20 February 2019

Web Finds - 20 February 2019

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So 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. February Planner Set Up - I went back to rings...!!! - Rachel Blundell
  2. Gillio Pocket Updated Setup February 2019 - Peaceful Pensieve
  3. Van Der Spek Personal Rings Flip Through and Hobonichi Weeks Monthly PWM!! - Serene Planning
  4. Valentine's Day Planner Setup/Flip-Through | Van der Spek Parme B6 Rings - Niki Plans
  5. January Flip Through: Filofax and Bullet Journal Pages - Brandy Michelle Plans
  6. AliExpress Pocket (a7) Planner Unboxing , Gillio and Filofax Dupe? - careLESs
  7. Filofax Lockwood Personal Aqua 2019 - How I Maximize the Use of the Exterior Pockets - Hanna Maresfin
  8. February Planner Setup: Using my Filofax and Bullet Journal - Brandy Michelle Plans
  9. Filofax personal compact croc - Zulieka Rooke
  10. Filofax Wochendeko KW 6 - starflower_plans
  11. Dekoriat | Kw 06 Im Filofax | Workshops, Marie Kondo &Amp; Second Hand - dekoRIAt
  12. Victorian Filofax Junk Journal - New Studio LIVE Project - RhomanysRealm
  13. Filofax A5 Malden in Pear Unboxing - Luscious Labels
  14. filofax Cash Stuffing Envelope Feb paycheck #1.. giveaway announcement - thrive with five
  15. Using a Planner as a Wallet - Advantages and Disadvantages - Filofax Malden Franklin Planner Inserts - Tonya Plans
  16. PLAN WITH ME // B6 Rings ft. Two Lil Bees! - Holly Plans
  17. Personal FiloFax Malden planner set up! TOO THICK and too much bows! - Life with Nessa
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19 February 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 420

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.

18 February 2019

Planning Travels In Your Organiser

This coming weekend starts off one of many journeys I will be doing this year. It's quite a busy year in several ways.

So I always like to use my organiser to prepare for these trips and to make sure I have all the information I need on the journey and to make sure I have packed everything, even forgetting the smallest of things can create a bit of a headache like leaving a charging cable behind or forgetting to pack a tie or similar.

Over the years I have created/developed several inserts to ease the pain of travel planning. I have evolved these over time to meet my needs.

I keep my plans in my Filofax travel wallet that I use for long distance trips.

So what inserts are there that can help you in planning your trip?

I like to have the details of the different parts of the journey on paper, using this insert. Yes, it is quite detailed, but I learnt from our trip to the USA in 2015 that I needed all the various bits of information I have included because the different airlines had different restrictions!

However, you can of course customise the insert as you wish.


Personal sized insert:  Travel Planning .docx .pdf

I use this packing list form for short weekend trips when it tends to be just me. On the reverse side I have included a 'Things to do before leaving' area. I've customised my own version of this with all my usual things I take on trips, you can do the same of course.


A5 size: Weekend Travel Packing List - .docx .pdf
Personal size: Weekend Travel Packing List.docx
A6 size: Weekend Packing Lists  .docx .pdf

Here is my own personalised version, I leave the blank spaces for specific things to be added for a particular trip.



If you are going away on a much longer trip with your family. You might find this insert of interest, it is similar to one that used to be available from Filofax back in the 1980's in Personal size. I found it far too detailed, but it is quite easy to remove the things you will never take and get the list down to a single sided page.



A4/A5 size: Travellers Check List (A4) - .doc .pdf

If you are doing any long distance travelling I find having a Time Zone map handy, I nearly got caught out a few years ago by my electronic calendar adjusting the time of a flight!

Time Zone Map
Printing the above:
  • A5 Print on A4 size paper then fold in half and fold back to the edge (Z fold)
  • A6 Print on A5 size paper then fold in half and fold back to the edge (Z fold)
  • Personal Print on A4 size paper cut to 171 mm high then fold in half and fold back to the edge (Z fold)
  • Pocket Print on A4 size paper cut to 120 mm high then fold in half and fold back to the edge (Z fold)
You might also like to listen again to Episode 6 of The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse which was dedicated to Travelling with your planner.

Happy and safe travelling this summer....

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16 February 2019

Web Finds - 16 February 2019

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 - 9 February 2019
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Reader’s Favourite Organiser - Anita
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 419
  5. Web Finds - 13 February 2019
  6. Filofax UK 2008 Catalogue
  7. Free for All Friday No. 535 by Steve
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. New Planner Size – Custom Made B6 - Blog Vdsshop
  2. Issue 13 Content Call - Paper Planning Magazine
  3. The Filofax Fate Of My A5 Aqua Chameleon Filofax - Filofancy | Life On Paper | Zara M.
  4. A Planning Update - Through The Keyhole
  5. 6 Ways Your Daily Page Can Help You Create a Self-Care Routine - Day Designer
  6. Planner Friday - February - She's Eclectic
  7. Time management Monday: How your planner can help you save money - Quo Vadis Blog
  8. Restock: medium Amicas - Gillio RSS blog
  9. How I use a Planner to Achieve my Goals - Plan. Adventure. Live.
  10. How I create action plans with vLists inserts - DIYfish Life Mapping System
  11. Customer review: undyed medium Compagna - Gillio RSS blog
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15 February 2019

Free for All Friday No. 535 by Steve

Earlier this week I was scanning in the catalogue that featured in yesterday's post. This was one from about 10 years ago.

