Planning for the Second Quarter

The spring equinox is officially here and it also marks the second quarter of 2016.

I am compelled to review my planner needs since I expect to be very busy the next few months.

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I need more organiser and planning space so I’ve set up an A5 ringed binder which I plan to keep here at Knitting HQ.
My Filofax Original (personal size) feels like a brick in my bag so now I am using a Filofax Windsor.

I am loving my Filofax pocket Amazona which I am using as a wallet.

I am still using the passport sized traveler’s notebook for my day job, however I’m still not convinced that I like my set up. But I’ll stick with it for a few more months.

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Planning for 25.12.15

I’ve been creatively Filofaxing since I discovered the online Filofax community at the beginning of the year. The Christmas season is a very busy time of year for me, and this year I hope that my personal Domino here will help me plan and organise my way 25.12.15.

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I made dividers and tabs using the hues of Christmas…

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The planner is divided into six sections:
calendar, ideas, knitmas, projects, recipes, gifting which includes the Christmas card snail mail list and stocking stuffers.

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I use the week on one page as my diary insert where I plan to write down reminders, due dates and Christmas socials.

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I hope to make use of the project planning section…

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Here I have a project pages for handmade gifting.

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Insert memories here…

I am inspired to declutter my home environment after reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kando.

Little by little, I am using a few tips and tricks from the Konmari Method to tackle my clutter by focusing on
what to keep and what sparks joy.

I have a vast quantity of momentos and souvenirs stored and stacked in every nook and cranny of my home.

Here, I have a paper envelope for my Filofax, made from a paper bag that I kept as a souvenir from a holiday in Naples…

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I made this Filofax dashboard from one of my birthdays cards from my fiftieth…

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Welcome June…It’s a new month…

I am settling comfortably in my Filofax…

I like the simplicity of the Original. Its elasticised pen loops are on the left-hand side of my planner since makes pen grabbing quite accessible to a southpaw like myself.

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My dashboard will change every month… as they are recycled from last year’s calendar.

Each month has a pocket, this one is folded from gift-wrapping paper that one of my birthday presents this year.

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I have a monthly view of June and colour code my schedule…

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I choose a week and a task on one page to view and plan each week…

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So far, I am liking the horizontal week on  two pages to see as this format makes it easier for me (as a left-hander ) to write on each day.

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This month I will be using a new blog post planner on one page and a take note page on the left-hand side.

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I started a fresh page for brain dumping for the Dublin Knit Collective.

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A day out for the Filofax…

Socially knitworking comes naturally to me and when I discovered the existence of the Filofax community, fellow Filofaxer,  A and I set the wheels in motion to plan and organise, FilofaxIE and the first Dublin meet up.

We came from all over Dublin, Waterford and Portland  (the one in the USA)

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As in Philofaxy Meet Up tradition, we stacked our well loved planners for its photo op.

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It was a lovely afternoon meeting others who are passionate about planners, pens and paper!

On my way home I stopped along the Canal to soak up some sun rays…

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… jot down a few notes ; )

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Overall, it was a good day out for the Filofax and my latest FO

Thanks for the support from the Twitter knitters who are also Filofax enablers: @trish78, @wyvernfriend, @pinoyirish, @rochekate @clairem42,