15 February 2020

Web Finds - Saturday 15 February 2020

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 - Saturday 8 February 2020
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Cross - Referencing
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No 471
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 12 February 2020
  6. Philofaxy London Meet Up - Saturday 30 May 2020
  7. Free For All Friday by Nan - No. 588
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. Mini Love Stories - The Official Filofax Blog
  2. Undyed Bonanza - Blog | Gillio
  3. Why I Track the Moon Cycle In My Planner - Strange & Charmed
  4. Time management Monday: Easy bullet journaling - Quo Vadis Blog
  5. The Beautiful Bullet Dot - Ganchi Plans
  6. New Year’s Resolutions Check-In - FranklinPlanner Talk
  7. Valentine's Day Promotion - Blog | Gillio
  8. Rings vs Hobonichi – which is better? - Polkadotparadiso
  9. How to Make This Year Your Best Year Yet! - Strange & Charmed
  10. How to Make an Easy-To-Use Magnetic DIY Chore Chart with the Silhouette Cameo 4 - Wendaful Planning
  11. Inside my planner / 1 - Pam Alison Knits
  • 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. 
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14 February 2020

Free For All Friday by Nan - No. 588

How do you organize your to do lists? Do you use dedicated to-do pages in your organizer? Do you write them on the day you're planning to do them? Or some combination of the two? Do you use different solutions for work and home?

For example, I do best when I organize my work tasks using a digital tool like ToDoist, which lets me easily reschedule and reprioritize a large number of tasks. For my personal life, I have fewer tasks, and I like to keep them on my daily pages.

Of course, since it's Friday, feel free to discuss anything organizer/planning related.

13 February 2020

Philofaxy London Meet Up - Saturday 30 May 2020

I am planning a visit to London in May 2020, which might seem like a long time away, but I checked the calendar and it is nearly time to book my train tickets!

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



London - Saturday 30 May 2020

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

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

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

How to book a place on the meet up

To get a place on the meet up you need to email: steve[at]philofaxy[dot]com and mark your email 'May 2020 London Meetup', you can book a place straight away.

As places are allocated you will receive an email back again confirming your place on the meet up.

Please do not book travel tickets etc until you have a confirmed place. I will attempt to confirm places within 2-3 hours of receiving your email.

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?




12 February 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 12 February 2020

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. How I Setup My Frankenplanner - Vienna Ortiz
  2. Flip Thru of My New VDS Parme Planner - the planner spot
  3. 2020 functional planner setup-pocket rings - ginplansxo
  4. Setting Up My Van Der Spek Junior Parme | February 2020 - liveplanlove
  5. HPOV, Original, Blooms, Monticello | Classic vs Compact Franklin Planners Comparison - Tonya Plans
  6. My 2020 Planner Set Up! Minimal + Functional A5 Cloth & Paper Agenda | MadyPlans - MadyPlans
  7. Functional Plan With Me: February 3-9, 2020 | Franklin Covey Compact 2PPD - Valerie Brown
  8. January Update: Moterm & Mark’s Edit Planner - Monique Smith
  9. Moterm Personal Planner, February Setup - eyes2jesus
  10. Plan with Me| Personal Ring Planner| Valentine's Week - Anika's Kreative Plans
  11. My Current Planner Collection 2020 - Planner Girl Fayth
  12. My 2020 Planner Setup and Flip Thru - How I Use My Franklin Planner - Tonya Plans
  13. How to cut Inserts for Ring and Disc Bound Planners - Sharry Lee
  14. Gillio rings to strings: step by step how to - Stationery Love
  15. Personal Size Planner Setup 2020 | Filofax Original Nude - Planner Girl Fayth
  16. 2020 Filofax Pocket Croc Setup | Pocket Planner Flip Through! - Systematic Maddie
  17. Filofax Pocket Planner Setup | Planner setup for Friend - Systematic Maddie
  18. Filofax Pocket Planner Setup - Just_Keyz
  19. Daily Layouts or Weekly Spreads - What Works? Filofax Malden Stone Personal Planner Tips -  Sort Stuff Out
  • 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




11 February 2020

Free For All Tuesday - No 471

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 with any questions and comments.

