Apologies in advance for the text and photo’s not lining up, for some reason I just can’t it to, no matter what I do!
After reading this post by Jotje on the Philofaxy website (http://philofaxy.blogspot.com/2011/08/pocket-full-of-life-guest-post-jotje.html ) I just had to see if I could make the Pocket Malden work for me.
I love the idea of a smaller planner, but still with the capabilities of being able to hold everything I need!
My Personal Malden literally carries my life, so it is quite a challenge to fit it all into my Pocket, but I think I may have done it!
This is going to be rather picture heavy!
From the top showing my pen being housed in the rings rather than the pen loop!
I have done this, as it doesn’t close too well if in the pen loop!
Now on to the setup! I am wanting to get some pretty colour dividers as the plain cream are really bring me now! I have also bought some great smaller tabs, but as there are only 3 colours, I shall need suggestions on what colours for each tab, but more on that later!
I have been trying so hard to use this as a purse and planner, but the reality is I HATE having coins in the front pocket! It also struggles to close when there are coins in there, so instead it houses a very important key! Job done!
The credit card slots hold a few cards and bits of paper but nothing too exciting!
Standard Filofax Index Tabs on the front. I don’t really use these too much but I feel it protect the plastic sleeve behind it, although I may end up removing it as it really just takes up space! Oh decisions are starting already! LOL!
First section is ‘Shopping’, nuts really as I am on a no shopping challenge, so why do I have a tab? Good question! I thought I would use this section for groceries I need to get, shopping I need to do at the weekends, stuff I generally want! But as yet none of that has materialised, so this section my be scrapped, I shall see how it goes!
10 1 Things to do in 1001 Days list
Books to read list and Author Suggestions
30 Day Blog Challenge list
quite a few then!
Day Per Page view! Admittedly I don’t have many months in DPP view currently only 2 but so far so good! I have the year from Aug 1st to Dec 31st in the Wo1P view and that is great. I shall rotate the months of DPP so maybe keep 3 months in at all time, past, present and future and see how is goes! But I love this setup! I was using this in my Personal Malden, but in there I had 2PPD layout and I thought I would never be able to down scale, but I have! For the time being!
My Wo1P view carry’s ONLY my appointments for the week! I don’t record any other data on there! My DPP view houses all my appointments, heart rate monitor details if I get to the gym! Money spent and received, my to do’s and anything else I feel I need to record! So rather full pages but I love them!
Behind my DPP layouts I do have some Wo2P refills where I was hoping or planning to record my feelings when I ate to see if any patterns emerge, as yet it is not going too well, but I shall stick with it!
Next up is ‘Notes’ and ‘Addresses’ neither are really very inspiring! As there is nothing housed behind the ‘Notes’ tab right now just some blank lined sheets and behind the ‘Addresses’ I do have all my addresses in there written out and a few other details!
2 more relatively boring tabs! ‘Information’ currently houses details of my big house declutter that I shall be doing over the next few months! And ‘Finance’ well I should really put my budgets in there, but instead I have monitored anything I have bought that is yet to be delivered, which are few and far between as well as any refunds I am expecting!
Camping is an odd tab I realise, but as we are new to it, I felt I needed a section to house my numerous lists on what to pack, where to go, what to cook, any good recipes, website details, literally anything to do with camping is housed here!
’Misc’ another empty section! Not sure what I am going to house here, but at the moment I record details from magazines as and when I read them! So maybe the tab name needs to change to ‘Magazine data!’
Finally the large wallet! I LOVE THIS! If the personal had it as well, I think it would be perfect! In here I house any money I saving for an emergency! My cash is kept in a separate purse now rather than trying to fit it all in here! Maybe when I get to a stage of not using much cash I will be able to have my Malden as everything! Oh I dream! Also in here are any larger pieces of paper I need to keep but don’t want getting tatty! I have noticed however you don’t want to be overstuffing this pocket as it could then make the Malden snug to close!
So there you have it my current pocket setup! Very similar if not identical to my Personal, just down scaled! I am loving it, but then I love any new layout I try, the question is ‘Is this it for the long haul?’ We shall see!
Oh one other thing I needed some help with! I currently have a pack of Post it Index labels, that are 25.4mm x 38mm so a great size for the Pocket but I only have them in Pink, Green and Orange. If my sections are :
Which would you group together for each colour? My ideas are below :-
Pink – Shopping, Diary, Financial
Green – Lists, To Do,
Orange – Notes, Addresses, Info, Camping, Misc
What do you think?