29 January 2023

Silent Sunday

 

Red Winchester 4CLF 7/8 with notes from 'Do It Tomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management' by Mark Forster

28 January 2023

Web Finds - Saturday 28 January 2023

It is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet, 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 21 January 2023
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Filofax Pricing
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 625
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 25 January 2023
  6. Filofax Leaflet - 2001
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 742 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. 8 Steps to Develop an Action Plan for Your Goals (Plus, Free Printable!) Planning  - Blog – Day Designer
  2. Episode #191: GTD for Educators - Getting Things Done
  3. The Joy of PLOTTER, a System Techo to Start the Year - PLOTTER USA
  4. Feeding & Exercising Your Mind - FranklinPlanner Talk
  5. Yearly Planning - How to Set the Right Goals for Yourself Planning  - Blog – Day Designer
  6. Buying My Stationery On TikTok - Typecast
  7. Next ⇢ - Blog – Day Designer
  8. How To Turn Your Old Desk Into A Lovely Vintage Pink Desk In Just A Few Easy Steps - Wendaful Planning
  9. Choosing what to do - Getting Things Done
  10. Web Finds – 25 January 2023 - Travellers Notebook Times
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27 January 2023

Free For All Friday - No. 742 by Anita

Following on my previous Free For All Friday, I thought that I would confess that I have not yet done my clear out or changed to my GTD based setup! Once upon a time, I know that I'd have been champing at the bit to start a new year with any changes already in place and tidying done for the 1st January. 2022 was a year of rest and recovery for me, so I'm going to be using my Kensington more this year to help me start to look at more projects, but with a focus still on sustainability.

So, this felt like a timely post by Steve in the Facebook group:
'How is your year going so far? Did the starters pistol go off on 1st Jan and you got out of the blocks ahead of everyone else? But three weeks in, you now realise that this is not a sprint race, it’s a middle distance race at a slower pace than the last 20 days….

You can’t keep up this same crazy pace all year, you will miss important things or do things badly. Sure you needed to get things done, me too.
But it is now time to slow down, review your to-do list and plan things out'.

Have you made any changes to your setup recently to help you focus on looking after yourself, or to find small changes that may help you slow down a little?

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

26 January 2023

Filofax Leaflet - 2001

A big thank you to one of our readers Maria for sending me these scans. The leaflet came with a Filofax Kensington she bought recently that looks like it was 'New Old Stock' a great find in red from 2001. 

Technology has changed a lot in the last 20+ years, but our Filofax organisers have not changed that much!



Side 2



How it was originally laid out.



I confirmed the year of publication by comparing the images used in the leaflet to those used in the full catalogue for 2001

You can find higher resolution scans of these pages here.

The scans are reproduced here for educational and research purposes only

25 January 2023

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 25 January 2023

I hope you have had a good weekend.

