My growing obsession

Remember when my Filofax collection looked like this?


This is what it looks like now

excuse the quality of the photo, it’s partly because I’m using a cheapish camera and mostly because I’m a rubbish photographer

In case you’re interested from left to right I have
A5 purple Finchley
A5 purple Malden
A5 rose Malden
A5 black Identity
A5 brown Hamilton
A5 cream Classic
A5 red Flex
Personal crimson Malden
Personal crimson Finchley
Personal brown Kendal
Personal purple Domino
London Organiser (so not a Filo)
Pocket pink unknown
Pocket brown Osterley
Lying across is my A4 Metropol

I gave kidling 2 my personal pink Metropol. Somewhere in the house I have a green(ish) personal Finchley and I’m sure once I’ve decluttered I’ll find it (and several others I’ve bought over the ages)

So what am I planning to do with them all? I don’t know – I’ve never been someone who wants to use one organiser for everything since I’m adamant about keeping work separate from home.

I was using the A5 Classic for work but found I was really using it for appointments and daily to dos – so a fairly expensive diary. I set up a work planner using a normal A4 ringbinder but although I love the setup (and I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks) the folder wasn’t appealing to my “aesthetic sensibilities”. So I bought the A4 Metropol specifically for work.

I’m now in the process of setting up the Classic as my Family Management binder. A bit like the Dodo Household Stuff Book.

I’m using the crimson Malden (which I am completely in love with) as my handbag FIlofax. I did try using the pocket Osterley for a few days but I’m not a big fan of the pocket size generally. At the moment I just swap the Malden for the Osterley if I’m going shopping. I have some ideas for the A5 Maldens and Finchley but nothing set up yet.

I’m thinking about doing separate blogposts for each of my Filo setups. Not sure.

Resist everything but temptation

I’m not sure what came first – the need to get organised or my desire for a new filofax. They’re pretty related in my mind.

It’s not like I actually need a filofax.

And this doesn’t include the A5 Classic I have at work, the A4 filofax I’ve misplaced or the 2 Personal and 2 Pocket organisers I gave to the kidlings.

But need never really came into it.

So I added to my family with an A5 purple Malden


I also have an A5 Flex which I got off ebay on its way.

Now I’m trying to decide which ones to use and how to use them which involves lots of you tube and blog watching aka more procrastination.

I wonder whether I can buy shares in Filofax?