24 August 2019

Web Finds - Saturday 24 August 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. Free For All Friday No. 561 by Anita
  2. Web Finds - Saturday 17 August 2019
  3. Experienced User - Franz
  4. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 90
  5. Meet Up - Saturday 5th October 2019
  6. Free For All Tuesday - No. 446
  7. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 21 August 2019
  8. Filofax Price List 1985 - Chisholms
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 JUICIEST planner EVAH! - Lime Tree Fruits
  2. 2 Ways to Record Information When Your Planner Isn't Nearby - Planner Fun
  3. 2020 Master Planner Printable Bundle - Strange & Charmed
  4. Friday Freebie – 2020 Annual Calendar - Wendaful Planning
  5. Friday Freebie! - Planner Fun
  6. Is BuJo Still Relevant? - Rhodia Drive
  7. That one time I bought a no-fun color Filofax! - Lime Tree Fruits
  8. Are You a Functional Planner? - Planner Fun
  9. Time management Monday: Brain dump your goals - Quo Vadis Blog
  10. Integrating Meal Planning Into Your Planning System - FranklinPlanner Talk
  11. Take Me Back Tuesday - Updates from the Archive - Planner Fun
  12. The potential of the blank page - MacPsych.me
  13. How to Plan for Projects in your Planner + Free Printable Project Planner - Wendaful Planning
  14. The To Do List And Other Debacles - Mademoiselle Women
  15. A to Z Tabs: a Filing Cabinet in My Planner - Planner Fun
  16. Surprise restock: A6 Compagna in epoca light blue - Blog | Gillio
  17. The Classiest Filofax I ever had! - Lime Tree Fruits
  18. 5 Minute Planner Hack - Planner Fun
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23 August 2019

Free For All Friday No 563 by Laurie

The school year is up and running, and we are all trying to get used to being back in the busy routine of early mornings and after school activities. I keep several pages in my Filofax that are family-related to help me keep everything organized.

I keep printouts of my kids' class schedules, so that if I need to make them a doctor or dentist appointment during school time I can have them miss gym instead of math class. I also keep a schedule of after school activities so I know who is doing what and when, and if I or my husband are picking up on which days. And I have printed out the school's calendar showing which days are half days and which days there is no school, for easy reference. I have (of course) written these dates into my planner pages, but when my husband texts me to ask when he should take off work for spring break (for example) or when the kids have a long weekend, I can take a quick glance at the page and let him know easily.

Do you have school-related pages (for yourself or your kids) in your Filofax?

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

Happy Friday everyone!

22 August 2019

Filofax Price List 1985 - Chisholms

Chisholms is a shop I used to visit quite often back in 1985-88 when I was a 'first time Filofax user'.

Sadly I don't think Chisholms are still in business. 103 Kingsway is now a travel management company, that was the store I used to go to. 63-66 Hatton Garden is now the address of a various jewellery businesses.









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21 August 2019

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 21 August 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. Day Timer Review - Curls and Crafts by Ty
  2. August Planner Update | Kendra Bork - Kendra Bork
  3. My functional planner - Louis Vuitton MM agenda functional planning - PLANNERLOWER
  4. Van Der Spek (VDS) Parme Personal Wide Ring Planner Flip-Through - Planner Girl
  5. A6 ring planner flip through| GREY Croco Matte | Gillio Compagna planner - plantobliss
  6. Current flip of my Gillio - itslaurennotloren
  7. Filofax Wochendeko KW 31 - starflower_plans
  8. Filofax Malden Stone Personal and Pocket size comparison | Skippyskittle - Nadia Jack
  9. August 2019 Filofax Flipthrough - Ganchi_mH
  10. Filofax Malden TN - Anything & Everything
  11. DIY холдер в filofax patterns a5 marble. - Karina Gley
  12. unboxing Gillio Appunto B6 vs. Filofax Malden - kti. plans
  13. Filofax A5 weekly set up before the pen | Nia Sian Design - Nia Sian Design
  14. Wochendeko KW 33 - Filofax Malden Ochre - Timelapse - Nixxes
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20 August 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 446

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.

