|In my small binder, I have:
||In the bigger binder, I have:|
I want a better system. I need a better system. I end up moving stuff from the big binder to the smaller to make it more "handy", then my stuff is all over the place or cramped in my tiny binder. I like the A5 size binder - because it is really easy to make your own pages, but it's half the size of a standard binder. There's enough room to write, but it doesn't require a tote bag to carry it around. It seems to be a nice hybrid of what I'm using now.
And, of course, I want a purple one. It has to be pretty or I won't use it regularly.
This is my dream binder.
Filofax A5 Finchley in Imperial Purple. It's the bigger, purple version of what I use as my small binder. The leather is so soft and luxurious. And, of course, it's purple. But, it's ridiculously expensive and it's not available in the US --so, as much as I love it, I won't pay to have it shipped from Italy.
So these are the candidates:
Both are, of course, purple.
Both are size A5.
Both have credit card pockets.
Both have a notepad spot in the back.
Both have a closure of some sort.
The Day Runner Terramo:
-is closer in design to the Filofax Finchley (pictured above)
-has a big pocket on the inside to keep loose papers or even a small notebook
-comes with a notepad
-is the exact planner Mom has, so I can actually hold it and see if I would like it
The Filofax Domino:
-is a Filofax.. I'm partial to Filofaxes
-has two pockets on the inside to keep loose papers
-does not come with a notepad
-is not sold in stores, so I can't go see one before I buy it (though, there are many blog reviews of the A5 Domino)
-has a secure closure that would hold lose papers - even on the outside cover of the binder (ie. shopping lists).
I can find them for around the same price. The Filofax seems to run a bit more expensive most of the time, unless a good deal appears on eBay.
Help me decide!! Vote in the comments :o)