Filofaxes. They need to be pretty, right? I went back to using mine recently; this was due to giving up on my Moleskine planner, and needing something that was a lot less bulky. However, I like to make the insides pretty; for today’s post, I thought I would show you how I do that.
You will need:
- One Filofax.
- Post its.
- Washi tape.
- Personal paper. (Ticket stubs, photos, bookmark.)
- Inserts and refills.
First of: I decided to have the three sections of Diary, NCTJ, and Information, complete with dividers. These required their own inserts; an academic diary on two pages, finance inserts, and coloured notepaper.
In the front pocket, I added a few things:
There are post-its (for to do lists, reminders, etc). In the larger pocket, I also added an emergency detail card (with the medications I take, etc), and a flyer from an NUJ event. (Because, yes, journalistically I need inspiration now and again.)
The dividers also needed some new stickers, hence the cats.
For a weekly layout, I use Washi Tape; the glitter makes me smile just that little bit more. It also covers up mistakes when logging appointments, etc.
There are also stickers; the purple one shown in this picture is available to buy on the Dorkface Etsy shop. But they are particularly used for Blogging-such as reminding me when there is a blog chat, or when to schedule tweets. The other ones are by Personal Planner; they remind me of occasions such as birthdays.
The last thing I would like to show you is this envelope, and how to make a small folder to keep things in your Filofax.
Essentially; find an envelope that fits inside the covers of the Filofax. Then; punch holes in it, leaving the flap open. (So, punch the holes at the bottom of the envelope.) And you can stick anything in it! This is where I keep stickers. I also have another envelope at the front of my Filofax, for scraps of paper.