26 September 2020

Web Finds - Saturday 26 September 2020

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 19 September 2020
  2. Guest Post - A Minimalist’s Filofax Notebook Bullet Journal
  3. Filofax Complete Product List - February 1989
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 503
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 23 September 2020
  6. 'How to get the best out of your Filofax Professional System'
  7. Free for All Friday No. 620 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. Planner Quote: September 21, 2020 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  2. 10 Ways to Personalize Your Planner (Without Stickers or Washi Tape) - Strange & Charmed
  3. Who uses a paper calendar anymore? - Looking through a frosty window…
  4. Maggie Holmes discbound day to day weekly planner review (Including pen test) - All About Planners
  5. Customer review: medium Compagna - Blog | Gillio
  6. When Productivity Meets What Matters Most - FranklinPlanner Talk
  7. Time Blocking using Google Calendar & Google Keep with FREE Google Keep Headers - Wendaful Planning
  8. Link Love: United States of Letterpress - The Well-Appointed Desk
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25 September 2020

Free for All Friday No. 620 by Nan

In addition to recording appointments in my Filofax, I use an electronic calendar because it has the advantage of letting me set reminders. I'm much less likely to miss something if I get an alert (or three) on my phone and watch. How do you give yourself advance warnings if you don't use an app? For me, I would use jot pads or sticky notes and place them in advance of the appointment or deadline. Filofax sells jot pads, which have holes so you can place them between pages, but I just make my own by cutting pieces of colored paper and punching holes. What's your solution? Of course, since it's Friday, all discussion of ring-bound planners is welcome!

24 September 2020

'How to get the best out of your Filofax Professional System'

Sometime ago, I was sent this PDF document that came from the Time Management people at Filofax. I'm not certain of the original publication date, most probably the early 2000's judging by the inserts and the address shown on the back of the document.

Instead of extracting all of the pages as images, I am sharing with you the PDF for educational and non -commercial use as the copyright naturally still belongs to Filofax Group.

I think you will find the guide very useful and valuable in how to get the best out of your organiser.

23 September 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 23 September 2020

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. My First Vds! Vanderspek Unboxing Systematic Maddie
  2. B6 Rings, Pocket Rings, Moleskine, Stalogy: Table Chat - Monique Smith
  3. I Rented a Planner?  - Sam Kelley
  4. Gillio Medium Mia Cara VS Moterm Personal Versa - Planner Mumsy
  5. Plan with Me | Filofax Personal | Simple & Trendy Co Daily Inserts | September 14-20, 2020 #filofax - Michelle Miller
  6. Day trip to Düsseldorf Germany | Japan Town + Altstadt | train travel vlog | stationery + food haul - lizzuplans
  7. A5 Rings Fall 2020 Flip Through| DIYFish, Cloth & Paper, Peanuts Planner Co - Antonisha La'Shay -Kore' Candle Co
  8. Personal Filofax Malden & Franklin Covey Compact Boston Chat - Monique Smith
  9. Plan with Me | A5 Filofax | Cloth and Paper Weekly Inserts | September 21-27, 2020 #filofax - Michelle Miller
  10. September 2020 Planner Set Up | Personal Moterm Binder - PlansMeetPaper
  11. Plan with me + Planner Flip through - The Fabulous Planner
  12. Mid month planner flip...VDS touch me, Aura Estelle B6, and A5 Kikki K - Tilted Tierra with Melissa Reeves
  13. The Art Of Planning...My Friend Franklin (Planner). And Four Planning Essentials - CandiKCan
  14.  New Moterm Pocket Versa Compared to Moterm Pocket Planner | New White Moterm Pocket Versa - The Minimal Sophisticate
  15. Looking at Lovely New Things! A5 Moterm for my Planners - theschizy witch
  16. Moterm pocket Luxe unboxing l Moving in to my moterm - Planners.and.plants
  17. *Moterm* Personal Versa - Yay Or Nay?!?! Charming Plans
  18. September 2020 Planner Set Up | Personal Moterm Binder - PlansMeetPaper
  19. Setting My Moterm Personal Versa - Planner Mom Of 6
  20. Top 3 Planner Accessories For Functional Planning - Life With Holly Lifestyle
  21. Planner Collection Agenda Collection Filofax Louis Vuitton Kikki K - Madame Cristina Art
  22. Vergleich Erin Condren, Happy Planer, Filofax | gabelschereblog - GabelSchereBlog
  23. Configurando mi Wedding Journal | Filofax A5 Malden (Planner) - My Yellow Journal
  24. Floraler Einklang | KW 35 im Filofax dekoRIAt
  25. Filofax Haul - Budgetfriendly
  26. Filofax Malden Mini | Planner Wallet Quick Flip | Orchid - Perpetual Mommy
  27. Filofax Malden Personal Size - Simple.living219 T
  28. My Old Leather Filofax From Braun Buffel (1996-1997) || Stationery September 2020 - Two Mice On My Bookshelf
  29. Filofax Pocket Planner | Setup Flip-through #filofax - aliloves2plan
  30. Projected 2021 "Financial Planner" [Part 5]....A5 Filofax...Updated September - Valentina Maria Mancera
  31. A6 Planner Set Up | Blush Gillio Firenze Compagna #plannersetup - Eat Pray Plan
  32. Gillio Medium Compagna Setup|Bicolor Charcoal Matte/Epoca Aqua|Gillio Medium设置•炭黑/水蓝拼色 - Color Your Day
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22 September 2020

