31 May 2018

PlannerCon Europe 2019 - Tickets On Sale.



Mark your planners, set your alarm clocks!!!

The Super Early Bird Tickets at the amazing price of only 99 Euro FOR THE WHOLE PCE WEEKEND in May 2019.

It covers all parts of the programme PLUS a goodie bag is INCLUDED in the ticket price. 

Tickets will go on sale this Friday the 1st of June at 18:00 Central European Summer Time.

Tickets can only be bought via our website plannercon.eu

Only two more sleeps to go!!!

If there are any questions, please let us know!

Further information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PlannerConEurope/

30 May 2018

Changes to Blogger/Blogspot

With the advent of the new data protection regulations here in Europe, Google has changed some of the options on Blogger/Blogspot.

One of the changes which will impact ordinary readers like yourself is that you can no longer comment on the blog with an Open I.D. profile. They now only permit people with a Google account to comment. If you don't have a Google account already set one up, you don't have to use the email side of things.

Google have published a blog post about all of the changes here: It’s spring cleaning time for Blogger

There have been a few other changes behind the scenes that Google haven't admitted to yet. For instance, I no longer receive an email when a comment has been made. Or an email when a comment requires moderation.  Consequently I now have to log in a few times a day to manually check the blog for new comments or comments that require moderation.  So if there is a longer delay than normal in your comment being approved that is the reason why.

And before any one suggests it... moving over to Wordpress has been examined in the past and rejected for several reasons.

29 May 2018

Web Finds - 29 May 2018

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. How I Plan My Week (GTD) - Brandy Michelle Plans
  2. Tracking Medical Information In Planner - Tonya Plans
  3. Filofax pocket set up for Miracle Morning - Cassandra Hillegass
  4. Filofax pocket croc flip - tnsandplannerfun
  5. study with me, filofax weekly spread, back from hiatus_vlog - procrastinate_create
  6. My new Filofax croco - Sussi's
  7. My Filofax Planner Stickers Recent Purchases - Tawni Ruby
  8. Filofax Domino Soft || Simple Gold & Marble Setup || Flip Through // Plan with Juli - Juli Ross
  9. Filofax Malden Wochendeko KW 15/ 2018 - Nebel Glück
  10. Filofax Pocket Croc- Ebony - Maggiehearts
  11. Filofax Finsbury Setup Portemonnaie -deutsch- - kti. plans
  12. Filofax Wochendeko KW 20 / 2018 - Star Wars - Darth Vader - Püppilotta Schokominza
  13. NEW Filofax Malden Personal Planner ~ I Can't Believe I Finally Have One! - Micklebird and Mooch - Amanda Mischell Designs
  14. Filofax Wochendeko KW 21 / 2018 - Star Wars - Ewok - Püppilotta Schokominza
  15. PLANNER PEACE!!!! : FOXY FIX, FILOFAX & PRIMA MARKETING - Plan it with Amy
  16. Filofax pocket Malden May 2018 set up - Mommy to a Micro
  17. Flip-Through Gillio Matte Black A6 Compagna - Nefertiti Gets Creative
  18. Web Finds – 23 May 2018 - Travellers Notebook Times
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
You might also be interested in Planner Spread Love on Facebook. 

Enjoy.




Free For All Tuesday - No. 382

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.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

28 May 2018

Tell us about...... 22

I'm sure you all use tabbed dividers to divide the pages in to different sections.

What sections do you have labelled on your dividers?

Tell us in the comments below.

27 May 2018

Silent Sunday

The Filofax 'The Journey' Travel Companion organiser.

Tiny 11mm rings, but lots of pockets for cards, coins, paperwork etc.

