Sunday, July 11, 2010
The newest member of my Filofax family is the Guildford Personal. Reader Gregorym bought this and did not like the leather and so offered it to me – I was toying with the idea of purchasing this binder and so his offer was just what I needed. I have been using it for two weeks now and I love it.
I have several personal binders and love them all, each for their own individual reasons. Last December I bought the Guildford Slimline because I wanted to downsize. I absolutely love, love, love the Guildford Slimline. But in recent weeks I have been nostalgic for a personal size binder to keep everything I need in one place. When I switched back to the personal size, I realized that my love for the Slimline wasn’t so much for the slimness of it, but for the Guildford style itself – the soft, supple leather and the front secretarial pocket makes this binder perfect for me.
When I knew I would be getting the Guildford personal, I reorganized not only my entire system, but also every piece of Filofax material I had. It was a good time to sort, purge, reorganize and regroup.
I have since received and moved into my new Guildford personal binder. It holds everything I need splendidly. It’s also looks very classy. I took it on vacation with me and it was everything I hoped it would be. I love it. Thank you, Gregorym!
I do have a confession though: I have been missing the slimness of my Guildford Slimline somewhat. Originally, I thought I would use it just for traveling. After all, I wouldn’t need everything with me on the trips I take. But then I thought, if there’s ever a time I’d need anything in my planner, it would be when I’m away – the need for something is sure to come up when you don’t have it with you. So then I thought maybe I’d use my Slimline to take to work – I could move the pages I need into it at the start of each week and keep everything else in my Guildford personal and keep it at home. I could move the pages back to the personal on days that I’m off since it and I would (presumably) be at home and could refer to it at any time. And if I’m out and about doing errands on those days off, I might need the full personal binder with me – I could take that with all of my lists and coupons and leave it in the car while in stores, etc.
I haven’t yet decided which way I’ll go. The options are many. But, this is one of the many reasons I love Filofax to begin with. The choice is completely mine.
Whatever I decide (and I’ll be sure to fill you all in), my Filofax family is now complete with the much-coveted Guildford personal.