14 May 2021

Free For All Friday - No. 653 by Steve

I've been keeping a journal for quite a few years, I use a bound day per page planner, it is easy to file them away at the end of the year. I don't look back at them very often, but it is good for remembering events. 

When I first started using a Filofax back in 1986, I was using it more as a journal than as a planner, I still have the diary inserts stored in my Winchester and it makes amusing reading! 

When it comes to doing Free For All Friday, I often look back through our archives to see what we were posting about 5 or 10 years ago in that week... 10 years ago today was the first New York Meet Up.. Nan will I'm sure have happy memories of the event. 

Do you keep a journal, a record of what you have been doing each day either in your Filofax or in another planner/book? 

Of course it is Friday, so please feel free to discuss anything organiser related. Have a good weekend. 

13 May 2021

Blank Pages Template

Prompted by Nan's FFAF (Free For All Friday) last week. I thought I would put together a template Word file for blank pages. 

You can download the file and add your own text easily or a map or anything and then print it out and you have your own page. 

Theoretically, it is possible to fit 3 personal pages in to an A4 sheet, but the left and right margins are quite thin, on some printers, the page will not print, hence I decided to leave it to just two pages per sheet!

Here are the files:

Ray created a template for printing on to Filofax Personal size paper here

12 May 2021

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 12 May 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. Make your own Filofax. - Flatability
  2. New Releases in April 2021 | GanchiPlans Printables - GanchiPlans
  3. A5 Filofax Malden - Anxiety Ring Binder: Part 2 - Monique Smith
  4. Filofax Pocket Malden - Wallet Setup - Navy - Planner Setup - Minimal Planning FlipThru - UKPA - Sort Stuff Out
  5. CUSTOM VDS UNBOXING | Velvet Sand Van Der Spek Junior Planner - amanda leigh
  6. A6 Planner V. Pocket Planner | Which Portable Planner Size Is Right For You? | Plan With Bee - Plan With Bee
  7. A6 VDS Planner Review & Setup - Rags To Paper
  8. Livestream - Planer Set Up KW 19| A5 DIYfish Discs | Deutsch - Lorelei Lee
  9. New inserts, new dividers - Spring Update! Van der Spek Touch Me Personal Ring Planner - Poussiere - Sort Stuff Out
  10. A5 Rings Recollections Initial Setup - Anxiety/Mental Health - Monique Smith
  11. Planning for a New Baby and the Postpartum Period | Tips and Planning Pages I Use - PlansMeetPaper
  12. La question des intercalaires | SPRINTPAPER by Emmashell - Emmashell1
  13. Gillio Firenze & Franklin Covey Compact planner hack! - Plan to Create
  14. Plan with Me! May 10-16th in my Franklin Covey/Teresa Collins Blush Binder - BuySellPlan
  15. Gillio A6 Rings Flip Through | Goals Planner | Inserts from Michaels and Cloth & Paper - StacysSerenity
  16. Rose Colored Daze & Filofax Haul May 2021 - Arie Bea
  17. Filofax Mini - Finsbury, Chameleon, Malden und Baroque im Vergleich (deutsch) - Working Mum
  18. Filofax Unboxing 2021 | New Filofax Garden Collection | Stationery Haul - Living Letter Plans
  19. FILOFAX DOMINOS | LUXE & PINK PATENT HAUL | Pocket & Personal Planners - Joy2Plan
  20. May Plan With Me | Lv Desk Agenda | Functional Planning - 4EVA LANDA
  21. Functional Planning Tips | Plan With Me - The Organized Money
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11 May 2021

Free For All Tuesday - No. 536

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.

10 May 2021

Making your own organiser?

Have you ever considered making your own organiser? 

You might think that you be quite difficult to do, but if you stick to a simple design it is really quite straight forward.

I was watching this video on Friday and I started looking at this idea in more detail. 

Yes you might need some specialist tools, but you might have some of them already. 

There are lots of leather suppliers around that supply leather some already dyed and cut to convenient sizes. In the past I used 'Leather 4 Craft' in UK to obtain a piece of leather to make a Travellers Notebook cover. In the USA I've seen Target Leathers mentioned a few times, but there are plenty of other suppliers. 

Also a look on ETSY for craft suppliers for leather and for leather fasteners as well. 

Ring mechanisms are also available on ETSY and AliExpress

I got these rings from Moterm, they include the screw fastening rivets. They aren't the highest quality, but they are more than acceptable for every day use. 

I also came across this blog post and video about making an organiser. 

I realise that these do not contain interior pockets, but it means you don't have to sew any leather together. You can use pockets that mount on the rings instead. 

Would you ever making your own organiser?

08 May 2021

Silent Sunday


Web Finds - Saturday 8 May 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 1 May 2021
  2. A Date For Your Diary - Sunday 9 May 2021
  3. Highlights for April 2021
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 535
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 5 May 2021
  6. Is A6 the same as Personal size?
  7. Free for All Friday No. 652 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. A5 Filofax update – 135 days later - Pam Alison Knits
  2. Planner Quote: May 3, 2021 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  3. Filofax - Mini Malden in navy - Empress Bat's Journal
  4. Link Love: Happy Inko de Mayo! - The Well-Appointed Desk
  5. Morning Routines + Habits To Live Your Best Life - Day Designer
  6. Celebrating Moms & More - FranklinPlanner Talk
  7. Episode #104: The Do Lectures - Getting Things Done
  8. DIY bullet journal alphabet stencil (that costs practically nothing) - All About Planners
  9. Web Finds – 5 May 2021 - Travellers Notebook Times
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