Back in January I wrote three posts about going back to my Filofax, You can read those posts here –
- Part 1,
- Part 2
- Part 3
Well, six months later and I am still not completely happy with my structure or the actual Filofax I am using.
This year has been a challenge. For the simple reason that I am living a completely different lifestyle to usual and as such I have been trying to do what I usually did when I left the house at 7.30 and came home about 12 hours later. Whilst I have changed my schedule I have not changed how I record, plan and note the various details of my existence.
The biggest issue I have is that I often am somewhere and I want to jot something down. If it is the name of a book or item in a shop I can take a quick photograph with my iPhone, but on occasions I have had an idea and want to capture it before I forget. Therefore what I need is paper!
At the end of last week in my study I reacquainted myself with the following Filofax.
Now, I have had this particular design over 25 years and this has never been used. What is great is that it can be zipped and then becomes completely contained.
On the left there is a popper section with a clear front (top picture), the ringed section. then a clear zipped section with ring loops (bottom photo) and a small wallet which is fixed in with velcro and can be attached to the rings. Behind that is a section for 3 cards and two dividers for paper or a cheque book or even a small A5 booklet.
So, On Friday afternoon I simply transferred all the material from my existing Filofax into the the one above. Including the memory stick, endless library cards and record office cards and a few professional membership details.
So over the course of the current week I am going to note down how many times I use the various sections. On Friday I shall re-evaluate the structure and I suspect have a bit of a cull.
The good thing with this particular file is that I can simply pop in things – shopping lists for example. I still hand write those and I still often, no more than often leave them on the kitchen table or magnetised to the fridge.