Thursday, December 26, 2013
Getting Organized in the New Year
I blame youtube for that. While surfing various journaling videos I came across some people showing how they set up their planners, and how they decorate their "Week on 2 Page" spreads, and I was hooked.
Suddenly, despite the fact that I never really go anywhere or do anything, I wanted a Filofax of my very own! But then I learned that a Filofax is VERY pricy. Some people own dozens of them, but on our tight family budget I couldn't even afford ONE.
Still, I wanted a Filofax, so I kept looking. There were a few less costly ones, but they were also less impressive. In particular I was looking at a Filofax Per Domino Red. I almost ordered it, but talked myself out of it. At around $26, once you add $7 in shipping charges it was still more than I was willing to spend on a planner that I might not even keep using.
So I started exploring OTHER options. I even bought a plain 3 ring binder and started searching for a free daily planner template online that I could use to fill it with. I didn't HATE that one, but it was too unwieldy to carry around with me.
So I kept looking until I found something decent.
The one I settled on getting was the PlanAhead Personal Daily Weekly/Montly Planner Organizer in black/red. (it also comes in brown/green and blue/brown). It was only $7.99 with free shipping so it was totally in my price range. I liked the red/black color scheme. It was the same size as a Filofax personal. It didn't have many reviews but the were all decent.
I received it today and I've decided its BEAUTIFUL! The black is a canvas fabric, and the red is a shiny pleather. I think I'm in love!
Though the pages are the same size as a personal sized Filofax, it looks a lot bigger on the internet than in preson. I can't do exactly what I wanted to with it, but its just PERFECT for putting in my purse and keeping track of mine and my husbands work.
I'm planning on doing a video "walk-through" of it that I'll share later.
For now I also want to give HUGE kudos to the seller VMInnovations. I placed my order for this planner on December 22. I hoped only to get it BEFORE Jan 1st and that was all that mattered at the time I ordered it. Not only did it come before the 1st, it only took 4 days to reach me. And those days included Christmas Eve and Christmas day! So, for a seller who was offering free shipping on a simple $8 item, they didn't waste any time sending it to me. I'm VERY happy with their service!
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