Sunday, 23 June 2013

My little trick with a paper clamp and a notepad slot

I don't like to over stuff my Filofax but I do have a lot of paperwork that I need to keep track of.  I could punch the pages and add them onto the rings but it is usually things that I don't need to keep in there for very long.  It could be bills that I need to pay or letters from school etc that once dealt with shouldn't be taking up valuable space.  

Notepad slot at the back of my Apex

What I do with this paperwork is to clip it all together with a paper clamp like this one.

Clamped letters etc

And hook the back of the clamp into the notepad slot.


Clipped and hooked


Doing this keeps all the paperwork secure in the back of my Filofax.


Everything held in place


I write the date in my diary that the bill needs to be paid or that the school event is and that the paperwork is clipped in the back of the Filofax.  Once it is completed I can remove it from the clamp.


My Filofax with the clamp in the back


Because everything is clipped together if I want to take my Filofax out with me I can easily remove the paperwork without having to search for it and opening up the rings.  This makes my binder a lot lighter!


Light and skinny again


Does anyone else do this?






14 comments:

  1. Ooh, that's a very good idea! I have tons of those clips and I'm never really sure about what I can do with them. I just don't seem to need them! But yeah, this is a great idea!

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  2. Nice idea..I have tons of those clips... Unfortunately my holborn personal doesn't have a horizontal slot in back.. but can still use a clip on the back.

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  3. Love the idea! I can finally put the notepad pocket at the back of my metropol to use! I've been trying to figure out a way to fit my bills in my filofax also and this seems perfect.

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    1. Thank you Mayra, I hope this works for you too!

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  4. I haven't done this before but I will now. I usually file bills in a drawer or put them in a pile on my desk, where they can be easily forgotten. Now they'll be there to hand when I check my diary. Simple and effective. Thanks for the great tip!
    Carol

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    1. Thanks Carol! I seem to have a habit of losing things so doing this really helps me keep on track of everything.

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  5. Great tip. What is that beautiful matyoshka doll paper?

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    1. Thanks Sonia! It is a note my friend sent me, we're both mad about matryoshkas so she knew I'd love the paper :)

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  6. Yes! I have a load I got from WHS that have labels like File, to do, post etc. I use them everywhere and especially for stuff like this! And sometimes you can get them in dinky colours like red and purple, or black polka dots. Love them, x

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    1. I have the File and Urgent ones, I use them after I have moved the paperwork out of my filofax. I also have some really cute ones but they are so small they don't really hold much, they are very pretty colours though.

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  7. I use the ones with the words To Do and File on them!

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    1. They are really handy aren't they :)

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