This is my Filofax, it is a personal size Cuban Zip in saddle brown:
The picture of it is horrible, sorry. With my flash off, it's too dark, with the flash on it reflects on the leather. But that's actually a good point; the leather on the Cuban is a smooth, shiny piece of heaven. Smells like a new pair of boots...ahhh, delicious!
This is the inside front, all stuffed chock full of stuff, which is just how I like my Filofaxes, fluffy and stuffy! I keep two of those Bic 4-color pens, just hooked into the pen loops by their clips so that they are easier to get in and out.
This is another picture of the inside front, that shows the pockets better. Under the pen there is a slash type horizontal pocket, and above that is a zippered pocket where I sometimes stash cash.
Next I keep a clear envelope, a business card holder with pictures of my kids on one side, and frequently used cards on the other, and then quotes and things in two more clear envelopes. Next is that nifty neato sticky note insert from Filofax. I loves it. The small flags are transparent so you can use them to highlight text too; groovy!
Next comes my "MUST" do list. I just keep plain note paper behind here and record in red all the to-do's that are non-negotiable. Only the to-do's that are not tied to a specific date go here. If I need to do something that has to be done on or by a certain date, that goes on my weekly pages. Cute matryoshka stickers are from Ginko papers.
Between three of my dividers (Must, Research, and Need) I have extra dividers that mark things I want to do, things I want to get, and for ideas. This is the place for a "wish list" and ideas for projects, research, etc. Washi tags came from Cute Tape.
Next is my "Need" divider. This is my shopping list. I also have another Washi tag in the middle of this section for things I want to get. Right now I have a personal Malden in black on this list...yep, Filo-crack.
This is my Books divider, where I keep books I want to get/read. I should be better about keeping a list of already read books, but I read so much that most of the time I forget to list the books here.
This is my Blog divider, and I keep blog fodder ideas here, and posts I've already done. (The whole 4 or 5 of them, haha).
Next, I have my Diary pages. first, marked with the standard black ruler, is the month on one page with notes. These inserts are horizontal, so you have to turn your planner sideways to use them. I actually like this, because the Cuban doesn't lie flat, and that helps to smash it down so I can write without the rings being in my way.
The weekends on this insert are all listed on the right, which is kind of neat, but I hate the way Filofax smooshes your weekends! Some of us have MORE stuff to do on the weekends and need the space!! But all I record here right now are things like bill due dates, days that my work days pay out on, birthdays, days the schools are closed, etc.
Next in my Diary section is my week on two pages that comes standard when you buy the personal size Filofax. I started with these, but quickly out grew the space. At first I was using a sheet of blank note paper in between for the overflow, but at Imy's suggestion, I bought the day on one page to add. It has helped, but sometimes I still run out of space to write. I have begun adding a blank sheet of notepaper in between the daily pages to help with any overflow. This is working really well for me right now, but I still wonder if the A5 size mightn't have been better?? The grass is always greener, no?
Then next are my day on one page inserts. Also notice that on the weekly pages I inserted a frosted ruler, and between the daily pages I have a clear ruler. I like these SO much better than the black ones! Not only can you see through them, but they are way more substantial, especially the clear one which is actually hard to move without opening the rings.
Covering some personal information is one of those jot pad sheets. These are SPECTACULAR! You can take a quick note, then stick it anywhere in your Filofax. SO handy!
After the diary inserts, I have a Notes tab, and I keep just plain lined paper here, nothing specific. Then is the Projects tab, which I haven't decided what to do with yet. Maybe affirmations or something. I'll label it "Project Rori Improvement" or something else fun. Then is the Information tab, and behind this I keep all my internet program passwords to my blog, FB, Twitter, my web host, my domain registrar, Penzu, email, etc.
After that is the Financial tab, which I should be using, but I'm irresponsible enough to not be. *sheepish grin*
Then is the Address tab. Behind here I keep frequently called numbers, and my new pen pal addresses. I use the Telephone Numbers inserts here as well as a couple of the regular address ones that come with the Filofax when you buy it.
At the very back, I have a zipper envelope. Since I'm using my Filo as my wallet right now, I have my insurance cards and other wallet essentials in here. In the very back, I have a couple of magazine pictures and articles that I want to keep.
And that's it! Whew! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoy seeing how others use theirs!