23 September 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 23 September 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. My First Vds! Vanderspek Unboxing Systematic Maddie
  2. B6 Rings, Pocket Rings, Moleskine, Stalogy: Table Chat - Monique Smith
  3. I Rented a Planner?  - Sam Kelley
  4. Gillio Medium Mia Cara VS Moterm Personal Versa - Planner Mumsy
  5. Plan with Me | Filofax Personal | Simple & Trendy Co Daily Inserts | September 14-20, 2020 #filofax - Michelle Miller
  6. Day trip to Düsseldorf Germany | Japan Town + Altstadt | train travel vlog | stationery + food haul - lizzuplans
  7. A5 Rings Fall 2020 Flip Through| DIYFish, Cloth & Paper, Peanuts Planner Co - Antonisha La'Shay -Kore' Candle Co
  8. Personal Filofax Malden & Franklin Covey Compact Boston Chat - Monique Smith
  9. Plan with Me | A5 Filofax | Cloth and Paper Weekly Inserts | September 21-27, 2020 #filofax - Michelle Miller
  10. September 2020 Planner Set Up | Personal Moterm Binder - PlansMeetPaper
  11. Plan with me + Planner Flip through - The Fabulous Planner
  12. Mid month planner flip...VDS touch me, Aura Estelle B6, and A5 Kikki K - Tilted Tierra with Melissa Reeves
  13. The Art Of Planning...My Friend Franklin (Planner). And Four Planning Essentials - CandiKCan
  14.  New Moterm Pocket Versa Compared to Moterm Pocket Planner | New White Moterm Pocket Versa - The Minimal Sophisticate
  15. Looking at Lovely New Things! A5 Moterm for my Planners - theschizy witch
  16. Moterm pocket Luxe unboxing l Moving in to my moterm - Planners.and.plants
  17. *Moterm* Personal Versa - Yay Or Nay?!?! Charming Plans
  18. September 2020 Planner Set Up | Personal Moterm Binder - PlansMeetPaper
  19. Setting My Moterm Personal Versa - Planner Mom Of 6
  20. Top 3 Planner Accessories For Functional Planning - Life With Holly Lifestyle
  21. Planner Collection Agenda Collection Filofax Louis Vuitton Kikki K - Madame Cristina Art
  22. Vergleich Erin Condren, Happy Planer, Filofax | gabelschereblog - GabelSchereBlog
  23. Configurando mi Wedding Journal | Filofax A5 Malden (Planner) - My Yellow Journal
  24. Floraler Einklang | KW 35 im Filofax dekoRIAt
  25. Filofax Haul - Budgetfriendly
  26. Filofax Malden Mini | Planner Wallet Quick Flip | Orchid - Perpetual Mommy
  27. Filofax Malden Personal Size - Simple.living219 T
  28. My Old Leather Filofax From Braun Buffel (1996-1997) || Stationery September 2020 - Two Mice On My Bookshelf
  29. Filofax Pocket Planner | Setup Flip-through #filofax - aliloves2plan
  30. Projected 2021 "Financial Planner" [Part 5]....A5 Filofax...Updated September - Valentina Maria Mancera
  31. A6 Planner Set Up | Blush Gillio Firenze Compagna #plannersetup - Eat Pray Plan
  32. Gillio Medium Compagna Setup|Bicolor Charcoal Matte/Epoca Aqua|Gillio Medium设置•炭黑/水蓝拼色 - Color Your Day
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22 September 2020

Free For All Tuesday - No. 503

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.

21 September 2020

Filofax Complete Product List - February 1989

Looking back to February 1989 when Filofax sent out paper Personal size product lists that you could carry in your organiser.  We have the 1989 catalogue already in our archive, you can see it here. 

Heffers Stationers are still in Cambridge, but at a different address to that shown on the front page. 

You will find higher resolution versions of these scanned pages on our dedicated catalogue site here.

The content of these images are copyright Filofax Letts Group and they are reproduced here with their permission for education, research and non-commercial use only.

20 September 2020

Guest Post - A Minimalist’s Filofax Notebook Bullet Journal

Thank you to Leslie for this guest post

As a minimalist, I’m passionate about eliminating distractions so I can focus on high priorities. I first discovered Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journal system when it began making waves in the minimalist community. Since 2018, I’ve used BuJo to track and plan everything important to me. 

Analog planning has been a major relief from tech overload. Relying on smartphone apps for time management used to lead me down a rabbit hole of checking social media and news updates. Bullet Journaling is an alternative that keeps me away from my phone when I need to be productive.

My favorite practice inspired by the ‘The Bullet Journal Method’ book was swapping handwriting for typing. I’ve found that taking a little extra time to handwrite tasks, events, and notes forces me to pause and decide if they’re relevant. The tasks I hesitate to spend a few seconds jotting down are rarely worth doing at all.

