My Filofax Organization…

August 28, 2013


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!)

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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.

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I recently started stamping in my Filofax & found these ink pads at Jo Annes for 50% off!
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This bag contains my Filofax essentials that stay in my purse.

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The sections I am using right now are:

  • Projects (blog)
  • Sponsors (blog)
  • Banks (checkbook registers)
  • Expenses (bills)
  • To Do (lists)
  • Monthly Calendar Tabs


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You can purchase these planner tabs HERE.


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The left side of the planner has elastic bands that fit my Vera Bradley calculator and pen/pencil set perfectly.


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I color code my weekly tasks with stickers.  For each day that I schedule the task, I just place the sticker on the calendar.


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I schedule in my blog posts on the calendar pages below.


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The monthly pages below are for my bill payment schedule. I shared this section in my budget planner here.


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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.


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The second section contains my highlighters and pens.  I have a slight obsession with writing tools.


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Finally, the last section holds my planner hole punchers (for the A5 and personal sizes), sticky notes, stickers, and paper.


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After writing this post, I updated my planner with new dividers. I thought I would share them with you. 🙂


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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.


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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.

85 comments on “My Filofax Organization…

  1. Toni Huss says:

    Does the pen and calulater come with it ?

  2. Kari says:

    Oh, these pictures are lovely!…an organizer’s dream, LOL! I currently use a regular 3-ring binder for my calendar. It’s great to use at home but not at all handy to carry with me. But, I like full-size tabs for each of my kids to store their relevant papers. They are teens so I have lots of school/college/ACT info and such that I keep in the tabs; things that I will need to access often and easily. I am loving your purple Filofax, though. I really need to look into those and find one that fits in my purse.

    • deb in texas says:

      you are so smart to do that! i wish i had been organized when my four were in high school. you’re going to be so glad you did this! good luck to you!

    • Cari says:

      I so agree with you Deb! I find that I NEED 8X10 size store-ability,for the exact same reasons as you have. -Bbut I LOVE the compact-ness of this cute little purple planner! I must develop one for my purse !

  3. Tammi Martin says:

    I love the planner but it is way above what I could spend on one. Guess I will have to stick with the one I bought at Staples. I just can never decide what I want in it? So do you have a planner with bill info. In it and a budget binder also?

  4. stefanie montijo says:

    I loved this post. I’m obsessed with pens and all office supplies. Love the planner, can you tell me the brand and type of the purple pen you have in the binder. I expanded the pic but can’t figure it out. Is it from Pentel?

  5. Eva says:

    Toni I am drooling on my screen right now! this is a MUST-HAVE! I love the color! Thank you for sharing, will hunt for one soon!!

    p.s. I love how you add color to everything, and the best part is there is so clutter, everything is so orderly!

    Keep up the great work!

  6. Tina says:

    Could you please explain more about using stamps in your planner? Sounds interesting.

    • Toni says:

      I stamp certain things on my planner… like for vet appts I stamp dog paw prints on the date, etc… It makes it more fun planning! Planning is a hobby of mine.

  7. Nikki says:

    I use three Filofaxes… one for home organization, one as my wallet, and one for work. I’m a big fan of the Malden line.

  8. lilly says:

    Where i can buy that planner agenda_

  9. Am says:

    When you travel, do you pretty much put everything that are in the bright pink drawers on your desk, into the plastic travel caddy? So basically you have empty pink drawers, and then when you come back from your trip you transfer everything from the travel caddy back into the drawers?

  10. Meredith says:

    Toni, thanks for the info! I know you go to a lot of trouble to mention sources and of course I have to be ‘that person’ that wants info on the one thing you didn’t mention! Could you please tell me where you got the small clear zippered bag, that you store your Filofax essentials in your purse, from? Thanks again!

  11. Crystal says:

    I just ordered my personal size Filofax yesterday! I will have some papers I will want to punch and put directly in there. Do you need the special punch?

  12. Shelby says:

    I would LOVE to sit at your desk and play for hours. What fun supplies and goodies!

  13. Yvonne says:

    What brand of pen is that on the right side elastic band with the needle tip? I share your writing tool obsession…. :))

  14. Natalie Campbell says:

    I wish you were my best friend and lived next door!! LOL
    I love love LOVE your blog and LONG to be organized like this!!!

