You heard me.. Filofax! I don’t know how I’ve survived so long without one! In my late teens/early twenties I had a knock off version that never left my side, I kept my whole life in that thing and somewhere in my house it’s hiding with my National Insurance card safely tucked in it’s inside pocket. I have always found it so much easier to write things down and keep a pysical, paper diary than hold notes and dates in my phone/ipad.. I just like writing, I’m sure I’m not alone. There are a few things that have come up recently that have made me miss my organiser – I need various codes for tax and to view my payslips online and I can never find them when I need them. I’m always missing appointments and I don’t even remember the last time I saw my dentist.. enter the personal saffiano Filofax in purple. Isn’t she a beaut? I had considered an a5 size but decided it wasn’t practical to take on the go.. especially since I have a potentially more compact handbag purchase on the horizon (excited) which I knew wouldn’t hold it.. so I chose the personal. I seem to remember buying a pocket one once and never using it because it just wasn’t comfortable to write in – this one is perfect.
Here’s what I have in mine right now..
I have 2 types of diary, the month to 2 page and the week to 2 page. The first is great to see my appointments/bills/paydays at a glance and the second is better for organising my week. I’ve also slotted in some to do lists which I update on a weekly basis and I have notes for each of my channels and my blog at the end to keep a tally of videos I want to make and plan for those which need a little more thought. I bought the plastic wallet style card holders with pictures in mind but am yet to fill them and some post its which I’ve hidden in the cover because I’ve basically run out of binder space. That’s really the only negative with the organiser I chose, the rings aren’t really big enough for the copious notes I plan to keep in them.. of course the beauty of a Filofax is that at some point I can upgrade and take all of those notes and my diary with me.. I’m already looking at reviews to find something in a personal size with more paper space – suggestions welcome!
So far I’ve seen a serious turn up in productivity since having the Filofax and as someone who is easily distracted and was born procrastinating it’s a great way to keep on top of everything and keep myself in check.. I’ve even started putting my household chored on my lists.. it’s working! I would definitely recommend this if you’re looking to get more organised but like I say.. if you want to add lots more paper you may want a larger size.