03 April 2020

Free For All Friday No 595 by Laurie

As I'm sure is the case for many of you, my schedule has changed quite a lot in the past few weeks. I'm more grateful than ever that my Filofax is so flexible and can accommodate changes easily. Some weeks were so upended I was glad for the ability to print off entirely new pages and swap them out. I also have some blank undated printable templates; I was able to adjust these and use them to print out my children's new homeschooling schedules.

Luckily my Filofax can cope with all the changes. I have infinite options with printable pages. And if times get really tough I can always hand draw pages in the seemingly endless supply of blank A5 paper I have stacked on my shelf!

How have you been using your Filofax to help you adjust?

And as always on Fridays, feel free to discuss anything ring-binder organizer related!

02 April 2020

Highlights for March 2020

So here are the highlights for last month.

We published the following posts.

If you have any ideas for future posts we look forward to hearing your suggestions, please comment below.

General Posts:
Web Finds Posts:

You can catch up on the Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse Podcasts here:

If you are on Facebook don't forget to join the Filofax for Philofaxy Fans group.

If you have a guest post idea, please contact steve at philofaxy dot com  or if there is a topic you would like to see us cover or revisit also please contact Steve.

I hope you find this post useful, please let us know in the comments and we will do our best to do a highlights post each month.

Wishing you all the best for this April 2020.

01 April 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 1 April 2020

With so many of us 'self isolating' or being forced to stay at home because of COVID-19, there has never been a better time to sit back and relax and and watch some of the latest videos.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. VDS - Behind the Scenes - vdsshop
  2. planner setup: a6 rings (van der spek) - a julia story
  3. A6 Rings Flip Thru (Updated) - Carrots & Olives
  4. April 2020 Plan With Me | Few Plans in a Pocket Filofax - Ganchi_mH
  5. Using Planners as Wallets (+ new channel name) | Moterm Ring Planners - spellbound notes
  6. Pocket Rings Update + Plan With Me | Van Der Spek - liveplanlove
  7. Gillio Medium Compagna Featuring Punched Hobonichi // Pink Planner Girl - Nicola PinkPlannerGirl
  8. Van Der Spek TM Standard vs Gillio Compagna Personal Wide planner comparison - Planner, Journal, Pens
  9. A6 Rings Planner Setup: Cloth & Paper and VDS Shop - Callie Plans
  10. March Planner Flip Through In Personal Rings Van Der Spek - So Sticken’ Cute
  11. How I Use My Planner | Personal Rings | Functional Flip Through | 2020 Planner System - kimspaperplan
  12. Filofax Wochendeko KW 11 - Timelapse - starflower_plans
  13. Filofax Wochendeko KW 01 | 2020 | planningcat - planningcat_
  14. A5 Filofax Osterley Planner Flip Through & Setup - Wendaful
  15. Spring Setup - Plan With Me - Personal Filofax Malden Stone - Sort Stuff Out
  16. Personal sized Filofax Malden set up - Casie Gutierrez
  17. A5 Rings 2020 Planner Flip-Through! Notiq Set Up - Shay Budgets
  18. How I Carry My Planner - Classic & Compact | Vera Bradley Bags and Backpack - Tonya Plans
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31 March 2020

Free For All Tuesday - No. 478

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.

30 March 2020

A Date For Your Diary - Sunday 5 April 2020

With most of us in lock down at the moment, we are going to run another conference round-table voice/video chat using Skype. Think of it as a 'virtual meet-up'

When? - Sunday 5 April at the following times:
  • Los Angeles 8:00 am, 
  • Denver 9:00 am
  • Dallas 10:00 am, 
  • New York 11:00am, 
  • London 4:00 pm 
  • Paris 5:00 pm etc.  
Do not worry if you aren't available at the start of our session it will last 2-3 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). Please make sure you have the latest version of Skype.

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 few of us will be on video as well.

Who - All of you... connect up with Philofaxy and we will attempt to get as many of us linked in to the audio conference as possible. 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.

How -
  1. Connect to Philofaxy by firstly searching for Philofaxy in Skype, I will then add you as a contact.
  2. Then  'Send Contact Request',  I will then add you in to the chat room. 
  3. Then if you request it, I can add you to the audio conference as well. But if you just want to chat via keyboard that's fine. That way it's slightly less hectic for me!  
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 5 April 2020.

29 March 2020

28 March 2020

Web Finds - Saturday 28 March 2020

With so many of us ‘self isolating’ or being forced to stay at home because of COVID-19, there has never been a better time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - Saturday 21 March 2020
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. There and Back Again: a Kensington's Tale - by Anita
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 477
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 25 March 2020
  6. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 99
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 594 by Anita
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. The Franklin Five: April 2020 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  2. Free Live Planning Workshop! - Strange & Charmed
  3. Pocket Compagna: restock - Blog | Gillio
  4. Sherwood Personal - Filowiki - Recent changes [en]
  5. Time management Monday: Creating a routine while working from home - Quo Vadis Blog
  6. Creating Your Purposeful Legacy - FranklinPlanner Talk
  7. Daily Journaling Prompts for April 2020 - Quo Vadis Blog
  8. How to Create a Functional Plan - Strange & Charmed
  9. 2020 Agendio / Disc Bound Planner Set Up (3 months in) - Jordan Marie Powers
  10. How To Balance Working From Home With Home-Schooling - Typecast
  11. April Free Planner Insert - Strange & Charmed
  12. Hinge Clips - Lorelei Lee's Plan-Bar
  13. How to Make the Most of Your Time at Home During Quarantine - Wendaful Planning
  14. How to Create Vintage Collage Sheets - Kerrymay._.Makes - Planners, Mixed Media, Creative Journals - Blog
  15. 5 Fountain Pens for Spring - Goulet Pens Blog
  16. Shoebox Tour: Filofax and Other Looseleaf Notebooks - Notebook Stories
  17. My Top 10 Book To Read (March 2020) - William Hannah Limited - The Library
  18. My shop stays open :) - Filofax Love
  19. My Paper Planning System: What I Use to Manage My Life - Wendaful Planning
  20. Customer review: medium Compagna - Blog | Gillio
  21. Setting up my new home office - The Well-Appointed Desk
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