26 May 2018

Web Finds - 26 May 2018

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 - 19 May 2018
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Mid Year Update
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 381
  5. Web Finds - 22 May 2018
  6. Predicting the future
  7. PlannerCon Europe 2019
  8. Free For All Friday No 497 by Laurie
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. Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication -  The Official Filofax Blog
  2. Free 2019 Filofax calendar (diary) downloads part 3: Pocket size - My Life All in One Place
  3. Planner peace, and now bag peace. Rough and Tumble bags are... - Olga plans!
  4. Colour Me Calm -  The Official Filofax Blog
  5. Time Management Ninja Podcast #19 – Ten Small Tips for Big Results - Time Management Ninja
  6. hellodaytwentyseven: moving into my pre-loved planner. - Olga plans!
  7. Time management Monday: Separate planners for different purposes - Quo Vadis Blog
  8. My updated Filofax collection and my new hobby planner. - Orangecoffee69
  9. Pocket Planner Setup - May 2018 - Plan. Adventure. Live.
  10. New! GTD & Trello Setup Guide - Getting Things Done
  11. hellodaytwentyseven: i’ve been using my filofax classic croc... - Olga plans!
  12. RESTOCK & RELEASE: Mini (Baby) Mia Caras - Blog | Gillio
  13. Web Finds – 23 May 2018 - Travellers Notebook Times
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
And have you tried reading one of my Flipboard magazines yet? It works great on a tablet or smart phone, but you can view them on a desktop machine as well. Be sure to Follow the ones you like and you will get notifications when I update them.

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Enjoy




25 May 2018

Free For All Friday No 497 by Laurie

Steve's recent post on buying and selling on Adspot got me thinking about my own Filofax buying and selling habits and how they have changed over the years.

Way back in the day when I had my first Filofax, I was loyal to it for a few years. Then other models started catching my eye: color, style, and eventually a larger size (Personal to A5). I went through a few years where I bought numerous Filofax organizers. Eventually I sold some, although I have kept the majority.

My purchasing has slowed down considerably in recent years, although I do purchase the occasional Filofax that catches my eye or, in the case of a recent Deskfax experiment, a binder in hopes of it being The One. (Jury's still out for those who are wondering its fate.)

What are your binder buying/ selling patterns? Are you loyal to your one and only? Have you been through a buying frenzy but have calmed down now? Do you rotate through your stock buying and selling regularly?

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

24 May 2018

PlannerCon Europe 2019


    June 1st is almost upon us, so we are back with more information!

    As we currently have 352 days to go – yes we checked – we thought to surprise you!  
    We are seriously excited to treat you to a SUPER EARLY BIRD PRICE of only 99 Euro!

    Ticket price at the door is 199 Euro and prices will climb more towards this amount over time.

    So, in summary:

  • 11-12 May 2019
  • SQUARE, Brussels, Belgium
  • A weekend of amazing and wonderful planner things
  • Super early bird: 99 Euro
  • Prices after this to be announced 
  • At the door: 199 Euro
  • Tickets will go on sale on Friday of next week, 1st June  time to be announced
  • Tickets will only be for sale via our site, plannercon.eu
  • Sales are final, non-refundable, and non-transferable
  • T&Cs apply
If there are any questions, please let us know!

Further information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PlannerConEurope/

23 May 2018

Predicting the future

Not everything I predict about the future and write about becomes fact and true.... good job too I guess!

Take my 'spoof' news article from 2012: A glimpse in to the future

At the time Filofax were in talks about merging with Quo Vadis, the merger didn't happen because at the time Quo Vadis were apparently going through some difficult times as well.

If it had gone ahead then may be we would be enjoying inserts of different designs and beautiful paper.

Oh and Laurie would be working for the new combine company.... may be!

