03 December 2022

Web Finds - Saturday 3 December 2022

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 26 November 2022
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. A Date For Your Diary - Sunday 4 December 2022
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 617
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 30 November 2022
  6. Highlights for November 2022
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 734 by Anita
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. Guided GTD Weekly Review - Getting Things Done
  2. Price increase on main products from January 2 - Blog Vdsshop
  3. Christmas Movies free printable - LAURA JANE CREATIVE
  4. The Franklin Five: December 2022 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  5. PLOTTER Square and Mini 5 Square Refill Memo Pads - PLOTTER USA
  6. Stop Buying Pre-Printed Planner Inserts And Do This Instead To Save Money And Time In 2023! - Strange & Charmed
  7. Episode #183: David Allen talks with Justin Hale of Crucial Learning - Getting Things Done
  8. Taking Control of Your Holidays - FranklinPlanner Talk
  9. My bujo in a Filofaxreddit.com
  10. Link Love: It’s beginning to look a lot like Gift Guide! - The Well-Appointed Desk
  11. Web Finds – 30 November 2022 - Travellers Notebook Times
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02 December 2022

Free For All Friday - No. 734 by Anita

As we're just into the last month of the year, I thought that I'd do a bit of an update about how things are going with my inventory, set up and productivity in general. 

Inventory update

  1. Pocket (A7) Moterm - I was briefly tempted to try pocket as my main planner, but I know that the page size is too small for me. Keeper? No, to be rehomed next year
  2. Lefax City slimline - such a beautiful binder, but personal size is what's best for me. It did work well for a short period, whilst I was clearing a backlog, but once that was reduced, it made sense to move back to the personal with any remaining old notes to process kept in my A to Z section. Keeper? No, gifted to Steve
  3. Personal Kensington - yup, back in my old faithful friend again. Keeper? Haha, can't imagine letting this one get away again 
  4. Custom Van der Spek - holding spare inserts. Keeper? No, to be rehomed next year, as I'm always in my Kensington and it's too beautiful a binder to be just used for spare paper
  5. Vintage non-branded - I love the colour, but again, I find it hard to leave my Kensington. Keeper? Nope, to be rehomed
  6. A5 Original for work - whilst it was great in many ways, I realised that a notebook is easier to write meeting notes in and I don't need to move pages around anyway. Keeper? No, returned to the previous owner
  7. Filofax Billingham - a new (to me) purchase this year, which I need to write a post about.

Set up

As mentioned before, I have two set ups that I use and have been in the simplified version for a number of years now. However, as I'm planning on looking at more personal projects next year, I've decided that I will be changing back to my GTD based one from 1st January. At the most basic, I will have a list of current projects, which I will keep up to date, so that I can easily check if they all have a small next action ready to keep moving them forward. My main goal for my 2023 set up is that it will be consistent, current and context-driven (from Getting Things Done, as per this video). 

Time blocking and WIP list

After working for the same company for 13 years, I finally changed jobs in 2020, which was quite a difference, as I'd gone from working in an office on set hours to a fully flexible home-based role on a zero hours contract. Pretty much all of my work, apart from a tiny amount of admin, is done for individual clients, so it's all about time blocking, which I'm finding a very efficient way of working, plus it helps that there are generally less interruptions at home, compared with my previous office environment. Not only does blocking out time enable my boss to see what I'm up to in my shared Google calendar; it also helps me plan my work and keep track of any clients that I need to give more time to. It has also made me realise that I can get much done in quite a small amount of time, as long as I'm good at keeping track of my progress with a particular task or client. 

So, from this work experience, I have created a new list for my Filofax called Work In Progress, which is aimed at recording where I've gotten to with a task and I'm finding that it's working really well for me. I don't know about you, but I'm normally good at keeping on top of the important stuff, but sometimes the smaller things get a little waylaid when I run out of time and/or energy! I then have to figure out where I'd gotten to, or sometimes I just forget about it all together... The idea with the WIP list is that it's for less important or maintenance jobs that I want to keep momentum on, so that it's super easy to pick up where I left off. It's also working well for larger tasks that I want to break down and say to myself, "Just do five minutes, you can do that".