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19 August 2019

Meet Up - Saturday 5th October 2019

I am planning a visit to London in October 2019, my travel and hotel is booked.

This event is open to everyone, there are no qualifying requirements... if you enjoy good company and you like organisers/notebooks of any brand then you will be very welcome and you will be amongst friends.

The event has been organised by David Round of William Hannah Ltd



London - Saturday 5 October 2019

So this is a 'calling notice' for people who would like to attend the Meet Up in London

Please read all of the post before you apply for a place on the meet up.

How to book a place on the meet up

Free tickets are available via Eventbrite (link below) on a first-come, first-served basis.




When and Where

We will meet initially at 12 noon at Vapiano in Great Portland Street. This is not far from Oxford Circus underground station.



We have visited this venue many times before.  They have a great ordering system which uses a smart card to record the items you order from the bar or food counter. When you pay the bill you will only be paying for the items you ordered and there's no additional service charge. Because of the flexibility on their ordering and payment system, you will be able to easily pay with cash or card. If you are slightly late it won't be quite so critical.

You can read all about the restaurant on their website here

During the meal there will be plenty of time for chatting and sharing Filofax organisers...

Our meet up will finish at about 6:30pm

Additional Information

If you aren't familiar with London or how to get to Vapiano from the station you are arriving at then use the Transport for London Journey Planner, it's generally quite good. 

Once we have our full list of people, we will exchange email addresses and if you aren't familiar with London you might be able to get someone to meet you at the station you are arriving at.

Your safety on the day and your enjoyment on the day is of paramount importance to me, so don't be afraid to ask any questions by email, I want everyone who attends to get the most from the day.

Thank you... any questions?


The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 90


Avoiding mistakes in planning  

Pitfalls and frustrations in planning and how to avoid them. We have all been there I'm sure.

With a guest appearance of Onslow, Karine's British bulldog.

Please support the podcast via Patreon

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions.
02:00 - Picking the right size planner.
03:00 - Test out the different sizes before investing a lot of money in a particular size.
06:00 - Don't fall in to the trap of 'Flavour of the month on Instagram'.
08:00 - What works for others might not work for you.
09:00 - Finding the correct inserts for you.
09:30 - Test out an insert for a week or two.
10:30 - Pick a simple layout to maximise the use of the page.
12:00 - Choosing the right pens that work for you and the paper you are using.
14:00 - Try to avoid duplicating entries in more than one place.
16:00 - Cut down on the accessories you are carrying in your planner.
17:30 - Lighter planners with smaller rings can be more efficient.
19:00 - Buying something and then selling straight away... give it some more time.
24:00 - Run your existing system with a new system to see what the difference might be.
26:00 - It is ok to use different formats for different functions.


Episode 90 - Avoiding mistakes in planning


A direct download is also available here: Episode90.mp3



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

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Previous Episodes:

2019

89 - Refocus
88 - When Your Plans or Goals Don't Work Out
87 - Decluttering Your Life - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
86 - Accessories for your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
85 - Journaling -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
84 - Workflows - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

2018

83 - Routines - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
82 - Productivity 201 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
81 - Planner Sizes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
80 - Do you have too many planners? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
79 - Improving Your Planning Productivity - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
78 - Ten reasons why you have stopped planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
77 - Letting Your Planner Take The Strain - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
76 - The Franken Flex - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
75 - Decluttering - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
74 - Engagement - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
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

18 August 2019

Experienced User - Franz

This week I would like to thank Franz for sharing with us how he uses his organisers.


My name is Franz Schimmelpfennig, 72, based near Saarbrücken in the Southwest of Deutschland, close to the French border (10 min. walk), not far from Luxemburg.

I spent my professional life in IT, started as a programmer working with punchcards up to being an IT Executive in an international US company in modern times: I’VE SEEN IT ALL!

When did I start using an organiser…I mean, everybody had a sort of note taking book/block (this was in the 70s!). Then, in 1986, my employer sent all staff to a Time/System training - T/S was supposedly the leading system in Europe. They were based in Denmark, I believe.