I used the classic BuJo process for a year before experimenting with customizations. My simple modified layouts work seamlessly with my current routine. I enjoy seeing artistic Bullet Journals and appreciate the creative outlet of decorating them, but I prefer to keep my journal very basic. Here’s my setup:

Since my Bullet Journal often substitutes for my phone, I decided they should be equally lightweight and portable. The products I use for Bullet Journaling are a pocket size Filofax Notebook, a pen loop insert, dividers, a ruler page-marker, and dot grid filler paper. From a sustainability standpoint, I like how I can refill and recycle the paper while reusing the cover, dividers, and page-marker.

Each collection has its own divider and the notebook pages are easy to rearrange. My collections are: Monthly Log, Daily Log, Home, Online, Errands, and Notes. The final divider is for blank paper.

My Home collection has lists of home maintenance projects and dates that I completed seasonal chores.

Because I time-block unessential technology use, my Online collection includes a list of topics to research and websites to visit during scheduled tech time.

My errand list and grocery list are in my Errands collection.

Important notes from my Daily Log are copied into the Notes collection and events are copied into the Monthly Log collection since I save Notes and Monthly Logs but recycle old Daily Logs.

My Monthly Log layout is a simple 2 page horizontal spread. To easily find the current date, I check off dates as they pass. The chores column uses abbreviations for interval tasks like laundry. I underline Sundays to divide the weeks.

I designed a 2 page horizontal layout for my Daily Logs as well. I make my Daily Logs the night before; it usually takes about 5 minutes.

For each Daily Log, I start by checking my Monthly Log, collections, and shared Google calendars from my husband and workplace. Then I copy scheduled and time-blocked events into the schedule column. Notes are recorded throughout the day in the notes column.

The “Quick @ home” column is where I add tasks like unloading the dishwasher and reading a Bible passage. “Longer @ home” includes vacuuming and riding my exercise bike. Separating tasks by duration makes it easier for me to choose one based on how much time I have available. The errands column allows me to group away-from-home tasks efficiently.

Limiting my daily tasks and errands to these columns encourages me to maintain boundaries with my workload.

If you’ve already practiced the basics of Bullet Journaling, I recommend exploring modifications for a tailored fit. BuJo’s flexibility is what makes it such an effective tool for mindful organization.

Leslie Watson is an eco-minimalist from the West Coast, USA where she works as an elementary school teaching assistant. She shares her articles on Linktree. You can also find her on Instagram as @LessHasteAndLessWaste.

19 September 2020

Web Finds - Saturday 19 September 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 12 September 2020
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Filofax UK 2000 - Catalogue
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 502
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 16 September 2020
  6. Moterm Update - Bigger rings in the Versa and additional pen loops
  7. Free For All Friday No 619 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. Planning in this time of chaos - This Bug's Life
  2. The Anna Binder Is Back! - FranklinPlanner Talk
  3. How to use text stickers in your planner - Plan Inspire Create
  4. Reconstructing my Reflections Ringed Binder - Planner By Day
  5. Web Finds – 16 September 2020 - Travellers Notebook Times
  6. Important Planner Section - Looking through a frosty window…
  7. Customer review: epoca Lotus - Blog | Gillio
  8. Link Love: Ollie Got Mail! - The Well-Appointed Desk
  9. Planner Quote: September 14, 2020 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  10. Minimalist Color Coded Weekly spread in the Practical Paper Co Planner - All About Planners
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18 September 2020

Free For All Friday No 619 by Laurie

Earlier this week I was out walking my dog and saw my neighbor from down the road. We got to talking, as we do, and she mentioned the weather this month is so different from this month last year. She said she writes the weather every day in her diary, and likes to compare year to year.

Well as you might imagine, my ears perked up at the mention of a diary so I couldn't resist interrogating her just a little bit about what she likes to write in her pages. She uses an A5 day per page diary and in addition to the weather she writes when the migrating birds arrive and depart, which flowers are coming up, what she planted or harvested in her garden, which mountain she hiked up that weekend (she is retired and 20 years older than I am but still hiking up mountains!), and any other daily notes.

I love hearing about people using their diary pages this way. Do you write daily notes like this in your diary pages, or in a designated section of your Filofax? What types of things do you like to record? And do you compare them year to year?

As always on Fridays, feel free to discuss anything ring-binder organizer related!

17 September 2020

Moterm Update - Bigger rings in the Versa and additional pen loops

Following on from my recent purchase of a Moterm Versa organiser.  I mentioned in my review that I had ordered some larger 30mm rings to see if they would work in the Moterm Versa, which as default comes with 25 mm rings.

The rings are very easy to install, it was just a case of waiting for them to arrive and making a quick swap.

