22 October 2017

Functional Planning at PlannerCon Europe

Sophia Pan contacted me this last week as she is organising a small side event at PlannerCon Europe  next weekend about 'Functional Planning' I've christened it FunCon! I will be attending!


Functional Planning Informal Meet-Up at PannerCon Europe

This is for anyone who is into functional planning – using (not decorating) a planning to assist you to manage your life (short and long term) and achieve your goals.

Date: Sunday, October 29
Time: 8:30 – 9:50 am

Location: Le Pain Quotidien (Galerie de la Reine 11, 1000 Bruxelles

Everyone will purchase whatever he or she would like at Le Pain Quotidien. There is no fee for attending this meet-up. If there is a change in meeting location, it will be announced here in the comments.

Since we don’t have a lot of time, we will only do a brief intro (name, country/countries).

After that, we will share
  1. Functional planning system that currently works for folks (8:30 – 9:20 am) and 
  2. One questions or tip for folks who are looking for strategies or suggestions to run their life more effectively and/or achieve a certain goal (9:21 – 9:40 am). 
We will take group photos (of us and our planners), exchange contact info, and wrap up from 9:41 – 9:50 am.  Folks who plan to be at the raffles should be able to make it back to the conference at 10 am.

Please bring one or more functional planner you are currently using to share with the group. We especially welcome stories/experiences of using a planner to achieve certain life goals (pass a professional exam, lose weight, manage a household, manage health challenges, financial management, etc.)

Feel free to message Sophia with questions!

21 October 2017

Web Finds - 21 October 2017

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 for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 14 October 2017
  2. What types of planners belong on Philofaxy?
  3. Guest Post - Homemade Leather A5 Organiser - Paul
  4. Free For All Tuesday No. 350
  5. Web Finds - 17 October 2017
  6. Win A Rapesco Diary Punch and Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer
  7. Do you have to pay a lot of money to get a good designed organiser?
  8. Free For All Friday No. 466
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. Getting Started with 2018 Inserts - Kat's Life In Cali
  2. Black Congo Mulberry Double Binder on eBay - This Bug's Life
  3. Blog Post Tracker Personal Size Insert - MyPrettyPaperDesigns
  4. Are You Micromanaging Your Mind? - Getting Things Done
  5. Reasons for Changing Planner Systems - Tales From A Polk County Girl
  6. Free (2017+) 2018 refills with your planner! - Blog | Gillio
  7. B-day Planner Sale 50% OFF is ON + *very* important announcement about LTF printables - Lime Tree Fruits
  8. Time management Monday: Different ways to use the Space 24 week + notes planner - Quo Vadis Blog
  9. Comparing Organization Set Ups - Tales From A Polk County Girl
  10. Blog Post Tracker A5 Planner Inserts - MyPrettyPaperDesigns
  11. The Hidden Secret to an Effective Work Planner -  Giftie Etcetera
  12. Speakers' Corner Saturday - 405 - Filomaniac
  13. Rescheduled Functional Planner Stickers - MyPrettyPaperDesigns
  14. 2018 GTD Organizer and GTD Organizer are now available! - Getting Things Done
  15. The FeelGood ToolBox - Lime Tree Fruits
  16. Fairy tale forest planner - Mrs Brimbles
  17. 5 Ways To Be Productive When You’re Sick - Time Management Ninja
  18. 5 Simple Ways to Better Prepare for Your Day with a Paper Planner - Day Designer
  • 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
Please note that Web Finds next week will be completed by late on Thursday night as apposed to Friday night due to my attendance at Planner Con Europe. Posts not captured on Friday will be added to Web Finds the following week. Thanks for your understanding.

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20 October 2017

Free For All Friday No. 466

The 31st of October 2005 was the start of something that has had a very significant impact on my life in recent times. I didn't know about it then, in fact not for a couple of years after Philofaxy started with the post 'In the beginning'

Back then I had only just started a new job after nearly a year off. I was using a Filofax again for the first time in many years.