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. Minimalist 4 ring Filofax diary // Flatability - Flatability
  2. Filofax Good Vibes Collection - Plan & be happy - Filofax
  3. Personal Wide Setup| Van Der Spek - Stephanie's Homestyle
  4. Moterm - The Object
  5. Let’s unbox! VDS leather sample / The budget planner from page company - Rio's Lifestyle
  6. HR Manager Dual Work Planner System Setup 2023 ft Cloth and Paper - MyLifeReBranded
  7. Mon planner de Noël 2022 | French | Sprintpaper by Emmashell1 - Emmashell1
  8. Detailed Plan With Me! Week of January 23rd. Balancing work & wellness. - BuySellPlan
  9. Filofax or notebook? Which should I choose for journalling? // Flatability - Flatability
  10. I made a discbound book for swatching inks - The Unplanned Life
  11. 2023 Planner Set Up | Functional, Minimal, Digital Planner - PlansMeetPaper
  12. My Goals for 2023: January Edition - HanPlans - Hannah J
  13. Personal sized Mulberry with detachable rings // Flatability - Flatability
  14. Planner Setup for 2023 and Flip Through - Tonya Plans
  15. using allll the planners this year - the planner spot
  16. My Planning System || How I Stay Consistent || Rings, Midori, Hobonichi Weeks - Life With MJB
  17. The perception of "value", the issue of flatability, and why this Omega Agenda is sensational. - Flatability
  18. Practical Project Management Tools that Reduce Chaos - PlanTheGrind-SarahWheeler
  19. 2023 Planner Flip Through / Setup - Laura Jane
  20. VDS 15 leather sample ;) Check out more sample on my video! - Rio's Lifestyle
  21. Plan with me in Filofax for the week of 9-15 of January. - Natalia
  22. Оформление новой недели в personal Filofax Norfolk - Lisenok Li
  23. Planner Set up 2023 | Filofax Confetti Personal - Elly’s Plans
  24. My Updated Rose Planner | Everday Catch All Planner | Filofax Malden In Iris - Shirley Joss
  25. Planner flip throw- Filofax - Natalia
  26. 2023 Planner Set Up Filofax A5 Kinbor Faubonichi | Hobonichi Cousin Dupe | How I'm Using it in 2023 - SusanAnyway
  27.  Из ежедневника на кольцах Filofax mini в китайский mini - наполняю архив за 2021-2022 годы - Миллион Блокнотов
  28. Functional planning system for 2023 ft. A5 Filofax Malden - Planning with Chloe
  29. 3. Wochenabschluss - Januar Budget 2023 - | Eine sparsame Woche ! Umschlagmethode - Annettes Budget
  30. Unboxing Filofax Malden Personal Compact Zip Leather Organiser black - paper_ tactile
  31. Wochenabschluss 3 Januar 2023 | Umschlagmethode l Budget - Ai_Life
  32. Filofax croc A5 - Lisenok Li
  33. Filofax NEW Good Vibes Collection / UNBOXING / Show & Tell - Mariane Cresp
  34. My Butterfly Planner for 2023 | Filofax Soft Domino In Lemon | Pocket Size - Shirley Joss
  35. Update - Where Have I Been ? - 6 Weeks Using My Saffiano Filofax - Budget With Me
  36. Plan with me in Filofax 23-29 of January - Natalia
  37. Plan With Me January Monthly in my Personal Ring Planner | First planner spread of 2023 - Leigh's Sticki Scribbles
  38. Moterm Unboxing Personal Rings Veg Tan| Rings Planner 2023 Flip through - MamaGraciePlans
  39. Moterm Pocket Planner Setup | Updated Planner Flip Through - Emma Straub
  40. How to plan a month | Follow along as I plan February 2023 | Plan With Me February 2023 - Affluent Planner
  41. Moterm Personal 2.0 Изменения в ежедневнике на 2023 год - madamplans
  42. Planner Update | Personal Rings & Pocket Daily | Planner Flip Through - PrettyPlansNPaper
  43. January Planner Flip Through | Jan 2023 - the_paradoxical_planner
  44. Plan Your Best Year In a5 6-ring planner | plan with me - Affluent Planner
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24 January 2023

Free For All Tuesday - No. 625

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.

23 January 2023

Filofax Pricing

When Filofax introduced the Filofax Norfolk models and the Malden Compact Zip in 2022, I noticed a variation in pricing between UK, France and USA. 

I took a snap shot of the prices at the time of the launch and the exchange rates applicable on that day in early December. 

This is what I found: 


Since then the USA prices have been changed on the Norfolk models, the Compact Zip price is still the same. Today in mid January I did the same exercise but widened the scope of the models to compare. Here are the results, again using the same methodology and the exchange rate on the day of the sample. 

The exchange rates have changed of course, but using France as a comparison to USA, the range of price increase variation is much less compared to USA. (103.84-124.08%= 20.24% compared to 108.66-141.82= 33.16%)

Filofax as a whole has to make a profit and has to cover its costs of shipping and selling in different markets etc. Therefore the prices will vary between markets, but should the mark up on different models and sizes vary so much? 

You might think if you live in the USA that you might save money if you shopped on Filofax UK, but don't forget to take in to account bank charges for foreign currency exchange, shipping costs etc. If you are in Europe and buying from UK you also need to take in to account import duty and handling fees. 

Have you ever purchased a Filofax from an overseas Filofax store? 

21 January 2023

Web Finds - Saturday 21 January 2023

It is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet, 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 14 January 2023
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Wall Calendars
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 624
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 18 January 2023
  6. Lefax City 10
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 741 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. Envision the future with PLOTTER 2023 Diary Refills - PLOTTER USA
  2. Sistema de planejamento 2023 - Blog | Pleena 
  3. Episode #190: David Allen and Eric Mack on the Ultimate GTD App - Getting Things Done
  4. There's so much more to Malden! - Filofax UK - BLOG
  5. What is PLOTTER Analog Method? - PLOTTER USA
  6. How to have clarity - Lime Tree Fruits
  7. Technical Pens and Pencils: The TWSBI Precision Ballpoint and Mechanical Pencil - The Gentleman Stationer
  8. 7 Ways to Use Your Planner to Manifest Your Best Year! - Strange & Charmed
  9. Choose the best PLOTTER size for you - PLOTTER USA
  10. Believe In Yourself! - FranklinPlanner Talk
  11. 7 Work From Home Tips that Increase Productivity - Everything Planner and Home Organization
  12. I thought it was the pens - Pam Alison Knits
  13. PLOTTER Square and Mini 5 Square Refill Memo Pads - PLOTTER USA
  14. Radiate Positivity with the Good Vibes CollectionFilofax UK - BLOG
  15. Link Love: 恭喜发财 (Not a Typo!) - The Well-Appointed Desk
  16. Web Finds – 18 January 2023 - Travellers Notebook Times
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20 January 2023

Free For All Friday - No. 741 by Steve

Any electronics engineer will recognise the number 741 as being used in relation to an Operational Amplifier (OpAmp) type 741... but what has this got to do with planning with a Filofax organiser? Nothing at all!