10 February 2020

Cross - Referencing

I was looking through some old posts on here the other day and I came across a mention about cross-referencing. I'm sure you have all been doing this for years and wondering why I'm writing about it!

It is a very simple idea/practice to help you de-clutter your dairy pages.

In the example on the right you will see I have written 'Boiler service N3'

N3 is the location of my notes for 'Le technician de chaudiere' or the boiler man to you and moi!

We have had a few issues with our boiler (chaudiere) in the last few months, nothing major, but I've been keeping a note of them in the notes section of my organiser so N3 is 'Notes - Page 3'

I can grab that page out of my organiser on the day of the appointment and then he will have just those notes to see and nothing else from my diary.

Do you cross-reference information in your organiser?

08 February 2020

Web Finds - Saturday 8 February 2020

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 - Saturday 1 February 2020
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Highlights for January 2020
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 470
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 5 February 2020
  6. Productivity Tips....
  7. Free For All Friday No 587 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. DIY: Clipbook Glitter Window - The Official Filofax Blog
  2. Finsbury (1st gen) Personal - Filowiki
  3. Is Your World Outrunning You? - Getting Things Done
  4. Time management Monday: Preview your month - Quo Vadis Blog
  5. Planner ahoy! - Pam Alison Knits
  6. The Franklin Five: February 2020 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  7. Customer review: Pocket Compagna - Blog | Gillio
  8. Post-it Note Organization - the organized science teacher
  9. How I Plan on Reigniting My Creative Passion - Strange & Charmed
  10. New Binder - paperinkplan
  11. Episode #57: David Allen on the Natural Planning Model - 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

Enjoy




07 February 2020

Free For All Friday No 587 by Laurie

Normally by this point in the year I would have discovered that there was something about my planning system that wasn't working, so I would have abandoned that aspect of it (whether it be certain pages in my Filofax, or an entire planner altogether) and moved on to trying something else. But this year, knock on wood, everything seems to be working and so far I haven't made any changes to my system! In fact I'm happy to report my system has been working well for me since August.

Have you made any changes to your Filofax pages already this year?

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

06 February 2020

Productivity Tips....

I picked up the following tips from a photographer I follow on You Tube. I've adapted his suggestions to apply to more of us.

How to be productive. 

1. Sleep - Some people say get up at 5am to get a start on the day... no, good sleep is the key to good productivity, so try to get 7-9 hours sleep during the week.

2. Make lists, quick tasks and long tasks.

3. Write down all your ideas and tasks. Don't try to remember everything.

4. Go to work or sit in different places to reduce your distractions and give yourself time to think.

5. Be aware of distractions before they impact on your productivity. Limit your screen time, especially on your mobile phone. Remove apps from your phone that distract you the most.

6. In the last 15 minutes of the day plan the following day, jobs, tasks, exercise and empty your head so you sleep well.

7. Learning to say NO rather than yes to everything. That will give you more time to work on things you want to work on and avoid the things that don't thrill you.

8. Learning to take constructive breaks, have a coffee, and break from a long task with a short task.

What productivity tips do you have? Please leave a comment below.