  15. Melissa says:

    Do you know where Filofax are made (USA, China, etc)?

  16. Tanecia says:

    Hi Toni,

    Do you mind telling me where you found the pink pen loop for your planner? Can it easily be removed and used in other planners?

  17. Elizabeth says:

    Where did you get the pink boxes and did they include the drawer organizers inside of them? I love your system!

  18. Cynthia says:

    How do you use the personal size in conjunction with your A5 size? Do you transfer appointments that you make away from your desk back to the A5 when you return? This is the piece of the puzzle I am missing, how to use both but not feel like I am duplicating my work.

  19. Susan T says:

    You mention that you have all those lovely office supplies to use in your planner,,,, but never mention how you use any of them in your blog. stamps (I see in the comments above), post-its, clips, stickers, 100 different markers. If you go to the trouble of traveling with it all, you must use it all– but how??? Oh please share…..

  20. Maggie B. says:

    I love your planner organization. I can see how the work you put into the planning will make the executing of your plans so much easier. Any tips on paper or cutting down paper to fit the A5 size? I love the A5 size because I need the larger space to write. I cannot find A5 printer paper and wondering how to best cut down larger paper neatly.

  21. Mildred says:

    It’s nice to see I’m not the only office product freak aka nerd out there….love the way you have everything so organized…. I’m working on it can’t decide which planner will work the best for me kind of leaning towards the Filofax, don’t know which size and the price is a little steep, been watching the sales can’t decided between the personal and A5, I write big, but I want to be able to use at home and carry with me???????

  22. Tara says:

    Very nice and love the planner…you must show us an updated office tour.

  23. Amy McClatchy says:

    So your Filofax is just your schedule? Where do you mange kids planning-sports, activities apps etc…

  24. Kendra says:

    It looks like you switched your office up! Are you going to share soon? Pretty please??? I’m in need of new digs for my travel agency.

  25. Tina says:

    FYI, these are cheaper to buy on Amazon and they have free shipping. The one featured here looks like it’s from the Original Collection. They are gorgeous. I think I’m going to get one. I have an A5 and it is just too big to lug around. Toni, what is the ring capacity of this one compared to your A5? Thanks!

  26. Kristy says:

    I don’t usually care about how my planner looks, but your pictures make me jealous.

  27. Molly says:

    AMAZING photos! And I am in love with your dividers, and how you organize it all, Gorgeous – thanks so much for sharing! I am totally going to steal the idea of stickers on your ‘today’ clear divider…I don’t like having too much on there because you can’t see the pages behind it. You idea is perfect 🙂

  28. Casey says:

    Wow, Toni — this is absolutely amazing!! I really hate planning & this looks like a way to make it fun & efficient. Brilliant!!

  29. Leiah says:

    Seriously I want a filofax… if only for writing with pretty pens and adding cute stickers and stamps. Yours is gorge… oh, and I need that pen and calculator set!!

  30. Jo says:

    I have just recently taken over my father in laws paperwork and appointments. I used to think color coding the binder was a little much, after 1 week I see the need! Thank you for all you have shown in previous blogs about binder organization. I was able to quickly and easily put together a binder to keep me sane. Pop’s appointments, mine and the days I get my grandson from the sitter are all color coded and easy to see. Thank you so much.

  31. Bailey Hay says:

    Can you possibly post a link to the caddy? I looked around and cannot find it! Love, love, love your blog!

  32. Tb the QB says:

    Oh my… This is school supply heaven right here!! That Filofax is perfect! I may have to check this out!

  33. I just love pretty organization, and your entire post is just pretty!!!! I need to get myself that planner 😉
    Would love to have you join us in our Make Along Monday link up for back to school and organization ideas 🙂


  34. Fatima says:

    Your office looks totally different – can you give a tour soon – it looks gorgeous!

  35. Ingrid says:

    I’m so happy I found this pin on Pinterest! I’m moving into my own home at the end of this year and your posts are going to help me move in to an organize home from day 1! I love your desk and organization skills! Where can I get that corkboard you have with the slots on the right??

