Does Size Matter?
I was recently very fortunate to have been bought by my amazing Fiancé Luke, an A5 Finsbury Filofax in Antique Rose (it has been on my wish list since the beginning of my Filofax 'journey'), so I thought what better time then now to do a comparison of the two sizes I am currently using; personal and A5.
This post is quite picture heavy, the reasoning behind this is so you not only get my view on the difference, but you can see for yourself and have your own opinion :)
The only editing I have done to the images below is to add my website link, I have not tampered with the colouring of the images as I wanted you to be able to see, as true to the Filofax colours as you can.
The new addition! My A5 Filofax in Antique Rose, I got it from the organisershop.com.au :)
My personal sized Filofax Finsbury
Now for a few pictures of the size comparison
Now let's take a look inside
I have taken a page (the striped pink, green and white one) out of my personal Filofax and laid it on top of my A5, as you can see there is quite a difference in height and width between the pages.
How I use my Filofaxes
Personal:This is my 'stick in my handbag' and goes with me everywhere Filofax. I don't have all the personal information section in here filled out, as I really don't want to be carrying that everywhere with me. I have my to-do list in here, family events such as my mum coming to visit us etc. It is my day, week and month planner and helps me stay on track of little and big tasks ahead.
This is my Home Planner. This doesn't come with me everywhere, it stays at home safe. It contains a lot of personal information and details that I don't wish to share with the world. This is what helps me maintain our home, I keep categories such as the following in here:
- meal planning
- routines; morning, afternoon and night
- family section
- home inventory lists
- basic weekly plans.
Whilst I love both sizes, in relation to being portable and carrying everywhere with me, the Personal size definitely wins in this area. My A5 is somewhat larger and heavier (especially with all that I have inside it) and with that, it is much more suited for me, being utilised as my 'management system' at home.
If I was to carry it around in my handbag (not that it would fit in my current one) I would most likely be continually opting to leave it in the car as it isn't the most compact unit for me to simply take out, and write appointments or notes in on a whim.
So depending on what you are using your Filofax for, an A5 or personal can both be excellent choices, I would simply encourage you to think realistically about your lifestyle, and the use you will have for that particular size.
If you found this post interesting, please feel free to share it on. Also if you have any questions or would like to see how I use my A5 as a home management system, simply let me know in the comments below as I love hearing from you all :)
Until Next Time,