It’s no secret that I have a love for planners and my all time favorite planner is the “Filofax“. I have tried several planners over the years and I always go back to Filofax. I love that its made well and will last forever. I also love that I can change out my planners as often as I want (daily, weekly, seasonally, etc). Since I like to swap out my planners, this system works best. I can keep my calendar pages and switch the cover. Currently I am using the Original Filofax in purple. Its the “personal” size. This size fits great in my purse. Its not bulky and fits everything I need in it. I also use it as my wallet & check book.
I devoted a small section of my desk to organize my “Filofax” essentials. Everything I use to plan my week out or decorate my pages is in this area. (Super nerdy, I know!)
The pink drawers are from the Container store, the teal box is from Garden Ridge, the striped metal buckets are from Target (last spring) & the floral boxes on my shelf are Reisenthel from Amazon.
This bag contains my Filofax essentials that stay in my purse.
The sections I am using right now are:
- Projects (blog)
- Sponsors (blog)
- Banks (checkbook registers)
- Expenses (bills)
- To Do (lists)
- Monthly Calendar Tabs
You can purchase these planner tabs HERE.
The left side of the planner has elastic bands that fit my Vera Bradley calculator and pen/pencil set perfectly.
I color code my weekly tasks with stickers. For each day that I schedule the task, I just place the sticker on the calendar.
I schedule in my blog posts on the calendar pages below.
The monthly pages below are for my bill payment schedule. I shared this section in my budget planner here.
TRAVELING WITH MY FILOFAX
When I’m traveling, I store my Filofax essentials in a 3 section caddy. I purchased the caddy at Target. The first section contains paper clips, tabs, stickies, and white out.
The second section contains my highlighters and pens. I have a slight obsession with writing tools.
Finally, the last section holds my planner hole punchers (for the A5 and personal sizes), sticky notes, stickers, and paper.
After writing this post, I updated my planner with new dividers. I thought I would share them with you. 🙂
I created the dividers with cardstock. I cut it to match the size of my filofax inserts. Then I added sticky tabs on the sides of each sheets. You can purchase these sticky tabs here… I laminated each sheet & printed out labels on my labeler.
To see all of my “Planner & Binder” blog posts, visit here…
Are you a planner lover? I would love to see pictures of your planner or filofax. Take a picture and share them on instagram using the hashtag #abfolplannerlove.
*I was gifted a Filofax planner from the lovely ladies at Filofax UK to review on my blog. I am not being compensated. All opinions are my own.
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August 2013, Blog, calendar, Featured Posts, finances, office supplies, Organize, organize your finances, planners, Planners & Binders, Slider Posted in 85 comments