I was in my early 20s when I bought my first Filofax from Army and Navy stores in Guildford High Street. I sadly still have the receipt which shows the price of £45. I remember thinking it was a lot of money several times before handing over the cash to the sales assistant.
I used that Filofax daily until I moved into my current home. Over time it filled up with various post it notes and other snippets and remained pretty much unused for around 15 years.
I bought my second Filofax from WHSmiths in Guildford and I used this exclusively for my locum work with the A-Z listings and then individual sections for regular bookings. That Filofax remained in tact for over 20 years and I only dismantled it last summer as part of my study clear up.
It was part of that clear up that made me wonder now, which a change of work direction looming if I should replace my notebook and diary with the Filofax doing the job of both.
I sat down with a stack of dividers and paper and pulled apart my original old faithful and set about structuring the Filofax, which enabled me to test the structure before perhaps purchasing a brand spanking new one.
I opted for the following structure
- To Do
- Regular income source
- Regular income source (2)
- Should this be A5 or does that make it less portable?
- Dividers - Perhaps buy a new snazzy personal size and new dividers
- Storage of old Filofax papers
Stop by tomorrow to see how I got on and what I decided to do