  36. Kelli says:

    Am I correct in noticing from your blogpost that you have several planners for 2013? Just curious how it works as a whole, meaning how you can keep track of them all?

    • Rachel says:

      When you love them as much as Toni does, it’s like second nature! I personally, have 3 planners. Each serves a specific purpose and only 1 is my everyday, go to planner.

  37. Bernie says:

    I think I just found colour heaven! Love your choices and the system that backs it all up.

  38. Katie says:

    Wow, everything just looks so pretty and neat!

  39. Alexis says:

    Garden Ridge? Are you from Texas – San Antonio? Every place else calls the store I knew as “Garden Ridge Pottery” “Olde Time Pottery”!

  40. Giada says:

    Really love this idea!!! Cool photos!

  41. Jackie says:

    Random question, but what font did you use for your labels? I love it!

  42. colleen weis says:

    What kind of labeler/label maker do you have? I love the font!

  43. Josilynn says:

    How or where did you get the tabs for section/month? Did you buy them or make them… They are fab.

  44. Ryan Marie Diederich says:

    Love my Erin Condren planner! Can’t live without it!

  45. Christina says:

    love your blog! just curious where the white desk in this article is from?

  46. Madeleine says:

    Oh my god i wish i had your calender. It´s beatiful!! And so organized. Wish i had that. Tank you for inspires.

    // Madeleine

  47. Wimberly says:

    I love your filofax organizing I recently have started playing with my filo ranger to set it up to help me keep up on my website,blog,youtube,tumblr,pinterest,and instagram lol I still haven’t found the exact set up that will work for me. I am thinking of moving to a A5 as my full time filo (I use a chameleon pocket for my wallet). I cant wait to get it set up and try some of your ideas

  48. Wow, I wish I could be half as organized as you! Love that filofax – going to browse them on Amazon.

  49. MissW says:

    Did the organizing sections with in the caddie from Target come with it?

  50. Lore says:

    Love your blog. Just discovering all of these wonderful organizing places since my brother sent me a Filofax planner after years of using FC, which I still love also. But oh my, the Filofax… I’m really late to the party on this one, but need to know where to purchase an item in this blog. In the picture where your Filofax is opened to the front and your Vera Bradley calculator is on the left, on the opposite side is a darling little yellow plaid page marker/clip. Where did you find that? I have looked everywhere! I’ve found owls and flowers and peace signs and skulls, but nothing even close to the classy little clip pictured here. If you can help me out I’d be very grateful. Thank you for many great reads and the fun organizing possbilities you’ve shared.

  51. Rebecca says:

    Hi Toni! I am dying to know where the pink drawers come from! My entire desk at work is pink and I am looking for a new way to organize it. These would be perfect!

  52. Rita says:

    It’s so frustrating, a lot of the products featured on here are only available in the US! Are there any UK fans on here, who might be able to point me in the right direction of where I can purchase these products please??

  53. aliza khan says:

    Ur desk is so pretty and urr desk accessories also….. seriously so damn enjoyed ur post

  54. Rita says:

    Could you tell me the size (cm would be really helpful) of the pink boxes that you got from the container store? I want to see if I can find an UK equivalent. Thanks Rita : )

  55. Dayna says:

    What kind of labeler do you use?

  56. Christine says:

    I love your Blog and Pinterest pages. We have quite similar tastes and I love all of my Filofax planners. My only sadness with them was how “not fun/cute” their inserts were compared to the others….but now, my planner life is complete after seeing your post. I’m also feeling a lot less guilty at my planner addiction. What a GREAT post, thank you!!

  57. Aisha says:

    We are currently looking for a decent sized desk for the office.
    Just not sure if I should get a free standing desk or to
    find one that is integrated with our other Aisha.

  58. Barbara says:

    Hi Toni, can you do a more in depth step by step on how you made your dividers for your filofax. Thank you 🙂

    • Rachel says:

      There are many different ways to make the dividers. Your best option is to check out youtube and find the way the works best for you.

  59. Kristin says:

    I love this post! I’m going to make some new tabs right now. (And I hope that mine turn out as well as yours did!)

    Thank you for sharing!

  60. Patricia says:

    Hello! Could you tell me what the size of your purple filofax? Thank you very much!

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