You may have noticed that most of my photos are taken on my kitchen table. This is, in part, because I keep my Filo supplies – and currently unused Filos – on an IKEA Expedit shelf next to our dining area. It’s a handy spot to work because I can enjoy a little natural light, and I have a good view if I want to ensure the kids aren’t plotting anything. Actually, my kids are pretty darn good; mostly I just like to have a sense of activity in the house. Well…and this spot is near both an outlet for my laptop, not to mention the electric tea kettle and fridge. It’s the best of all worlds, especially when my dog Scout settles in near my feet.
The boxes for the Finsbury and Aston A5s hold my extra pages and dividers. I keep a spare pen bag handy, and I have a Martha Stewart box filled with Post-Its, removable file tabs, and stickers.* When I want to work on my Filofax, I just bring those two items down to the table and dig in. At the moment, I’m using my Ochre A5 Malden, so it stays with me…not on the shelf.
As you can see, my collection is confined to a 15-inch cube. Since I’m not currently embellishing my Filofax pages, I don’t need tons of supplies. I may also – cough, cough – make the dubious claim that if I keep my collection contained in one measly cubby, I don’t have too much of a Filofax addiction.
*What you can’t see my is that my supply box also contains several notecards and envelopes, as well as some stickers/temporary tattoos. I write to one of my nieces or nephews each week. On Sundays, I transfer one of the cards/envelopes and a tattoo or sticker into my Filofax for the week. If I have a moment while waiting for carpool or an appointment, I can jot down a quick note and send a little goodie to them.