It is very simple to change them, just get a medium size flat blade screwdriver and undo both slot headed nuts by turning them anti-clockwise. Take out the old rings. Line up the new rings on the bolts and reattach the slot headed nuts and tighten them up by turning clockwise in the conventional way.

This is what the underneath size of the rings look like, no surprises really. They come out as a complete unit, you can't take they apart any further without reverting to bending metal! They aren't the highest quality I've seen, but certainly not the lowest quality by a long way.

With the 30 mm rings installed, I wanted to see if the cover was wide enough to take the bigger rings without any overhang of the tabs on the outer edge of the organiser.

No over hang, with 30 mm rings, this is with my normal Filofax Personal size inserts and dividers with side tabs installed on the rings.

Yes it will be even more 'chunky' than before!! but they work, this adds to the flexibility of this particular organiser, especially as the rings can be quickly swapped out if required back to the smaller size.

See the Moterm AliExpress page for all of their ring mechanisms.

Moterm also recently announced some new accessories.

Some pen loops that slide on to the clasp of an organiser or notebook cover.

The photos below shows the outside in leather and on the inside are the two elasticated loops. The vertical loop being part of the leather outer part that goes on to the clasp. With a horizontal elastic loop to hold the pen.

That sounds complicated I know....

Here is one slid on to the clasp with a pen added.

They come in sets of three, small, medium and large, but when you order you can change your order if you wish.

I picked two large and one medium. The photo below shows the medium and large, they are available in the various Moterm leather colours, in my case black will also work with other brands of organiser with similar size clasps.

With the clasp snapped shut the pen loop sits neatly on the clasp with the pen located just outside the border of the organiser.

Adding two of the large pen loops to my Moterm Versa clasp works! I managed to add the medium one as well, but it is a very tight fit and you have to use the other extended clasp popper with three on the clasp, so I settled for two on the clasp.

With the pen loop on the flyleaf and the pen slot in the outer jacket spine that would give you four places for carrying pens of different sizes, would you need that many? I know I wouldn't need that many!

I think it is a neat way of adding another pen loop without taking up more space on the rings and it would work with other brands of organisers as well.

You will find full details on the Moterm AliExpress page.

16 September 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 16 September 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. Pocket Rings - Print Pression - Monique Smith
  2. Moterm Personal Versa vs Gillio Medium Mia Cara - spellbound notes
  3. My Monthly Review Process: August 2020 - Brandy Michelle Plans
  4. Filofax Pocket Croc Planner Flip - Systematic Maddie
  5. A6 Gillio Compagna Set Up Sep 2020 - LanieB Plans
  6. Comparing Imperfect Moterm Planners: Litchi Pink vs Blue Croc - sjplans
  7. September Minimal Planner Setup // Moterm Pocket Versa // Moterm Taupe // Pocket Rings Planner - Alexis Lauren
  8. Personal Versa - Updated September flip - Lali's Life
  9. Aliexpress Moterm Unboxing and First Impressions | Filofax Ghillio Dupe | ScientificallyEngineered - ScientificallyEngineered
  10. Moterm Personal Planner Setup & Reflection | - Planner Lex
  11. Moterm Collection॥ Quick view A5 luxe rings planner - Mademoiselle LORENZO
  12. Moterm LUXE A7 Pocket Planner Unboxing and Comparison - sweet.smores.studio
  13. Autumn Setup - VDS Tabac using Personal Wide - B6 Ring Planner Flip-Through - Fall Minimal Planning - Sort Stuff Out
  14. Plan with Me | A5 Filofax | Cloth and Paper Weekly Inserts | September 14-20, 2020 #filofax - Michelle Miller
  15. How To Care For Your Planner | Planner tips | LV AGENDA 2020 - BMESSI
  16. Planner Flip Through | Personal Rings Planner | Every Day Carry Planner - Planning Annie
  17. Filofax Malden Planner Fall Flip | Personal Size | Fall 2020 - arlene rocha
  18. Projected 2021 "Financial Planner" [Part 4]....A5 Filofax...Setting up September! :) - Valentina Maria Mancera
  19. Plan With Me - Filofax Original A5 Shop Planner - desleyjane plans
  20. Filofax Union Jack Setup | Doctor Who Theme | Personal Rings | #filofax #doctorwho - Michelle Miller
  21. Unboxing Filofax Finsbury - El mundo de Evi
  22. Gillio Compagna || Personal size planner - Kerri Pouliot
  23. Gillio Medium Compagna Flip Through August 2020 - Ella Bella Plans
  24. Gillio Compagna Epoca Grey | Personal Rings Flip Through - CraftyPlannerMom
  25. Gillio Compagna Planner Setup Flip / September 2020 // Pink Planner Girl - Nicola PinkPlannerGirl
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