making it better – my filofax fauxdori flex

While I have much love for my Filofax Flex, I like the style of the Midori Traveler notebooks. After struggling to corral all the notebooks I like to transport around the house or to a coffee shop, I realized there was a very simple solution.

I converted the flex to a fauxdori.

Now I can enjoy the best of both worlds! I keep my planner slid into the right-most pocket so I can have it open and see most of it along with whatever notebook I’m currently using. I use elastics to contain the other notebooks.


It was a quick project, and I only needed to purchase the eyelet kit because I didn’t have any in this small size. I found the elastic in my sewing bin. All other tools live on my workbench.

I’m happy to give this tool a renewed lease on life. I made this change back in April and have been in love since!

Now I’m having the annual mid-year planner debate. I’m tempted by the hobonichi cousin, the Leuchtturm1917 Academic Week Planner A5 Medium 2016 – 18 month one double-page spread per week, and the passion planner.

Have you recently improved a tool you love to make it even better? Are you itching for a new planner?