Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 10

Planner Hacks

Celebrating our 10 year err 10th episode we bring you Steve and Karine’s favourite planner hacks as known to us and relayed to you. What’s the best way to make the most of what you’ve got? How to maximise your planner with tricks and suggestions from the depths of the plannerverse. Planners at the ready! Get out your paper and start writing these tips down

If you have ideas for future episodes please send them to steve at philofaxy dot com

Show Notes (timings approximate)

01:35 - Today Marker for repeated tasks
02:25 - Franklin Covey Pouch Pagefinder
03:30 - Birthdays and Anniversary on Monthly pages
04:15 - Letter writing kit
04:35 - Stamped post cards and envelopes
05:20 - Phone lists, use the most recently called list on your phone
06:30 - Exporting contacts from Apple contacts using Export Address Book
07:00 - Clothing sizes
07:40 - Testing cleaning product on leather samples or on the hidden part of the planner
09:00 - Use a leather sample to see how it fairs in your bag
09:35 - Filofax registration - or put in half a £50 bill
11:20 - Has your organiser ever been returned by Filofax?
12:00 - Paper folding in to A5
13:15 - Sharpening your paper punch with aluminium foil
14:00 - Using a today marker as a guide for a single hole punch
14:40 - Using spare diary inserts as undated task lists
15:45 - Fitting other size pages in to other size planners - Mini in A5, A6
17:40 - Four ring Pockets
18:15 - Printing on to Post it notes Ray Blake, Kent from Oz
19:15 - Index for your planner
19:45 - Rationalise your pages when you swap from one organiser to another
20:30 - Archiving old pages
21:35 - Colour coding key
22:35 - Changing your rings
23:25 - Gift boxes for your organiser
24:30 - Dust bags,
25:20 - Travel pouch by Thomas S
26:20 - Travelling with your planner
26:45 - Packing a planner for posting
27:30 - Cleaning the interior of your planner
28:25 - Opening and Closing rings
28:45 - Using Washi tape to cover over the times on the days of your diary insert

Episode 10 - Planner Hacks  


A direct download is also available here: Episode10.mp3



Presenters - Steve Morton and Karine Tovmassian

Our Websites: Philofaxy  TN Times and The Streamlined Life  The Streamlined Life (FB Group)

Naturally we would love to hear your feedback on the podcast. If you use iTunes please gives us your rating or reviews of the podcast.

Previous Episodes:


Episode 9 - Planner Planning
Episode 8 - Choosing Inserts
Episode 7 - How do you carry your planner
Episode 6 - Planners on the go - Travelling with your planner
Episode 5 - Why would you pay more than double the price of a Filofax?
Episode 4 - Using Your Planner To Create Small and Permanent Habit Changes.
Episode 3 - A Multi Plannerverse: Getting on with two or more planners.
Episode 2 - Where to start your planning journey and why....
Episode 1 - What size and why....

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 9

Planner Planning

Planning purists, take note! In this episode Steve and Karine discuss the ultimate goal of planning and why the need for multiple inserts. Often planner users get lost in the vast insert shuffle (literally); it’s happened to all of us.

We will examine what needs to be contained a functional planner, after all what use is information if you can’t access it? We hope to demystify the basic use of inserts and whether decorating adds value or takes away from planning. We also take a look at the primary use of planners: goal setting and tracking!

If you have ideas for future episodes please send them to steve at philofaxy dot com

Show Notes (timings approximate)

02:00 - Inserts
02:15 - Goals
03:00 - Long term planning and goals
06:30 - Travel website - Kayak
09:00 - Philofaxy Enhanced Time Manager Insert
12:00 - Time for Planner Planning
15:30 - Planning goals
17:00 - Prioritising tasks
19:30 - The Perfect Day
20:30 - Planner Decoration - What Steve does.....
23:00 - Using Stickers
25:30 - Colour coding
26:15 - Today markers
28:30 - Tips of the week - My Week - Paper Lovestory
30:00 - Planner Decoration Videos

Episode 9 - Planner Planning


A direct download is also available here: Episode9.mp3



Presenters - Steve Morton and Karine Tovmassian

Our Websites: Philofaxy  TN Times and The Streamlined Life  The Streamlined Life (FB Group)

Naturally we would love to hear your feedback on the podcast. If you use iTunes please gives us your rating or reviews of the podcast.

