31 March 2018

Web Finds - 31 March 2018

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 - 24 March 2018
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. A5 Enhanced Time Manager Insert - Revisited
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 373
  5. Web Finds - 27 March 2018
  6. Tell us about...... 21
  7. Filofax Carrying Pouch
  8. Free for All Friday No. 489 by Nan
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. What’s in my Filofax? - Mademoiselle Women
  2. Speakers‘ Corner Saturday - 428 - Filomaniac
  3. Balancing Your Production with Your Production Capability - FranklinPlannerTalk
  4. Time management Monday: Spring cleaning your time management system - Quo Vadis Blog
  5. 5 Tips to Overcome Your Time Management Enemies - Time Management Ninja
  6. Lefax forms - The filofax
  7. Your Best Tools to Avoid Overwhelm … Once and for All! - Day Designer
  8. The Power of Imagery - Getting Things Done
  9. Six Steps to Deep Planning - Dispatches From The Frat House
  10. TMN TIP: Get Up 15 Minutes Earlier Than You Planned - Time Management Ninja 
  11. Day Per Page - Mootastic
  12. Gillio Spotted - Blog | Gillio
  13. Weekly Planning Progression - Tales From A Polk County Girl
  14. Planner Friday - March - She's Eclectic
  15. 6 Strategies to Tackle Overwhelm Before it Takes Over Your Life - Day Designer
  16. Currently...March 2018 - Kimberly Hysler Blog
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30 March 2018

Free for All Friday No. 489 by Nan

After about 9 months of using bullet journals and a weekly bound planner, I've started to transition back to using a Personal-size Filofax, with one-page-per-day. I had started to want more daily detail than the weekly allowed.

I find the transition is harder than usual. Instead of finding it a refreshing change, I'm struggling with it. I feel disoriented and less likely to write things down. Maybe it's because the bullet journaling was working well for me before I decided to change. Maybe it's something else.

Have you ever experienced this?

Naturally as this is Friday please feel free to discuss anything ring bound planner or organizer related.

29 March 2018

Filofax Carrying Pouch

Do you worry about carrying your Filofax organiser in your bag/purse? Could it get damaged by other things in your bag, such as keys or loose change etc?

Why not carry it in a dust bag. There is a great simple to make travel pouch on Thomas's site here.

Or look out for dust bags or gift bags on Amazon or Etsy, an example is posted below.

28 March 2018

Tell us about...... 21

If you follow the principles of Getting Things Done by David Allen in your organiser.

I am curious do you use a Daily or Weekly diary insert?

Which format works best for you?

Tell us in the comments below.

27 March 2018

Web Finds - 27 March 2018

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Filofax Classic Croc Pocket Setup - the planner spot
  2. Filofax Pocket Baroque - One Fantastic Find!
  3. POCKET FILOFAX AND DISCBOUND UPDATED SET UP!! - Mady L
  4. PLAN WITH ME | Personal/Medium Size kikki.K Planner | March 26 - April 1 | EASTER - ms.paperlover
  5. Filofax Malden Pocket: March 2018 Planner Setup * Cocoa Daisy - seemownay
  6. Saturday Setups rings and strings edition - Rita Weaver
  7. SETUP: How I Use My Personal Rings » Kate Spade Agenda » Functional Planning » Artsy Alyce - Artsy Alyce
  8. Planersetup vom Filofax Original black - Signs in Space
  9. Capsule Wardrobe Plan Using Printable Inserts in Filofax Pocket Domino Soft - Kristen’s Planner
  10. FILOFAX RASPBERRY PERSONAL - 896Sabri
  11. Filofax Malden Pocket: March 2018 Planner Setup * Cocoa Daisy - seemownay
  12. Filofax Mini Grey Set up - Deutsch - Lalaandbeyond
  13. Frankenstein Planner - Filofax Original with Franklin Covey Rings. - PeekabooMoon
  14. Pocket Rings Setup | Filofax Black Finchley - harzillaplans
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Free For All Tuesday - No. 373

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.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

26 March 2018

A5 Enhanced Time Manager Insert - Revisited

I often get questions about inserts, these normally result me referring people to our own inserts. In most cases they generally find something that fits their needs... but not always.