Free For All Tuesday - No. 503

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.

21 September 2020

Filofax Complete Product List - February 1989

Looking back to February 1989 when Filofax sent out paper Personal size product lists that you could carry in your organiser.  We have the 1989 catalogue already in our archive, you can see it here. 

Heffers Stationers are still in Cambridge, but at a different address to that shown on the front page. 

You will find higher resolution versions of these scanned pages on our dedicated catalogue site here.

The content of these images are copyright Filofax Letts Group and they are reproduced here with their permission for education, research and non-commercial use only.

20 September 2020

Guest Post - A Minimalist’s Filofax Notebook Bullet Journal

Thank you to Leslie for this guest post

As a minimalist, I’m passionate about eliminating distractions so I can focus on high priorities. I first discovered Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journal system when it began making waves in the minimalist community. Since 2018, I’ve used BuJo to track and plan everything important to me. 

Analog planning has been a major relief from tech overload. Relying on smartphone apps for time management used to lead me down a rabbit hole of checking social media and news updates. Bullet Journaling is an alternative that keeps me away from my phone when I need to be productive.

My favorite practice inspired by the ‘The Bullet Journal Method’ book was swapping handwriting for typing. I’ve found that taking a little extra time to handwrite tasks, events, and notes forces me to pause and decide if they’re relevant. The tasks I hesitate to spend a few seconds jotting down are rarely worth doing at all.

I used the classic BuJo process for a year before experimenting with customizations. My simple modified layouts work seamlessly with my current routine. I enjoy seeing artistic Bullet Journals and appreciate the creative outlet of decorating them, but I prefer to keep my journal very basic. Here’s my setup:

Since my Bullet Journal often substitutes for my phone, I decided they should be equally lightweight and portable. The products I use for Bullet Journaling are a pocket size Filofax Notebook, a pen loop insert, dividers, a ruler page-marker, and dot grid filler paper. From a sustainability standpoint, I like how I can refill and recycle the paper while reusing the cover, dividers, and page-marker.

Each collection has its own divider and the notebook pages are easy to rearrange. My collections are: Monthly Log, Daily Log, Home, Online, Errands, and Notes. The final divider is for blank paper.

My Home collection has lists of home maintenance projects and dates that I completed seasonal chores.

Because I time-block unessential technology use, my Online collection includes a list of topics to research and websites to visit during scheduled tech time.

My errand list and grocery list are in my Errands collection.

Important notes from my Daily Log are copied into the Notes collection and events are copied into the Monthly Log collection since I save Notes and Monthly Logs but recycle old Daily Logs.

My Monthly Log layout is a simple 2 page horizontal spread. To easily find the current date, I check off dates as they pass. The chores column uses abbreviations for interval tasks like laundry. I underline Sundays to divide the weeks.

I designed a 2 page horizontal layout for my Daily Logs as well. I make my Daily Logs the night before; it usually takes about 5 minutes.

For each Daily Log, I start by checking my Monthly Log, collections, and shared Google calendars from my husband and workplace. Then I copy scheduled and time-blocked events into the schedule column. Notes are recorded throughout the day in the notes column.

The “Quick @ home” column is where I add tasks like unloading the dishwasher and reading a Bible passage. “Longer @ home” includes vacuuming and riding my exercise bike. Separating tasks by duration makes it easier for me to choose one based on how much time I have available. The errands column allows me to group away-from-home tasks efficiently.

Limiting my daily tasks and errands to these columns encourages me to maintain boundaries with my workload.

If you’ve already practiced the basics of Bullet Journaling, I recommend exploring modifications for a tailored fit. BuJo’s flexibility is what makes it such an effective tool for mindful organization.

Leslie Watson is an eco-minimalist from the West Coast, USA where she works as an elementary school teaching assistant. She shares her articles on Linktree. You can also find her on Instagram as @LessHasteAndLessWaste.