18 June 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 437

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

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17 June 2019

My Set Up - 2019

I forget the last time I shared my set up here on Philofaxy. I don't think my set up has changed dramatically in recent years, but I'm often asked for details and photographs of my set up, so here it is.

Currently my sections are housed in these two Van der Spek A5 custom organisers.

On the left is the 'compact' clasp-less A5 with 25mm rings, that was originally created to go with the Gillio A5 outer jacket, but I now prefer to use it on its own, as I will explain in this post. Full details about this organiser are shown in this earlier post here.

On the right is my recent acquisition the custom A5 in Dark Brown and Yellow leather, with 35mm rings. Full details about this organiser are in this recent post.

The contents of the organiser is the key part of my set up. How they are carried in a way is secondary to the contents. So this post will concentrate on the contents rather than the actual organisers themselves.

Splitting up the contents in to sections. It goes like this:

Notes In (Inbox)
This has one or two sheets of the following:
  • Blank note paper, ideal for drawings etc.
  • Lined note paper.
  • To-Do list
  • Address/Contact page
I use these for gathering information quickly as it is the front section and I can move the pages or copy the information to existing pages when I have more time. 

This contains my main Enhanced Time Management Week on Two page planner, which tends to be my main focus on a daily basis. I use this for all my appointments and tasks, reminders, notes of forthcoming things etc. 

Also in this section I have a Month on One Page planner which is only used for planning blog posts here on Philofaxy. I find it easier to plan these on paper rather than looking at dates on a calendar or the edit page. I tend to use pencil to plan these because there is often changes of dates etc. 

This section is used for my longer term task lists, I tend to review these lists at least once a month. Tasks are moved in to the planner section as and when the time is right etc.

I use this section for additional lined paper notes, copies of my blank packing lists that I use for most of my travels. A5 size: Weekend Travel Packing List - .docx .pdf

In here I have the following pages:
I have devised a method of being able to print my Apple Contacts in a suitable format for my A5 Filofax, I don't have every field on the print outs, just Name, Address, Tel, Mobile, Email address. 

A typical address looks something like this:

I will do a separate blog post on how I create these pages if there is enough interest. It took me a little while to get it right and there is some manual editing required. 

Normally all of the sections are kept together in the Dark Brown A5 as that one has the larger 35mm rings. I can carry that if I'm using my laptop rucksack, but I prefer to use a smaller bag for day to day use.

Therefore when I need my planner and I'm just using my smaller messenger bag, I take the first four sections out (Notes In, Planner, To-do, Notes) and put them in to the lighter brown clasp-less A5 which slips in to the back pocket of the bag like this.

As both organisers share the same inside front layout  I can easily transfer any paperwork across easily too.

I don't miss the other sections when I'm using my 'portable' A5 set up, I can move individual pages in to the portable set up, if required, there's plenty of ring space still even with only 25mm rings on the 'clasp-less' A5. 

If you have any questions about my set-up, please post a comment below and I will endeavour to answer them.

16 June 2019

Silent Sunday

A pair of Van der Spek A5 organisers.
More details about them tomorrow here on Philofaxy.

15 June 2019

Web Finds - Saturday 15 June 2019

So I hope you have had a good week

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 8 June 2019
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 88
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 436
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 12 June 2019
  6. Filofax 1989 Promotional Brochure
  7. Free for All Friday No. 552 by Nan
So 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. PlannerCon Europe 2019 - Blog Vdsshop
  2. How to Deal with Distractions - Wendaful Planning
  3. The Trendy New Way to Organize Your Schedule: A Paper Planner - Wall Street Journal
  4. Spring 2019 – Issue 13 - Paper Planning Magazine
  5. One Planner Only - paperinkplan
  6. National Stationery Week 2019 - a week in pictures - She's Eclectic
  7. GTD® and Outlook® for Mac 2019 Setup Guide - Getting Things Done
  8. I'm an "insert whore". - PAIGE'S PAPER, PENS AND PLANNERS - Blog
  9. Focusing on What’s Most Important - paperinkplan
  10. Using Franklin Planner Inserts in A Filofax Organizer - Paper Planning Magazine
  11. Gillio Mini Mia Cara! I have something like a weak spot ... - Chrissie`s Universe
  12. 2020 Refills - vanilla folders - Updates
  13. When Did I Last…? - Paper Planning Magazine
  14. Freebie Friday – Habit Trackers for Planners - Wendaful Planning
  15. Every planner I’ve ever used – and mini reviews - Polkadotparadiso
  16. 5 Ways to Create Space for Inspiration to Come Through - Day Designer
  17. Why I use a 2 page per day planner - paperinkplan
  18. Midsummer Madness? We made a mistake and we’re very sorry. But, if it’s your birthday… - Dodevoted
  19. Antique watch diary - This Bug's Life
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