30 April 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 430

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.

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.

29 April 2019

Can You Help To Identify This Organiser?

Can you help one of our readers identify this organiser. There doesn't appear to be any makers name on it, but you might recognise the design or the style or the layout of the interior of the organiser.

Any help is gratefully received, please drop a comment down below.

Thank you.





28 April 2019

27 April 2019

Web Finds - 27 April 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 - 20 April 2019
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. When is a Duplex not a Duplex?
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 429
  5. Web Finds - 24 April 2019
  6. Updated Reader Under The Spotlight - Cori
  7. Free For All Friday No 545 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. Getting derailed - Looking through a frosty window…
  2. National Stationery Week 2019 - the countdown begins! - She's Eclectic
  3. How to Be a Super Organized Human Being by Simplifying your Life - Wendaful Planning
  4. Filofaxes...Downscaling and Selling My Collection. - Orangecoffee69
  5. Spring Cleaning Checklist 2019 – Free Download - FranklinPlanner Talk
  6. Time management Monday - Quo Vadis Blog
  7. Using a satellite planner - Looking through a frosty window…
  8. Free Blogging Ebook! - Strange & Charmed
  9. Alice in Plannerland - Mrs Brimbles
  10. NEW RELEASES & RESTOCK: A6 Compagna - Blog | Gillio
  11. Daily Journaling Prompts for May 2019 - Quo Vadis 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
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26 April 2019

Free For All Friday No 545 by Laurie

Change is in the air! Seems like a lot of people are going through life changes right now.

A couple of my friends have kids who are graduating high school next month. Other people I know are finishing their degrees now and contemplating the job market. Summer is coming up, which brings a change in the daily routines, travel, and family visits.

How are you using your planner to prepare for upcoming changes?

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

25 April 2019

Updated Reader Under The Spotlight - Cori

1. What are you using now compared to your original Reader's Spotlight post?

In my original reader's spotlight in 2016, I was using a DayTimer Portable/Personal size in Rose Gold. (I do still own this binder.)

Since May 2017, I've been using a custom made planner from a Mead Flex binder and cherry-picked planner pages and systems from various other planning set ups. I've dubbed it the Monster Flex.

This is the longest I've been using a single binder and set up in since 2014. (I discovered the planner world in Dec 2014 and fell down the rabbit hole.)

2. Is the organizer you are currently in your favorite? Do you own your favorite? If so, why aren't you using that one? (Style/Size)

Functionality and set-up wise, this is my favorite. I'm limited on binder color and all that, but it's what I need to function.

3. How many Filofax or other brands of organisers do you own?

I own 1 official Filofax Finsbury that used to belong to my husband's cousin. She gifted it to me because she knows I love planners.

Other brands I own are: Franklin Covey, DayTimer, Passion Planner, Chic Sparrow TNs, Foxy Fix TNs, At-A-Glance, and some no-name and homemade ones I've made myself.

4. What do you use your organisers for?

I use one organizer everyday and that's my custom planner I call my Monster Flex. I do have another cut down flex binder in the B6 size, but that's a refillable notebook, not a planner.



5. How many sections do you have in your organiser and what is each section used for?

8 sections total:
  • Dashboard of Sticky Notes
  • Calendar/Planner Pages
  • Goals Workbook
  • Writing-related notes
  • Misc.
  • Collections/Categorized pages (a la the Bullet Journal method)
  • Master To Do List
  • Coupon Binder
Now that I've listed them out, I think I need to clean it out! haha

6. If you could design your own Filofax what would it feature?

I wish more planners had the ability to bend back like spiral and coil notebooks, but also have the ability to have the rings open up like a binder. Essentially I want the Mead Flex binder ring set up with other planner binders.

7. What's your favourite Filofax tip or hack?

Being able to get your own hole punch and make your own printables. I love printables.

8. Have you ever attended a Philofaxy meet-up? if not do you intend to one day?

Nope! If one ever happens in Florida, I'd try to make it!

9. What was the last movie you watched?

Star Trek (2009 reboot)

10. What was the last book you read?

The End of the Romanovs by Victor Alexandrov, translated by William Sutcliffe

Thank you Cori

As you know we are always looking for new people to appear in our 'Reader Under Spotlight 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.