It wasn't until I bought an A5 Filofax I started to look around for other websites and came across Philofaxy almost by accident and started to read through the posts with interest.

Even today I know there are people finding us for the 'first time' How did you discover Philofaxy?

Of course it is Friday so please feel free to discuss anything Filofax or ring bound planner related. Have a great weekend.

19 October 2017

Do you have to pay a lot of money to get a good designed organiser?

I have had a particular interest now for a few years in the design of organisers.

My talk at Plannercon Europe at the end of October will be 'How to choose or design the perfect planner'.  Elements of this post are likely to appear in that talk, which is still being written at the time of the publishing of this post!

Over the years if you look through the Filofax catalogues we have in our collection, there have been numerous designs of Filofax organisers. Each design is slightly different to the others. Yes they have some common features, but in general Filofax have tried to make them as different as possible.

Occasionally I discover a design that really appeals to me because of some small detail that has been included in the design of the organiser.

So my subject for this post is the humble Filofax Fusion Personal size from 2013-2014. I've had a 'few' of these, given them away as prizes etc. I reacquired one because there was something about it that I liked.

The Personal size retailed at the time at £40, it is made in a mixture of a microfibre material with the strap closure in full grain leather. Now you might easily look past this organiser which came in Personal and A5 as just another 'non-leather' one.

It looks fairly smart, the exterior is fairly indestructible. I am sure it would survive being chucked in to a backpack, the occasional rain shower without looking any worse for wear.


Now the clever bits of the design...

Notice on the front outside cover there are two pockets that could take an i.d. pass or ticket or business card and be accessible without opening up the organiser or even undoing the strap.


On the rear cover there is a full height outside pocket, you do have to undo the strap on this one to gain access to it, but you don't have to open the organiser.


Then on the inside front cover there is a slot that can take a modern smart phone, shown here with my iPhone 6 in its cover.  The phone pocket is gusseted so it expands to easily take the phone.


And the strap closure has more then enough length it easily copes with the extra bulk of having the phone inside as well as a full set of inserts. 


Small details, but for me they make quite an inexpensive organiser a useful day to day planning/organisational tool.


18 October 2017

Win A Rapesco Diary Punch and Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Rapesco the company that make great paper punches are supporting The Pink Ribbon Foundation with a percentage of their sales on all Pink products being donated.

Philofaxy have been a long time supporter of cancer awareness charities so it is wonderful to help in what ever way we can to further that support.



You can win one of ten punches being made available by commenting on this post here on Philofaxy, please include your Twitter user name.

Please include your Twitter Username and follow: Pink Ribbon Foundation as well as Rapesco on Twitter and ten lucky winners will be selected at random by Rapesco by the end of October.

Thank you to Rapesco UK for their support.


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17 October 2017

Web Finds - 17 October 2017

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.

Meanwhile here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Franklin Covey Classic Flip Through- set up - The Functional Happy Planner
  2. Fall Planner Set Up Pt 2|Goals & Project Planning|Momentum Planner - Antonisha Plans
  3. Making Personal Planner Dashboards from Happy Planner Page Protectors - Kendra Bork
  4. Compact Franklin Covey Flip Through- Set Up - The Functional Happy Planner
  5. Functional Planning: Quarterly/Monthly Review and Plan With Me - Kendra Bork
  6. Using The Constraints of Your Planner To Your Benefit - Antonisha Plans
  7. Review and Setup of my new Van Der Spek Custom Planner - Kendra Bork
  8. Planner Flip Through - LOVEEXTRAATTENTION
  9. Filofax Saffiano Compact Zip Flip Through / Set Up using printables - Happy Mommy
  10. Oh! A new Filofax? Yes.... - Little angel
  11. Woche im Filofax gestalten #01 | TaNa - TaNa
  12. Filofax Pocket Planner *PWM* Pumpkin Spice Life - Robin's Nest
  13. Plan With Me | Filofax Malden - mommymilitia
  14. Filofax Wochendeko KW 40 - Timelapse - starflower_plans
  15. [Filofax-Timelapse] KW 42/17: The Secret Of The Forest - YasminLowe
  16. Filofax Wochendekoration KW 42 - ZierPapier
  17. Filofax Wochendeko KW 41 | 2017 | planningcat - planningcat_
  18. Wochendeko KW 41 - Filofax Original Navy - Nixxes
  • 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. 
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Free For All Tuesday No. 350

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.