What surprised me was how some models that we are still very familiar with, yet there was a few in that catalogue that I'd not seen before or since. Sort of here today gone tomorrow!

I guess that is the pace of the modern retail environment we live in. If it doesn't sell in large numbers, drop it and move on to something new. A total contrast to how things used to be I guess.

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

Have a great weekend.

14 February 2019

Filofax UK 2008 Catalogue

Thank you to Mark for sending me this Filofax catalogue from 2008. It shows quite a few older models that are no longer current models.

The content of this post is the intellectual property of Filofax Group Ltd. The scans are reproduced here with the full permission of Filofax Group Ltd.

As this is a picture heavy post, there is a break after the first few images, please click 'read more' to see the whole post.




13 February 2019

Web Finds - 13 February 2019

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So 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. B6 RINGS SET UP // SPC Valentine's Kit Theme! - Holly Plans
  2. Whats the dillio with my gillio! - Mermaid Kitty
  3. Turn your rings planner into a TN (travelers notebook) - Day By Design Planners
  4. Franklin Covey 21 Day Planner Booklet Review - Lala Planners & Things
  5. January Flip Through: Filofax and Bullet Journal Pages - Brandy Michelle Plans - YouTube
  6. Apro con voi la mia nuova Filofax Compact Personal della Saffiano color Raspberry - Ilenia Fia
  7. DEKORIAT | KW 05 im FILOFAX - dekoRIAt
  8. Filofax Personal Planner Setup | FEBRUARY 2019 - Ahlexandria
  9. Filofax Flipthrough | Mai 2018 - Dezember 2018 - eingerahmt
  10. Filofax Wochendeko KW 5 - starflower_plans
  11. 2019 Planner Setup // Pocket Filofax // Printable Kate - Printable Kate
  12. VALENTINES INSPIRED PLAN WITH ME | FILOFAX FLUORO | February 11th - 17th - The Love U Give
  13. February Planner Setup: Using my Filofax and Bullet Journal - Brandy Michelle Plans - YouTube
  14. Filofax Rings Upgrade to 1.4 in With Stationery Life Kit - Around The Home
  15. Оформляю разворот / Filofax patterns a5 marble. - Karina Gley
  16. Valentines day planner decoration| Valentinstag im Filofax | GER | sarahmaryslifeinpictures - sarahmaryslifeinpictures
  17. Pear Filofax A5 with June 2018 Planner Society kit - FancyDOE Debbie Gardner
  18. Filofax domino soft duck egg - GloryPlannersAndStationery Lover
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12 February 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 419

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.

11 February 2019

Reader’s Favourite Organiser - Anita

1. What is your favourite organiser (make/model/size)?

I’ve owned and sold many binders over the years, but I find that I always keeping coming back to a personal size Kensington.

The other day, I found a pros and cons list of some organisers that I used to own and in the cons side of my previous black Kensington, the only con said ‘colour’! I eventually donated mine back to the lovely Deb as I just couldn’t see myself only using a black Filofax, especially in the dark winter months.

My favourite is my recently acquired tan personal Kensington.



2. How long have you owned it?

I bought it from eBay in December 2018.

I have been quite content in my red Winchester since 2017, but have obviously had a hankering after a Kensington as I still had a saved eBay search for them. Funnily enough, on the day that I was going to delete the search, I got a hit and then realised that it was for a tan colour which doesn’t come up for sale that often. I had already decided not to buy, but once I saw the photos I was smitten.


3. What is it that you like about it so much?
  • Soft, but hardwearing pebbly leather
  • Slim profile
  • I love the simple design with the square corners
  • Light to carry when full
  • Layout that works well as a wallet and a zipped pocket that’s easy to access
  • Great colour which has faded to a beautiful orangey brown colour, with the darker original tan inside. 




4) Do you use it all the time?

Yes, I moved all the contents over from the Winchester and have been using it ever since. I am using the same simplified set up that I wrote about here before. I can’t imagine wanting to move back into the Winchester, so will be selling it as I’m at my happiest owning just the one. My Filofax is my external brain and houses lots of different notes about hobbies, books I’ve read, to-do lists and pretty much everything else. My A-Z section is a perfect way to store all the miscellaneous information that

I like having quick access to. Last year was a busy time with dealing with family commitments and my brain would’ve been leaking out of my ears without it!