At the beginning, I write in capitals what the subject or context is, e.g. Philofaxy, Moneywiz (software that we use to track our finances) etc. and then I write what needs to be done after that. Some of the items below are part of a bigger project and could go on my normal next action lists, but I've put them here to remind me of my progress for now. If needed, I will also note what's been done, e.g. for Moneywiz, I've updated the Tesco interest rate, but all the others need doing still and I've done all the vacuuming, except for the lounge and bedroom.  

Well, that turned into a longer post than anticipated, but it's actually helped me to start thinking about 2023 and what I'm already doing that's working well.

Have you anything that you'd like to share about what's been working well for you this year?

And as always on Fridays, please feel free to discuss anything organiser related. I hope that you have a great weekend. 

01 December 2022

Highlights for November 2022

Here are the highlights for last month.

We published the following posts.

General Posts:
Web Finds Posts:



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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 December 2022.




30 November 2022

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 30 November 2022

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. "Green Ink Defiance" - a clip from a future videoFlatability
  2. December Planner Update | Kendra Bork - Kendra Bork
  3. Franklin Covey Inserts in Filofax Holborn - Moniki Lyfe
  4. #PlannerInspiration - Tonya Plans
  5. A question of flatability - a clip from a future video - Flatability
  6. Louis Vuitton Pocket Agenda: Agenda Refill Options & My Final Choice - dr_alvaplans
  7. Gillio Compagna setup UPDATE || Hobonichi weeks in rings! - Kerri Pouliot
  8. PLAN WITH ME | Week of Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2022 | Personal Rings #planwithme - Tiffany’s Plans
  9. Filofax Mail Time #24 - Flatability
  10. December 2022 Franklin Classic Setup! || Ruby Reese Binder! Xmas Setup! - Sandra Dahl
  11. November 28th Plan With Me! Fanklin Covey Compact with Personal Wide Inserts! - BuySellPlan
  12. November '22 Flip Thru!! - Just1Espi
  13. The whole filofax paper recycling thing - Flatability
  14. New bible reviews and a quick flip of my newest VDS A6 planner - Planner fun and inspiration with Melissa
  15. Franklin Classic Plan WIth Me! || Nov. 28th - Dec. 4th, 2022 || Classic Ruby Reese Binder - Sandra Dahl
  16. VDS Custom Pocket Flip Through - withloveallyssa
  17. I'm selling my Omega Agenda - Flatability
  18. Planner Destash - Gillio, VDS, Filofax, Aura estelle & More - She Empowered
  19. VDS Tabac 30mm Moterm Pocket Rings - Moniki Lyfe
  20. Christmas planner | Gillio compagna | A6 rings #shorts - Plan With Tiffanita
  21. Filofax pen holder hack - Flatability
  22. Unstuffing & stuffing Filofax/ Loon November - Life on a Budget
  23. Filofax A7 pocket 分享 - doc1987
  24. Planner Setup for getting things DONE! Updated Filofax Malden flip: MID NOV 2022 - Planning with Chloe
  25. Filofax Forbidden Fruit? I think it is! More details in description // Flatability - Flatability
  26. Enveloppes Budgétaire/qu'est-ce qui me reste dans mon filofax pour finir le mois ?? - Mes économies et défis
  27. Moving from a Filofax Domino to a New Filofax Finsbury. My Set-up - Alice's Life
  28. UNBOXING Black Friday Deal 2022 | Filofax | Folio fluoro pink | Notebook | Familienkalender 2023 - Sunny's Lifestyle
  29. #shorts Moving from Filofax to Moterm Personal - Leigh's Sticki Scribbles
  30. Поменяла разделители в filofax personal Malden - Karina Gley
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29 November 2022

Free For All Tuesday - No. 617

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.

28 November 2022

A Date For Your Diary - Sunday 4 December 2022

Given the success and the number of people that took part in the recent  'Virtual Meet Ups' we are going to run another one. 

Santa hats optional!

When? - Sunday 4 December 2022 at the following time:
  • Los Angeles 8:00 am, 
  • Denver 9:00 am
  • Dallas 10:00 am, 
  • New York 11:00am, 
  • Moncton 12:00 noon,
  • London 4:00 pm 
  • Paris 5:00 pm etc.  
Do not worry if you aren't available at the start of the session 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 most 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 4 December 2022.

