18 Gillio PW Compagna with Franklin Covey Inserts + Planner Ted Talk - My Moxie Dreams
  13. Kikki.K B6 Planner Setup | minimalist & functional flip through | paperjoyph - PaperJoy PH
  14. My Weekly Planning System | Functional Planning Tips | Weekly Overview Inserts | Plan With Bee - Plan With Bee
  15. ME-BASTEL-TIME & eine DEKO für euch | KW 12 im FILOFAX - dekoRIAt
  16. 2021 Planner Setup: Pocket Filofax Croc - Callie Plans
  17. [wochendeko] Filofax Domino Woche 13 - bulletjournal_bapho
  18. Wochendeko KW 14 filofax finsbury mini // kathiyala - kathiyala
  19. Creating Filofax dividers - Jaydeespace
  20. Filofax Croc Chestnut - Quick/silent unboxing - Tia Szanto
  21. [post] Filofax malden Pocket - bulletjournal_bapho
  22. How to Change Moterm Rings // Moterm 25mm rings to 30mm rings in pocket luxe ring planner - MomYePlans
  23. Planning the Week ahead... Plan with Me - Moterm Personal Wide Rings ft Paper Kay - My Planning World
  24. April 2021 Planner Flip Through | Moterm Versa In Taupe | Pocket Versa Updated 2021 Planner Setup - Alexis Lauren
  25. Minimal March 2021 Budget Recap/Results | Minimal Planning | Ft. Moterm A5 Luxe & Cloth & Paper - The Functional Planner Co.
  26. Personal Rings Update || Functional Planning || Filofax Domino Personal - Life With MJB
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13 April 2021

Free For All Tuesday - No. 532

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

We are here to answer your questions.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away with any questions and comments.

12 April 2021

A-Z index dividers

A-Z index dividers have generally been used to divide your contact or address pages. With a lot of people using their smart phones for maintaining their contact lists these days, you might thing that the A-Z index no longer has a purpose in your organiser? 

They can of course be used to keep reference information filed in to alphabetical order. The information might not even be related to each other, random information that you need to keep to hand, but you are unsure which section it belongs in. An A-Z divided section might be just right for this type of application. 

Looking through my 'collection' of inserts I was surprised to see the variety of different A-Z index dividers there have been through the years. Here are six examples, there are plenty of others as well. 

Left to Right: Single letter A-Z (1990), Double letter A-Z (1985) Two/three letter Telephone number A-Z (2007)

Even in the same year Filofax offered different designs of A-Z index dividers. 

Left to Right: Coloured double letter A-Z (1985), Mottled effect double letter A-Z (1985), Different shades of blue double letter A-Z (2003)  

Do you have an A-Z index section in your organiser? What do you use it for? 

11 April 2021

Silent Sunday


Brown personal Winchester 4CLF - photo kindly provided by Anita's Dad (I purchased this as a gift for my Dad years ago and he uses it to store passwords in. Shown alongside Kindle in the red cover) 

10 April 2021

Web Finds - Saturday 10 April 2021

So now it is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet,  so grab a drink and make yourself comfortable for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - Saturday 3 April 2021
  2. A Date For Your Diary - Sunday 11 April 2021
  3. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 111
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 531
  5. Van der Spek Mini - Change in ring mechanisms
  6. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 7 April 2021 
  7. Planning the Franklin Planner way....
  8. Free for All Friday, No. 648 by Nan
Here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. New VDS MINI with 13mm Krause Rings - Blog Vdsshop
  2. Planner Quote: April 5, 2021 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  3. Episode #100: Problems or Projects? - Getting Things Done
  4. 150 Dinner Recipe Ideas (Printable Quick Reference List) + Cooking Staples List - All About Planners
  5. Why 4 PM Is The Only Time I Respond To Email Each Day - QuickBooost
  6. Work From Home Productively with this 3 Hour Work Session Video Tool - Strange & Charmed
  7. Spring Cleaning – Inside and Out - FranklinPlanner Talk
  8. Link Love: First Day Jitters - The Well-Appointed Desk
  9. Freebie Friday – April 9, 2021 - My Life Planners
  10. Support your High Street Stationer! - Nero's Notes - Paw Prints
  11. Web Finds – 7 April 2021 - Travellers Notebook Times
  12. GILLIO SPOTTED: A6 Compagna in Rust Epoca - Blog | Gillio
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09 April 2021

Free for All Friday, No. 648 by Nan

 Organizers are almost always used for one thing—organizing time. You might use yours to plan how to spend your time for the upcoming day, week, or month. Or even plan what you intend to do years in advance!

But what if your organizer could be a time bridge of sorts? A way to connect you to the past or future?

You could put away your organizer at the end of the year and look back on it one year later, to see what has changed. 

You could use an organizer to hold your family tree, complete with photographs and documents. 

You could create a time capsule in an organizer for others to read a few years, decades, or even centuries later!

As always, all discussion of ring-bound organizers is welcome here on Friday!

08 April 2021

Planning the Franklin Planner way....

Easter 2021 was the first weekend of April 2021 and if you are reading this many years later you might know that we were still in the world of a global pandemic of a scale unseen in modern history. No travelling between countries and in my case I'm limited to staying within 10 km without a note from up on high!

Staying at home continued to be the order of the day. However, instead of binge watching things on Netflix/Amazon Prime/YouTube (delete as applicable) I decided to spend a bit of time doing some self-training. 

I came across a three part series from Franklin Planner (Franklin Covey?). At first I thought it was going to be hard going, but I stuck with it. 

The three videos were 50 minutes, 51 minutes and 35 minutes long. I cheated after the first one and opted for changing the playback speed to 1.25 to speed things up a little. I watched them one after another with a gap between parts one and two for lunch. You can split them between different days if don't have over 2 hours to spare. The splits between parts is at good dividing points. 

The videos go in to a lot of detail and the last part about how the different sections of a Franklin planner are supposed to be used was very interesting in terms of how all of the different pages are used without duplication (daily, weekly, monthly pages etc) 

Will I change my planning method and approach to how I use my own planner, at the time of writing I don't think so, but I am sure I learnt a few things along the way. 

It proved my thoughts that just seeing blank inserts tells you nothing about how they were intended to be used. 

Part one focuses on the value and importance of time management.

Part two moves on to building The Productivity Pyramid.

Finally part 3 focuses on the power of the paper tool: your Franklin Planner (or any other similar planner!).

Of course, if you are familiar with the topics covered in the first or second videos dive in to part 3.

I found that the videos are very well presented and there are examples used at each stage of the presentations. 

Further Information. 

Facebook Page: Franklin Planner USA
Facebook Groups: Franklin Covey Addicts  Franklin Covey Planners Rock plus others, just search.