16 October 2017

Guest Post - Homemade Leather A5 Organiser - Paul

Thank you Paul for this great article. I've made a travellers notebook before and some prototype organisers, but never the finished article!

Hello, my name is Paul and I’m a Filofax addict.

It all started innocently enough, back in 1987, when I found that an old Seeboard notebook was the same size and ring configuration as a ‘Personal’. This became my gateway organiser, and I moved on to a plain but sold black leather Filofax a year or so later, when starting my first business. Although I kicked the habit a bit later (going through a rebellious ‘Psion’ stage) I’ve fallen off the wagon again – big time. Even with a Mini Kendal, Holborn Pocket, Cuban Zip and Malden A5 to an A4 Lyndenhurst, there was an itch I couldn’t quite scratch.

Starting another course, I wanted something different, something really personal to plan out my thoughts and ideas for the future – my equivalent of the ‘Grail Diary’ from the Indiana Jones film ‘Last Crusade,’ except capable of coping with updates and changes. It had to be robust, versatile and A5 2x3 ring format (my favourite working size.) An ebayed Timberland was cheap and sufficiently sturdy, but somehow not personal enough. Hence my ‘hey gang, let’s do the show right here’ decision to make my own.

I had a slab of rustic-looking leather left over from when I planning to make a case to take six different flutes & whistles – until realising that the Chinese make an excellent and inexpensive padded bag to do just that. I’d been treating the leather for some time with Renapur leather balsam for some time until it had reached the stage of ‘well floppy,’ and there was just enough for a single piece for the back and sides, two pockets and a strap.

Having gone to a technical school I’m happier with metalwork rather than a haberdashery, so decided on the perhaps unsubtle construction method of slapping the different bits together using light engineering rather than needlework. That’s the ‘robust’ box ticked then.

I’ve used laminated dividers previously, even having some success with using encapsulated bits of well-loved but worn out shirts. Wanting something simpler and more rustic, I bought and cut down some A4 Extra Thick (1000mic) Greyboard Crafting Card, bound the edges with fabric tape and stuck on metal index tabs, found here.   



Measured it all up carefully, cut out the bits, tried to work out the right order for them to go together then went at it with the hole and rivet punches. Even muttered a few ‘throw the switch, Igor’ and ‘Life – I give you life’ type comments when they felt appropriate. 

How did it all work out? Well, good news is that it flops open and lays flat beautifully. The magnetic clasps hold well, everything is holding together and it functions exactly as intended.

The weight reminds me of the time I commissioned some PA speakers and specified everything in detail – except the weight. Ended up knackering the rear suspension on my Subaru (quite an achievement) and saving gym membership for many years. Again, I’d not considered how much it would work out. Somewhat on the porky side at 800gm all up, okay for something which is not EDC, but stays in the office.

The looks – can’t decide if I’ve ended up with Attila the Hun’s personal organiser, the owner’s manual for a medieval siege tower or something more appropriate in a BDSM accessories brochure. Its grown on me, I’ve come to think of it as a tome, and wonder if it would feel happier chained to something, or with a few engraved charms or glyphs as decorations. And it meets all my original criteria, particularly in the looking ‘different’ requirement.








Once again thank you Paul. 

15 October 2017

What types of planners belong on Philofaxy?

Before you leap to the comments below... I'm using planner in a generic sense here, all types of paper planner no matter what sort/brand/type.

