30 September 2021

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 117


Habits

Keeping habits that help us through each day and help us achieve our goals can at times be quite difficult. In this episode we discuss some hints and tips to make it easier to stay on the straight and narrow and how your planner can help you keep to your goals and objectives. 

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Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions.
02:00 - Social Media habits. 
05:00 - High achievers.
06:45 - Article see link below.
09:00 - Writing down tasks to clear your head.
10:00 - Walking during the day
12:30 - Will it matter... in a day, week, month or a year.
14:00 - Only check communications a couple of times a day
15:00 - Turn off notifications
16:00 - Quality sleep
18:00 - Being grateful
18:45 - Journal 
19:30 - Future
21:00 - Write down the top 3 tasks for the day. 
22.00 - Do the one that is hardest first.
22:30 - Slice up your day.
24:00 - Reserve an hour in the day to reading.
26:00 - Always come back to the plan.
27:00 - Adapt to changes.
28:00 - Preview of the next episode.

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A direct download is also available here: Episode117.mp3








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

Our Websites:
Karine: PlannerologyThroat Punch Resumes, IG: Karine Tovmassian
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times,  IG: Mr PhilofaxySteve Morton

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Previous Episodes:

2021

116 - How To Turn Any Planner Into A Franklin Covey System Planner
115 - Developing Values for Advance Planning
114 - Habit Tracking
113 - Update and Tasks (short episode)
112 - Turning any planner in to a productivity planner
111 - The Pocket Planner - The most underrated size?
110 - Your Life All in One Place
109 - Project Planning: From Start to Finish
108 - How to Plan for 2021 despite 2020

2020
107 - Questions and Answers Session for Steve and Karine.
106 - Practical ways to get yourself out of a funk while using your planner.
105 - Time Management for those that are being managed by time.
104 - Planning for a medical emergency.
103 - Trust the process.
102 - The Return.
101 - The Mighty Little Checklist: The Unsung Hero of Success
100 - What do we use every day?
99 - Some Day May Be
98 - Transform Your Productivity
97 - Getting out of Stuck

2019

96 - Minimalist Planning.
95 - How to take your planning to the next level.
94 - Mission and Vision Statements
93 - How to plan your year in advance
92 - Workflows
91 - How to plan in a week that is already a busy one.
90 - Avoiding mistakes in planning
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

 

29 September 2021

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 29 September 2021

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. September Flip Through | VDS Parme Personal Rings - Tiffany’s Plans
  2. September 2021 Planner Flipthrough || Ganchi Plans - GanchiPlans
  3. How to Hole Punch Your Ring Inserts - Planning With John
  4. Plan with me for October 2021 discbound catch all A5 slim planner - The Unplanned Life
  5. Plan With Me | Week of September 27 - October 3 | VDS Parme | Personal Rings - Tiffany’s Plans
  6. Franklin Covey Wild Asparagus Weekly Ring-Bound Planner - Tonya Plans
  7. 5 Planning Strategies That Really WORK! - MadyPlans
  8. Join me on the crazy train | A6 Rings, Hobonichi, Bullet Journaling, and so much more... - Thoughts Along Life's Highway
  9. Gillio Compagna Medium XL noir : mon chunky planner ! | FRENCH | Sprintpaper by Emmashell - Emmashell1
  10. This week’s Franklin covey spread - Samantha Gibson- Choose_Your_Planning
  11. 2022 Planner Stack and Gillio Personal Wide Setup - Mod Plans
  12. Pocket Ring Flip + Weekly Spread Set Up Sept 20 - littlestarplans
  13. September 2021 Functional Pocket Planner Setup | Filofax Pennybridge | Free printable inserts - PaperJoy PH
  14. Fall B6 Ring Planner Set Up // Print Pression Maple - SparkPlannerLife
  15. Notiq A5 Rings Refresh || ft. Jesenia Printables and Pink Diamond Planner Co - Peace of the Plans
  16. Pritica's Planner Ep 1: The Flip Through (Filofax Croc Personal) - Sharon Pritica
  17. Planner Peace : I may have found it! | Personal wide ring planner - Denice's Odyssey
  18. Finding My Functional Style | How I Decide on a Planner System - Ellie’s Corner
  19. I turned my coiled A5 planner into an A5 ring agenda! - Plan with Kellye
  20. Planner Unboxing | Cloth & Paper A5 Ring Contoured Leather Agenda & Mini Haul - Chotski Belle
  21. PWM in my A5 daily duo ring agenda - Plan with Kellye
  22. Louis Vuitton MM Agenda Planner Flip | Planner Update & Set Up - Linda Anna
  23. Планирование в формате pocket || Filofax pocket croc - 6ringsand prettythings
  24. SOMMER im SEPTEMBER & ÄRGER wegen BADESEE | KW 36 im FILOFAX A5 - dekoRIAt
  25. Planning Routine in my Functional Pocket Planner | Filofax Pennybridge | paperjoyph - PaperJoy PH
  26. Homeoffice Vibes Mit Stanzteilen Von Action | KW 37 im Filofax A5 - dekoRIAt
  27. Часть 1 // Разбила информацию на 3 планера // Filofax Holborn pocket - Ksenia Brigness
  28. Review of my New Filofax Malden - Personal size - Ochre - Christine Louise on Paper
  29. Mini Discbound Setup - Monique Smith
  • Please leave a comment on any of the videos you enjoyed and mention you saw a link on Philofaxy. 
  • 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. 
Enjoy



28 September 2021

Free For All Tuesday - No. 556

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.