Yes the web link in the original article still works! 😀

22 May 2018

Web Finds - 22 May 2018

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. A5 Planner Setup in My Louis Vuitton GM Agenda - the planner spot
  2. Filofax pocket Malden - tnsandplannerfun
  3. Van der Spek Touch Me Standard in Menthe - Review - The Planner Project
  4. Pocket Flip l Aliexpress Gillio Dupe Flip Review l Minimal Planning - Planningwithalo
  5. PLANNER FLIP | Gillio Compagna A6 Rings (Croco Eye Grey) - Niki Plans
  6. Plan With Me || Boss Babe (Your World Of Colour) - Krafting with Karen - YouTube
  7. May 2018 planner setup | Franklin Covey | DIY | Vertical Video - Queen Mary Bella
  8. New Franklin Covey Planner vs New Recollections Creative You Planner - The Original Designing Diva
  9. New Filofax pocket setup! - Hazylittlevegan
  10. Plan With Me | Toffee Bananas | Personal Filofax | Planning Like A Pro - Planning Like A Pro
  11. Filofax Lockwood - Wochendekoration KW 20 - Timelapse - c_grosz_
  12. Wochendeko KW 20 - Filofax Malden Ochre - Timelapse - Nixxes
  13. Filofax Finsbury Setup - kti. plans
  14. *| FILOFAX POCKET FAWN - UPDATED SETUP |* - May 2018 - LIVE LOVE PLAN
  15. Мое планирование рабочих дел в органайзере FILOFAX - Maria S
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
My Week Posts:
  1. Plan With Me || Boss Babe - Krafting with Karen
You might also be interested in Planner Spread Love on Facebook. 

Enjoy.




Free For All Tuesday - No. 381

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.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

21 May 2018

Mid Year Update

I thought I would give you a quick up date and a few requests too.

Karine and I have just finished a five part series on the Podcast. There will now be a gap of about 4 weeks as we are both going to be on holiday or otherwise busy, our holidays overlap hence the long gap.

That said it might be possible to do some guest interviews, would you like to be on the podcast? There's no formal qualifications required, I can give you some technical guidance on how to get your computer set up to be able to record your side of the conversation.

There's no formal script to follow we record the whole show in just over 30 minutes, nothing ever gets chopped out! The odd distracting noise might be removed but that is all. Therefore it normally doesn't take more than about an hour to do a recording.

If you would like to join in please contact me steve at philofaxy dot com and we will see what we can do.

Also if you have any ideas for future topics or for Karine and I to revisit previous topics comment below or contact at the address above.

As always I am also keen to welcome contributions from any of you for guest posts, readers under the spotlight (even if you have appeared before a while ago) etc.

Have a good week and again thank you for all your support.

19 May 2018

Web Finds - 19 May 2018

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 - 12 May 2018
  2. PLANNERCON EUROPE IS RETURNING
  3. A4 practical or not?
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 380
  5. Web Finds - 15 May 2018
  6. Buying and Selling through the Philofaxy Ad-Spot page
  7. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 74
  8. Free For All Friday - No 496
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. Free 2019 Filofax calendar (diary) downloads part 2: Personal size - My Life All in One Place
  2. Time management Monday: 3 Reasons Why You’re Procrastinating - Quo Vadis Blog
  3. TMN TIP: Write Your Tasks on Your Todo List - Time Management Ninja
  4. Shiny Object Syndrome and Task Managers - According to Andrea
  5. MyFriendMochi Feature - Krafting with Karen
  6. 3 Ways to Let Go and Live Better Today - Day Designer
  7. Ode to The Busy Mother - FranklinPlannerTalk
  8. The 'usual' route.... - William Hannah Limited - The Library
  9. My Dragon. Haven’t been in this vintage Mulberry A6 binder for 2... - Olga plans!
  10. Web Finds – 16 May 2018 - Travellers Notebook Times
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
  • Consider joining our Facebook group - Filofax for Philofaxy fans
And have you tried reading one of my Flipboard magazines yet? It works great on a tablet or smart phone, but you can view them on a desktop machine as well. Be sure to Follow the ones you like and you will get notifications when I update them.

View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine.

View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine.

Enjoy




18 May 2018

Free For All Friday - No 496

The month of May in my 'home country' of France is one of many public holidays, with there normally being four spread through the month.
  • 1 May Fete du Travail (Labour Day)
  • 8 May Fête de la victoire en Europe (VE Day)
  • Jour de l’Ascension (Thursday 6 weeks after Easter)
  • Lundi de Pentecôte (Monday 50 days after Easter)
Add in the differences to what UK has as public holidays in May 

As you can imagine my diary for May gets somewhat crowded with notes about public holidays and the changes to normally weekly routines such as dull things like bin collections and shop opening hours etc. 

Do you note down the public holidays for other countries other than the one you live in on your diary pages?

Of course it is Friday so feel free to discuss anything ring organiser.

Bon weekend !

17 May 2018

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 74


Engagement. 