How are you settling in to the 2023? Did you change inserts or your format this year? 

Of course as it is Friday, please feel free to discuss anything Filofax related.  

19 January 2023

Lefax City 10

I'm very grateful to Anita for sending me this very elegant Slimline Lefax organiser. 

Before we start looking at this particular organiser in detail, a quick recap about the history of the Lefax company. 

The company was founded in 1910 by J.C. Parker in Philadelphia, USA. Lefax existed before Filofax in fact! The two companies existed selling their own products until 1992, when Filofax bought the company. I'm not sure how long after the take-over that the Lefax products continued to be sold. However, the former Lefax shops were rebranded as Filofax soon after the take-over. 

The last Lefax catalogue I have in the collection is dated 1992

Looking through each of the Lefax catalogues we have (see the list below) you get the impression that the Lefax range was fairly stable for many years, it was similar to Filofax in a lot of ways, and also quite distinctive in other respects (check out the Charterhouse duplex). Thank you to Gmax, I've seen his Charterhouse, it is like two personal sized organisers that are 'siamese twins' with the front of one and the back of the other joined by hingeing section! 

Lefax also produced their own complete range of inserts to go with their products

The City10 has been in the catalogues/price lists for several years, it was most probably introduced earlier than we have records for. In each one we do have though it is described as: 
The City binder has been specifically designed with a 10mm ring mechanism to fit into the inside jacket pocket of a suit or into a small handbag. It will hold paper money securely in the two flap pockets on the inside front cover. 

The back cover has six credit card pockets with a full length pocket behind for receipts. It can comfortably accommodate a diary, some notepaper, a selection of specialist forms if required as well as plastic inserts for photos etc. Because the City binder is too narrow for the standard indexes we have designed the new A-ZCITY.  

 These are indexed name and telephone sheets designed to within the standard page size with indented tabs, two letters per tab. To separate sections of the binder it is always possible to use colour coding or acetate envelopes, but we have also developed the 4BT which gives four tabs at the top of the binder. 

The front and back cover are plain, no clasp. The leather is described as French Goat Leather, it is very soft and supple, there is no stiffener used in the binder construction. 

Two 'flap' pockets in the front cover make this an ideal candidate to double duty as a wallet/organiser. 

The inside cover shows the model details LEFAX, City, Made in England, CITY10 SP/6.. City 10mm SP I presume is a coding of the colour and 6 for the number of credit card pockets. Earlier catalogue entries show 5 credit card pockets for the City10

Comparing the Lefax to a similar ring size Filofax Holborn Slimline, the size reduction by Lefax becomes quite obvious. Note there is no pen loop on the Lefax, no room unless the pen was going to sit outside of the binder. 

I put a handful of note pages and a notepad in to the CITY and it all neatly fits in. There is about 4 mm between the edge of the page and the edge of the cover when closed, so if you do use side tabs they are flush or with a slight over-hang. But I'm sure I could make this work without side tabs easily. 

This particular example has been used, but it is in very good condition for its age. I like the simplicity of the design. 

Do you own any Lefax organisers?  

Previous Lefax Posts:

18 January 2023

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 18 January 2023

I hope you have had a good weekend.

