One of my must do’s for this year is to be more organised when it comes to the blog. I would like to make sure that I blog more regularly and consistently as I tend to go through spurts and then nothing.
To help me to do this, I decided to create a planner and decided to use a Filofax. I have been using a Filofax on and off since I was at school and still have a couple of Filofaxes that I have had for quite a few years but when trying to plan it out, it just wasn’t working.
After looking into what else I could use, I came across the Filofax Flex in the A5 size and thought that this would be a better idea as it easier for me to write in, being left handed and is more simplified than the Filofax.
I love the colour magenta and to keep it closed I decided to add a mint coloured elasticated hair band. Works perfectly.
Inside I have the notebook that came with the flex and a diary I picked up from Wilkinsons last year. The flex also comes with a jotter and a insert that has a pen loop on it.
On the front of the notebook I decided to add some washi tape to add some colour.
In the notebook, I started to just write all my to dos down altogether but I have just set it up so that I have categories for the to dos, so this is why there aren’t anything written down yet. Putting them into categories works better so it’s not so overwhelming and I can focus on certain things easier.
The categories I went with are General to do, Home to do, Craft to do, Blog to do.
I added a Martha Stewart Notetabs to each section and then added some washi tape that kind of match the Notetabs and then added the label on top of the washi tape and this added a little pop of colour.
The flex has lots of slots so that you can customise it to how you want it and so I added a Martha Stewart sticky pad behind the notebook and some paper clips.
Behind the diary is where the jotter goes and the one that comes with it doesn’t have very many pages so when I had used it up, I added one I bought from Wilkinsons and added some patterned paper to the front to make it a little more pretty.
I am loving the way I have organised the Filofax Flex and added some extras to it. I have started to use the notebook side with the categories and it is working really well. It is quite light to carry compared to a Filofax and has what I need in it and is not bulky.
I have also create a blog planner, which I will showing soon, when I have it the way I would like it.
Do you use a planner? Would love to hear about yours and also if you have any tips to staying organised.
Hope you are having a good week. See you soon.