This episode is part five of a five part series that breaks down how to apply the five principles of Getting Things Done by David Allen in your planner.

How all of the five parts interact.

If you have ideas for future episodes, please send them to steve at philofaxy dot com

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions.
01:00 - B.P.A. !
02:00 - Recap of the first four parts.
05:00 - Trust your system.
06:00 - Reviewing tasks.
07:30 - Adding detail.
09:00 - Plans that change.
11:30 - Planner system not working for you.
12:30 - Fitting your tasks in to your schedule.
15:00 - Tasks for rainy days, or limited time schedule.
17:30 - Keep going back to earlier steps as you complete things.
19:00 - What next.... the final task!
20:00 - Calendly
22:00 - Work Balance.
23:30 - Making better use of your planner.
24:30 - Handling extra load
26:00 - Your planner is going to help to control your life.
28:00 - Give us feedback if you would like us to revisit any of the parts again.

Episode 74 - Engagement.


A direct download is also available here: Episode74.mp3

Show notes: A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

NB: A5 is in A4 format so it can be scaled to suit A5 or A6 size. Personal is for printing direct on Personal size paper.



Presenters - Karine Tovmassian and Steve Morton
Editing and production - Steve Morton

Our Websites:
Karine: PlannerologyThroatPunchResumes.comKarine Tovmassian (IG)
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times, Mr Philofaxy (IG)

Naturally we would love to hear your feedback on the podcast. If you use iTunes please gives us your rating or reviews of the podcast.

If you want a quick link to all the podcasts remember: http://philofaxy.com/podcast/

Remember if you have liked this podcast, don't forget to like it, share it and subscribe to the podcast.

Previous Episodes:

2018

73 - Reflection and Review - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
72 - Organisation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
71 - Clarification - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
70 - Capture - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
69 - How to do nothing - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
68 - Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
67 - Tones versus Pulses - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

2017

66 - Planning and Execution - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
65 - The Power of Habit - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
64 - Planning for the end of the year - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
63 - Planning For Unexpected Life Events - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
62 - Staying in two sizes of planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
61 - Staying in one size of planner. - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
60 - Functional Planning - Macro and Micro Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
59 - PlannerCon Europe - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
58 - Speeding up by slowing down - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
57 - To Do Lists and Diary Pages -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
56 - Hints and Tips on making planner videos - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
55 - Keeping up to date - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
54 - Interview with Jennifer Powell at PlannerCon - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
53 - Conferences and Meet Ups - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
52 - The Magic of Contextualising Your Life - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
51 - Guest Interview - Rose Orchard - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
50 - Organising your significant other - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
49 - Creating the ultimate planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
48 - Getting past New Years resolutions - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
47 - How to understand being a planner newbie - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
46 - Buying and Selling 101 - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
45 - A5 or A6 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
44 - End of Year - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

2016 

43 - Digital Planning vs Analogue Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
42 - Planning vs Organising - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
41 - Short and Long Term Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
40 - Good and Bad Planner Habits - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
39 - Tackling Planner Size Change - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
38 - Self-Improvement or Personal Development - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
37 - What is productivity anyway - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
36 - The Planner Community - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
35 - Wellness Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
34 - Listeners Question - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
33 - Pens and other writing instruments - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
32 - Proper storage, care and shipping of planners, rings etc - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
31 - Guest Interview - Louise Umeki - Plannercon 2017 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
30 - Form Following Function -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
29 - Seasonal To Do Lists - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
28 - Making and keeping annual goals - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
27 - Organising the family - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
26 - Guest interview - Theresa Hall - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
25 - Guest interview - Ray Blake - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
24 - Defining the important things from the urgent things - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
23 - Guest interview with Rita Sedani - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
22 - Printing your own inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
21 - How to derail your planning system by over thinking - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
20 - Digital devices/services and your analogue planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
19 - What To Keep In Your 'Others' Tab - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
18 - Zombie Apocalypse Preparation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
17 - Managing Finances In Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
16 - Planning for those of us who actually can't live without planning, with guest co-host Carie Harling - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
15 - Automation NirvanaA5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
14 - Work Life Balance and Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
13 - GTD Productivity And Using Your Paper Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
12 - Job Seeking and Keeping - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
11 - Planner Fail -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
10 - Planner Hacks - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
9 - Planner Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
8 - Choosing Inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
7 - How do you carry your planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
6 - Planners on the go - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
5 - Why would you pay more than the price of a Filofax? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
4 - Using Your Planner To Create Permanent Habit Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
3 - Getting on with two or more planners - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
2 - Where to start your planning journey and why - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
1 - What size and why....  - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

