What I love about...Filofax personal size binders
|My personal size Filofax binders|
A personal size ring binder was the planner that got me started on my planner journey. A few years later I bought my first real Filofax, the black Buckingham at the right. And the rest is history, as they say!
I always tend to go back to a personal size Filofax in times of crisis or transition, and I've finally figured out why. I can have everything I need inside the binder, for grab-and-go efficiency. I've used a personal size Filofax in emergency situations and while living in places where I might have to get on an airplane to evacuate at any moment. When I have everything I need in my carry-everywhere Filofax, I'm ready for anything at all.
What I love about...A5 / Classic / Desk size binders
|My A5 Filofaxes, Success Choice and Daytimer Malibu binders|
A5 (and similar) size binders are great because you can put A5 / 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch pages in them, any brand or style you want. You can fold a full size page and put it in. You can print pages easily, punch them and put them in. You can even cut up a bound planner, punch the pages and pop them into your binder. This is the easiest size to customize because the paper is standard size. I wish the binders weren't so big and heavy, because I would love to use this as my everything-in-one book!
What I love about...bound weekly planners
|Some of my 2014 weekly planners|
Of course I love weekly planners--I designed one! I love bound weekly planners because they give you maximum planning in the slimmest and lightest book. A binder with an equivalent page size will be bulkier and heavier than a bound weekly book.
I also love the variety possible with weekly planners--formats, extra features, other content, designs, quotes--the possibilities are endless, which makes them fun!
What I love about...day per page diaries
|My 2014 day per page diaries|
I've had a special place in my heart for day per page diaries ever since I saw my sister's Textagenda all those years ago. My favorite planner I've ever used is a day per page diary. And last year I finally had journaling success with an A5 day per page diary after years of not being able to get into the habit.
There's just something about day per page diaries I love. I find the chunkiness of day per page books aesthetically pleasing. I love the amount of recording possible on the large daily pages, and I love the idea of having my entire year permanently recorded in one archival book. I can't effectively plan ahead in them, but day per page diaries are great record books.
|2014 Moleskine large and pocket size day per page diaires|
What are your favorite types of planners? Or like me do you enjoy different types of planners for different reasons?