25 September 2018

Free For All Tuesday - No. 399

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.

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

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

24 September 2018

Maintaining Your Organiser(s)

Caring for your organiser or organisers if you have few isn't something you need to do that often.

However, it doesn't harm to put a reminder in your diary to go through your collection once a year and check them over and give them a clean and inspection.

I'm about to do my annual check of my 'collection', which will involve emptying each shelf of my cupboard. Then go through each box in turn and carry out the following actions.
  1. Empty the contents out of the pockets and remove anything from the rings. Although I tend to store most of mine empty. 
  2. Visually inspect the exterior and interior and note any loose stitching and any damage. 
  3. Check the rings for any gaps or mis-alignment. 
  4. Open and close the rings a few times using the tabs of course and then recheck the rings. 
  5. Dust the interior and wipe the exterior with a clean microfibre cloth. 
  6. Treat with leather balm if required.
For the visual checks you only need the Mark 1 Eye Ball! Or a magnifier, if like me you can hardly focus close these days!

If you spot any loose stitching a little spot of clear nail varnish or glue, the smallest spot possible will stop it getting any worse.

When checking the rings also use your fingers to feel for any rough transitions as these will catch on the paper as you turn the pages. Refer to our guide on fixing ring problems if required.

To dust the interior you can use my sticky tape trick to remove any paper dust from the textile interior or the raw leather backing. Here is a video on this technique.

If you need to treat the leather use a recognised leather care product, I use the products shown below, but other brands are just as acceptable, see what is available locally to you. Check the type of leather you have first.

Apply with a soft clean micro fibre cloth and use soft circular motions to get the balm in to the pours of the leather.

Beware not all leathers need or accept leather treatments, check with the manufacturer or test on a small not visible area first.

There is an excellent page on leather care here.


Of course when you have finished pop your pages back in again and you are ready to go for another year or so.

22 September 2018

Web Finds - 22 September 2018

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 - 15 September 2018
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. B6 size ring bound organisers.
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 398
  5. Web Finds - 19 September 2018
  6. Guest Post – A brief visit to a market town by gmax
  7. Free For All Friday - No 514 by Steve
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. What is the Plan for 2019? Jibun Techo Mock up in Filofax Ring Planner for Fall - Kat's life in Cali 
  2. How to plan your week - Sam Alderson
  3. Revisiting the Past: GeorgieR’s Filofax (2008) - Notebook Stories
  4. Happy sunny Sunday! Moved into my Van der Spek - Olga plans!
  5. Long Awaited Restock And New Release - Blog | Gillio
  6. Time management Monday: The importance of Goals Journaling - Quo Vadis Blog
  7. Filofax betétlapok adaptálása Filofax Notebookba - FilofaxNi!
  8. How to plan your week - Sam Alderson
  9. What Are The 5 Essential Elements Of My Planning System? - FranklinPlanner Talk
  10. Gillio is moving: new address - Blog | Gillio
  11. What are the Best Apps for GTD? - Getting Things Done
  12. Alfie 1.5 - Swedish Pixels
  13. Motivational Layout - Mrs Brimbles
  14. Get the FREE Productivity Toolbox! - Strange & Charmed
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