16 May 2018

Buying and Selling through the Philofaxy Ad-Spot page


From time to time I'm sure you all look at your little collection and think... I should really sell that organiser...it is only gathering dust on the shelf and I really fancy that new colour/model that Steve has been 'enabling' about...

Well Philofaxy is here to help sell your Filofax and other brands of organisers and accessories... is this negative enabling?

There are a lot of hints and tips as well as other information in this post, I apologise if some of it is common sense... but well you know.....

We have our Ad-spot page for readers adverts, firstly here are the rules for placing ads on the page:
  • Preferably Filofax and other ring bound planner items only please... obvious really!
  • No parallel Ebay adverts, if you have put it on Ebay, then please don't ask us to advertise your items as well. 
  • We are serious when we request that you donate to our chosen charity, so please consider giving some form of donation if you are placing an item on the Ad-spot page.
    Consider what it would have cost to sell on Ebay, Philofaxy is visited by more than 1400 people every day... and they are an informed and targeted audience.
  • Adverts will be on the page for no more than a calendar month, if it hasn't sold in that time it will be removed. 
  • Please tell us when your item has sold so it can be removed from the page. 
  • Once you have received the funds please despatch the item within 5 days. Don't accept the funds and leave it for 3 weeks, people tend to think they have been scammed when people do that. Inform the buyer when you have despatched the item include the tracking number if there is one. 
  • If we get reports that you haven't responded to enquiries we will remove your advert immediately.
  • Please put the text of your advert in the email exactly as you want it to appear, keep it concise and to the point, Steve will possibly reformat it, but he baulks at rewriting adverts from sketchy details. 
  • The seller is responsible for paying Pay Pal fees, prices should include fees and buyers should pay via the Goods and Services option not Friends and Family option. This is to protect the buyer in case of any loss. 
  • Remember you are entering in to a private sale between the buyer and seller, Philofaxy can not take any responsibility for the transaction going wrong in anyway. 
So those are the rules, nothing complicated and all very fair.

So what to include in your advert. Please make your advert as clear as possible, it should include:
  • Details of the Model, size, colour, age if you know when it was originally bought
  • Your location so an estimate on the cost of shipping can be estimated. You only need to go to country level.
  • Condition, is it new, never been used, been in daily use, well used, broken in etc. 
  • What is included in terms of inserts, diary inserts etc. 
  • Where you are willing to ship the item to.
  • Your contact details, an email address. 
  • Smoking household or not. There is nothing worse as a non-smoker about receiving an article that stinks of tobacco smoke, this is nearly impossible to get rid of. 
  • Some photographs, but please limit it to two photos per item. Please email these with your advert, or alternatively send us the links to your pictures. For better pictures please read this post on how to improve your pictures of Filofax Organisers.
  • If you are taking your photos with your iPhone or other smart phone or tablet device, be aware that all the file names will be the same... and Steve will not be exactly pleased trying to sort out the pictures against the different items when he receives your request... transfer them to your PC and resize the pictures and rename them before emailing them as attachments with the text of your advert. Pictures don't need to be bigger than 1600 pixels on the longest side. 
  • And price.... we can not handle auctions so the price has to be a fixed price. 
The price... I'm often asked 'how much should I ask for an xyz in Personal size'... I'm not the Quentin Wilson of the Filofax world, but here is some suggestions/tips on pricing...
  • You can set the price to what ever you want it to be, I'm not going to stop you.....but......
  • If the item is new but you have never used it, then I would suggest 15% -20% under what you paid for it. Remember the buyer might be able to buy one for same or less than the price you paid. If you have to add the price of shipping on top of the cost and remember some retailers offer free shipping. Look around at the prices that that item is available for, not just what the price is on the Filofax UK or USA site. We have all seen grossly inflated prices on Ebay for items... that didn't sell!
  • If the item is used or may be not on current sale, then take a look at Ebay and look at completed sales to see what the average price has been on that particular model/size in the past.
  • If you want the item to sell quickly be prepared to allow for some bargaining on your price. 
  • Sellers must quote on the basis that they will be paying the Paypal fees and that buyers using Paypal will be specifying that they are purchasing goods.
When you have agreed a price for your item and you start to receive enquiries via Email, please try to answer them promptly. We suggest that you do any money transactions via a secure method, PayPal generally seems to work very well these days, it's very quick and secure.