26 November 2022

Silent Sunday

 

Wine personal Holborn

Web Finds Saturday 26 November 2022

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 19 November 2022
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Filofax New Releases
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 616
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 23 November 2022
  6. Filofax Models - Royal Residences
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 733 by Steve
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. Black Friday - 2022! - The Fabulous Planner - News
  2. Cultivating Gratitude in Times of Trial - FranklinPlanner Talk
  3. Creating Filofax inserts by recycling packaging helps me stay organised on my US travels. - US Travel Tips
  4. Episode #182: GTD Live – pt 18 - Getting Things Done
  5. Can a Paper Planner Make You More Productive? - Freedom
  6. Wobbled, but didn’t fall down - Pam Alison Knits
  7. The Franklin Five: December 2022 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  8. planner hopping - does this sound familiar? - StickersSwissMade
  9. Link Love: Black Friday Edition - The Well-Appointed Desk
  10. Web Finds – 23 November 2022 - Travellers Notebook Times
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25 November 2022

Free For All Friday - No. 733 by Steve

We are in the last week of November, which means we are in to the last month of the year within the next week.  

Does this mean you are in to 'must get it finished' month? '

When I was in paid employment, I used to hate December. Everyone was trying to get a months work of projects done in three weeks! 

These days I don't think of the end of the year as a point in time when things have to be finished by. 

How are your plans going towards the end of the year? 

Of course it's Friday, so please feel free to discuss anything Filofax related.  Have a good weekend.  

24 November 2022

Filofax Models - Royal Residences

What Filofax models have been named after Royal residences/palaces?

  • Balmoral - The summer residence of the late Queen Elizabeth II
  • Windsor (Castle) - The official residence of the sovereign King Charles III
  • Buckingham (Palace) - The official working residence of the sovereign King Charles III
  • Kensington (Palace) - Home to the young royal family. 
  • (St James's Palace and) York (House) - York House is used as offices for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. 
Some of the Filofax names have been used twice, Alan Marshal did a full post explaining which ones covering all of the models. You can read it here




23 November 2022

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 23 November 2022

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. Filofax Norfolk Unboxing and Planner Setup - StephenieSays
  2. Filofax Compact Calipso Flipthrough - Moniki Lyfe
  3. Thinking Through 2023 Planner Changes | Kendra Bork - Kendra Bork
  4. 2023 line up-Van Der Spek Setup | Minimalist Planner ft May Paper Co - Aligned Plans
  5. Updated Flip| VDS Personal Wide|How is it working? - Stephanie's Homestyle
  6. Malden Zip by Filofax - Perfect for on the go, budgeting and planning! - Filofax
  7. November 16th Daily Plan With Me! - BuySellPlan
  8. November Planner Flipthrough (Temporary Filming Setup) - GanchiPlans
  9. Should You Buy a Louis Vuitton Agenda? | Pros & Cons From a Planner Girl - dr_alvaplans
  10. Filofax Lockwood A5 - Review - Graham Rhind
  11. November 21 Plan With Me in my Franklin Covey Compact! - BuySellPlan
  12. Printing and Cutting Dashboards - StephenieSays
  13. Franklin Covey Classic || Plan With Me || Nov. 21-27th, 2022 || Tyler Binder - Sandra Dahl
  14. PLAN WITH ME | Week of November 21 - 27, 2022 | Personal Rings #planwithme - Tiffany’s Plans
  15. 25mm Rings Undyed Gillio Pocket Regular Flip - Jen Bee Plans
  16. At last! - the Ebay experiment results - and some on-line selling perspectives. - Flatability
  17. Planner Refresh Series | 06 Wellness Section + Free Printables - Laura Jane
  18. Black Friday Cyber Week Deals - Planner Sale - Tonya Plans
  19. Franklin Planner Haul Another One? Yup! November 2022 & NEW BINDERS!! - Sandra Dahl
  20. Daily Plan - Plan With Me - MadyPlans
  21. What I keep Inside the Pockets of My A5 Filofax Malden Organiser / Task Cards - Mariane Cresp
  22. NEW Holiday Planner! @Filofax Personal Compact Saffiano - PetuniaRose
  23. Planner flip through of my Filofax Finsbury - mrs Planahead
  24. Filofax tour | Customised 2023 set up - Kiss My A's
  25. Filofax Norfolk Collection UNBOXING! - Mariane Cresp
  26. New Budget Binder | New Filofax Personal Compact Zip | New Savings Trackers #cashstuffing #filofax - Budget With Lou
  27. Planner Haul | Filofax Planner | Erin Condren Planner - Randi Sullivan
  28. HAPPY HALLOWEEN | KW 44 im FILOFAX & OKTOBER flip through | Spooktober 2022 - dekoRIAt
  29. Update on my organisation in my Filofax and new ideas and bullet journal - Chic & Organized
  30. Обзор Filofax Malden Personal planner! Все разделы  - Lisenok Li
  31. Planner Update, Flip, Comparison, & Unboxing - Filofax, Aura Estelle, Hobonichi, Traveler’s Notebook - Roselyn Angelica
  32. PLAN WITH ME! / November 21 - 27 / NEW Weekly Spread Planner Insert / A5 Filofax Norfolk - Mariane Cresp
  33. Filofax Lockwood Personal Aqua - How I Maximize the Use of the Exterior Pockets - Hannah MarS - Fun Facts and Art
  34. Plan With Me using Franklin Covey Monticello Planner November 20th to November 26th - Jens Stamp Palace
  35. Unboxing Moterm Cover in Personal Wide | Planner Rings 2022 - The Mochi Cloud
  36. Moterm Personal Luxe 2.0 Unboxing - Parcel & Paperie
  37. Moterm Agenda Personal Planner Setup Refresh Flip Thru 2023 - JustKat
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22 November 2022

