(I've been meaning to post this a week ago, but there was something wrong with Blogger and I couldn't access my account. It's finally fixed now.)
In my previous post, I wrote about the diary I use in my Filofax, here.
Today, I show you how I use dividers. No rocket science here, this will be a short post. (:
Previously, I enjoyed making my own dividers. I used scrapbooking paper which I had a lot of. I matched the colors to the color of my Filofax. I labeled them, stuck them in, and called it a day.
|Tabs made from scrapbook paper|
Weeks later, I'm tired of them. I not only got tired of the color, I found the patterns distracting. I also didn't like that they were hand-written. I thought they made my filo look messy, and I like calm, quiet and order in my filo.
Next step, use the pre-arranged dividers. I felt better. My brain heaved a sigh of relief. I felt a zen-like peace.
|Filofax brand pre-arranged tabs|
I even stamped some, just to make them look mine.
But again, I wasn't THAT happy with them. The fact that I "made" them work for me left a niggling feeling and I HAD to do something about it.
I've been admiring Cat's tabs below and I knew this was what I needed! Filofax-brand, plastic-tabbed goodness!
Her complete post is here.
I thought they were extinct. But Charlotte, a Philofaxy reader, very generously offered to send me a couple, and I took her up on her offer. I didn't need to use the multi-colored labels they came with because I could print my own subjects and slot them in. And that's just what I did!
Now, I'm happy! I've been using them for a few months now and I don't get an urge to change them.
I still needed top tabs, which I made with plain pastel-colored scrapbooking paper, reinforced with vinyl stickers at the top (so happy to have found them in a bookstore). They're handwritten but they're more discreet so I can live with that. Because I didn't want them to be permanent, I wrote them on post-it sticky labels so I can move them around. (It took me a while to figure that out!)
After all is said and done, I just suddenly came to a conclusion -- I don't like permanence. I like flexibility. Maybe that's why I love my Filofax!
Stay tuned for the next installment. (:
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