So i decided to buy myself one diary/Filofax that i could have everything in rather than trying to juggle the family wall calender,shopping list book, and lots little cheap diary's, too many to count.
So here it is voila !
I decided i would go for the metropol personal size, i felt i would be happy to carry this with me as its not too big, i did look at the mini and pocket size, but i write quite large and i think it would have got on my nerves trying to fit things in it. Next came the fun part filling it all in yippee, oh joy i brought myself 2 new pens just a black papermate flexgrip and a lovely coloured Bic for the important task of highlighting.
When i first open it i have my sticky notes, stamps and a few family pictures in the plastic clear file, puts me in a good mood seeing my little girls smiling face, i also stick various things in the pocket, bank statements,business cards etc.
This is 2 weeks on 2 pages, the spaces are big enough for everything i need to write in, i also pop a "to do" list in here which i move from week to week and add or cross of as and when things get done. Behind my to do list is that weeks meal planner to, and at the bottom of the meal plan page i write down things i need for next weeks shop, so when i run out of something i straight away put it here.
Next is my monthly planner on 2 pages, i use this mainly for noting when money comes in, how much i have to transfer each week for bills, i like to see "my money" for the month it helps me plan, rather than flipping through a week at a time.