GLOSSette here!!! If you are obsessed with agendas like I am you probably have heard of Filofax, their blog, and most likely own at least one Filofax. I for one thing have never owned a Filofax. BOOOOOOOO! I mean its sad. I love their organizers especially the Finsbury A5 in raspberry (left) and Chameleon Personal in raspberry (right). They have very nice quality leather and finishes along with great pockets in the front and back for storage of cards, sticky notes, and what have you.
Here are my TOP 4 reasons why I chose not to purchase a Filofax!
1. TOO $$$$$$$! The binders itself cost too much. Even though they are amazing leather quality it is out of my price range. Maybe if I was richer or willing to spill out my dough….maybe one day!
2. WRONG SIZES! I used to use a Franklin Covey agenda similar to Filofax personal size but I found it a tad too small. The sheets had not enough room for me to write in. Also was hard for me to insert my own sheets since it did not follow standard printer paper sizing. If I had to choose a Filofax I would go with the A5 size since it is big enough for my needs. However, A5 is not standard North American sizing so it would again be hard for me to insert my own sheets. I currently use Day Runner 5.5 x 8.5 size that makes inserting your own sheets as easy as pie. It is basically half the sheet of a landscape 8.5 x 11 letter size paper.
3. CAN’T FIND! It is impossible to find Filofaxes in my area unless I order it from the U.S. site which I don’t know how much the shipping cost. I would assume it costs a lot. I like to personally check things out in the store before I buy them.
4. CRAPPY INSERTS! I heard the quality of the paper of the inserts is horrible such that they are very thin. I write in pencil so that shouldn’t be a problem but I do highlight every single task. The inserts I’m using now still bleeds through but only slightly and only from the purple highlighter since that one is darker in color. I do like Filofax week on two pages or 2 days per page since there is a lot of room to write plus NO LINES.
With all that said, if I was to for some reason get a Filofax right this moment (enough money to do so, as a gift, etc) I would probably want the A5 Finsbury. The only thing is that I would have to figure out how to add my own sheets.