So for the purposes of sorting blog posts/videos in to the either Philofaxy or Travellers Notebook Times,(TN Times) I come across lots of blog posts/videos that are 'planner' related.

Quite often people will change from using an organiser and start using a travellers notebook or vice-versa. And then there are other types too. But more on those in a moment. 

So how do I decide/or should I decide which type goes in which version of Web Finds? 

Here is how I think it should be:

Philofaxy:
  • Filofax and other brands of ring bound organisers - Philofaxy
  • Disc bound planners/notebooks - Philofaxy
  • Any future type of planner that can have the pages removed and replaced individually - Philofaxy
  • Any posts that could be applied to a ring/disc bound system equally as their intended design in one of the other types. e.g. a printed insert in one of the common sizes. 
  • Posts about organisation, time management etc. 
  • Occasionally posts that over-lap both categories of Philofaxy and TN Times
Travellers Notebook Times (TN Times):
  • Travellers Notebooks(TN) - TN Times
  • Bound planners e.g. Quo Vadis hard and soft bound diaries and notebooks - TN Times
  • Coil bound planners e.g. Erin Condren Life Planners - TN Times
  • Any posts that could be applied to a bound system equally as their intended design in one of the other types. e.g. a printed insert in one of the common sizes that could be used to create a TN booklet. 
  • Posts about organisation, time management etc. 
  • Occasionally posts that over-lap both categories of Philofaxy and TN Times
Please leave a comment below if theres anything I've missed or you think it should be different.

Thank you. 

14 October 2017

Web Finds - 14 October 2017

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 for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 7 October 2017
  2. Old Filofax/Lefax Catalogues
  3. The Podcast Is Returning..
  4. Free For All Tuesday No. 349
  5. Web Finds 10 October 2017
  6. Tell us about...... 17
  7. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 63
  8. Free for All Friday No. 465 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. How time flies! - This Bug's Life
  2. VDS at PlannerCon Europe! - Blog Vdsshop
  3. Speakers' Corner Saturday - 404 - Filomaniac
  4. B6 Size Flex Binder - Tales From A Polk County Girl
  5. Bill Tracker Inserts in Personal - MyPrettyPaperDesigns
  6. Bill Tracker Insert in A5 - MyPrettyPaperDesigns
  7. Integrating Life and Work to Improve the Quality of Both - Day Designer
  8. One of my current planners; Louis Vuitton agenda MM in Monogram - Charmed Planner Life
  9. Defeating Planner Confusion - Blog - Kimberly Hysler Blog
  10. 10 Time Management Tips for Beginners - Time Management Ninja
  11. The Difference Between a Planner and Time Management -  Giftie Etcetera
  12. Time management Monday: For A Limited Time Only - Quo Vadis Blog
  13. A perfect planner case - Polkadotparadiso
  14. Working Smarter - The College Prepster
  15. Downsizing my work planner (continued!) - vanilla folders
  16. Reflecting on My Planner Journey-2.5 years in - Tales From A Polk County Girl
  17. How to Manifest Your Goals with Law of Attraction - Strange & Charmed
  18. Day Designer® • 2017-2018 Daily Planners - Day Designer
  19. My Louis Vuitton Pocket size agenda in the Monogram print - Charmed Planner Life
  20. Enter to win a 2018 Filofax (up to $175 value) - Super Spruce
  21. TMN TIP: Keep One Calendar for All Your Obligations - Time Management Ninja
  22. Washi Tape Hacks. - Mademoiselle Women
  23. Restock: slim Compagnas part 2 - Blog | Gillio
  24. This one. The Mulberry Congo in the Personal size? Is it real? - Charmed Planner Life
  25. My Top 5 Travel Essentials - Blog - Kimberly Hysler Blog
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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... 
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We are on the look out for more people to take part in Reader Under the Spotlight. If you would like to appear in this feature then please contact Steve : philofaxy at gmail dot com  Thank you.

