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By Steve Morton | Articles about Filofax and other ring bound organisers

The current situation

Hello there! It has been a long while since my last post. Life happened, I suppose ūüôā With work and my two 6-year-olds to look after, time is ‚Ķ

Productivity

How to Perform a Mid Year Review?

Since we are now at the mid way point of the year, this is the perfect time to perform a Mid Year Review to check up on your progress for the year …

MID

Stop the Spinning Wheels! Try This Trick

July 11, 2017<p>Are you spinning your wheels, feeling overwhelmed with your ToDo List?<p>Try my no-fail ‚Äú<b>Four Square Plan</b>‚ÄĚ productivity tool‚Ķ It‚Äôs the best ‚Ķ

Time Management

How Many Planners Should I Use? - Strange & Charmed

I’m always surprised that one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from my community revolves around how many planners one should use to …

Productivity

Mid-year in my Mini Filofax planner

It’s hard to believe the last time I posted snaps of my beloved Mini Filofax, I hadn’t even gotten to the first planner page of my own handmade …

Tablets

Lefax papers

The monthly view pages from a 1960 Lefax sales representatives kit. The month is upon the right hand page in landscape view, the left hand page being …

Filofax Holborn Comparisons

The Filofax Holborn is another favourite of mine, the interior design hits all the right spots for me. But there are some interesting differences …

What Are Clicking Knives?

If you have visited one of the manufacturers workshops such as Van der Spek, you will have seen 'Clicking Knives' in use.... but what are they? …

What if.....

For some reason an idea came in to my head the other morning... 'What if you could recreate the Filofax Winchester' The Winchester started life in …

Filofax model locations and other key places

Have you ever plotted all the locations that are used as Filofax Organiser model names on a map? Such as in: Eton, Finchley, Finsbury, Guildford, …

Filofax Malden A5

I have loved the Filofax Malden since it came out in 2010, at first I wasn't sure about it, but when I held one in my hands I just loved the softness …

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Have you ever designed or created your own inserts?<p>When I say inserts they don't have to be diary inserts. I have created a lot of my own every day …

Which Paper Planner is Right for You?

If you're seeing Which Paper Planner is Right for You? anywhere other than I'm an Organizing Junkie (or your feed reader) it has been stolen! Please …

Personal Organizing

Time management Monday: Quo Vadis interview on Your Creative Focus podcast (plus giveaway!)

I was so happy to be interviewed on Your Creative Focus, where I got to talk about my favorite topic: planners!The podcast covers a wide range of …

Time Management

PapernessItaly - cartoleria felice

Ottime notizie per le plannerine romane! Ha aperto una bellissima cartoleria, gestita da Maria e Luisa, dove troverete tante cose belle. Si chiama …

Highlights For June 2017

So here are the highlights of the month of June.<p>We published the following posts.<p>Discount on Filofax Originals - Exclusive offer<br>‚Äʬ†Personal Diary Insert ‚Ķ

Planner storage cases

I spotted these the other day. They look rather nice as planner and notebook storage. See them hereI tend to let mine roll around in my bag, but I …

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Changes in the Planner World over the past few year and what is next...

I have been making videos on YouTube for over 4 years now (yikes!) and have been a part of the planner community before that. As with anything trends …

Falling off the planner precipice

So, I had been teetering near the edge for a while before it happened. Each week I got a little closer until the day I fell and it all went wrong. …

Business Planner Set-Up

I made the decision to change my business lately and discovered that I really needed an active business planner. I won this beautiful A5 Finsbury …

Stationery

Recording and planning daily

Recording<p>Best Bit Book - here I record the 'best bit' of each day in a single phrase, on a single line. My note book should last from 2016 until 2021 …

How Lists Simplify Your Home Life

Let‚Äôs face it‚ÄĒlife is busy!<p>We all have things to do and tasks that pile up‚ÄĒat work and at home. Even simply running a household can take a tremendous ‚Ķ

Productivity

The Perfect Organiser - Part 4 [Leather]

What the outer material of your organiser is made from has the biggest influence on the potential life span of your organiser. Whilst there are hard …

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A-Z index tabs are traditionally used for separating your address pages. What else do you use them for?<p>Tell us in the comments below.<p>at<p>00:00 Posted by<p>…

The Perfect Organiser - Part 3 [Design]

The design of your organiser is a very important thing. If you are buying a custom designed organiser from Van der Spek, then you have a large range …

Second Thousand A5 organiser

Second Thousand is an old brand name/trade name of Van der Spek in the Netherlands. I'm told it dates from around about 2007. I was given this A5 …

The Perfect Organiser - Part 1 [Rings]

There are many factors that go together to make a 'Perfect Organiser' so I thought I would break this down in to easy to read bite size chunks and …

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All organisers have certain design features such as:<p>Big rings or small rings<br>‚Äʬ†Full back pocket<br>‚Äʬ†Lots of credit card slots<br>‚Äʬ†2nd pen loop<br>‚Äʬ†Zip ‚Ķ

The Perfect Organiser - Part 2 (Inserts and Pens)

<b>Inserts</b> <br>A perfect organiser isn't complete without inserts? Inserts that are right for your needs. Inserts printed on paper that work with your …