Friday, 17 August 2012

Pen Organiser & Filofaxing

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Let me introduce you to my Pen Case! It's really a plastic handbag organiser I bought from the Pound shop, I cut the handles off and use it as my pen organiser.  It holds absolutely loads.

On an evening I like to relax by pulling all my Filofaxes out.  I have the TV on in the background so I can half listen to whatever is on, and my Filofax Box is there right next to me.  Well it's not really a box, it's a Pilot's Brief Case
But inside, it holds a good few Filofaxes and keeps them well protected.  In this, I have some of my A5's:
Holborn Zip - unused at the moment, 
2 Chameleons - my Blog Filofax and Goddess Workbook. 
Black Holborn - I'm using as a memory journal.
Imperial Purple Finchley - I'm using as the 356 day Journal
2 Maldens - the Ochre one is my household planner.
The Purple Malden is my Spiritual Filofax.

With that many Journals and workbooks, I go through a selection of pens, so rather than stuff each and every Filofax with pens I have my pen holder in front of me.

In this section, I keep my "fancier" pens, and pens that have more than one colour in them. I also have a craft knife here in case I need to cut anything.
This section, I keep Pencils, erasers, correction tape and my favourite poem bookmark.
Next section is my hole punch, glue, another eraser and scissors.
Finally, I have highlighters and fine liners...though the fine liners write beautifully, they bleed through Filofax paper something awful.
The middle holds a fair amount too, in here I have gel pens in every colour imaginable and some coloured pencils.  Also have stickers and tabs, sticky tape, paper clips and a pencil case with Frixion pens in.

Some Magnetic page clips, antacid tablets, spare hole punch, paper clips and spare Rulers.

Stickers, tabs, Filofax catalogue and quick address book



My daily Personal Holborn sits on top of the bag at the end of the day ready for me to update it.

                                     

When I've finished with it all, it all tucks nicely behind my sofa out of sight....well almost. lol

So this has worked well for me for the past few months now, no having to search through pencil cases etc and everything is within easy reach.












16 comments:

  1. Wow that's a lot of stationary, great idea for keeping it organised :)

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    1. Thanks Alsion, these are just the pens I use in my Filofaxes, I have a whole stash of stationary elsewhere. lol

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  2. I love stationery, this is brilliant! Great idea! Defos going to invest in something like this for my stationery. Favourite post of the day! :)

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    1. Awahh thanks hun, that;s really sweet of you. x

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  3. Oh, I need to get me a bag organiser for my pens too - that looks fabulous :o)

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  4. Thank you LJ, I'd be lost without this. x

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  5. I do almost the same thing, just in a more compact way. Love it!

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  6. I just happened to buy a purse organizer from Amazon. I bought a pack of three (S, M, L). The large is perfect and now I have a purpose for the small and medium ones! Thank you!

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  7. WHERE did you get that?? BRILLIANT!

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    1. I got it from the local Poundshop Rori....and I paid £1 for it. lol I've seen them on E-bay, they are not much more expensive to be honest.

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  8. Gail! I absolutetly love that holder! You're so clever! I might have to do that too. I have so many "favorite" pens and they're all over the place. Great way to keep it all in one place! Thank You for sharing your cleverness! I'm so excited!

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    1. My pleasure Mary, so pleased you like it. x

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  9. The purse holder idea.... Genius.

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  10. Just reading all your old posts and found this pen porn lol Got to trawl the pound shops now for an organiser. I dont have as many pens so it may be too big for me but we shall see.

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