Thursday, 19 September 2013

TK Maxx Treasure Find!!

I have known for a while that from time to time TK Maxx stock Filofaxes at discounted prices and so whenever I pass one I always pop in and have a look at what they have- today I was in a rush and quickly grabbed a Personal grey Domino (as I previously posted that I would like a Domino for nostalgic reasons) as it was only £13 and came with a 2014 diary! I didn't look at the other inserts as I just assumed that they would be the usual lined paper etc but when I got home and opened him up (I've decided it's definitely a him) I felt like all of my Christmas' had come at once! This beautiful Domino came stuffed with no less than 22 different inserts (and that isn't counting the diary pages!)

I've taken these pictures on my phone and at night time as I was in such a rush to share them with you so I appologise in advance if some of them are of a poor quality!

Here he is (yet to be named)

You would never guess what treasures lay within this binder from the outside (I certainly didn't!). Anyway, on to the treasure inserts. 

1. Family Member information

This follows on from the Personal information page and has space for Address, Driving info, Medical info and Other info and there were 2 double sided pages of this insert which would be enough space for 4 family members.

2. Party Time
This is a page designed to plan a party or event- the sections are the occasion, date, time, location, guests (with a check box for RSVP), budget, menu, drinks, decorations, to do and any other details.
I am not convinced that you could fully plan a party on this one page but I imagine that it would be great for an overall summary that could highlight areas which still need attention and you get 3 double sided pages of these- which is a lot of parties!!

3. Home Sweet Home
This page has space to list all of your utilities providers, handyman/decorator etc, rubbish and recyling collection and insurance information and again would be a great summary page for easy reference and with one double sided page- you can even move house!

4. Pet Information
This has space for vet, groomer, walker, medical, identification, vaccinations, boarding, food and treats and walks and routines- everything you could possibly think of! However there is only one double sided sheet of this in the organiser (certainly wouldn't be enough for my family!)

5. Sports and Clubs

This is to record contact info, the day/location and other information- with 2 double sided inserts (and each insert can accommodate two sports) I imagine this would be ample space for a family to keep track of after school activities and the like.

6. Budget
This insert is fairly self explanatory and is like most of the other Budgeting inserts I have seen from Filofax and you get 4 double sided pages which I feel is a great start up amount.

7. SOS
This is basically an Emergency Contacts page and has space for contact info for various people in such events such as hospitals, family members, neighbours etc. The organiser contains one double sided sheet which is plenty!

7. Travel Itinerary
This is again a great summary page for any trips you have planned and it has space for flights, hotel, visa, insurance and travel agent information- there are enough inserts to accommodate 8 trips- which unless you are a regular flyer, should last you a while!

8. Dilemas

I do love making a good pro con list and with 4 double sided pages, I should be good for a while!

9. Birthdays and Anniversarys
This comes with 2 months to a page and has space for year of birth, occasion and gifts- all highly useful!

10. Expenses

I like how Filofax included 4 of these sheets in addition to the Budget sheets- great for Business people!

11. WWW

This is a page to record websites, I have omitted the picture for this one as it is fairly self explanatory and my phone was refusing to focus on it! There were 3 double sided pages of this insert provided with the organiser.

12. It's a chore

Each row is designed for a different chore and there is space for the chore, who should do it and by when and then a tick box to say whether or not it has been completed. There were 3 double sided pages if this insert in the organiser.

13. Shopping list
This is very similar to vintage inserts and inserts that I have seen other filofax users create, nonetheless it is useful and you get a whopping 8 double sided pages of it!

14. Addresses

I have again omitted an image of these inserts as I am aware this post is very picture heavy and I feel the address pages are very similar to standard ones, the organiser had 10 double sided pages of inserts but interestingly did not contain A-Z dividers.

15. To Do

Again an image of these would be needless and you get 5 double sided pages of the inserts which I think is similar to what 'normal' Filofaxes contain.

16. Notepaper
There are 10 pages of a mixture of lined and plain note paper included.

17. Commuter games
On first glance I thought this said 'Computer games' and I was highly impressed by the wit of the Filofax creators, then I realised it said 'Commuter' and I was slightly less impressed- there are 4 double sided pages of games to keep the Filofax user amused and might well save you forking out airport prices for a puzzle book if your flight is delayed!

18. Top Takeaways

This has space for you to record the Takeaway and then there is a series of stars for each takeaway so  you can rate it!!!!- the organiser has 2 double sided pages which should be ample space.

19. Outfit Planner

This is quite possibly one of my favourite inserts- it has a drawing board, space for beauty treatment and the reverse has space for more detailed info such as the event and dress code- sadly you only get 3 of these inserts!

20. Personal MOT

Strangely there is not a designated page for a car MOT, yet this insert is designed for keeping track of doctor and dentist appointments and body measurements, allergies, sleep tracker etc- there are 2 of these inserts in the organiser.

21. Fitness Planner
This insert is reasonably simple yet ingenious as numerous Filofax users seem to use their organiser to monitor their weight- there are 2 double sided pages of this included.

22. The Little Black Book

This was buried in the middle of my organiser and I assumed it was something advertising new Filofaxes so I didn't look at it until the end! But low and behold it is an incredibly risqué insert (for Filofax anyway!) in which one can record and rate their encounters- this insert cannot be viewed unless you remove it from the rings and so holds some discretion! I am not quite sure I would be brave enough to use it, although it did amuse me that on the back it says 'Filofax takes no responsibility for broken hearts'.

So that is it, all of my treasure like inserts. I am not sure I will use all of them yet as I feel that being a student I would not get the full use out of them and as I have never seen anything like them before I am currently planning on saving them for when I have a family of my own! The inserts are dated from 2009, so they are not part of the relaunch of the Filofax website as I thought that they might be so I am confused! Does anyone know if they were sold mainstream once upon a time?


  1. I wish all TK max sold these, but I'm pleased for you yours did xx

    1. I've never found any in mine until today! Guess it just depends what they have in :)

  2. Ooh wow, I've never seen some of these inserts before! I love the Little Black Book hahah, that made me laugh. Seems a little weird for Filofax to do!

    1. I know, I can't believe the Little black book myself, seems even odder now that it is in the Family organiser pack :')

  3. Steve from Philofaxy solved the mystery that these are from the Filofax Family organiser pack which was phased out around 2011 :)