15 June 2024

Web Finds - Saturday 15 June 2024

It is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet, 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 2024
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Dates for your diary - 15 and 16 June 2024
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 697
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 12 June 2024
  6. Fill 'Er Up: Nan's Daily Pages
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 814 by Anita
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. Anybody know how to clean this? - Filofax
  2. Techo Kaigi | Mid-Year Planner Review 2024 - private universe timeline
  3. RELEASE & RESTOCK: Croco Combos - Gillio
  4. Found a (2002?) Filofax Personal Hamilton at a local thrift store today for $4.99 - Filofax
  5. Why I Love Using a Week on 2 Pages for Daily Planning - Planner Fun
  6. June 2024 – What’s the plan, Pam? - Pam Alison Knits
  7. What would/do you use this giant fold-out yearly calendar for? - Filofax
  8. Episode #262: Slice of GTD Life with Bill Myers - Getting Things Done
  9. One weekly planner in 5 different styles (Bullet journal ideas) - All About Planners
  10. My (new to me) Filofax Malden Ochre Personal arrived today! - Filofax
  11. Get Outdoors! - FranklinPlanner Talk
  12. As Voted By You 2024 – The Winners - Milligram - All
  13. Found an Original Filofax with gold hardware and had to have it. - Filofax
  14. Link Love: Summer TBR - The Well-Appointed Desk
  15. Web Finds – 12 June 2024 - Travellers Notebook Times
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14 June 2024

Free For All Friday - No. 814 by Anita

Why do you still use a Filofax in 2024?

When we had some family visiting the other week, one of them saw my Finsbury on my desk and asked, "Why do you still use one of those?" They mentioned that it was just a bit surprising as my smartphone was on top of my Filofax and these were next to my computer. I just said something along the lines of that I enjoy using one and it just works. 

So, I think that I've narrowed it down to the top four reasons why I still use a Filofax:

  1. Paper just works - no software updates required and it's so quick to just jot something down without needing to open up a program or click on something first.
  2. Flexibility - I can just open the rings, remove inserts or move them around. Or I can easily take  everything out and start all over again, if I wish. 
  3. It gives my eyes a break from using a screen.
  4. It helps me focus - I considered purchasing a second hand iPad some years ago and maybe trying it out as an organiser, just as an alternative to using my Filofax sometimes. However, in the end, I decided that I didn't need one and that my paper organiser is much better for me to help me focus and not get sidetracked by looking up random things that might pop into my head. 

What are your main reasons for using a paper organiser?

And as always on Fridays, please feel free to discuss anything organiser related. I hope that you have a great weekend.

13 June 2024

Fill 'Er Up: Nan's Daily Pages

So, I've got my A5 organizer ready to switch to. (See my previous post here.)

For me, the thing that makes it hard for me to switch right now is that I had so many forms and inserts in my previous half-letter size. Here are some examples: 

To use my new A5 organizer effectively, I'll need the following: 

  • Diary insert: two pages per day is a must for me. I always need space for notes and supplementary information. 
  • Project tracking forms
  • Habit tracking forms
  • Monthly and Yearly calendars
  • List forms (to do, to read, to buy, etc.)
Luckily, Filofax USA was having a sale, and I got an A5 One Day on a Page diary for 2024 at a reduced price (I'm starting with A5 on June 1, 2024). To make it two pages per day, I can add a sheet of blank lined paper in the middle as needed. 

I also like to design and print my own forms, so I created the two-pages-per-day insert of my dreams and printed it on pre-punched A5 paper. 

