Day 25: Any excuse for stationery

I’ve been having a little sort out of my Filofax today. I bought it in November and have been firmly and irrevocably in love with it ever since. It wasn’t exactly a bargain purchase but I’m so glad I bought it. It is a classic design and made of leather so it will last me for years and won’t go out of date.


I used to carry a host of notepads around with me not to mention a diary and an address book. It is so much easier, having everything in one place. There are sections in for my 2009 diary, general notes, information, projects, finances and addresses. This afternoon I cleared out any old notes and then made some lists for the project section. I mentioned that we have a few bits and peices of work that we’ve been meaning to do on the house. I set aside one page for each room and made fresh lists of what needs to be done in each with a provisional budget. It will take quite a while to get it all done but at least I have a clearer idea of what we need to do and anything we need to buy. You might not belive this, but I actually try not to write too many lists – I can go out of control quite easily so I try to stick to just one or two here and there. However, when you are planning work on your home and have quite a tight budget you really have to have a plan. So I suppose I have no excuse but to get on with it now!


50p towards a colleagues birthday cake – from the general spending fund

From the challenge-a-day list:

  • Planning: for work to be done on the house
  • Doing things for free: started reading one of the books from my ‘unread’ pile and catching up on a spot of cross-stitch
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2 thoughts on “Day 25: Any excuse for stationery

  1. Frugal Trenches

    Isn’t tracking fabulous when you can track to a 50 p piece?

    I too am mad about diaries :0)

  2. shoestringalley

    How can anyone NOT be mad about diaries? And notepads. And folders. And pens….

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