It’s been a while since I updated you on my latest Filofax antics (sorry!) – so what’s been happening? Well I got restless again, despite having claimed to have found the perfect Filofax (AGAIN!), so I moved into Pocket size! This actually happened five months ago and it’s stuck!
I’ve had a long history with pocket Filofaxes, going back to my student days, and though I was worried I wouldn’t have enough space to make all my notes, I’ve made it work by using a mixture of lined post-it notes and to-do lists in addition to the diary. It’s much more portable than the larger formats and sits nicely in the hand when writing. This Balmoral model also lies flat, so no worries about holding it open when writing – bliss!
Here’s a glimpse at my set up, although it’s fairly simple, with sections for maps, diary, notes, to-do, expenses and birthdays:
(Click the images to see a bigger version)
The one thing I really missed from personal size was the ability to make my own paper and cover sheets… but then I noticed that the Rapesco hole punch I mentioned earlier in the year was reduced on Amazon. Problem solved! The punch is neat and small and cuts really nicely. I made lots of pages from scrapbooking paper off-cuts, creating full pages, tabbed bookmarks and small memo sheets:
The only negative thing about this punch is that the only guidance mark is in the centre, meaning you do need to look carefully at where you’re punching. This could be easily fixed by making a couple of marks using tippex, a sharpie, etc. You can also move the punches to use it with personal size, making it doubly useful!
So is the pocket going to stay? You know me, I get itchy after a few months, so let’s wait and see. I’m wondering if I could go as far as Mini, as I’ve still got that bargain Finsbury to try
Have you tried pocket and mini? Let me know how you like them in the comments!
PS I get messages from people all the time asking if I’ll sell my beloved Balmoral Filofaxes – I’m sorry but I love them too much!