Here's a post for the organised I-must-keep-track-of-everything girls amongst us, which means I have to confess to being one of those exact girls. If you've been scanning the pages of my blog for over a year now, you'll know I picked up my filofax in June last year. To be honest, I've completely neglected it! I didn't have many commitments in my life and so found myself making little notes on my iPhone instead. That was before I entered my second year of A-Levels and found a job...
I own the Filsbury Personal filofax, which has grained leather and is half the size of an A4 piece of paper. It has card & note pockets at the front, a zippered pocket at the back (perfect for money), one pen loop, and can be closed shut with a stud popper. It costs £52 from here, but I've heard you can get them on eBay for less! The pen I use is from Staples and is by the brand Franklin Covey.
WARNING: There are quite a few photos! I couldn't help myself, sorry!
In the front card slots I keep some old cinema tickets, my NI card, a Laura Ashley gift card, and a Krispy Kreme gift card. Behind that, I keep some cut post-it notes (mentioned later in the post).
Behind the first calendar page is a zip lock envelope where I keep an old gig bracelet, random car park ticket from a day out with Harriet (you might get to see photos of that day soon), and some random pieces of card.
On the diary tab page I have an old perfume sample stuck onto it. It has no significance, I just thought it was cute.
Here's a little look at a recent diary page. I write down my work hours but usually use my post-it notes for to-do lists and things I need to remember; it just jazzes it up a little! At the end of the week I usually count up the hours I've worked & how much I should be paid.
A sneak peak at another week! Here you can see what I mean about using my post-its.. it's got a little obsessive. I think everything looks prettier on a cute little post-it note, and it makes my filofax unique. It's easy to move things around if deadlines get changed too.
The multicoloured notepaper is used for keeping track of my wages, writing down random lists, remembering passwords, or jotting down names for photography. Currently I have a 101 things to do in 1001 days list. It's not finished, and I don't remember when I started it.. so that's been successful.
The filofax comes with some finance pages, which I don't use much. I tried using them, but I just don't remember to keep receipts so can't remember how much I've spent! These pages will come in so helpful when I got to uni, but for now will remain unused.
After the business card holder there are some website address pages that I haven't really used yet. Behind that I have the filofax post-it notes. These don't come with the filofax, but I love the neon colours so had to buy them.
The one extra I wouldn't recommend from filofax is the portable hole punch. It is super hard to punch holes into even just one piece of paper! It also doesn't punch the holes very neatly, so the circles are quite messy. Behind the hole punch is a built-in pocket which is super useful for change or loose pieces of paper.
The post-it notes are all from an eBay seller called Riki & Nina. They are all absolutely adorable and I love them! I also have some washabi masking tape, but I can't remember the seller. I have yet to actually use it, but saw it on a post similar to this & knew it had to be mine.
I hope you've enjoyed having a look inside my filofax! Link your filofax posts below and I'll be sure to check them out.