Only use the paying for goods and services method of sending the funds, the receiver will be paying a small fee, but the consumer rights of the sender of the money are far more secure in case there are problems with the transaction.  To send funds you don't need to have a Paypal account yourself, you can pay with a credit or debit card

When you come to despatch the item to your lucky buyer, do be careful and pack your Filofax organiser well. Plenty of padding inside and outside of the organiser, I've repaired one or two and advised on others where they have become damaged in transit. Straightening out the ring mechanism after it's been trodden on is not easy! Read this post for details of how to pack your organiser. But still consider getting insurance on the parcel.
  • Shipments made with standard postage, without tracking or insurance are “seller’s risk” – if the item does not arrive, sellers are expected to refund all money.
  • If the seller wants to use insured or tracked postage that the buyer is unwilling to pay for, then the risk of lost items shifts to the buyer.
  • Sellers must respect requests to use a premium shipping option (tracked, expedited, insured, etc.) that the buyer is paying for.
And once your sale is complete.... don't forget to tell Philofaxy of the completed sale so the advert can be withdrawn, we will acknowledge your instructions. Make your donation to Chimwemwe at this point as well.

For Wanted adverts things are a little bit simpler, you just need to specify the model, size, colour  and your contact email address. May be include your country location. Again format the text of your advert as you would like it to appear. Wanted adverts are currently shown on the page for 2 months.

All that is then left to do is to sit back and decide..... now what Filofax can I buy to replace the one I've just sold..... Enable Enable.... well there is a space on that shelf isn't there....

Contact Steve philofaxy at gmail dot com if you have any questions or you have an advert to post

15 May 2018

Web Finds - 15 May 2018

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Dodo crystal clear 'dodivider' how to use it! - Dodo Pad from Lord Dodo
  2. Functional Planner Flip Through - Budgeting Planner Girl
  3. Plan with Me: Functional Florals | Plans by Rochelle - Plans by Rochelle
  4. I bought a VDS with a crumbling liner - Planneronabudget - PeekabooMoon
  5. Van der Spek Junior (pocket rings) 2018 Set up - Simply Jemme
  6. Van der Spek Senior (A6 rings) Set Up | "Me" Planner - Simply Jemme
  7. Filofax Malden setup May 2018 - MadeWithLoveCrafter
  8. Planners For Men - How My Husband Uses His Planner - Tonya Plans
  9. 2018 functional planner set up: Filofax original patent in personal size - exoticshortplans
  10. Pocket Filofax Croc Planner Setup - Inessa Radostin
  11. Planner update filofax - BookBabe88
  12. Grey Pocket Malden Filofax walk through. May 2018 - HyggeJem
  13. Functional Plan With Me Personal Filofax 5/14/18 - 5/20/18 - PlansMeetPaper
  14. Filofax Malden setup May 2018 - MadeWithLoveCrafter
  15. Filofax Pocket Malden Setup - Daksina
  16. POCKET LOVE: Van Der Speck VS Filofax Rings - Plan it with Amy
  17. Unboxing Filofax Malden Stone -pocket | Jenny - Two Plannergirls
  18. Pocket filofax croc in indigo. May 2018 - Mermaid Kitty
  19. Filofax pocket croc revamped! - tnsandplannerfun
  20. Web Finds – 9 May 2018 - Travellers Notebook Times
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
You might also be interested in Planner Spread Love on Facebook. 

Enjoy.