How I found my perfect planner became a mission of research that lasted for over a month before I decided. This was the year I was going to have a new planner that would inspire me to use it daily because it was so pretty and such fun to use. I loved looking through Pinterest and Google, I created boards and bookmarks galore. It excited me to see all the possibilities how I could create an organized daily planner that could also be my memory journal which I could reflect back on in the years to come.
While gathering pins for my planner on Pinterst one thing become very apparent, Filofax seems to be a top favorite of pinners. I discovered they make really cute binders that are flexible enough to use as an organizer and a daily memory journal which is just what I was going for. Reviewers commented on their great color choices, size choices and the quality of the product. Also during my Google searches, Filofax planners were always the post I was bookmarking. The way others were able to decorate and embellish all their pages within their own Filofax planner really inspired me. I also kept reading over and over that the quality of Filofax was great. I was sold, I’m going Filofax!
Filofax is a company based out of the UK and has been in business since 1921. What a great testimony that a company has been in business that long. The quality and choice of colors and the styles of their binders seemed to rise above any others I had researched. Their planners are made of thick leather and features the sturdy six ring binder system.
Filofax makes several sizes so I had to decide which one was right for my needs.
I decided to go with the A5. It is small enough to carry with me easily and yet big enough to write on the pages without having to use my magnifying glass to see. Also, it seemed through my research that most of the free printable planner pages and the for purchase ones on Etsy were mostly in the A5 format.
After careful deliberation I decided to go with the A5 Original Patent Fuchsia planner.
My pretty pink fuchsia planner came with the following already inside:
- Includes a weekly 2015 calendar, 1-6 colored index tabs, frosted ruler/page marker, assorted notepaper, to-do list, and contacts
- Natural leather with snap closure featuring 6 ring
- Inside left has credit card slots and multi-functional elastic holders
- Inside right has 1 notepad slip pocket and 1 large pocket
When I ordered my planner I also ordered a special hole punch just for Filofax six ring binders called a Rapesco 6 Hole Diary Adjustable Punch.
It can be just a little tricky to use this A5 hole punch but it’s worth it’s weight in gold once you get it set up. I use washie tape and mark mine and do a flip over style punch. Here is a video to help explain.
Are you looking for more creative ways to jazz up your planner? Be sure and check out my post on Free Planner Dividers and Tabs Printable. You can create beautiful dividers in any style you can imagine. Also to help keep your day organized check out My Daily To Do List Printable
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