All posts tagged: Filofax

Adapting Your Filofax To Fit Your Needs

A month + after Christmas, I thought I’d post an update about how my new Filofax is coming along. Organizing By Section I am finding that I am not using as many of the sections as I originally thought that I would with my Filofax.  I’ve been shifting things around again since my last posting and can’t seem to bring myself to do the scrapbooking habit that so many women seem interested in (sorry!). Inside the front flyleaf (reverse side), I’ve added a large post-it on which I’ve scribbled a sort of ‘section key’ to help me remember what dividers are what.  So far I’ve got: Filofax registration #, personal information & contacts Weekly agenda Charts (daily, weekly, monthly, also morning and evening routines) Lists (TBR, movie list, bucket list, etc.) My Personal ‘Life Accounts’, which are basically goals by category, based on Michael Hyatt’s system Targets, Milestones & Rewards Extra blank paper and such — I like to keep a little bit on hand, and some at home Ideally, what will work best is …

‘Surviving’ the Thundersnow of 2014

With the heavy snowstorm here in the Midwest, I’ve had a few days of extra R&R and with great timing, I’ve also had a head cold.  So, not to be deterred by the sniffles, I’ve been doing projects all weekend: That pretzel-making kit sitting in the back of the pantry? Made and devoured! Dishes piling up in the sink? Cleaned and dry. My pile of organization books that need to be read/returned to the library?  Almost done going through the lot of them.  I’m still working my way through Sandra Felton (The Organizer Lady) and Marsha Sims’ book, Organizing Your Day: Time Management Techniques That Will Work For You. Not that that’s had anything to do with my progress.  I’d like to stave off cabin fever and -2 is TOOOO cold to be leaving the house. Period. Did you happen to watch Downton Abbey’s 2-hour premiere last night?  Alas, we can’t get channel 9 on our antennae.  I know, there’s something wrong with it.  My friends tell me our TV is an antique.  It works, …

My First Filofax – 2014 Setup

For Christmas this year, I received my very first Filofax.  As there are already a million blogs devoted to Filofax (I may be stretching the numbers a wee bit), my blog is NOT going to turn into a Filofax addict’s haven, but, I can’t let this momentous occasion of my first Filofax pass without at least a nod at how popular these things have become. This is an A5 Filofax “The Original” in a color that I believe is called ‘Retro Yellow’: There’s branding on the spine of the exterior of the Filofax with an ‘f’ encircled, and a button clasp closure on the front that says “Filofax – The Original – Est. 1921”. Inside the front cover is more of the Filofax branding in the bottom left-hand corner verifying that this is the real deal, made in the UK with real leather.  Although I’ve been reading a lot of blog posts and watching YouTube videos, I haven’t done much decorating yet so the setup’s pretty simple — but evolving. In the photo below, you’ll …