29 January 2023

Silent Sunday


Red Winchester 4CLF 7/8 with notes from 'Do It Tomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management' by Mark Forster

28 January 2023

Web Finds - Saturday 28 January 2023

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 21 January 2023
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Filofax Pricing
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 625
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 25 January 2023
  6. Filofax Leaflet - 2001
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 742 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. 8 Steps to Develop an Action Plan for Your Goals (Plus, Free Printable!) Planning  - Blog – Day Designer
  2. Episode #191: GTD for Educators - Getting Things Done
  3. The Joy of PLOTTER, a System Techo to Start the Year - PLOTTER USA
  4. Feeding & Exercising Your Mind - FranklinPlanner Talk
  5. Yearly Planning - How to Set the Right Goals for Yourself Planning  - Blog – Day Designer
  6. Buying My Stationery On TikTok - Typecast
  7. Next ⇢ - Blog – Day Designer
  8. How To Turn Your Old Desk Into A Lovely Vintage Pink Desk In Just A Few Easy Steps - Wendaful Planning
  9. Choosing what to do - Getting Things Done
  10. Web Finds – 25 January 2023 - Travellers Notebook Times
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27 January 2023

Free For All Friday - No. 742 by Anita

Following on my previous Free For All Friday, I thought that I would confess that I have not yet done my clear out or changed to my GTD based setup! Once upon a time, I know that I'd have been champing at the bit to start a new year with any changes already in place and tidying done for the 1st January. 2022 was a year of rest and recovery for me, so I'm going to be using my Kensington more this year to help me start to look at more projects, but with a focus still on sustainability.

So, this felt like a timely post by Steve in the Facebook group:
'How is your year going so far? Did the starters pistol go off on 1st Jan and you got out of the blocks ahead of everyone else? But three weeks in, you now realise that this is not a sprint race, it’s a middle distance race at a slower pace than the last 20 days….

You can’t keep up this same crazy pace all year, you will miss important things or do things badly. Sure you needed to get things done, me too.
But it is now time to slow down, review your to-do list and plan things out'.

Have you made any changes to your setup recently to help you focus on looking after yourself, or to find small changes that may help you slow down a little?

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

26 January 2023

Filofax Leaflet - 2001

A big thank you to one of our readers Maria for sending me these scans. The leaflet came with a Filofax Kensington she bought recently that looks like it was 'New Old Stock' a great find in red from 2001. 

Technology has changed a lot in the last 20+ years, but our Filofax organisers have not changed that much!

Side 2

How it was originally laid out.

I confirmed the year of publication by comparing the images used in the leaflet to those used in the full catalogue for 2001

You can find higher resolution scans of these pages here.

