28 February 2019

Highlights for February 2019

So here are the highlights for last month.

We published the following posts.

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 March.






27 February 2019

Web Finds - 27 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. Franklin Planner Love Binder - Tonya Plans
  2. Custom Van Der Spek Unboxing - Planner Mumsy
  3. Valentine's Day Planner Setup/Flip-Through | Van der Spek Parme B6 Rings - Niki Plans
  4. 2019 Planner Flip | Filofax Malden | 2019 - arlene rocha
  5. Реорганизация моего планера/Новое наполнение/Set Up Filofax Domino - Planner and Life
  6. Wochendeko KW 7 im Filofax I Plan with me I deutsch I miezekaetzchen32 - miezekaetzchen32
  7. Filofax Personal Wochendeko KW08 - deutsch - Plannessa
  8. Victorian Filofax Junk Journal Pt2 - Studio LIVE Project - RhomanysRealm
  9. Filofax Personal Croc in Ebony Setup - NiceNSimple143
  10. Pocket Rings SET UP | Filofax Pocket Croc Fawn - CraftyPlannerMom
  11. How To Make Cash Envelopes | Tutorial | Kate Spade Planner Wallet,  - Alyssa Herbert
  12. My Filofax Pocket Used As My Wallet - Christina Lovesplanning !!
  13. New color! | Filofax compact zip unboxing | review 2019! - vana.saving.on. hand
  14. Gillio Mia Cara Flip - Christina Lovesplanning !!
  • 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




26 February 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 421

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.

25 February 2019

A Date For Your Diary - Sunday 3rd March 2019

We are going to run another conference round-table voice/video chat using Skype.

When? - Sunday 3 March at the following times:
  • London 10:00 am, 
  • Paris 11:00 am, 
  • Brisbane 8:00 pm time.
Additionally we will be on line later in the day 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 one of our sessions each one lasts 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 3 March 2019.

24 February 2019

Silent Sunday

Gillio Amica Medium Size in printed matt finish calf leather


Read my review from a few years ago about the Gillio Amica here.

23 February 2019

Web Finds - 23 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 - 16 February 2019
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Planning Travels In Your Organiser
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 420
  5. Web Finds - 20 February 2019
  6. Undated A5 Diary Insert Pages
  7. Free For All Friday No 536 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. Van Der Spek Menthe Touch Me in standard size out and about - This Bug's Life
  2. NEW COLOURS: medium Amicas - Gillio RSS blog
  3. Time management Monday: How to use your paper planner along with digital reminders - Quo Vadis Blog
  4. UK's Biggest Planner Meet - UKPA The Big Meet 2019 - Kerrymay._.Makes
  5. 10 Excel Templates To Help You Manage A Budget - Wendaful Planning 
  6. Habit 6: Synergize - FranklinPlanner Talk
  7. Jared’s GTD Story - Getting Things Done
  • 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.

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Enjoy




22 February 2019

Free For All Friday No 536 by Laurie

Recently I had a 3 hour wait in a comfortable location. I came prepared with a snack, my water bottle, a book, and my Filofax. I expected I would be bored for at least part of the time. But it was actually really nice to have that time to read, and to go through my Filofax. I had plenty of time to look through my pages to see what was coming up in the next few weeks, come up with some ideas for work, review my goals, and put goal tasks into my schedule.

It made me realize how infrequently I just sit down with my Filofax and peruse the pages. I don't do a big weekly planning session; I plan continually during the week as things come up or change. Every Sunday I copy the week's plans into the family calendar. But otherwise my planning is on an as-needed basis.

I think I'm going to start having regular sit-down sessions with my Filofax just to look through the pages and remind myself of what's important.

Do you do big planning sessions on a regular basis? What is your planning routine?

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

21 February 2019

Undated A5 Diary Insert Pages

As well as the dated versions of the diary layouts we have on Philofaxy. We also have undated versions of the same layouts.

You can print these off as and when you need a week or a day to plan a specific event. Or if you just want to try out these new layouts without printing off a whole load of pages.

Enhanced TM Week View (Undated)


Download Word file or PDF file

Vertical Week View


Download Word file or PDF file 

2 Days Per Page Lined and Unlined



Download Word file (Lined) or PDF file   or Word file (Unlined) or PDF file

Day Per Page


Download the Word File or PDF file 

Day on Two Pages


Download the Word File or PDF file

All of these files will print on to A5 paper or A4 paper using booklet print mode of your printer.


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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
  • 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




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
  • 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




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.