Friday, February 1, 2013
To Filofax Or Not To Filofax, That Is The Question...
I have published a few posts on my Filofaxes including pictures. I have a black Personal Holborn and red A-5 Domino and have enjoyed playing with them. I've enjoyed, and still enjoy, reading various Filofax blogs, watching Filofax videos, and looking at pics of other people's set-ups on Pinterest, Flickr, and Tumblr.
Slowly I have run up against a problem though, and that is Filofax simply does not play well with others.
I live in the United States, and for the most part, if you want Filofax binders or refills you have to purchase them by mail or find a store (few and far between here) that carry them. On the other hand you have Day-Timer, DayRunner, Franklin Covey and Avery who are all interchangeable. They are also easily available from Staples, Office Depot, Office Max, etc... I've noticed also that while Filofax binders are pretty (and expensive), the inserts are very limited. The refills and inserts and "go withs" for the others are varied and really very pretty. Filofax is the only one that won't fit. I had decided to move to a larger size, call it A-5 or Classic or Desk Size, depending on the brand, basically it's 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 paper. And after much consideration and shopping I've decided to go non-Filofax. I'd already gone to the non-Filofax paper with my Franklin Covey Blooms refill for my Holborn. It's funny that they make the Personal size fit with the other brands (more or less) but not the A-5.
I know there are some who will turn up their noses at my choice but I guess one of the really wonderful things about growing older is that I simply don't care what others think. If it floats your boat to pay large sums of money, and wait a week or more, every time you want to purchase anything have fun. I'll be happy with my easy to find, incredibly varied array of binders, inserts, papers, dividers, pockets, pads, pen holders and refills.
Of course I still prefer British TV, so in a way it all works out in the end :)
Posted by Ruthie at 1:03 PM