But then I came across some bargains, of course, so now I own a pocket Domino in Snake and two personals - in Slate and in Ultraviolet. The one in Snake is one of my "Sleeping Beauties" (= my expression for a Filofax that is not currently in use!), while the personals do their duties: the Ultraviolet is my Desperate Housewife Binder and the Slate is my Excellence book. Interested to peek further into them?
I'm not the one to find the Ultraviolet colour "stunning" (and it is not as in picture here, here it is way more blue than in reality!), but have bought it on eBay, disguised as an A5 which I was searching for. I only rolled my eyes when the personal-sized package appeared! So it got another assignment: to be my household binder. I use it for filing my bills, mail, receipts, postcards, coupons etc.
It is a very simple, totally non-glamourous task and setup, based on my good experience with previously used folders, similar to this one:
So, the only and basic principle is: the A - Z dividers, and this is also the only binder where I actually use them non-modified.
I file my mail according to the first letter (mail from faculty? behind the F it goes, and so on) and usually don't have much trouble retrieving certain pages. OK, I spend a bit more time sometimes as I make quite
I only put two top tabs in this one, and those are the "Bills" and "Recipes". I punched an envelope for the bills, so I keep the proofs of them being payed in it.
And the Recipes, haha! I'm not an aspiring cook, but I keep a few recipes from my mum's and sister's cuisine, you know, those who never fail! :)
My Slate, like I said, is my so called Excellence Book - the whole idea came from this wonderful site. I love quality self-improvement articles, challenges and workbooks and so I thought I'll put my notes into one binder to keep them together. I expect this binder will develop into an interesting personal journey book! ;)
Since I got this idea only recently, it is not very full or elaborated yet - I only transferred a few challenges' notes in it so far, while I keep those ongoing ones in my Amazona - or they'd never get done!
The last picture shows the "crafty department" at the back of my Slate - I'm not a very handy person, but I'm so inspired by how neatly other people inhabit their organizers I thought I'd give it a try!
Here, you have just met my two honeys that will help me reach personal perfection and domestic bliss in no time, hehe! ;) As you can see, there's so much to be added - the pockets are all empty! But knowing myself, it is just a question of time when they'll be bursting full of things - abuser as I am, pssst! ;)
I started this post telling you I really wasn't that into the Domino model. But there is one thing I must state: I think the Domino interior is just awesome! It feels refreshing and relaxed to me and I saw the most colourful, creative and fun interiors of other users exactly there - in Dominos! Maybe it's because they are low-priced range and one isn't afraid of potentially ruining them - but I really don't care about the reasons! :)
Therefore... I often get the notion people mostly use their Domino as a storage binder. And I say - stop! It's far too cute for that!
Or do you disagree? I would love to hear your comment!