I’ve just read the letter David Popely has written to Helena Bloomer of SlamPR. It seems many Filofax fans are outraged, for want of a better word, at the way Filofax organisers have been labelled as a ‘fashion’ item. I have to say I strongly agree.
So with this in mind, I entered the beautiful world of Paperchase organisers. They have added some new designs since I last looked, and it’s very tempting to click the Add to Basket button, but I think a few more weeks consideration are needed…
Paperchase have released some very cute and very pretty Filofax alternatives, this one shown above is their Spring Scene mini organiser. Very cheerful, quite youthful so maybe not everyone’s cup of tea. This organiser is 145mm x 115mm x 30mm so it’s not a standard Filofax size, it would take some testing to find out which size Filofax refills fit in these organisers.
Among their other designs are a very cutesy orange owl organiser with pink guts, and a cute little keyring of an owl. Owls are very ‘in’ at the moment, aren’t they?!
Some really smart embossed patterns too, I’m a fan of all of these… There are 21 different Paperchase organisers in total, so there really is something for everyone. Unfortunately never having owned one of these myself I’m not sure what the quality is like, but as these are all much more affordable than any Filofax, it won’t break the bank finding out.
Paperchase also supply their own range of inserts, which are cheaper than Filofax ones, and are just as good, if not better quality than the Filofax brand ones:
Not only do you get the diary pages for the whole year, you also get a set of 6 dividers, to-do lists, timetables, and a selection of lined and plain paper inserts.
These will all fit in any Filofax personal size organiser. They also do their own to-do list paper, lined paper, plained paper etc. for you to purchase for your organiser. All of their organisers have a large pocket at the back which is open at the top and on the inner side, and four card slots for credit cards or business cards.
Click HERE to see the full range of Paperchase organisers!
A great website I found is KTwo Products. They have a variety of planners for different things, including recipe files, wedding planners, childhood memories books, etc.
The one shown here is the Busy Life Diary 2013, which has two schedules side by side, one for home, and one for work life. Also, I got a bit excited when I saw the matching sticky notes…