The scans are reproduced here for educational and research purposes only

25 January 2023

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 25 January 2023

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. Minimalist 4 ring Filofax diary // Flatability - Flatability
  2. Filofax Good Vibes Collection - Plan & be happy - Filofax
  3. Personal Wide Setup| Van Der Spek - Stephanie's Homestyle
  4. Moterm - The Object
  5. Let’s unbox! VDS leather sample / The budget planner from page company - Rio's Lifestyle
  6. HR Manager Dual Work Planner System Setup 2023 ft Cloth and Paper - MyLifeReBranded
  7. Mon planner de Noël 2022 | French | Sprintpaper by Emmashell1 - Emmashell1
  8. Detailed Plan With Me! Week of January 23rd. Balancing work & wellness. - BuySellPlan
  9. Filofax or notebook? Which should I choose for journalling? // Flatability - Flatability
  10. I made a discbound book for swatching inks - The Unplanned Life
  11. 2023 Planner Set Up | Functional, Minimal, Digital Planner - PlansMeetPaper
  12. My Goals for 2023: January Edition - HanPlans - Hannah J
  13. Personal sized Mulberry with detachable rings // Flatability - Flatability
  14. Planner Setup for 2023 and Flip Through - Tonya Plans
  15. using allll the planners this year - the planner spot
  16. My Planning System || How I Stay Consistent || Rings, Midori, Hobonichi Weeks - Life With MJB
  17. The perception of "value", the issue of flatability, and why this Omega Agenda is sensational. - Flatability
  18. Practical Project Management Tools that Reduce Chaos - PlanTheGrind-SarahWheeler
  19. 2023 Planner Flip Through / Setup - Laura Jane
  20. VDS 15 leather sample ;) Check out more sample on my video! - Rio's Lifestyle
  21. Plan with me in Filofax for the week of 9-15 of January. - Natalia
  22. Оформление новой недели в personal Filofax Norfolk - Lisenok Li
  23. Planner Set up 2023 | Filofax Confetti Personal - Elly’s Plans
  24. My Updated Rose Planner | Everday Catch All Planner | Filofax Malden In Iris - Shirley Joss
  25. Planner flip throw- Filofax - Natalia
  26. 2023 Planner Set Up Filofax A5 Kinbor Faubonichi | Hobonichi Cousin Dupe | How I'm Using it in 2023 - SusanAnyway
  27.  Из ежедневника на кольцах Filofax mini в китайский mini - наполняю архив за 2021-2022 годы - Миллион Блокнотов
  28. Functional planning system for 2023 ft. A5 Filofax Malden - Planning with Chloe
  29. 3. Wochenabschluss - Januar Budget 2023 - | Eine sparsame Woche ! Umschlagmethode - Annettes Budget
  30. Unboxing Filofax Malden Personal Compact Zip Leather Organiser black - paper_ tactile
  31. Wochenabschluss 3 Januar 2023 | Umschlagmethode l Budget - Ai_Life
  32. Filofax croc A5 - Lisenok Li
  33. Filofax NEW Good Vibes Collection / UNBOXING / Show & Tell - Mariane Cresp
  34. My Butterfly Planner for 2023 | Filofax Soft Domino In Lemon | Pocket Size - Shirley Joss
  35. Update - Where Have I Been ? - 6 Weeks Using My Saffiano Filofax - Budget With Me
  36. Plan with me in Filofax 23-29 of January - Natalia
  37. Plan With Me January Monthly in my Personal Ring Planner | First planner spread of 2023 - Leigh's Sticki Scribbles
  38. Moterm Unboxing Personal Rings Veg Tan| Rings Planner 2023 Flip through - MamaGraciePlans
  39. Moterm Pocket Planner Setup | Updated Planner Flip Through - Emma Straub
  40. How to plan a month | Follow along as I plan February 2023 | Plan With Me February 2023 - Affluent Planner
  41. Moterm Personal 2.0 Изменения в ежедневнике на 2023 год - madamplans
  42. Planner Update | Personal Rings & Pocket Daily | Planner Flip Through - PrettyPlansNPaper
  43. January Planner Flip Through | Jan 2023 - the_paradoxical_planner
  44. Plan Your Best Year In a5 6-ring planner | plan with me - Affluent Planner
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24 January 2023

Free For All Tuesday - No. 625

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.

23 January 2023

Filofax Pricing

When Filofax introduced the Filofax Norfolk models and the Malden Compact Zip in 2022, I noticed a variation in pricing between UK, France and USA. 

I took a snap shot of the prices at the time of the launch and the exchange rates applicable on that day in early December. 

This is what I found: 

Since then the USA prices have been changed on the Norfolk models, the Compact Zip price is still the same. Today in mid January I did the same exercise but widened the scope of the models to compare. Here are the results, again using the same methodology and the exchange rate on the day of the sample. 

The exchange rates have changed of course, but using France as a comparison to USA, the range of price increase variation is much less compared to USA. (103.84-124.08%= 20.24% compared to 108.66-141.82= 33.16%)

Filofax as a whole has to make a profit and has to cover its costs of shipping and selling in different markets etc. Therefore the prices will vary between markets, but should the mark up on different models and sizes vary so much? 

You might think if you live in the USA that you might save money if you shopped on Filofax UK, but don't forget to take in to account bank charges for foreign currency exchange, shipping costs etc. If you are in Europe and buying from UK you also need to take in to account import duty and handling fees. 

Have you ever purchased a Filofax from an overseas Filofax store?