I also realised that I need to keep a few print-outs with me and I struggle to fit these into the pocket size. As I have an aversion to the Personal size paper and I like to print onto A4 paper returning to A5 was an easy decision. However the weight and the size of an A5 Filofax in my current handbag was impossible. What is a woman to do? Buy a new handbag of course! Then my gorgeous sister mentioned that she really liked the Chestnut Cuban A5 (she currently had a Chocolate Cuban A5) so with little persuasion, we had a swap around and I am now the proud owner of a beautiful Chocolate Cuban A5 Filofax.
I love it’s beautiful smooth leather finish (I’m one of those unfortunate souls that really doesn’t like the finish to the Malden). I also like my Filofax binders to have stiff covers (I often write on my knee) but with the flexibility to lie flat. The Cuban ticks all those boxes. With it’s 25mm rings, I hoping to keep it slimline and therefore not too heavy.
So here are some of the obligatory photos for my fellow Filofax fans:-
Inside the front cover I keep stamps, a solitary cheque, an envelope, a paper clip, some post-it notes, my sister’s business cards and my business cards.
I then have an A5 Week on 2 Pages print-out of my Google calendars which are synced to my IPhone, Outlook on my PC, my husbands IPhone and DS1’s Android phone. There are also small rows where I’ve added birthdays, menu planning and tasks. This picture also shows my home-made floating Today marker with a Weekly To Do list on the front.
I have created my own dividers from birthday cards and used the Avery Note tabs (cut in half). At the moment, I prefer the use of top tabs. I have purposely kept the contents to a minimum so it keeps the weight down.
If you would like me to write a blog post on how I link my IPhone, Outlook and Filofax across multiple internet calendars, please write a comment below and I can go into further details.
I’m also using a variety of multi-pens for colour coding each family member. Again, if you would like more information, ask a question in the comments form below and I will endeavour to answer in a further blog post.
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