Free For All Tuesday - No. 616

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 November 2022

Filofax New Releases

If you are on the Filofax mailing list you will have seen their recent announcements about the Filofax Norfolk and the Compact Zip Malden

The Norfolk is a new model in Pocket, Personal and A5 sizes, with 25mm, 30mm and 35mm ring sizes respectively. 

Each one is available in four colours: Almond, Sage, Lavender, Taupe (Brown, Green, Purple, Light Grey!) The leather has a small amount of padding under the surface. 



Each size has a full width back pocket. The credit card slots are in the inside back cover, with a zip pocket in the front inside cover. With full height slip pockets in both front and back inside covers. The Pocket and Personal size have a single elasticated pen loop attached to the back cover, the A5 has duel pen loops on the front and back covers. 

The rings are sadly riveted in. But not surprising I guess given the prices in UK: 
  • Pocket - £80
  • Personal - £95
  • A5 - £130 
These prices are comparable to say Moterm. However Filofax do include a full set of inserts with 'A Week on Two Pages Diary insert' printed on 80gsm paper. 

With Filofax products like these being made in China now, it's not surprising that prices are similar. 

The Compact Zip Malden is a re-release of an earlier version with a few differences

The Compact Zip Malden was originally released in about 2012/3 in Ochre, Navy and Purple. It was fitted with 15mm rings and lots of pockets and an external pocket as well. 


The 2023/3 version of the Compact Malden Zip has a removable 15mm rings, removable in the sense that they are mounted on a board that slips in to an inside pocket. There is also a removable 'wristlet'. It comes in either Pink or Black. 

The Compact Zip Malden is released at the UK price of £113 compared to £83 back in 2012! In 2012 there was a pocket zip Malden as well. No sign of that (yet) being re-released. Never say never!!

You can read my review of the Compact Zip Malden from 2015 here.

The internal pocket layout on the 2022 version looks very similar from the photos on the Filofax website. It also has the external slip pocket as well.


With the ring mechanism removed the Compact Malden Zip can be used as a purse/wallet. The outer pocket will take most smart phones comfortably as well. 

I would say that these are two welcome additions to the Filofax range. 

The Norfolk range and the Compact Malden Zip are available from Filofax UK and other sites around the world.

Filofax videos: 
Filofax Norfolk Unboxing - StephenieSays - a full review by our friend Stephenie in Germany. Take a look. 

