14 January 2022

Free For All Friday - No. 688 by Steve

If you have more than a few organisers, do you have any favourites?

The ones you always come back to after a brief break from whilst you have used others in your 'collection'

They are also the ones you will never sell or giveaway no matter what their flaws are!

I'm often asked so 'How many do you own....?' and I reply and then the obvious follow question comes up, 'Which is your favourite?'

Well the picture to the above I think sums up my favourites. My two Van der Spek Custom A5's. The older dark brown one has 35mm rings in it and I use it as my 'reference organiser' it has all my maps and information pages in it. Stuff I need to hand when I'm at home or as a safe storage place between travels.

The lighter brown A5 is my constant companion with my planner and a few notes pages in it, but not a lot else. It has things stored in the pockets I need if I'm out and about. Although I don't always carry this with me.

So what is your favourite? But as it is a Friday don't forget you are more than welcome to discuss anything organiser related.

Have a great weekend.


  1. My A5 Malden (ochre) with my Pocket Malden (again in ochre) even though I haven't used it yet - it's just such a small thing of beauty!

  2. Funny that none of your favourites is a Filofax...for the love of Filofax 🙃

  3. I use a pocket Longchamp and a A5 compact black Chester. I love the Chester so much. I’m dreaming of an A5 Croc Chester with 20/25 mm rings.

  4. Moved into compact size a few months ago, really liking it. Current favourite is my compact brown Holborn.

  5. I’m currently awaiting a personal size custom Van Der Spek and that will definitely be my favorite :)

  6. My favorites are my Kingfisher blue Personal and A5 Malden. They are my favorite shade of blue.

  7. I think a brown hide 0HL 7/8 is probably my favourite, but I use other old Filofax models for day to day purposes.