Previous Episodes:


Episode 8 - Choosing Inserts
Episode 7 - How do you carry your planner
Episode 6 - Planners on the go - Travelling with your planner
Episode 5 - Why would you pay more than double the price of a Filofax?
Episode 4 - Using Your Planner To Create Small and Permanent Habit Changes.
Episode 3 - A Multi Plannerverse: Getting on with two or more planners.
Episode 2 - Where to start your planning journey and why....
Episode 1 - What size and why....

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 8

Choosing inserts

Planners are great things ONCE you figure out which inserts work best for you and how to make those inserts work for you. In this episode, the gruesome twosome tackle the gruelling subject of selecting proper inserts, discussing various types, sizes, layouts, paper quality and thickness.

We also discuss whether printing your own inserts is the way to go, particularly when comparing the price of paper and printer ink versus having custom inserts printed and what type of printers are the best for handling insert projects.

If you have ideas for future episodes please send them to steve at philofaxy dot com

Show Notes (timings approximate)

01:00 - The simple solution... Philofaxy Inserts
02:00 - Preprinted or Print Your Own
04:45 - The inserts Steve uses
06:45 - Check your printer specification
08:00 - Choosing a printer
10:30 - Filofax inserts as currently used by Karine
11:30 - Using an Office Services shop to get inserts printed
13:00 - Using pre-printed inserts
14:00 - Buy a sample insert part way through the year
16:00 - Preparing for the new year
17:30 - Changes to your inserts
18:20 - DaVinci Paper
20:00 - Choosing the right insert for you, it might take a few different ones
22:00 - Go back to Episode 1 to help you decide what size
29:30 - Tips of the week

Episode 8 - Choosing inserts


A direct download is also available here: Episode8.mp3



Presenters - Steve Morton and Karine Tovmassian

Our Websites: Philofaxy  TN Times and The Streamlined Life  The Streamlined Life (FB Group)

Naturally we would love to hear your feedback on the podcast. If you use iTunes please gives us your rating or reviews of the podcast.

Previous Episodes:


Episode 7 - How do you carry your planner
Episode 6 - Planners on the go - Travelling with your planner
Episode 5 - Why would you pay more than double the price of a Filofax?
Episode 4 - Using Your Planner To Create Small and Permanent Habit Changes.
Episode 3 - A Multi Plannerverse: Getting on with two or more planners.
Episode 2 - Where to start your planning journey and why....
Episode 1 - What size and why....

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 7

How do you carry your planner?

We often get asked how we carry our planners and what else do we carry with them? We also see a lot of photos on social media of accidents that have happened whilst carrying your planner in a bag along with other things. Sharp objects, ink from pens are all enemies of planners.

If you have ideas for future episodes please send them to steve at philofaxy dot com

Show Notes (timings approximate)

03:00 - Steve's man bag - Lowepro Nova 170AW
04:20 - Steve's camera rucksack - ThinkTank Photo Airport Commuter
05:45 - Steve's messenger bag - Lowepro Event Messenger 150
07:45 - Steve's Filofax bag
09:00 - Bagsey Blog
10:00 - How often do you change the bag you are using?
13:20 - Bag organisers or Purse Organizers
15:45 - Neoprene Pencil Case
17:10 - Packing cubes
18:30 - What's in Steve's bag...
21:15 - What's in Karine's bag
24:00 - Flight bag - Cabin Zero Bag, ThinkTank Photo Hubba Hubba Hiney (2nd bag for European flights
27:00 - Search for the ideal bag
27:30 - Tips of the week

Episode 7 - How do you carry your planner?


A direct download is also available here: Episode7.mp3



Presenters - Steve Morton and Karine Tovmassian

Our Websites: Philofaxy  TN Times and The Streamlined Life  The Streamlined Life (FB Group)

Naturally we would love to hear your feedback on the podcast. If you use iTunes please gives us your rating or reviews of the podcast.

Previous Episodes:

Episode 6 - Planners on the go - Travelling with your planner
Episode 5 - Why would you pay more than double the price of a Filofax?
Episode 4 - Using Your Planner To Create Small and Permanent Habit Changes.
Episode 3 - A Multi Plannerverse: Getting on with two or more planners.
Episode 2 - Where to start your planning journey and why....
Episode 1 - What size and why....