19 November 2022

Silent Sunday





Web Finds - Saturday 19 November 2022

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 November 2022
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Tell Us .... 2
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 615
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 16 November 2022
  6. Conditioning and caring for leather
  7. Free for All Friday No. 732 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. Getting Things Done | Grateful Bytes 04 - Cuteek
  2. Planner Refresh Series | 04 Calendars - LAURA JANE CREATIVE
  3. Episode #181: GTD Live – pt 17 - Getting Things Done
  4. Ruling Your Tech - FranklinPlanner Talk
  5. The Ultimate Guide To Staying Consistent with Your Planner! - Wendaful Planning
  6. Planner Refresh Series | 05 Home + Money Section - LAURA JANE CREATIVE
  7. Link Love: In A Friend-zy! - The Well-Appointed Desk
  8. Web Finds – 16 November 2022 - Travellers Notebook Times
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18 November 2022

Free for All Friday No. 732 by Nan

Plain or fancy? 

Do enjoy using organizer pages that feature graphics, art, inspirational quotes, and so on? Or do you find these features distracting and limiting?

I'm definitely in the second camp! I don't like it when my own writing space is taken away by pictures and superfluous formatting. I'm currently searching for a sparer, more flexible format for 2023. What about you? 

As always on Friday, please feel free to discuss anything organizer related!

17 November 2022

Conditioning and caring for leather.

I was searching through some old posts on a Facebook Group recently. A little nostalgic may be, but in the last 10-12 years one question comes up with surprising regularity. 

'What do people use to condition their leather organisers?' 

I personally always recommend using products that are specifically 'leather care' products, I prefer ones that contain beeswax. I have a couple of branded products that I occasionally use, but not excessively. There is no need in my experience to treat the leather more than say once every 3 or 4 years, assuming your organiser isn't handled too heavily. 

One product that came up repeatedly in the conversations was the use of Nivea hand cream. This seemed very prevalent around about 2013. But I would add a note of caution here about using it. There are at least two different formulas for Nivea. Initially it seems to work well on leather, but in a few instances people reported issues with a sticky residue and mould growing on the surface of the leather. 

This of course could be due to applying excessive amounts of the hand cream, or not removing it sufficiently after a short 'soaking in period' 

Janet has done some research on the product: Nivea Creme.

Filofax give the following advice:

Leather is a natural material and there may sometimes be textural or shading variations within the surface. These are natural characteristics and representative of the leather’s unique, individual beauty and proof of its genuine origin. It is recommended, however, that you avoid exposing your leather organiser to harsh elements such as moisture, bright light or direct heat.

In the event that your organiser becomes soiled or dirty the following care guidelines may be helpful:

  • Light scratches to waxy leather can be removed by rubbing softly with a clean finger
  • Smooth, porous leather can be treated with good quality, neutral coloured leather cream (subject to manufacturer’s instructions)
  • Textured or coated leathers can be wiped clean using a lightly damp cloth
  • Suede is treated with a dirt resistant finish and a dry brush or cloth should be used to remove dirt or stains
  • Fabrics can generally be cleaned by using a damp cloth
  • Smudges on badges, metal edges or poppers can be gently buffed with
  • a soft dry cloth
Expanding on the advice above. For fabrics I have found foam cleaners recommended for cleaning carpets without using water are very good for removing dirt and grime from fabric covers. 

Here are some products that come recommended for leather care:

Wheelers Natural Beeswax Leather Balm - I've been using this myself for the last 18 months or so. That is my bottle of it pictured above, as you can see you don't use a lot of it in that amount of time, so  a bottle will last some considerable time. 

Collonil Leather Gel for waterproofing leather as recommended by Mulberry

Saphir Universal Creme - highly recommended by Janet Carr for caring for leather hand bags and organisers.

There is an excellent page on Leather and Leather Care here.

What ever you prefer to use, because our opinions will just be one of the many you will find on the internet! TEST any products first in a small hidden area of the leather to ensure there isn't going to be any major altering of the colour of the leather or darkening of the leather. 

If you have a leather sample of the same leather as your organiser (Van der Spek, Gillio etc) then test any products on the leather sample first. Photograph the sample before and after treatment so you can see the difference. Leave the sample for a day or two before deciding to treat your actual organiser. 