I remember very well the introductory sentence: „…today is the first day of the rest of your life…you better get organised in order to make the best use of your time“. It was quite revealing - a new view on time!

So, I invested in a nice leather organiser with a zipper and went on from there. Standard was A5 six rings - smaller formats came later.

I was a happy camper with my T/S - on the left side, there was a folded double page which kept the to dos; on the right, I had one page per day. At the end of the day, you would turn the day and hide it under the flap of the folded double page. At the end of the week, you would take the package out and store it in a box (and bin it - until today, I never go back to old timer records).

How has your use of an organiser changed over the years?

My organiser story is not different than that of many users that I’ve seen or read about:
  •     Paper
  •     Ringbook organiser
  •     Palm Pilot :-D all versions
  •     Psion (just because it was so cool)
  •     Compaq Handheld
  •     iPhones galore
BUT: I never gave up my ringbook. Writing something down / scribbling / drawing is so much more human nature…

Which diary format works best for you and why?

For many years, I was happy with my T/S until I got in touch with Franklin Quest. At that time, I was working in an international team and one of them had a Franklin Quest organiser. What I found intriguing was that FQ had a layout opposite to my T/S: the to dos on the RIGHT hand side and the day on the left. How much easier for a right-handed guy to keep track of the to dos rather than scribbling on the left page with the rings in the way!

So, I retired T/S and got my a FQ in classic Format (A5 like).

Some time later, I went to work in the US for a couple of years (early 90s). At that time, every upscale mall had a Franklin Quest shop with bookshelves full of binders in all sizes and leathers, papers, books, dividers, stationery related to FQ - it was haptic nirvana!

Over time, I went through many versions of FQ: classic, monarq (A4 like), Standard (teal) inserts, Monticello inserts; my monarq size book with the Monticello inserts looked quite impressive!

In 2000, I came back and worked in our Paris office for several years. What FQ in the US was Filofax in Europe: every decent warehouse had its Filo corner and in Paris, there was even a Filofax store!
Coming from T/S and FQ, I switched to Filo A5 (same Format and rings as the old T/S).

In the last couple of years, paper got less and less important - all the necessary information is on an electronic device: I tried to scale paper down.

One day, I detected the „Loehn“ method: Loehn is an engineer (professor) who developped his own method based on the  Grossmann method (developped in the 1930s!) very close to today’s GTD.
Loehn provides hardware in A6 Format and the paperwork that goes with it. Similar methods are Helfrecht (Germany) and Hirth (Switzerland).

A6 comes very handy since it fits in one’s pocket.

I’ve also tried to scale down to Filo Personal but I usually drop it after a couple of weeks because of the size: too thick/too big for a jacket - not much more writing space than my A6…
Inserts:

For my A6: Filo week on one page with notes, trimmed to 87x150mm.



For my Filo Personal: Exatime Étroit papier ivoire (yellow) 170x92mm, semaine sur 2 pages.


Currently, I keep calendars and project/information pages in both A6 and Filo Personal format for easy switching because I keep coming back: my Filo story is an on/off story - I really love Filo just for the Britishness and the venerable history. (regarding Britishness: I just had my 20 year old umbrella repaired by Swayne, Adeney, Brigg in London).

Now, retired, I play with different formats according to the occasion: day-to-day: A6, recently on travelling (vacation): Filo Kensington (it fits into the side pocket of my Fjällräven trousers!) with printed maps and paperwork, for more official use (club, authority): I put my A6 into my Filo A5 (zipped) for leaving an impression 🤓.


I also use a Finsbury slimline in black and a Holborn compact in red on occasion.

How has your use of an organiser changed over the years?

In the early days, everything went in - today, it holds only
  • calendars (Filo: week per page with notes; for my A6 book, I cut the Filo Papers to 87x150 mm and Punch new holes), 
  • projects 
Informations which I find useful for quick reference:
  • air pressure for the different tyres of the household (car, 5 bicyles, trailers), 
  • European countries with numbers, 
  • historic numbers, 
  • family gift list, 
  • checklist of my method (for occasional review and tuning), 
  • note papers for shopping / observations, 
  • checklist for emergency routines (what to pack: documents, stuff), 
  • emergency phone list, 
  • household procedures (for occasional review/tuning)
  • personal information.
Everything else is electronic (iCloud).