27 September 2021

A date for your diary - Sunday 3 October 2021

We are going to run another Virtual Meet Up with two sessions this time, hopefully with times to suit people in most parts of the world.

When? - Sunday 3 October at the following times:
  • London 10:00 am, 
  • Paris 11:00 am, 
  • Brisbane 7:00 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
  • New York 11:00am, 
  • New Brunswick 12:00 mid-day
  • London 4:00 pm 
  • Paris 5:00 pm etc.  
The timing of these two sessions have been chosen to hopefully allow as many people to join in compared to previous round-tables.

Do not worry if you aren't available at the start of one of our sessions each one lasts 1-2 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)

Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/A85fEyS7HPUP

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... Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/A85fEyS7HPUP  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.

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 October 2021.

25 September 2021

Web Finds - Saturday 25 September 2021

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 18 September 2021
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Creating Diary Inserts
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 555
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 22 September 2021
  6. Planning for 2022?
  7. Free for All Friday No. 672 by Nan
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. Extra planner pages during a busy week - This Bug's Life
  2. RESTOCK: Pocket Compagna - Blog | Gillio 
  3. Cool Weather Activities - FranklinPlanner Talk
  4. Episode #124: Growing Up On GTD - Getting Things Done 
  5. Link Love: Squirrels in my ink - The Well-Appointed Desk
  6. The Franklin Five: October 2021 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  7. Web Finds – 22 September 2021 - Travellers Notebook Times
  • Please leave a comment on any of the blogs you enjoyed reading and mention that you saw their post mentioned on Philofaxy. Thank you
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  • 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. 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
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Enjoy




24 September 2021

Free for All Friday No. 672 by Nan

 Do you use a Filofax as a wallet? Ring-bound organizers can hold a lot more than just paper: plastic holders for credit cards, business cards, photos, receipts, and cash. They often have lots of pockets inside the covers to hold things as well. 

You can have a hybrid organizer-wallet, where you have your calendar and notes along with credit cards and other necessities. Or you can have an organizer that's just for carrying daily needs, as I'm doing now. It can get bulky, but I always have whatever I need. 

Of course, since it's Friday, all organizer-related discussion is welcome!

23 September 2021

Planning for 2022?

After what has happened over the last two years, I've been cautious to say the least about trying to plan much more than a few weeks ahead of time. 

However, after writing about diary inserts for 2022, it sort of got me thinking about the coming year. I therefore downloaded my insert of choice from Philofaxy... naturally!  

I then added my own information to specific dates like key birthdays and public holidays for UK and France. Then I went to print them out. 

Stumbling block number one.. since MacOS was last updated 'Booklet Printing' seems to have go AWOL for our HP LaserJet printer. Looking on the HP support site this has been reported for a host of other printers as well when using both Windows 10 or MacOS Big Sur. 

I didn't think to try Windows 10, may be another time. I resorted to using an older iMac I still have which isn't up to date, but it still works. After a slight delay whilst that came to life, but it printed out the file to the printer without any issues... phew...saved!

I cut the pages in half and punched them, then for a fancy finish I also used my corner cutter to round the page corners. 

With nothing immediately to plan in 2022 I've put them in to my Filofax Chester A5 Compact, even though it only has 15mm rings, it takes a full 12 months of week on two pages easily with capacity for any additional pages I need. 


When do you get your inserts ready for next year? 

22 September 2021

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 22 September 2021

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. New Diyfish inserts and how I’m planning - Planning With John
  2. Blue Mirage vs Teal Franklin Covey Vintage Aurora's - BuySellPlan
  3. A5 Compact Rings - Companion Setup - Monique Smith
  4. VDS Tm Tabac Unboxing! | Perfect Fall planner. - Faithcplans
  5. Franklin Covey Alex Leather Zipper Binder - Tonya Plans
  6. A process section in my discbound planner to ease brain fog and anxiety - The Unplanned Life
  7. Planner Flip Through: September 2021 - rledzn
  8. Plan With Me | September 20 -26 | Personal Rings - Tiffany’s Plans
  9. Plan with Me | Personal Rings | September 20-26, 2021 (feat. SarieMae3) #personalrings #planwithme - Michelle Miller
  10. September Planner Check in: Feels like Home | A6 Rings, Personal Rings, Hobonichi - Thoughts Along Life's Highway
  11. Plan wtih Me! Sept 20th in my Franklin Covey Vintage Aurora! Giveaway details! - BuySellPlan
  12. Flip of my Work Planner - Franklin Covey Classic - Lali Plans
  13. Franklin Covey Plan With Me || Sep 20 26 || Classic Vintage Aurora || Using My Fall Stickers! - Sandra Dahl
  14. Autumn 2021 Personal Filofax Malden - Planner Setup - UKPA - Plan With Me - Minimal Planning - Sort Stuff Out
  15. Filofax Original A5 Setup als Kalender | gabelschereblog - GabelSchereBlog
  16. September 2021: Updating Trackers! [EC + A5 Filofax] - Valentina Maria Mancera
  17. Filofax Lockwood pocket slim - Planner Ok
  18. LV Desk Agenda A5 | Filofax Mini | Michael Kors Wallet | Aura Estelle A5 38mm rings - Plan with Marianne
  19. Plan with me / KW38 / deutsch / Bullet Journal im Filofax / weekly - Sissi Oberste Schublade
  20. Filofax Original A5 - Planner Ok
  21. Libro de Stickers Glam Girl | Planea Conmigo | Agenda Filofax | A5 Filfax | SQ Studio - Plan With Lara
  22. Повреждения и деформации спустя 2 месяца использования ежедневника Filofax Mini - Миллион Блокнотов
  23. Gillio Medium Compagna Planner Flip / September 2021// Pink Planner Girl - Nicola PinkPlannerGirl
  24. Planner Haul + Pack With Me For Montreal | VLOG | Samantha Guerrer0 - Samantha Guerrero
  • Please leave a comment on any of the videos you enjoyed and mention you saw a link on Philofaxy. 
  • 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. 
Enjoy