Recently Charlee T. contacted me looking for a seller of a particular type of inserts, but I was unable to help, so once again I said have you looked at our inserts with view to may be adapting one of them to her needs.

After a few more message exchanges she said she would give it ago, naturally I offered to give her some additional support if she got stuck.

Normally I don't hear back from people, but Charlee was very pleased with her adaption of our Enhanced Time Manager insert. I took a look at her 'version 1.0' and thought hmmm I could do a few improvements on this insert and make it generally available.

So here it is. The most obvious change is that the appointments section has been moved across to the right hand page. This has freed up all of the left hand page to be be divided up in to different types of notes and task areas. Charlee had a definite need for separate Personal and Work To Do lists, which you will see we have incorporated at the foot of the left hand page.


We have maintained the same number of lines per day throughout the whole week.

Naturally you can easily adjust the headings, shading, fonts etc to suit your own needs/requirements by editing the source file and redoing the mail merge.

There are two versions available, one with 4 lines per day, the other with 5 lines per day. Depending on how neat and small your hand writing is will determine which version to use.

Source Files:
Note to change the year or the 12 months covered you just need to edit cell A2 of the Excel file. 

Merged Files:
When printing note these files are formatted to be A4 page size. Either Booklet print on to A4 paper or Print on to A5 paper scale to fit (70%)

This version will be known as the 'Reversed Enhanced Time Management' insert by virtue of the positioning of the appointments section on the opposite page. 

To customise the files you will need to download the relevant source files listed above. When you've made all the changes you like to the template, you can perform a mail merge to create your own insert for any period you like. Check out our Free Diary Inserts link if you want more information on how to do this, including videos at the bottom of the page.

Once again a big thank you to Ray at 'My Life All In One Place' for his hard work and co-operation with helping to create and support us with all these inserts.

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24 March 2018

Web Finds - 24 March 2018

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 - 17 March 2018
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. How often do you visit Philofaxy?
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 372
  5. Web Finds - 20 March 2018
  6. London Meet Up March 2018.
  7. Guest Post - It’s All A Matter of Space and Time - Helen
  8. Free For All Friday No 488 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. Speakers‘ Corner Saturday - 427 - Filomaniac
  2. Another Useful Way to Use Appointment Times in Your Planner - Vanilla folders
  3. Watch: What could a planner do for you? - FranklinPlannerTalk
  4. Time management Monday: How to use your paper planner along with your electronic calendar app - Quo Vadis Blog
  5. What could you do with an extra 10.5 hours every week.... - William Hannah Limited - The Library
  6. GTD Stories: Enyo - Getting Things Done
  7. No More Grapes - A Social Enterprise For Families Dealing With Cancer - Typecast
  8. FAQ - Quo Vadis Blog
  9. The First Step to Overcoming Overwhelm? Get Back to Reality. - Day Designer
  10. Learning as a grown up....  - William Hannah Limited - The Library
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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. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • 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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23 March 2018

Free For All Friday No 488 by Laurie

One of the many glorious things about using a ring binder is adding whatever pages you like for planning, tracking, forms, etc. There are so many pages to choose from! The options really are limitless.

In fact, there are so many options sometimes it can feel overwhelming. Below I have outlined planner pages possibilities, in approximate order from simplest to most complex.

~ You can buy "off the rack" planner pages from brands like Filofax, Franklin Planner, Day-Timer etc.

~ You can buy pre-printed pages in a wide variety of formats and designs from individual sellers, on Etsy for example. The seller prints these pages and mails them to you.

~ You can download pre-made pages and print them yourself. These pages have been designed by someone, and you download the file to print on your own printer or take to a print shop to have printed for you. Sometimes the downloads are free, others cost money. Philofaxy has a wide range of free printables. Etsy has loads of printables you can purchase and download to print yourself.

~ If you have the patience, skill, and equipment, you can design and print your own pages. This is a great option if you are able, because you can make your pages exactly how you want them and tweak/ change them whenever you want.

You can also do a combination of these. For example you can buy pre-made planner pages, and design and print your own trackers or budget forms.

