I hope you’re all enjoying this amazing weather. I can’t believe that just over a week ago it was snowing in Aberdeenshire and now we’re basking in temperatures of 26 and 27 degrees C!
Today I want to throw this post open to all my readers who are Filofax fans.
A few days ago a reader (Jane) asked what everyone does with the A-Z index in their Filofaxes. She made a good point which was that she, like many other people, stores all her names and addresses in her Smartphone. The same goes for iPhones, iPad etc. so really, is there any need for A-Z in your Filofax and if so, how do you use it?
In my A5 Finchley, which is my work diary, I must admit I use the A-Z to store the names, addresses and telephone numbers of clients and students. I just really like having everything that I need for work in one place. However, all other names, addresses, telephone numbers, etc which are not work related are stored on my iPad which mean that there isn’t really any point in having an A-Z in my personal use Filofax.
But I hate waste! I can’t bear to see them not being used. I can’t bring myself to throw them out and I hate the thought of them just lying around doing nothing so I decided to use them to store my shopping site passwords at the back of my personal Filofax. Over the years I have shopped on so many sites that I have lost track of the number of passwords I need and this system works well for me. I keep a piece of lined paper behind the relevant index and on it is the name of the site, a code to the email address related to it and a code for the password. Yes, they’re all coded so no-one could find my FF and start logging on anywhere. I also don’t store banking passwords or anything else that needs to be completely secure. It’s purely for shopping sites.
So there you have it. That’s what I use my A-Z Index for but I (and Jane) would love to hear what everyone else does with theirs because I’m positive that there will be some far more original ideas than mine.