Disclaimer - This article is going to be picture heavy and information about lot of stuffs you won’t be interested in :) .
And if you reader are thinking “What the heck is Filofax? ” then let me enlighten you about that world. In a world of planner, Filofax is the Louis Vuitton. Yup, the top most popular brand of the planner. I have gotten obsessed with them and when I say obsessed I mean, I am seriously thinking of spending about $130 on them :D . If you asked me about Filofax last October, I would have no idea about them but right now I know most of the things about planners, brand, stationary, where to get them, etc, etc. And you wonder how I got into this world? Let the story begin.
It all started last November. I have used an A4 folder to use as a planner for almost 2 years and I wanted a change. I also read an article about how we all have moved to the smart phones instead of actually writing it down on our planner. So then began my journey of looking into the world of planners and lo behold, I found Filofax. Do you know there are millions of people obsessed about their Filofax? :D . I found groups, pages and blog about them. They also show how you can change the planner to suit your needs. So I began to plan.
I needed a planner binder and of course, I am not going to spend $50 least on a Filofax :) so I began to search for other options. And one day while I was watching some YouTube videos on planner :roll: , I found a lady talking about her Filofax which she found in Goodwill. That gave me an idea, I started browsing the Value Village near my home in their office section almost every week and was hoping for a binder. And within 2 weeks, What do I find? Filofax :D <3 and the model is Carnaby. You have no idea how happy I was, It was beyond happiness which was equivalent of hitting Jackpot for me :D . I couldn’t believe it. I kept checking it out and was scared that someone will recognize its value and will start fighting with me for it ^^’ . And the price I paid was $1.99 :twisted: .
I was in high for few days and I kept touching it to see if it was real :lol: . And then my obsession started. I researched about accessories, printable, pens, Stickers, washi tape, post it’s, etc ,etc. I wanted to know all about planner and I loved reading blogs about how they decorate it and how they used it. I was obsessively researching about it and finally I was ready to use it by December 22nd :) . I printed all the things necessary and I got the printables from other blogs which were free and it took hours and hours of searching Google. I got beautiful accessories from Etsy, Daiso and World Market.
While I was researching about printing, I realized that you have you cut the paper for the right size or print them in the A4 size and cut them and I wasn’t happy with all the effort. And I found a blog which gave me a perfect idea. It even had a template of how to mark the A4 paper into the right sizes and take them to the FedEx office to have them cut :D . It was perfect. I also had to struggle with the printer but I finally found the way. I was beyond excited when I started printing. I got the printer paper with 24 lbs since 20 lbs was too thin and you can’t print on both sides of the paper. I also had to get the card stock paper for printing the Divider pages and other pages.
Once the planner was ready, I started using it religiously.
The Folder section which I have are:
Monthly – at the moment I am using them to keep an eye on the daily steps.
Weekly – all my appointments, to-do list and menu preparation
List – reading list, shopping list, wish list, expenses during travelling, pet expense, Pet treatment, Brain dump and blog post ideas.
Misc – Storing empty pages
I will also list the places where I got the stuffs for my planner,
Cycle Page Marker – World Market
Planner Charm – Etsy Shop from here. They sent it from UK and it took about 5 days and it was perfect. I am freaking happy with this charm.
Dividers – From Lucy’s blog. They are freaking amazing. I LOVE them.
Washi Tape, Page Marker – Target, Daiso
Post it’s , Tab post it’s – Staples
And that is how I got converted to Filofax. I am so excited about sharing these with you. Does any of you have these? Are you obsessed with them as I am?