I must confess, I’m a bit of a stationary geek. I was one of those kids that loved going shopping for a new pencil case and pens when it was time to go back to school, which is why I thought I’d write a review about an item of mine I absolutely love!
I’ve had my Filofax for about a year now- it was something my grandmother bought for me last February when she was visiting from Portugal with my grandfather- and it has quite literally become my brain in paper form.
I can be pretty forgetful of things. Sometimes just getting my days mixed up is the reason I forget to do something. For example, I might know I’ve got an appointment Tuesday morning, I just don’t know it’s already Tuesday (when you work 7days it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is).
My Filofax has helped me get around that. It was hard at first, when it’s new and all the pages are still blank, figuring out what to put in it or even how when all you can think of is “work, work, work”, but filling it out as you go along each day and looking back on how you already do things is a good way to start organizing yourself. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, it’s all trial and error and personal preference.
This Filofax is plain black and made from a leather-look material, the folder has a vertical strip inside the left hand cover with 6 card slots and a full pocket behind, the right hand cover has a notebook holder for the back. Both sides have a pen-loop. It came with a one year calendar, the standard ‘week on 2 pages’ style, and I spent a little extra money for the ‘day per page’ planner I’ve included in mine. It also came with to-do list sheets, an address book for names, numbers, etc., a notebook and some coloured pages for notes, doodles or whatever else you’d want to do with some plain pages. To help keep it organised, Filofax even give you a plastic folder to store things in, page dividers and a ruler/page marker.
I’ve add a smaller zip pocket to the front of mine that I use to keep some pens in for colour coding. And extra dividers and page markers. (I did say I’m a bit of a geek.)
Although you can buy them in any number of different materials, patterns, colours, sizes, etc., I love the Identity’s simple plain black design and its size, personal, is ideal for me too. I don’t need a large A4 book as I carry it around a lot and I don’t work at a desk so it’d be a little impractical for work too. It fits in all of my bags and because it’s smaller I could even manage to squeeze it into my carry on bag for my latest travels.
If you’re interested in one for yourself, or anyone else for that matter, you can check them out at the Filofax website. Please note this is not an affiliate link at all. I don’t make any money if you decide to purchase anything. I’m just expressing my own opinion and providing further information.
Do you use a Filofax or any other type of Organizer/ Planner? If not what do you do to keep yourself organized?
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed. I’ll see you again soon!