Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TIP TUESDAY: Erasable Lists


Hello everyone! Welcome to another Tip Tuesday! To be honest, I'm not sure how long I can make this a weekly thing so sometimes it might be every 2 weeks or possibly even a Tip Thursday, but hopefully that's okay with you.

Today we're going to be making erasable lists for Filofaxes. And really, it doesn't only have to be for ring-bound planners. I think it you cut the holes out properly, you'd be able to put them in spiral-bound planners & notebooks as well. So, here is what you will need: a laminator, Filofax To-Do list, spare pieces of paper, hole puncher (single punchers are quite convenient), scissors, permanent marker & nail polish remover.



I often find it annoying when I'm laminating something small & have so much scraps left over. So I thought, how about cutting them up to put in my Filofax? With one A4 laminating pouch, I was able to get a personal-sized Filofax to-do sheet, a square blue piece of paper and make a 'flyleaf' in the personal-size and a smaller size.

I always found myself throwing away heaps of post-it notes with grocery lists on them so I thought laminating a to-do sheet would be convenient. Every week I can rub it off and start a new list. And this not only applies to grocery lists but to-do lists, wish lists, etc.

As you'd expect, you write on them with permanent marker as whiteboard markers often transfer onto the opposite page & can get rubbed off easily. I use nail polish remover to get rid of it later on but you can use whatever works for you of course. 



And of course, you can use the leftover laminated pieces to create a transparent flyleaf so that you can write on top of your actual weekly pages & still be able to see through them. Or you can also use them to 'pencil in' dates that aren't completely confirmed & always just erase them afterwards. I love how versatile these transparent sheets so please let me know any other uses for them if you come up with them!

I also cut from the edge to the middle of the holes on the side so that I can snap the laminated pages into place without constantly torturing my Filofax rings (sort of like the Filofax rulers). I love this idea so much! It's so handy to just move into different parts of my Filofax - the front, monthly, weekly, anywhere!




Finally, you can cut your sheets into different shapes. As you can see above, I cut a top tab to use as a weekly page marker, but you can also use them as side tabs, etc.

I hope you found this idea helpful & I'd love to see your pics of them if you decide to try them. I remember a while back, I even made a pocket out of laminated coloured paper. So as always, let me know how it goes!

Love Always,
Anna Banana ♡

10 comments:

  1. Such a simple but effective idea - think I will have to give this a try!

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    1. Thank you! And be sure to let me know how it goes :-) xoxo

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  2. Love this will have to give it a try. :)

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  3. What a brilliant idea! I think this would be great for weekly meal plans/shopping lists definitely!

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    1. Ooh meal plans! Great idea! Thank you & I hope you enjoy it! xx

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  4. Wow, this is great!! Thank you for the tip!!

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  5. Try using aerosol hairspray to remove the permanent markings. It works really well and you don't have to put up with the gross acetone smell. <3

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    1. Wow, really?! I'm definitely going to have to check it out! Thanks xx

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