Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Filofax Clipbook: My new (again) planner


Filofax A5 custom planner

While I’d hardly define myself as a #planneraddict even in the loose sense of the word, I am somehow always shuffling through a couple of different planners over the course of the year. Having bounced around between more traditional bound dated options, to bullet journals and various layouts, my current daily writer is a self compiled Filofax Clipbook, adapted with personal printables. 

If you had watched my inexpensive DayDesigner x Walmart planner video from earlier this year, I talked about how I had been pleased with finding a perfect pre-dated weekly design but over the weeks the real kicker had always been the paper quality which not only limited my pen options but also seemed to affect how often I used it. 

Filofax A5 custom planner

Filofax had always been a familiar name but not a brand that I had paid a lot of attention to until I recently bought one of their removable page notebooks for work. My goal had always been to find the most functional, compact with practical design features and their new A5 sized Clipbook, with the self adjusting soft cover is a strong contender. Self-adjusting simply meant that the cover is attached so it can lay flatter when you don't have it filled up. And although neon pink isn't my preferred colour choice, it was on a great discount on Amazon which means I could try out the size and system without feeling too guilty.

Filofax A5 custom planner

Filofax A5 custom planner

The current contents of my Filofax planner is still in the works, especially as I'm still waiting for a few other inserts to arrive in the mail but so far I'm loving the size, flexibility plus the fact that I can print my own weekly pages on some incredible paper. The week on a single side seemed daunting to at first but I quickly found that I hardly needed more than this for my appointments an I can always add an in between page if there's anything important to write. This means that instead of 52 pages for an entire calendar year, I've just shrunken it down to 25 pages! Here's what I have in here so far.

Using my We R Memory Keepers special adjustable punch, I can also add in any pages that I'm loving at the moment or simply just bits and bobs that I want easy access too. So far, I'm loving the change so we'll see how long this holds up.

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