Do you buy pre-made pages? Do you download and print? Do you create your own (and if so what software/ apps do you use)? Please leave a comment so others can be inspired and informed on where to get pages!

And as always on Fridays, feel free to discuss and/ or ask anything ring-binder organizer related.

22 March 2018

Guest Post - It’s All A Matter of Space and Time - Helen

Thank you to Helen Fennell in to this insight on how she uses a pocket size planner. 

I had already decided on the title of this post before the sad death of Professor Stephen Hawking. I wondered about changing, but kept it, not because I have any idea as to how he organised his life, but because I am a great admirer of his work, although I don’t pretend to understand much of it.

So, what is this post all about? Not cosmology you will be pleased to hear. I am in my fifth year of using a pocket Moleskine planner*, and I often get asked why I use something so small, and how I manage it. I have written a couple of times about it over on Plannerisms here and here. I need something small that I can carry everywhere, and I will admit that I work it hard, using every part of it I can.

At the end of 2017 I was mulling over moving up to the large size Moleskine, and as thought more about it I realised that using the pocket size had one huge advantage I hadn’t realised before… it stops me from overbooking myself. There isn’t room for me to put in more than I can actually do. This might seem like a disadvantage, what about writing down all the things I need to do? Well, they get stored elsewhere and I pick from that list as to what to do each day. I know if I fill up the daily space in planner, with to-dos or appointments, then that’s it. I am not likely to be able to fit in anything else without much wailing, moaning and gnashing of teeth. So you can see, my planning is based on the relationship between space and time.

Depending on what your day’s look like, perhaps lots of small things, a few very large items, or something in between, have you tried setting up your planner such that you can’t possibly overwhelm yourself on a day to day basis?

*Am I allowed to say that on this site?!

Thank you Helen, I'm sure we can translate your thoughts and ideas to Filofax Pocket Size. 

21 March 2018

London Meet Up March 2018.

I am just travelling back from a weekend in London. A weekend with very unseasonal weather unfortunately... snow in March? !

However the poor weather did not stop 13 keen Filofax users from gathering in London, including Danielle from Paris and Ana Maria from Malaga in Spain, which makes my journey look a bit like a ‘walk in the park’!!

Sadly due to the poor weather and the number of people dropping out I had to cancel the Bath meet up on the Sunday. 

But back to Saturday, it was a cold day with some snow showers, so not ideal weather for walking around. 

It was also great to have new people attending as well as past attendees at the meet up. London remains a popular venue for meet ups.

We had a visit from a journalist who is writing an article for PC Pro magazine about people who prefer 'analogue' planning, analogue (film) photography, and old fashioned board games. Dave rang me earlier in the week for a 'quick 10 minute interview about organisers'.... 45 minutes later he asked if he could come along on Saturday to meet other organiser fans! 

It was great to have lots of conversations around the tables. There were five of us in the small group who had attended PlannerCon Europe back in October so it was great to meet up again. 

The story of the day is best told in pictures. Thank you to Jené for the additional photos. 

I let the train take the strain this time, it was a relaxing journey via SNCF and Eurostar

Ian, Danielle and Max in conversation

Darren and Ana Maria

Jacqui, Ana Maria and Sara


Stephanie, Lilly and Sara


Jené and Tim
A stack of organisers!

Sara, Lily and Stephanie 


Steve being asked 'Can I change these rings?' !



After the lunch a few of us battled through the cold weather to visit Muji and Paperchase. 

Paperchase didn't have any of their own brand organisers on the shelves, may be they sold out in the New Year. They had a small display of Filofax organisers and inserts on the 1st floor. 

Thank you to everyone that attended the meet up... 'When is the next one?' Most probably in the Autumn. 