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13 October 2017

Free for All Friday No. 465 by Nan

Hard to believe, but it's almost Halloween! A lot of holidays, both religious and secular, occur in the final quarter of the year.

How do you use your Filofax (or other ring-bound organizer) at holiday time? For planning special holiday meals and parties? For saving memories of gifts given and received and special outfits worn?

Of course, since it's Friday, it's always a little reason to celebrate, so let's open the floor to all discussion.

12 October 2017

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 63


Planning For Unexpected Life Events. 

A topic not everyone will be comfortable with and we hope this never happens to you. However, with some foresight and forward planning you will be laying the foundations for successful recovery from a potentially awful situation.

By using your planner(s) you can help your friends and relatives to help you should you become incapacitated in some way.

If you have ideas for future episodes please send them to steve at philofaxy dot com

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introduction
01:45 - What if we all disappeared off the earth tomorrow?
02:45 - Leaving a legacy behind
03:30 - Live for today
04:30 - Documenting your life
06:00 - Providing your carers with information
08:00 - Accessing Electronic Records
09:15 - Sorting out your filing
11:09 - Listing the secondary things in life such as subscriptions
12:15 - Automated payments
13:30 - In case of my demise smash this glass
14:15 - Scan copies of certificates, bills, credit/bank cards, passports
16:00 - Controlling junk mail and telephone calls
18:00 - Get rid of un-wanted papers
18:30 - Keep an up to date address list
20:00 - Add context to your address list
24:00 - Include your name and address on Christmas cards you send
24:45 - Living Wills
25:30 - Home Inventory


Episode 63 -  Planning For Unexpected Life Events.


A direct download is also available here: Episode63.mp3

Show notes: A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

NB: A5 is in A4 format so it can be scaled to suit A5 or A6 size. Personal is for printing direct on Personal size paper.



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

Our Websites:
Karine: Plannerology, Karine Tovmassian (IG)
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times, Mr Philofaxy (IG)
Naturally we would love to hear your feedback on the podcast. If you use iTunes please gives us your rating or reviews of the podcast.

If you want a quick link to all the podcasts remember: http://philofaxy.com/podcast/

Remember if you have liked this podcast, don't forget to like it, share it and subscribe to the podcast.

Previous Episodes:

2017

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

11 October 2017

Tell us about...... 17

A lot of us use our organisers to keep a plethora of other information besides our calendar appointments and addresses.

So what other miscellaneous information do you keep in your organiser?

Tell us in the comments below.

10 October 2017

Web Finds 10 October 2017

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.

Meanwhile here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Plan With Me Bullet Journal Style in A5 Filofax-October 2-8 Halloween theme - MichelkinDesigns
  2. Filofax Personal Wochendeko KW 40 - Frau Anne
  3. Filofax Wochendeko KW 40 | 2017 | planningcat_ - planningcat_
  4. October 2017 Malden - Julia Smith
  5. October Plan With Me in A5 Filofax - Halloween Theme - MichelkinDesigns
  6. A5 FiloFax January-February Set-Up - Herbert Elliott
  7. WHAT'S IN MY PLANNER?! *update* | Filofax 2OI7 - Francesca
  8. Filofax Personal планер, который всегда со мной. - Сашенька Гаврильченко
  9. A5 Filofax Original Set Up February 2017 - Janet Bishop
  10. Setting Up My 2017 Planner | Filofax Original A5 in Nude - Betsy Webster
  11. Set up Filofax Domino Soft Pink - Bi Fashion Craft and Art
  12. Mein filofax - vale16507 schmidt
  13. Changing my setup: why and how and showing my new setup - A Girl and her Journal
  14. My Filofax Saffiano Personal Compact Planner Setup - Seaweed Kisses
  15. Tutorial and A5 Filofax / Planner Dividers - Tracie Fox LoveJunkJournals
  16. DIY Filofax Deckblatt / Cover - Lalalunia
  17. My new Filofax soft domino! - Little angel
  18. A5 Filofax Plan With Me October 9, Ft. Scribble Prints Co Part 1 - Nichelle Davis
  19. Filofax Wochendeko KW 41 / 2017 Stranger Things - Püppilotta Schokominza
  20. Plan with Me/Planner Walkthrough | LOUIS VUITTON AGENDA MONOGRAM - theluxehousewife
  21. +++ Filofax meets Bulletjournal ++ Malden A5 ++ KW 42+++ - Do what you Love
  22. Plan With Me Bullet Journal Style A5 Filofax Bats/Halloween - Week of October 9 - MichelkinDesigns
  23. Filofax Wochendeko KW 41 Herbst | Plan with me | filofaxing | deutsch | planenaufpapier - planenaufpapier
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My Week Posts
  1. September Flip Through - Karen's Obsessions 
  2. My week #286 - Paper Lovestory
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Free For All Tuesday No. 349