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. Gillio Medium Yellow Compagna - Moniki
  2. Planners I'm Using In 2023 | Tips On Choosing A Planner - Vienna Ortiz
  3. My easy productivity system. - Flatability
  4. I made a nature-themed discbound planner for my twin cousin Mickie - The Unplanned Life
  5. VDS Regular Pocket Rings Setup - Moniki
  6. My Official Planner Lineup for 2023 - Sandra Dahl
  7. 2023 Planner Stack Review - Sujey Plans
  8. 2023 Personal Planner Setup - Filofax, Wellness, Financial, Stencil + Stickers! - Stationery Shenanigans
  9. PLAN WITH ME | Week of January 16 - 22, 2023 | Personal Rings - Tiffany’s Plans
  10. 2023 Planner and Journal Lineup (simple and minimal) | Hobonichi Weeks, Moleskine, Personal Rings - spellbound notes
  11. Franklin Classic Plan WIth Me || Jan.16th - 22nd, 2023 || Canyon Leather Binder in Periwinkle - Sandra Dahl
  12. Let’s unbox!】VDS leather sample / The budget planner from page company - Rio's Lifestyle
  13. Birthday Plan With Me! Week of January 16th in my Franklin Covey Compact - BuySellPlan
  14. Gillio Compagna Personal Planner || Commit 30 Planner 2023 Plans - Kerri Pouliot
  15. 2022 Planner Review: What Worked and What Didn't - Sandra Dahl
  16. Moterm Calendar update - The Object
  17. Gillio medium Compagna 2023 planner chat! - Reneesplannerplace
  18. Double Gillio Unboxing | Sample Collection - CiSuite
  19. 2022 Planner System - What Did & Didn’t Work - Elle Planns
  20. Franklin Covey Compact Size Binder Setup || Extension Planner || Functional Planner Setup - Life With MJB
  21. 2023 Journal & Planner LineUp - Filofax, Traveler’s Company, Hibino, Hobonichi, Nolty, Moleskine - Roselyn Angelica
  22. Hybrid notebook? Filofax refillable notebook in pocket size - Skelly Jayne Plans
  23. My new work planner - filofax personal patent nude to the large daily moleskine - sj plans life
  24. Mulberry Postmans Lock Pocket Book Unboxing & Review | Filofax Pocket Inserts | 2023 Agenda Jas Gill | Lifestyle & Luxury
  25. Сравним планеры: Filofax Malden, Filofax Norfolk и Moterm luxe 2.0 - Lisenok Li
  26. Filofax Mini Organizer Unboxing & Setup| Slate Grey - Stephanie's Homestyle
  27. Deconstructing a book bound planner to work in an A5 rings Filofax | Fauxbonichi hack | How to do it - SusanAnyway
  28. Unboxing | Filofax Norfolk (personal, sage) - Filofancy Life On Paper
  29. Week 2 Mid-Week Check-In | Q1 Goals | HB 90 | Filofax | Full Focus - Atypical Weeks
  30. Filofax Malden: What you need to know - Planner review. - Planning with Chloe
  31. Filofax original planner flipthrough - S.E.R plans
  32. Filofax planners, Mnemosyne notebooks, leather pen case, Maiora Alpha Perla January 12, 2023 - Pauline
  33. Filofax Personal Zip Compact haul - Kawaii_Lifestyle_cafè
  34. Filofax Domino, my basic planning for the year. - The Planner Pincher
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17 January 2023

Free For All Tuesday - No. 624

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.

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16 January 2023

Wall Calendars

January, the start of the year. The month we put away the Christmas decorations. We reorganise our Filofax organisers and take down last years wall calendar....

Do you just recycle it, or repurpose it? Or both...

If your wall calendar has images of a place you have fond memories of, then keep those pages and reuse the images on your section dividers or as your dashboard at the front of your organiser.

I salvaged a local map from our own wall calendar that is published by the Sapeurs-Pompiers de Thouars (Fire Service) 

The map was printed on one side of A3 size paper. With some careful folding and punching some holes in the edge it fits A5, see this earlier post on how to do this: Using A3 paper in A5 size Filofax

In simple terms with the A3 page in landscape, measure 87mm up from the bottom edge, and then fold the page up along that line, that gets the page to A5 height. Fold the page over at 148mm from the left hand edge, and then back again to the right hand edge. On the bottom section, fold the corner of the flap over at 45 degrees. Punch to fit A5 Filofax.


The map is printed on quite thick glossy paper, so it should last a few years. I also salvaged the 2023 calendar from the back cover! 

14 January 2023

Web Finds - Saturday 14 January 2023

It is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet, 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 7 January 2023
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Archiving Your Old Diary Inserts?
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 623
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 11 January 2023
  6. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 133 - Comfort Zones
  7. Free for All Friday No. 740 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. 3 things I learned about 'planner peace' in 2022 ... - Filofancy | Life On Paper | Zara M.
  2. Black Owned Planner and Stationery Companies - The Well-Appointed Desk
  3. Decisions, Planning, & Commitment - FranklinPlanner Talk
  4. Review: Filofax Norfolk (Personal Sage) - Filofancy | Life On Paper | Zara M.
  5. 11 Things To Do Every Day To Keep You Organized - Everything Planner and Home Organization
  6. Episode #189: David Allen talks with Kevin Kelly - Getting Things Done
  7. 10 Strategies to Manage a Long To-Do List - Strange & Charmed
  8. Alternative creative uses for your spare Filofax planners in 2023 - Filofancy | Life On Paper | Zara M.
  9. Link Love: (fill in the blank) of the Year? - The Well-Appointed Desk
  10. Web Finds – 11 January 2023 - Travellers Notebook Times
  11. Your blog post could appear here. Please let us know if you have a blog that features ring bound organisers.
  • 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. 
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