20 March 2018

Web Finds - 20 March 2018

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Pocket Malden 2018 Setup - One Fantastic Find!
  2. 2018 Planner System - Ink Imperfections
  3. Quick tour of my personal planner | Van Der Spek 30mm - Letters Lipsticks Lists
  4. Gillio Medium Black Mat Croco Campagna Planner Setup - StarFireDigitals
  5. PLAN WITH ME | Personal / Medium kikki.K Planner | March 19-25 | "Love Life" - ms.paperlover
  6. Обзор моего ежедневника на кольцах | Filofax Personal | Kikki k Medium - NewOrg2Day
  7. Gillio A6 Rings Compagna Aubergine Croco Flip Through - banana.plans
  8. Planners 2018 Hobonichi Weeks, Gillio Black Croco A6, VDS Noir & Gillio Red Croco Mia Cara Pocket - Mod Planner Girl
  9. Van der Spek Junior Touch Me Pocket Planner walk-through - One Fantastic Find!
  10. My planner, a tragic video. Watch anyway. | Van Der Spek Standard 30 mm - Letters Lipsticks Lists
  11. Functional Plan With Me Personal Filofax 3/12/18 - 3/18/18 - PlansMeetPaper
  12. Filofax Pocket Setup - Nefertiti Gets Creative
  13. Filofax Malden personal MAGYAR - Selyemakác
  14. Распаковка ежедневника Gillio Compagna Unboxing | Filofax | Personal - NewOrg2Day
  15. Set up Filofax Malden или как я распланировала домашние дела - Marina total verplant
  16. Mon planner filofax A5 rose - Gioa Gioa
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My Week Posts
  1. My week #10 - She's Eclectic
  2. Week-In-Review - Week of March 16, 2018 - My Great Challenge
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Free For All Tuesday - No. 372

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.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

19 March 2018

How often do you visit Philofaxy?

Thank you to everyone that took part in the recent poll. Here are the final results:


I was quite pleased with the end results especially as it shows that over three quarters of the people that took part (298 people) look at the blog at least once a week, with more than half of them looking every couple of days.

This mini survey is a great help to me because it helps me to decide how often to schedule certain types of posts (news updates, general updates, posts for people new to the blog etc.)

Again thank you to every that took part.

17 March 2018

Web Finds - 17 March 2018

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 - 10 March 2018
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Ring Mechanism Parts Explained.
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 371
  5. Web Finds - 13 March 2018
  6. Organiser diet
  7. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 70
  8. Free For All Friday No. 331 by Tim Edwards
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. Speakers‘ Corner Saturday - 426 - Filomaniac
  2. Using a ring organiser to plan your travels – Part 3 - This Bug's Life
  3. The maps of life.... - William Hannah Limited - The Library
  4. Time management Monday: Printables for your planner - Quo Vadis Blog
  5. Using a ring organiser to plan your travels – Part 4 - This Bug's Life
  6. Filofax betétlapok adaptálása Filofax Notebookba - FilofaxNi!
  7. Using a ring organiser to plan your travels – Part 5 - This Bug's Life
  8. CUSTOMER'S REQUEST: bi-colour epoca black & acid green! - Blog | Gillio
  9. Got it! The Van der Spek brown Touch Me Standard in their older... - Olga plans!
  10. Using a ring organiser to lose weight – Part 1 - This Bug's Life
  11. TMN TIP: Keep Clutter at Bay - Time Management Ninja
  12. Changing a Habit – Where to Start - FranklinPlannerTalk
  13. Using a ring organiser to lose weight – Part 2 - This Bug's Life
  14. Lorelei Lee's Planning Sheets - Lorelei Lee's Plan-Bar
  15. jeepapeterie: There was a season in my life when I used DO2P... - Olga plans!
  16. Planner Girls Collective: Planner Meets – Pamper, Plan and Create 2018 - Read, Write, Inspire
  17. Writing Wednesday: Guide to choosing fountain pen inks - Quo Vadis Blog
  18. Using a ring organiser to lose weight – Part 3 - This Bug's Life
  19. Why We Lose Focus - Day Designer
  20. 7 Habits That Hinder Productivity - Time Management Ninja
  21. How to avoid procrastinating when working from home - Quo Vadis Blog
  22. Using a ring organiser to lose weight – Part 4 - This Bug's Life
  23. Quote - Olga plans!
  24. Do This to Get More Done in Less Time - Day Designer
  25. How To Create A Productive Day At The (Home) Office - So This Is What
  26. Using a ring organiser to lose weight – Part 5 - This Bug's Life
  • 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. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • 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
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