5) Do you think the design could be improved in any way? How?

a) Bigger pen loop - the loop on my previously one was generously sized (fitting a Lamy Safari fountain pen), so I was quite shocked at how tiny the loop is on this one. However, I have found a way around the issue - using a metal Muji pen holder, which I have attached at the top of the slip pocket to house my Kaweco Sport fountain pen. This works well as the Kaweco is a short pen, so it doesn’t stick out when in the holder. I can then keep a Staedtler Triplus fineliner in the pen loop, so I have the best of both worlds as I use the fineliner with my Hobonichi stencil.




b) It’s not a deal breaker, but it would be great if it had a secretariat pocket instead of a full length one behind the credit card pockets. However, as the leather is quite flexible, it’s quite easy to get into the full length slip pockets.


Thank you Anita. 

As you know we are always looking for new people to appear in our 'Readers Favourite Organiser' feature, you don't have to be 'well known' or a long term user to be considered to appear in this 'spot'. 

So please contact Steve philofaxy at gmail dot com today.

09 February 2019

Web Finds - 9 February 2019

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 - 2 February 2019
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Guest Post - Philofile and the Accessory files. - Ian
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 418
  5. Web Finds - 6 February 2019
  6. Earthworks Journals
  7. Free for All Friday No. 534
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 next millennial craze has arrived. It’s the fancy day planner. - The Lily
  2. Van Der Spek Standard Touch Me ring organiser with 30mm gold rings - This Bug's Life
  3. Janet Leather Brown (JL104) Custom Un-widened A6 - Sharondippity
  4. Habit 4: Think Win-Win - FranklinPlanner Talk
  5. Time management Monday: Holidays in your planner - Quo Vadis Blog
  6. Goals Update: February 2019 - Tales From A Polk County Girl
  7. Hello February! - Eclectic Notebook
  8. Filofax personal-sized Kensington in red - This Bug's Life
  9. How to Let Go of the Negative and Choose a More Joyful Life - Day Designer
  10. How To Make Your Own $5 Wall Calendar - Wendaful Planning
  11. The Big Meet 2019 - Sam Alderson
  12. Undyed Bonanza! - Gillio RSS blog
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08 February 2019

Free for All Friday No. 534

The company that makes Filofaxes calls them "organizers," but many of us think of them as "planners," and that's what we mainly use them for: writing down our plans so we remember them.

But do you ever write down things after they happen, to help you remember where you were, what you were doing, or who you were with?

And as always on Fridays, feel free to discuss and/or ask anything ring-binder related!

07 February 2019

Earthworks Journals

We have a habit here on Philofaxy of discovering small companies that make organisers.

Images Sourced from Earthworks Journals

Today I'm going to share with you Earthworks Journals. They are a small company based in Northampton in UK that primarily make leather bound journals for coming up to 19 years.

However, they also make simple but elegant leather clasp-less organisers with rings:
All the items at the time of writing this post (January 2019) appear to be made to order and shipped within about 30-40 days of ordering.

You can also have the items personalised if you wish, they offer quite an extensive service.

Their prices look very good and no doubt the craftsmanship is up to standard too. The choice of ring sizes is very good too. I particularly like 20mm A5 rings it gives you a nice compact/slim A5 organiser.

Take a look at their website and if you do order from them, mention that you saw this post on Philofaxy. They also have a Facebook Page as well.

06 February 2019

Web Finds - 6 February 2019

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So 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. Yearly Flip Through - Krafting with Karen
  2. Franklin Covey Inserts for 2019 - GMJ Plans
  3. Plan With Me | My Weekly Planning Process | February 2019 - PlansMeetPaper
  4. 2019 Planner Flip-thru - DAY BY DESIGN PLANNERS
  5. Aliexpress planner | Gillio Dupe Flip Through - The Girl Who Plans
  6. Updated Setup for February 2019 // Gillio and A6 Stalogy // Pink Planner Girl - Nicola PinkPlannerGirl
  7. Gillio Medium Compagna Setup - Feb 2019 - Rebecca Hodge
  8. Today... Pocket Rings Filofax!! - Lynn M. Fenton
  9. CLOTH & PAPER Capsule Wardrobe Inserts! Now Available!! - MadyPlans
  10. Louis Vuitton GM Agenda walk through - hello fifties
  11. A5 Filofax/Financial Planner 2019 - Carries Realworld
  12. February 2019 Everyday Carry Personal Planner Set Up | Filofax Soft Domino - Elyssa Nalani
  13. Planner Flip ⋙ 2019 Setup ✕ Personal Filofax Finsbury ✕ Minimalist / Functional Planning - Artsy Alyce
  14. DEKORIAT | KW 04 im FILOFAX - dekoRIAt
  15. Remodeling My Filofax - Gina Ahrens
  16. Filofax Wochendeko KW 4 - starflower_plans
  17. January 2019 Flip Through - TravelingNatural
  18. Flipthrough Februar 2019 - Filofax Original Navy - Nixxes
  19. Filofax Fluoro Plan With Me | Monthly Setup & Week Of February 4th-10th - The Love U Give
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