02 July 2022

Web Finds - Saturday 2 July 2022

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 - 25 June 2022
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. A Date For Your Diary - Sunday 3rd July 2022
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 595
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 29 June 2022
  6. One Book July 2022
  7. Free for All Friday No. 712 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. TM Thuya is now a stock leather - Blog Vdsshop
  2. How Do You Speak To Yourself? - FranklinPlanner Talk
  3. Episode #161: David Allen talks with Paul Akers - Getting Things Done
  4. Setting Up My Planner for Q3 - Strange & Charmed
  5. Mid-year reflection - Susan Williams-Goebber Planning Your Life Out on Paper
  6. RESTOCK: Medium Compagna XL - Blog | Gillio
  7. Link Love: Recovery Mode - The Well-Appointed Desk
  8. Web Finds – 29 June 2022 - Travellers Notebook Times
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This week I've again included some old posts from sites we continue to monitor, go and wake up their blogs and leave them a comment to encourage them to post something new! Mention finding them via Philofaxy. 
  1. Filofax 10CLFJ 5/4 - The filofax
  2. My ‘more compact than an A5 filofax’ planner.. - Thinking versus doing
  3. Time to Get Back to Work! - Kiwi Paper Addict
  4. How I Use my Filofax: time management for work/life balance - The PostGrad Mama
  5. Filofax Dividers - The Paper Journal
  6. DIY bargains to fit in my Filofax (1) - AllFilo
  7. Visibility Planner from Printed Portal - Planning with Printed Portal
  8. Filofax Sale (CLOSED) - Lady Elizabeth's Life
  9. Filofax Personal Chameleon in Raspberry! - Annie the Housewife ღ
  10. Personal & Compact Metropol Comparison - filofaximile
  11. My first filoFAX - Smart Sparkles
  12. A Virgin Planner - Bits of Me
  13. Planner Madness: The Sequel - Supply Cabinet Chronicles
  14. Week twelve - seraphic wing
  15. Gillio - the muppet-edition/printed ostrich - Chrissie`s Universe
  16. Using Daytimer Hotlist sheets in a Filofax - Calm and Organised
  17. Filofax personal foldout wine guide - VintageCrypto
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01 July 2022

Free for All Friday No. 712 by Nan

As much as we love our organizers, they are only tools. It's up to us to use them to have a system for using them effectively. 

Do you follow a system like First Things First, Getting Things Done, or Flylady? Or have you come up with your own system?

I've tried all of these systems and found them too complex for daily use. Most days, I keep my calendar updated and make a list of which tasks would be the best use of my time that day—including the ones that must be done that day or else! My system is a work in progress. I guess I've learned something from all the systems I've tried, but I always end up going back to what works best for me. 

I think the best organizer is the one that makes your life easier, not harder! 

As always on Fridays, feel free to share your thoughts on anything organizer-related!

30 June 2022

One Book July 2022

1 July is tomorrow. Who will be taking part in One Book July this year?

Firstly, what is One Book July? I believe it started in 2014. A small group of people in the planner community came up with the idea of trying to stick to just using one planner/book for the whole month of July.

There is a great post about the history of 'One Book July' in Paper Planning Magazine it goes in to full detail, so I won't repeat that here.

There are also a lot of videos on You Tube about various peoples approach to One Book July and how they faired etc.

Hopefully people will gain from the experience in taking part in the challenge.

Good luck.

29 June 2022

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 29 June 2022

I hope you have had a good weekend.

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. Contemporary Collection - Refillable Notebooks by Filofax - Filofax
  2. Personal Ring Planner Flipthrough || Ganchi Plans Printables - GanchiPlans
  3. How to change planner rings and new binders - Tonya Plans
  4. Moterm Cream Croc VS Van Der Spek (VDS) Beige Croco in Personal Wide size - Quiet Sweetness 
  5. Planner Flip | VDS Senior | Functional Planner Flip | June 2022 | Plan With Bee - Plan With Bee
  6. My Van Der Spek planner collection - Tilted Tierra with Melissa Reeves
  7. Q3 Goal Planning & July 2022 Goals || Cultivate What Matters Powersheets || Walk Through of My Goals - Sandra Dahl
  8. June 27 Plan With Me in my Franklin Covey Compact Anna Binder! #buysellplan #functionalplanning - BuySellPlan
  9. July 2022 A5 Rings Set Up With Cocoa Daisy Kits - Antonisha La'Shay
  10. July 2022 Monthly Bullet Journal Setup - Sandra Dahl
  11. Moterm Cream Croc VS Van Der Spek (VDS) Beige Croco in Personal Wide size - Quiet Sweetness
  12. Plan With Me! || Franklin Covey Pale Pink Anna || June 27th - July 3rd, 2022 - Sandra Dahl
  13. Changing things up (a little) | A6 rings, Pocket Rings, Personal Rings - Thoughts Along Life's Highway
  14. Plan With Me | Week Of June 27 - July 3, 2022 | Personal Ring Planner - Tiffany’s Plans
  15. Gillio Medium Compagna // Chatty Flip | Writtentreasuries - Samantha Lissette
  16. Gillio Compagna || Planner Flip || June 2022 | Gillio Compagna (gold) - Kerri Pouliot
  17. Mein Juli Budget  | Ein Stück Kindheit  | Gestaltung im Filofax - From My Point Of View - Budget
  18. Contemporary Collection - Refillable Notebooks by Filofax - Filofax
  19. Current Planner Setup | Filofax Personal Planner - Randi Sullivan
  20. Filofax - как звучит работа с этим органайзером - The Object
  21. PLAN WITH ME! / June 27-July 3 / A5 Filofax Malden - Mariane Cresp
  22. My Favourite Planner of All Time!!! | A5 Aura Estelle Chloe Planner Unboxing + Comparison to Filofax - MomYePlans
  23. Tip, Tool, and Simple Technique | Filofax Malden Pocket - TOC TOWN
  24. Filofax Pocket Finsbury - Diane J
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28 June 2022

Free For All Tuesday - No. 595

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.

27 June 2022

A Date For Your Diary - Sunday 3rd July 2022

Given the success and the number of people that took part in the recent  'Virtual Meet Ups' we are going to run another one.

When? - Sunday 3 July 2022 at the following time:
  • Los Angeles 8:00 am, 
  • Denver 9:00 am
  • Dallas 10:00 am, 
  • New York 11:00am, 
  • Moncton 12:00 noon,
  • London 4:00 pm 
  • Paris 5:00 pm etc.  
Do not worry if you aren't available at the start of the session each one lasts 1-2 hours, so pop up when you are available and say hello.

Where? - an on-line chat using Skype. with voice and video (if you wish)

Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/A85fEyS7HPUP

What do I need? - just a micro-phone and some head phones(in ear phones work fine) and a free Skype account. Using headphones or earphone reduces 'echo' on the call. Video is optional, but a most of us will be on video as well.

Who - All of you... Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/A85fEyS7HPUP  Come and listen if you don't want to chat.  What do we talk about? Filofax stuff... but anything else as well. It's like long lost friends meeting up for coffee and a catch up.. but don't worry if you have never joined in before... you are an old friend too!

If you have any questions you want to ask then please let us know in the group or before we start.

Come and join in the fun, even if you only pop in to say hello... but don't be afraid to join in the discussion.

If you need any assistance setting up Skype, please pop a comment in this post and I will try and help you get one line. Skype is free for computer to computer calls....

Here is my post on how to improve your Skype audio with headphones or a headset.

Hope to be chatting with you on Sunday 3 July 2022.