Hello again planner addicts! For this month's edition of Filofax Friday I want to share three little things I've added to my planner recently. The more I use my Filofax A5, the more I am seeing what additions can really help me out. I'm definitely a confirmed paper planner now, nothing has worked this well before to keep me on track.
First, I needed somewhere to keep monthly receipts. This year I am getting serious about budgeting, plus I have business receipts to keep track of. So I made a little pocket for stashing the receipts.
I don't have a budget section in my planner, since I do the budgeting in Excel on my computer, so I placed the envelope at the start of the month section in my DIYFish planning pages.
To make the envelope (really it's more of a pouch), I folded over a piece of plastic and taped the bottom and sides with washi tape. Then I punched holes in one side to add it in to the planner.
The next thing I've added is a Weekly Goal Sheet
It's based on this idea, but instead of being on my wall like before, it's in my planner. I used a clear sheet and drew in spaces for the small post-its. I think six big goals a week is more than enough right? The sheet is removable so I can move it from week to week. Plus since it's transparent, it won't completely block any notes I make on the page underneath. Sadly things are "out of sight, out of mind" in my world, so I need to make sure I have visual triggers!
Finally, I added a ALT Key Cheat Sheet to my Tickler section (you can read more about it here)
Instead of always having to go online to find these ALT key codes I can just flip to it when I need to. It's nothing fancy, just printed out and laminated.
And one last thing: The clear plastic I mentioned above for the pocket and goal sheets, I actually "made" myself! It was a bit of a coincidental discovery. When I was cutting out laminated pieces for my son, I discovered that wherever the pouch didn't have paper, it fused to itself to make a nice hard clear plastic. Which makes sense! So now if I need clear plastic in a pinch, I run an empty pouch through the machine.
And that's it for me! Go on over to see what Monika is talking about today at I Love it All.
P.S. I have started sharing more Filofax related posts on my Tumblr blog, so you can follow along there or in Instagram for all my planner related stuff.