DIY bargains to fit in my Filofax (1)

I stopped by target and university bookstore on Wednesday to clear my mind since I’ve been very sad and cannot focus on anything after our cat has been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer this Monday. We have not given up on her. An appointment has been made with a famous oncologist for next Monday. But I just need to focus on something else to stop thinking that she might die soon.

I found 2 different sizes dated monthly/weekly refills on the clearance rack in target. They are from July 2012 to Dec 2013. They looked like to be able to fit in personal and A5 with some minor modification.
The one for personal. The price is $4.18

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The one for A5

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The first one has the same ring spacing and height as standard Filofax personal refill but a little wider. I trimmed the excess part off.
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The paper quality is pretty good. About the same thickness (a little bit thicker in my opinion) of the cotton cream refills from Filofax. The monthly view are inserted in the weekly planner pages. At the beginning of each month, there is a page todo’s, and there is a note page at the end of each month.

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There is also an overall year view at the very beginning.

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The A5 one is a bit narrower and taller. I didn’t have enough time to do all the cutting yet. I might not get started on that until I need A5 refills for 2013. The content is exactly the same as the personal one.

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Another amazing bargain I found in the university bookstore is this notepaper refill. It is from the same company as the planner refills, Mead. They are only $1.25 per pack with 80 sheets. It is exactly the same size as Filofax personal. The paper quality is slightly better than the white week-on-two-page paper from Filofax but thinner than cotton cream. I also looked it up online, sellers on amazon sell it for $5 per pack at least.

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Try your local supermarket and office suppliers. There might be some great stuff on the clearance shelf.
Thanks for reading. Prayers for my cat.

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9 thoughts on “DIY bargains to fit in my Filofax (1)

  1. Oh, poor Kitty! I can imagine how you feel! I’d be devastated if my dog got sick. Take care!

    Good finds too on the Mead! $1.50 is a heck of a good price!

  2. I’m so sorry about your cat. She is so beautiful. She looks just like my cat who passed away unexpectedly 4 years ago, from what no one knows. (He kept having seizures.) It was so heartbreaking. My prayers go out to you, I know how hard it is to deal with something like that.

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