I am sure you can tell that I am pretty excited about my new planner journey. This is my 4th planner post and I am adding one next week. I thought I was going to be able to cover everything in four posts, but then I realized I didn’t even share how I plan to use the planner. So, look for that next week.
Today, I am giving you the top 5 reasons why I decided to choose the Filofax over other planners. And, believe me, there are a TON of planners to choose from.
1. Quality & Durability
On my first planner post, I stated that I had purchased three planners for this year. I didn’t mention that two of the three totally came apart. The spiral rings kept turning themselves around until the paper was completly coming out of them. Now, you might be thinking it was the wear and tear from my bag. Well, I treat my planners like a baby. Seriously! I take care of them because I want them to last all school year.
So, when two of the three planners I was attempting to like broke, it was a deal breaker.
When I saw how durable the Filofax was, I was definitely interested in one. Most of them are made of real leather and top quality products, which means it should be ok at the end of 2015. All of the reviews I read during my research stated nothing but positive things about the lifetime of these planners. Thumbs way up from me!
When you purchase a pre-bound planner, you do not have the ability to move pages around, add to them, or take some away. I guess you could take some pages out, but you definitely couldn’t put them back in after ripping them out of the planner.
Purchasing a Filofax gives me the opportunity to make my planner fit me. If I want to include only two months at a time, I can. If I want extra sheets added to the end, I can do that. Any arrangement I want is possible.
This one goes along with the customization reason. I tend to be indecisive when it comes to planners. I guess you could say I get bored easy. I like to mix things up and I can do that with a Filofax.
If I want holiday theme dividers and then turn around and hate them, I can always make an easy switch.
So, for this indecisive chick, the Filofax’s ability to change quickly really appeals to me.
What girl doesn’t like accessories? The Filofax introduces you to a whole new world of accessories. Stamps, stickers, charms, dividers, pens, and the list goes on. You can choose accessories for one theme and then, turn around and purchase new amazing accessories when your theme changes.
I am a girl that gets excited when I see the Back-to-School section go up at my local retail stores. I heart office supplies! I know, my family can’t relate to me. But, it is ok. I embrace the fact that I am an organizing and planning nerd.
5. The Planner World Sucked Me In
Like I stated before, once I saw Kristina’s “Filofax vs. Erin Condren” video on YouTube, I was immediately sucked in.
From Kristina’s beautiful collection of Filofaxes to her charms and pure enthusiasm. How could you not be drawn into this arena?
And, now, I have joined several active groups on facebook that I love. They are closed groups full of people that share the same passion and enthusiasm as me. It is awesome and one of the sole reasons that I get on facebook, besides working on my blog facebook page.
If you are interested in learning about the groups I am a part of, shoot me a comment below.