24 April 2019

Web Finds - 24 April 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. My Filofax & Journaling System - Bo_S
  2. Filofax Saffiano Compact Zip Organizer - Jonae KyOshee
  3. Update on my planner. A dilemma with my gillio - Mermaid Kitty
  4. DEKORIAT | KW 16 im FILOFAX & ich bin MISS APRIL! #12FORPHIE - dekoRIAt
  5. Filofax Orange Metropol - Second Chance - Alondra Karwowski
  6. Filofax Wochendeko KW 15 - Timelapse - starflower_plans
  7. Gillio flip through - Laura Jane planner
  8. Gillio Medium Compagna Ring downsize, Ring size comparison, Current Setup and more - Katherine Shu
  9. My Updated Planner Setup: Collab with MySummerTouch - Brandy Michelle Plans
  10. Updated weekly planning. Functional. - Mermaid Kitty
  11. Filofax Wochendeko KW 16 | 2019 | planningcat_ - planningcat_
  12. Filofax Wochendeko KW 16 / 2019 - Thor - Püppilotta Schokominza
  13. Functional daily planning. - Mermaid Kitty
  14. Mein filofax - Xenia_ crrazy
  15. SMPLANS: april 2019 system update + flip (LV + Gillio Firenze) - Sierra Poulson
  • 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




23 April 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 429

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.

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.

22 April 2019

When is a Duplex not a Duplex?

Duplex organisers where available since the early times of Filofax, they feature two sets of rings in the one organiser. The actual organiser as you can imagine becomes quite a bulky item.

I was looking through the catalogue archive the other day looking for some thing for one of our readers. As I have all of the pages that have been scanned in stored on my Mac it is fairly easy to scroll through all of the years quite quickly.

However, it is quite easy to miss some small detail at the time of scanning in the pages. Hidden in the depths of the 2001-2002 catalogue is the Filofax Westminster. I don’t think this model had a very long life, unless you can tell me otherwise.

Looking at the pictures below it appears to be a normal zip organiser and a slimline organiser that was stored inside. Use one for business and the other for your private life?

It came in two varieties, Personal and Slimline, and A5 and Slimline.

The Filofax Westminsters I've found on line make no mention of the Slimline.




I wonder if this combination would work today? So I tried it out with a Holborn Zip A5 and a Holborn Slimline.


With no clasp to get in the way, the Slimline seems the perfect partner.


I was surprised when it slotted in perfectly, even the left hand pen loop is still usable.


And it zips up without any difficultly as well.


The Westminster Personal Zip must have been bigger than current ones, both taller and wider. I tried fitting the Holborn Slimline in to my Holborn Personal Zip (not tall enough) and my Cuban Personal Zip (tall enough but not wide enough).

Overall though, an interesting discovery/experiment.

Would you think to use two organisers like this?

20 April 2019

Web Finds - 20 April 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 - 13 April 2019
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Filofax 1986 Product List
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 428
  5. Web Finds - 17 April 2019
  6. What is in my GILLIO organiser? - Maria
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 544 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. Time managment Monday: Where are you going? - Quo Vadis Blog
  2. Why time-blocking doesn’t work for me - Looking through a frosty window…
  3. Episode #49: David Allen Talks with Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez - Getting Things Done
  4. 5 Ways to Reset Your Budget With Your Goals in Mind - Day Designer
  5. VDS Touch Me Collection Pre-Sale Sign up for Parme, Perle, and Poussiere - Blog Vdsshop
  6. Notre-Dame cathedral fire - Quo Vadis Blog
  7. Kikki-k B6 Planner Review - Sam Alderson
  8. Ron McKay: Legal fakes, recalling the Filofax - The Herald
  9. Technology and Productivity - 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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19 April 2019

Free For All Friday - No. 544 by Steve

Nine years ago yesterday Laurie and I met for the first time, but not the only time.

It was very much a 'last minute' meet up. Laurie had been stranded in London because of the Icelandic volcano that had erupted and disrupted air travel over much of Europe.

So we made the most of it, meeting up in Waterloo Station in London and then spending a few hours chatting.

A lot of great ideas for the blog came out of the discussions.

A fun time, it sparked the idea of other meet ups later on. Within a month of us meeting I moved to France.

What were you doing 9 years ago? Of course it is Friday so feel free to discuss anything ring bound planner related.