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.

09 October 2017

The Podcast Is Returning..

After a longer break than we had anticipated, Karine and I will be returning soon.

You might not realise it but for each 30 minute podcast it takes us about 3-4 hours to create them.
  • ?? minutes to research the topic.... it varies!
  • 60 minutes to record
  • 45-60 minutes to mix the audio tracks
  • 45 minutes to listen and create the 'show notes' 
  • 30 minutes to publish the finished podcast
Time of course is something I've got plenty of most weeks! But a few things have got in the way in the last couple of months. 

If you haven't discovered the Podcast yet, you can listen on line to each one using a variety of methods: 
So what topics would you like us to discuss in the coming weeks? Please leave a comment down below. 




08 October 2017

Old Filofax/Lefax Catalogues

We have been gathering together our collection of old catalogues on Philofaxy for over 3 years now.

In the early stages I had a loan of the catalogue archive from the Filofax marketing department. It took quite a long time to scan all these catalogues in and to then share them via the blog.

You can see the collection to date on the catalogue page. There are some gaps in the catalogues we have, although I can't be 100% sure that catalogues were published every year.

These catalogues give us a snapshot of the model range at the time of publication of the catalogue so we have been able to build up a picture of when models came on to the market and when they disappeared.

They also give us details about the history of the companies, office locations and such like. It is a bit like a jigsaw puzzle but you don't know what the final picture looks like!

Do you have any old catalogues tucked away that will help us fill in any of the gaps?

If you do we would love to see them. Please contact steve at philofaxy dot com if you can help.

Thank you.

07 October 2017

Web Finds - 7 October 2017

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 for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 30 September 2017
  2. Highlights for September 2017
  3. A Date For Your Diary - 8 October 2017
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 348
  5. Web Finds - 3 October 2017
  6. Philofaxy London Meet Up September 2017
  7. Guest Post - Ian - List of Organiser Brands
  8. Free For All Friday No 464 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. Kalenderblad 2018 (filofax personal) - spela fela
  2. Tel#’s & Address Personal Size Insert - MyPrettyPaperDesigns
  3. Need for speed? Choose Gillio BUZZ! - Blog | Gillio
  4. How small is a Mini Filofax planner? - vanilla folders
  5. free printable october calendar - I Love It All
  6. 2018 planner: do I go back to a six-ring organiser or a bound one? - Paper Lovestory
  7. The long awaited restock of the SLIM COMPAGNAS! - Blog | Gillio
  8. Speakers' Corner Saturday - 403 - Filomaniac
  9. Tel #’s & Address A5 Insert - MyPrettyPaperDesigns
  10. September 2017 in my Mini Filofax planner - vanilla folders
  11. Where did My Filo World go? - Charmed Planner Life
  12. Website improvement: choose your ring colour! - Blog | Gillio
  13. Reasons Why Planning A Daily Routine Will Make Your Life Easier - Wendaful
  14. How I Crush My To Do List - I Love It All
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