05 February 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 5 February 2020

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. Moterm Personal Planner Set-up - Lala Planners & Things
  2. Van Der Spek Stardust Croco A5 Manager - Nekolassa
  3. My First Vanderspek Planners Review and Flip Through - Plaidfuzz Planning
  4. February 2020 Plan With Me | MySummerTouch Monthly - Ganchi_mH
  5. Moterm Planner Review (includes imperfect planner!) | Aliexpress Personal and Pocket Rings - spellbound rose
  6. How I Keep Track of Projects in my Planner | Collab with @Annie Smith !!! - Ganchi_mH
  7. Post Its Organization I The Organized Science Teacher - The Organized Science Teacher
  8. January 2020 Flip Through | Franklin Covey Planner | Blooms Day On Two Pages - Valerie Brown
  9. 2020 Planner line up | NEW Moterm planner | 2020 planner set up + planner flip through - Queen Mary Bella
  10. Van Der Spek A5 Manager Stardust Croco - Nekolassa
  11. Plan With Me - 27.1. - 2.2.2020 | Filofax Personal Clipbook | Deutsch - Lorelei Lee
  12. Unboxing filofax domino soft fawn A5 planner - Plannerlower
  13. Filofax 2020 Setup - Just_Keyz
  14. My new business Planner from Filofax Classic A5 Croc. - Planner mother of 3
  15. Filofax Pocket 2020 Setup - Black Croc Wallet - Minimal and Neutral Aesthetic - Sort Stuff Out
  16. My Updated Filofax Malden In Fuchsia - Shirley Thrives
  17. Filofax Wallet Unboxing - Lala Budgets
  18. First set up | FILOFAX CROC A5 | 2020 - Planner mother of 3
  19. Gillio Firenze Aubergine A6 Rings flip through Jan 2020 - Plan to Create
  20. Gillio Medium Compagna Planner Wallet Combo - Robyn Cook
  21. Gillio dupe flip through - christina_lovestoplan
  22. February Refresh: A6 rings setup from start to finish! - Kristen’s Planner
  23. Louis Vuitton GM/Large Agenda: Initial Set Up - NJ Loves
  24. Franklin Planner Gingham Farm Floral Binder | Compact vs Classic - Tonya Plans
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
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Enjoy




04 February 2020

Free For All Tuesday - No. 470

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 with any questions and comments.

03 February 2020

Highlights for January 2020

So here are the highlights for last month.

We published the following posts.

If you have any ideas for future posts we look forward to hearing your suggestions, please comment below.

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 February 2020.






01 February 2020

Web Finds - Saturday 1 February 2020

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 - Saturday 25 January 2020
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Organiser Sections
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 469
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 29 January 2020
  6. PlannerCon Europe 2021
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 586 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. My Full 2020 Planner Set Up [2020 Planners] - Polkadotparadiso
  2. Personal - Tracker - Lorelei Lee's Plan-Bar
  3. Time management Monday: How to use weekly and daily planners at the same time - Quo Vadis Blog
  4. How “it’s good enough” holding you back - Lime Tree Fruits
  5. Vanilla Folders blog and VF planner pages - Vanilla Folders blog
  6. Personal - Weeks - Lorelei Lee's Plan-Bar
  7. 2020 Planner Setup - paperinkplan
  8. Free Personal-Sized To Do Lists - Anything Everything Salad
  9. Sync Your Planner with Technology - FranklinPlanner Talk
  10. Personal - Months - Lorelei Lee's Plan-Bar
  11. Daily Journaling Prompts for February 2020 - Quo Vadis Blog
  12. How to Plan Your Ideal Day | Habits & Routines {FREE INSERT} - Strange & Charmed
  13. Personal - Yearly Overview 2020 - Lorelei Lee's Plan-Bar
  14. Need some motivation to get back on track? Here it is! - Lime Tree Fruits
  15. Planning and Prioritization: The Keys to Mastering Your Best Life - Day Designer
  16. Washi Club - notesinabook
  17. Looking for the Elusive, Perfect, Week on 2 Pages Inserts - Anything Everything Saladx
  • 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

Enjoy




31 January 2020

Free For All Friday - No. 586 by Anita

I must admit that I've been struggling to find some inspiration for today's post as winter is not my favourite season, so January always feels like a long and tough month. Consequently I try not to schedule any bigger personal projects to work on and instead focus on self care and decluttering. I've been doing a month of daily yoga and meditation, and have been slowly decluttering files on my computer and generally tidying up around our home. I'm still using my simplified set up (since 2018) and haven't felt the need to make any changes as it just works. As we progress into spring in the UK, I will then start looking at what else I'd like to get done during the year and then maybe consider making any required tweaks to my set up.
Do you do something similar with either your calendar or set up in the winter months?