Have a great weekend.

18 April 2019

What is in my GILLIO organiser? - Maria

I saw Steve’s inquiry for a post for the Philofaxy site for the ‘what is in my planner’ column. I have always enjoyed reading about other people’s planner and find mine a little bit boring. Sounds familiar?

Well here it goes, a boring planner 😉

(Disclaimer: for privacy reasons I have only blank pages photographed).

I have  GILLIO personal size grey mat, which I bought because I got a promotion at work. I was eying this planner for a long time and made a promise to buy it when I got the promotion. And I do not regret it.


My planning is a combination of GTD and bullet journal. And a lot of common sense and flexibility and usefulness to my daily life. My planner has 5 sections:
  • Note’s
  • Calendar
  • Projects/ To Do’s
  • Lists
  • Misc.
In the first section is my ‘In box’. I put there all my incoming notes, request, things I need to figure out. Everything goes there. I then go through it and put in the relevant sections.


The calendar section consist of four sections:

Yearly overview: I have the Filofax the four-year planner overview, where I put in school holidays’ and other school-related stuff for my kids.

Monthly overview: it is the month on one page and in between, I have a month overview where I put in all the important dates, to do’s for the month and goals.

Weekly: I have a week per page with notes. I put here all my appointments for the week, together with the to do’s for that week and some reminders/notes for the week. I also screen my month pages to see if there are things that I need to tackle in the week.



Daily’s: I bought these on a discount (90%!) somewhere in January this year. Even if I do not use it, it is cheaper than printing daily pages 😉. I put here all my appointments, to do’s, etc. for the day. At the end of the day, I screen the page and see if all has been done and/or need to be transfer / reschedule to another day. I kinda use them in a bullet journal style.


After the calendar section, I have my project / to do’s. I have here a master to-do list for the month. All the to do’s during the month are being placed here. From here I put the 'to do’s' on a relevant day that they need to be finished.

I also have my projects here, divided into a small task with there due date. I use just plan graphic paper for this. Nothing fancy.


Next, I have all my list. And this why I love the ring planner. I can take my list every year with me, without rewriting everything. My lists are:

  • Running schedule: I am training for the 10 Miles in June this year.
  • Addresses
  • General information
  • Website information
  • Work instructions: hmmm need to rethink about this section…
  • Finance


The last section is a (Daytimer) pocket that I trimmed to fit in the planner. I have this many, many, many years now. I put their stuff: stamps, nice mandala, writing board. Just stuff, that actually needs to go somewhere else……


As you can see, I find my planner cute, but functional. And while writing this piece I am already thinking that some sections need to find another place.

And now it is your turn: show me your planner 😊.

Thank you Maria for this excellent peep in to your organiser. As she says.... let us see yours... please contact steve at philofaxy dot com 

17 April 2019

Web Finds - 17 April 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. VanDerSpek Perle Junior - Desiree Biggs
  2. My Weekly Review Process (GTD) - Brandy Michelle Plans
  3. Planner Setup | April 2019 - Vienna Ortiz
  4. A look at Van Der Spek Leather Samples| VDS Leather Covers - Carrots & Olives
  5. Flip Thru of My Personal Size Chanel Planner - the planner spot
  6. Finchley and gillio - Laura Jane planner
  7. My Weekly Review Process (GTD) - Brandy Michelle Plans
  8. Planner Setup | April 2019 - Vienna Ortiz
  9. Planner Setup - Filofax Finsbury - The paper and pen girl
  10. Filofax Malden Personal || Set Up - Jennifer Green
  11. I May Have Done Something Crazy |Filofax Malden - Carrots & Olives
  12. Filofax Wochendeko KW 15 / 2019 - Iron Man - Püppilotta Schokominza
  13. DEKORIAT | KW 13 im FILOFAX & GEWINNERAUSLOSUNG - dekoRIAt
  14. Revue de mes 2 planners filofax ! - Charles S'éveille
  15. Filofax pocket planner setup/flip-thru - D M
  16. Set up my Filofax with me - Skybluepink
  • 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




16 April 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 428

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.

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.

15 April 2019

Filofax 1986 Product List

Thank you to Darren Rouce for sending me the scans of the 1986 Filofax Product List.











As always the pictorial 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. for educational and non-commercial usage.