My method has developed over the years and is - naturally - close to GTD. My paper organiser is set up accordingly:
  • inbox: 
    • for paper, I use an A4 desk folder which I process in the morning
    • email. my mail tends to be empty since I usually process every entry asap.
  • calendar: 6 months of week per page with notes + monthly overviews
  • Projects: the daily nitty-gritty stuff; milestones are on the PC (I use „Agenda“ on my Macs). I do a daily review - new to dos go on the „notes“ page of the week.
  • Information as mentioned above.
Rule: there is only one calendar/agenda for a person! No split into private/professional life.

I don’t keep money (bills, change), stationery, stamps etc any more like I did 10 years ago :-D

No credit cards either - ApplePay and the likes make it obsolete.

Recently, I was travelling in Estonia and Sweden - completely cashless! A new experience…

And - I don’t decorate my planners (and no family pictures - they are on the mobile phone).

Best regards,
Franz

Thank you Franz, 

If you would like to take part in this series please email steve@philofaxy.com and mark your email 'Experienced Filofax User'

17 August 2019

Web Finds - Saturday 17 August 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. Free For All Friday - No. 560 by Steve
  2. Web Finds - Saturday 10 August 2019
  3. Calling Experienced Users
  4. Current set up in my Ascot - by Anita
  5. Free For All Tuesday - No. 445
  6. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 14 August 2019
  7. D.F. Sanders & Co - Lefax 1986
  8. Free For All Friday No. 561 by Anita
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. What is stiffener? - Blog Vdsshop
  2. How to cover an old ring binder with beautiful, vintage fabric [Video Tutorial] - iHanna's Blog
  3. FranklinPlanner Turns 35! - FranklinPlanner Talk
  4. New Colors added to our Custom Made stock leathers - Blog Vdsshop
  5. This Planner was like no other - Lime Tree Fruits
  6. Bloggers Like Us: Self Care and Diet? - Sam Alderson
  7. Cute Pastels Washi Storage Box - notesinabook
  8. Love my Louis. - PAIGE'S PAPER, PENS AND PLANNERS - Blog
  9. 7 Simple Steps to Finding Your Organized Life - Day Designer
  10. Time management Monday: Plan next summer now - Quo Vadis Blog
  11. Introducing The Midi Bag Brand That Will Help You Conquer Your To-Do List - Vogue
  12. Finally a WORK planner! - Lime Tree Fruits
  13. Bloggers Like Us #2 - Read, Write, Inspire
  14. Real Ostrich medium Compagnas - Blog | Gillio
  15. August 2019 Update. -  Planner Fun
  16. GIVEAWAY and Release 2 of the Twenty-Four Seven Collection! - little lamm & co
  17. 5 Quick Tips to Help your Planning Process - Looking through a frosty window…
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16 August 2019

Free For All Friday No. 561 by Anita

I was checking in the other day with a lady that I know, as some houses in her town are being evacuated due to a damaged dam (thankfully she lives up on a hill, further up the river). I later read that some of these residents were being allowed back into their homes for up to 15 minutes to pick up essential items. I suppose I started to wonder about what I do in that short amount of time... basics like sorting out any pets, pack some clean clothes, passport, laptop and of course my Filofax.

I've recently been on a selling spree, so that final item would be an easy choice for me as I now only own the one. However, if you have a larger collection and only had space for one in an emergency - which would you choose to take and why? 

And as always on Fridays, please feel free to discuss anything ringbound planner related.
Have a great weekend.

15 August 2019

D.F. Sanders & Co - Lefax 1986

This weeks catalogue is the D.F. Sanders & Co Lefax catalogue, again thank you to Sheldon for sending me this catalogue.

D.F Sanders & Co was The Design Store in New York with stores on Madison Avenue and West Broadway. [Source - New York Magazine]

D.F. Sanders was David F. Sanders who sadly died from complications associated with AIDS in April 1989, he was only 42 years old and the founder of the Design Store. The business closed in 1988. [Source: The New York Times]









































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