And as always, please feel free to discuss anything Filofax or ringbound organiser related.
Have a great weekend. 

30 January 2020

PlannerCon Europe 2021



There have been lots of questions about when is the next PlannerCon Europe...

Some news hot off the press:

Third PCE mini Q&A:
  • Is a third event happening? YES
  • Do we have a date in mind? YES, but to be confirmed by location
  • Will there be super early bird 99 Euro tickets again? NO
  • Will there be a special alumni ticket? YES
  • Will the third PCE be bigger? YES
  • Will the third PCE be better? WE THINK SO YES
Look out for future announcements and ticket news here: 

29 January 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 29 January 2020

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. Slimming Down My A6 Planner| Van Der Spek - Carrots & Olives
  2. Filofax Malden or Gillio Compagna?? - Sam Kelley
  3. Franklin Planner Storage Case and Sleeve Combo Review - Tonya Plans
  4. Simple Botanical 2020 Planner Setup | Starbucks Moleskine Weekly | no talking, bright music - spellbound rose
  5. My 2020 planners (stalogy b6, a6 rings van der spek And erin condren) - Tanjaanneka
  6. 2020 Planner Setup: My Notes and Inbox Section - Brandy Michelle Plans
  7. Filofax Pocket Malden | ASMR/Silent Flipthrough - Ganchi_mH
  8. Into February We Go! Cocoa Daisy 'Love Notes' and a Return to GTD. - Rachel Blundell
  9. 2020 Planner and Journal Lineup | Moleskine Weekly, Gillio, Cadeneta Notebooks, Sojourner - spellbound rose
  10. Planner Peace and Fear of Missing Out! | Planner Rant | Candiik Vlogs - Candiik
  11. Functional vs Decorative Planning - Fabulously Creative
  12. Daily Plan With Me | Moterm Personal Planner | Minimalist Planning - Noras Cove
  13. Moterm A7 Rings Binder Unboxing (Cheaper Filofax) - VlogAllAboutIt
  14. Moterm Black vs. Moterm Black & Red/Amazon Planners Comparison - Beauty Bloomer
  15. Gillio planner unboxing / Best Gillio dupe - christina_lovestoplan
  16. Pocket gillio as wallet. First setup. Using MySummerTouch - Mermaid Kitty
  17. A6 Rings Planner Setup - Pelle Studio Flip Through | Romina Vasquez - Romina Vasquez
  18. My planner for 2020| a6 rings | gillio compagna - plantobliss
  19. Goal tracker planner A5 ring Planner- Goal setting tracker & planner - Nicole Sabrina
  20. 2019 A5 Rings Flip | When Riley Plans - When Riley Plans
  21. Filofax & ich - Eine lange Geschichte | Deutsch  - Lorelei Lee
  22. Week 2 Check In + Cash Envelope Stuffing | January 2020 | Filofax Personal Organizer - Paperie Planning
  23. Filofax Domino Soft A5 pink - Le Sfumature di Caty
  24. Filofax personal size - Mamasplans
  25. Erin Condren Petite Planner| Frankenplanning with my A5 | Filofax - Amanda Rae Plans
  26. Cloth & Paper Unboxing & Review | Filofax Personal Organizer | Paperie - Paperie Planning
  27. Updated 2020 Planner Lineup | Discbound, Filofax and Erin Condren | At Home With Quita - AtHomeWithQuita
  28. Filofax Clipbook Set up & Einlagen | Personal Rings | Deutsch - Lorelei Lee
  29. Anime journal with me Filofax Ring Planner Pocket Edition - Anime planner set up - Nicole Sabrina
  30. UPDATED Budget Planner Setup | Filofax Malden Stone Grey | At Home With Quita - AtHomeWithQuita
  • 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