PART 2: CHOOSING THE PLANNER BINDER
*The following Filofax and pages set-up was designed to specifically address memory, organization, and time perception problems associated with particular disabilities. Any feedback, questions, or suggestions are welcome. I hope this set-up information and associated descriptions are helpful for people.
I debated between the personal size and the A5 size in Filofax binders. I find the Franklin Covey binders too heavy with too many pockets, buckles, and other gadgets that add weight to an already heavy bag. I was looking for something more streamlined. I had several other requirements like: has to lie flat when open, have a pen loop that fits my favorite pens (I don’t like super skinny pens), etc.
In the end I went for the most streamlined and affordable Filofax available right now that fit the largest number of my requirements. The Original organizer is available in several colors with either a basic finish or a more patent finish. I did choose the A5 simply because I tend to scribble notes to myself so the A5 offers more scribble room. I’m also getting somewhat farsighted with age and when I’m tired, a slightly larger font is easier to read. Larger pages mean slightly larger font and let me write appointments, etc. with a slightly larger print. I am somewhat nervous about the weight of the thing with all the paper in it but you can’t have everything. 🙂
Here’s a link to the Filofax USA page. www.filofaxusa.com