21 September 2021

Free For All Tuesday - No. 555

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.

20 September 2021

Creating Diary Inserts

"Creating diary inserts is easy".... said no one! 

Well it is if you have done it a few hundred times like Ray and I have.

As we are no longer creating merged files for all of the whole range, you might have to create your own from the source files which are still available. 

Firstly check the current list to see if there is a merged version of your desired insert. If there is download and print in the usual way. 

If not then scroll down the page and you will find the older versions. 

Here is a simple flow chart on how to create a diary insert with the older versions.


That might be a bit small to read, so you can download a PDF of it here

On the same page, you will also find video tutorials for different versions of MS Office. Our files only with with Microsoft Office because we use a mail-merge process to create the finished files from the date information contained in an Excel spreadsheet.  

Diary inserts for 2022 are now available with inserts of for 2023 and 2024 also available here. You will find instructions on using the new style files there too, it's only slightly different to the above. 

If you are still struggling to create a file from the source files, then please drop a comment below or contact Steve via email or via social media. 


19 September 2021

18 September 2021

Web Finds - Saturday 18 September 2021

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 11 September 2021
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Diary Inserts 2022 and beyond...
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 554
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 15 September 2021
  6. 2022 and beyond diary inserts - How to:
  7. Free For All Friday No 671 by Laurie
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. S’organiser en couleurs - Quo Vadis
  2. Episode #122: Interview with Inside Personal Growth - Getting Things Done
  3. Filofancy Blog Has 100 Followers On Instagram! - Filofancy | Life On Paper | Zara M.
  4. Review of the SORA Reusable notebook / planner (with whiteboard paper!) - All About Planners
  5. Setting Achievable Goals - FranklinPlanner Talk
  6. Extra planner pages - This Bug's Life
  7. Printable Halloween Planner Kit - Filofax Love
  8. New Colour: Epoca Peach - Blog | Gillio
  9. Weekly spread using Limelife Planners Layout D (free printable) - All About Planners
  10. Episode #123: The GTD Ecosystem -  Getting Things Done
  11. Link Love: For CW - The Well-Appointed Desk
  12. Web Finds – 15 September 2021 - Travellers Notebook Times
  • Please leave a comment on any of the blogs you enjoyed reading and mention that you saw their post mentioned on Philofaxy. Thank you
  • 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. 
  • 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




16 September 2021

Free For All Friday No 671 by Laurie

I've never been a gardener, but a couple of weeks ago I decided I wanted to beautify my scruffy front yard. My son is into botany, so I harnessed that plant enthusiasm, and he and I were on a mission. We bought planters, a dozen different kinds of bulbs that will flower throughout the year, several different types of soil, mulch, a rose bush, and two butterfly bushes. We set to work with our shiny new hand trowels. 

Very quickly I realized I needed to be organized somehow. I needed to draw a map of where each type of bulb was planted so I would know where each type was planted, when they would bloom, and how to care for each. I also wanted to keep the info cards that came with each type of bulb so I could refer to them often for care instructions. The care instruction cards were approximately A5 in size. The rose and butterfly bushes had care cards that were smaller.

I realized I already owned the perfect thing to keep all of this information together and easily accessible. I use A5 size Filofax Clipbooks as storage binders to archive my pages. I have a couple that I hadn't used yet. They are the plastic "gummy" material that I think have been discontinued. The wipe-clean plastic is perfect for use in the garden. I don't have to worry about getting it dirty. I drew my planting map on a grid page that came with the binder. I hole-punched the A5 care cards and put them straight on the rings, in chronological order of when each bulb type will bloom. The smaller care cards I put into a clear plastic zip pouch that fits onto the rings, for easy access. 

I'm feeling very optimistic, and happy that I have combined my new gardening hobby with my long-term Filofax avocation.

Do you use a Filofax for your hobbies? 

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