I took inspiration from a variety of sources in developing this two-page diary:

  • Daily page designs sold on Etsy
  • Ryder Carroll's Bullet Journal Method
  • Commercially available journals such as The Goal Crazy Planner and the Full Focus Planner. I often buy these not to write in but to get ideas from. 
My reason for using the 2ppd format is that it gives me the best snapshot of what was going on in my world and in my mind on a given day. The things I write jog my memory and inspire my future endeavors. To make it work even better, I added my own touches, shown by the icons at the top of the right-hand page:
  • 🌞 (sun) Today's weather
  • 🌎 (globe) In the current news
  • 📅 (calendar page) Today's personal events (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.)
  • ⌛️(hourglass) Today in my life: a memory or milestone from my personal history

Let me know what you think in the comments!

12 June 2024

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 12 June 2024

I hope you have had a good weekend.

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. Filofax Malden review - Flatability
  2. Planner Flip - Nessie Plans
  3. 2024 Weekly Hourly Insert Options - dr_alvaplans
  4. Week 23 of 2024  VDS Thuya Codex - Nati
  5. My Planning System: Paper + Tech | What I Use Daily To Keep Track Of Tasks + Schedules | PlanWithBee - Plan With Bee
  6. Real Croco & Real Ostrich - new releases on www.gillio.eu - Gillio Firenze
  7. 2024 Monthly Inserts: MO1P or MO2P - dr_alvaplans
  8. New Family planner set up. Having fun time planning with me for 3 tell 9 of June - Natalia
  9. Making the inserts pull out pages. Let's make planning easier. Filofax simple layout - Plan With April
  10. June Set Up | Plan With Me | B6 journal | Personal Rings Planner - Nessie Plans
  11. Declutter My Planner Spring 2024 Planner Flipthrough - GanchiPlans
  12. FC Compact Plan With Me | Week 23 | Caramel Moterm Personal Luxe 2.0 | FCC Inserts | EDC - My Moxie Dreams 
  13. Plan With Me || Franklin Classic || June 10 - 16th, 2024 || Half Letter in my NEW Vintage Aurora - Sandra Dahl
  14. Plan with Me - July 2024 // planning routine, project planning, color coding - s.i. do
  15. Plan with Me: June 2024 - Thoughts Along Life's Highway
  16. Rosie Papeterie Vegan Apple Leather Agenda Review - dr_alvaplans
  17. Amazon Must Haves! Favourite planner supplies from Amazon that I use Everyday! - MomYePlans
  18. Filofax Malden Pocket Brown Setup棕色翻翻看,我的Brain Dump本本 - Lornaonmoon
  19. Filofax Malden Plan With Me // Personal Rings Planner // Miranda Plans - Miranda Plans
  20. $11 Filofax Planner! - Lisa
  21. Filofax Malden A5 - Tales in the City
  22. Plan with me in my Personal rings Filofax- Two days - mrs Planahead
  23. Filofax A5 Plan With Me - One Crafty Dolo
  24. June flip - Filofax Holborn personal rings - watchbeccaplan
  25. Filofax Personal Size Ring Planner | planner flip through | cute, minimal-ish, decorative - myminimalplanner
  26. Is it a Filofax Malden Dupe... or just a similar vintage style? New A5 Ring Binder! - Linda aka tortagialla
  27. New Personal Filofax Ranger - itsnaeri
  28. Silent Plan With Me! | June 10- 16 | A5 Filofax Malden - Mariane Cresp
  29. Weekly plan with me | filofax original personal rings | minimalist planner | Nicole Makes Plans - Nicole Makes Plans
  30. Mini Filofax Malden // Plan With Me // Miranda Plans - Miranda Plans
  31. Gillio Medium Compagna Flipthrough | Ana Jolene - Ana Jolene
  32. Personal planner setup and flip though - Margaret Ann’s Plans
  33. 6/8/24 Personal Rings Planner Flip | Gillio Medium Amica - Life with Lisa Ann
  34. Why does technology hate me…Ask me anything / Gillio undyed personal rings - Beverly Plans
  35. Mansorah Atelier | June 2024 Planner Setup | A5 Ring Planner, Moleskine Daily, Pocket & B6 TN - Mansorah Atelier
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11 June 2024

Free For All Tuesday - No. 697

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