Looked after and with care leather organisers will last a very long time in normal every day use. Check them once every six months even when stored. Check the metal work for any sign of rust and treat it early before it gets too advanced. 

May your organisers live a long and productive life!

16 November 2022

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 16 November 2022

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. Daily Plan With Me! - BuySellPlan
  2. LV Pocket Agenda: C&P Pocket Plus Options - dr_alvaplans
  3. Plotter 5th Anniversary Ring Organizer | Haul and Unboxing - Job's Journal
  4. 2023 Planner Setup - Functional Planning for Focus & Productivity - StephenieSays
  5. Unboxing de filofax Personal Lockwood Zip - Planes y Diarios - Zsu Campos
  6. New Planners | VDS Unboxing (FCC Customs) - rledzn
  7. [132] VDS backorder unboxing | krause rings | vds flyleaf | dream ring planner (part 4 of 6) - Kati plans
  8. VDS undyed | chunky planner | A6 rings #shorts - Plan With Tiffanita
  9. 2022-2023 personal planner review/ Smartfee from Amazon - Deon Walker
  10. Setting up my VDS planners for 2023 || Clean and minimal - exoticshortplans
  11. VDS Senior Pousierre Planner Flipthrough and Setup | My 2023 Planner Lineup | A6 Rings | Ana Jolene - Ana Jolene
  12. A closer look at my planner sections | personal | self-care | - Plan With Tiffanita
  13. We're Moving || Plan Weeks Ahead With Me - GanchiPlans
  14. Norfolk Collection - premium leather organisers and stationery accessories by Filofax - Filofax
  15. Driven Day Unboxing & Review - BuySellPlan
  16. #franklinclassic planning the night before for a busy day! #productivity - Sandra Dahl
  17. 2023 Planner Lineup ✦ Planner and Journaling System ✦ LindseyScribbles - lindseyscribbles
  18. Plan With Me! Week of November 14th in my Franklin Covey Compact Vintage Aurora - BuySellPlan
  19. Plan with Me | Week of November 14 - 20, 2022 | Personal Rings #planwithme - Tiffany’s Plans
  20. Franklin Covey Classic || Plan With Me || Nov. 14th - 20th, 2022 ||Tyler Binder - Sandra Dahl
  21. Gillio Pocket XL - 25mm Rings - Moniki Lyfe
  22. I'm selling my Filofax Jotta. - Flatability
  23. Небольшие изменения в планере. Оформленные развороты в filofax personal Malden - Karina Gley
  24. Filofax Personal Autumn Setup - deutsch #filofax #setup - Pinky Rose Bianca
  25. FILOFAX WALLET SETUP | Cash Envelope System in a Personal Sized Filofax Finsbury Planner - My Something Beautiful Life
  26. Filofax The Original - Tuzand
  27. Tweaked My Christmas Planner | Filofax Malden In Iris | Showcasing My Purple Bible - Shirley Joss
  28. Sorry, deze video was bedoeld voor afgelopen dinsdag !!!! Cashstuffing Filofax - Life on a Budget
  29. November Planners: Part 2 - Adding an A5 Filofax Ring Planner and Hobonichi Cousin - Atypical Weeks
  30. PLAN WITH ME! / November 14 - 20 / A5 Filofax Malden Planner - Mariane Cresp
  31. November 2022 Functional Plan with Me | Productivity Planning | Online Entrepreneur Planning Process - Go BOSS Planners - Live a Life You LOVE!
  32. My Bible Study Planner | Filofax Pop Personal Size In Clover | Remnant | For Such A Time As This - Shirley Joss
  33. PLAN WITH ME | 14-20 November 2022 | Kikki K Signature B6 Ring Planner - Sandy Plans
  34. LV Ring Agenda: My Favorite and Functional Accessories - dr_alvaplans
  35. Planner Flip Through | November 2022 - rledzn
  36. What I keep Inside the Pockets of My A5 Filofax Malden Organiser / Task Cards - Mariane Cresp
  37. Planner Refresh Series | 05 Home + Money Sections - Laura Jane
  38. Your YouTube video could appear here. If you have a YT channel that features Filofax organisers or similar, please let us know.
  • 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