This morning Steve, the Philofaxy King, posted a link to a youtube video. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QgdDUkyqs8&context=C42d8a3cADvjVQa1PpcFOwp8EFWK3A3vFai0YVJU4Ptc35e_d5AiA=
Sorry, blogger couldn't find the video and imbed it in the post, but just follow the link and find it there :)
Basically, the idea is to take apart a pocket Moleskine (or other, same-sized notebook) punch the pages and load them into a pocket-sized Filofax!
I had a Moleskine which I tried to use for GTD, and it really didn't work for me. I had taken some of the pages out already, so I didn't see the harm in pulling the whole thing apart for this hack!
I pulled out each booklet inside it (a set of about 8 pages, stitched together through the middle), trimmed the edges that I had torn apart, and punched them with my KW Trio. Then I put them in my Filofax!
I LOVE this hack for a number of reasons:
I love Moleskine-esque pocket-sized notebooks, and I always have a least one with me when I go out; I use them to write down ideas for essays etc, because I know if I didn't write them down, I would forget them really quickly! I say I have at least 1 with me; but usually I have 3!!! 1 for general uni notes, 1 for MA dissertation notes, and 1 for planning my PhD application!!
One thing I wish I could do with those lovely little notebooks is move the pages about like I do in my Filofaxes. So this is a brilliant solution!
And another thing this hack allows me to do is take out pages I don't want any more, and leave in the ones I do want.
The pages are nice and big, much bigger than the normal pocket-sized Filofax pages. I find pocket-sized Filofax paper waaayyyy too small to use, so what a perfect solution!
You can see the differences in the size of the paper! Moleskine hacked on the left, Filofax pocket sheets on the right.
I think this is a brilliant hack, I can't wait to start using it, especially as my pocket Kendal had been sitting folorn, unused on a shelf!