27 November 2018

Free For All Tuesday - No. 408

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.


  1. Hi my work is very busy and chaotic; I have competing deadlines, about 400 clients and around 100 of these are what I call ‘live’ clients who are demanding my attention. The cases that need urgent action. My difficulty is I’m torn between an A5 or personal. I have read your previous blogs about this but I’m still undecided. I should also point out that I only work 3 days.
    I use personal Filofax and use it as a quick glance for my weekly meetings and then have a day per page to list reminders, tasks, bring forward notes etc. I also use an A5 filofax for notes and more planning and an A4 hardback notebook to take notes at meetings because I often take notes with the notebook on my lap.

    I carry a lot around with me. I have tried to use an a5 as my diary too but there is so much white space.

    Is it weird to use a personal filofax in an office?
    Any comments gratefully received x

  2. I never minded being the only one with a personal filofax at work for managing deadlines in addition to MS office and meetings but have also used an A5 notebook or organiser for notes and more. That way, I never minded when the PC-system was down or out of reach.

    1. Thanks for your comment. I prefer paper diary and paper maps. I grew up in a town that kept losing its electricity so I could never fully convert to the electronic age 🙂

  3. Yes - recommend you go with whatever you find works best for you.
    I use a combination of A4 notebook and personal Filofax for work. I am always the first to find an answer when someone needs the phone number of the IT help desk!

    1. Yes, the quick reference never faids away with a neat organiser fan :-)