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Max Out Your Planner Page Size

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Does this bug anyone else…the way planner pages have all sorts of wasted space between the edges of the paper and the edges of the binder?

Arrgh! Makes me crazy!

Arrgh! Makes me crazy!

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OK, this is a Hobonichi, not a Filofax…but for illustrative purposes, that cover overhang gives me serious heebie-jeebies.

I use a pocket size Filofax. It’s a nice size on the outside–4.5 x 5.75 inches or so, but then you open it up and you’ve got wee little 3.25 x 4.75 inch pages inside. Why? Maybe it’s supposed to keep your pages from getting worn around the edges. But do people really care about this so much that they’re willing to sacrifice all that potential writing space? Regular bound notebooks seem to do just fine without such extreme levels of cover overhang. Why are planner pages so frightened about getting close to the edge of their covers?

However, you know what page size is a perfect fit in a pocket Filofax (a Metropol, anyway) & utilizes all that extra space so nicely? 3.5 x 5.5 inches. That beautifully proportioned pocket Moleskine size…

Moleskine with punched paper

Pocket page size comparison

Pocket size page comparison 2

Pocket size page comparison 3

Pocket size page comparison 4

You can even cut the pages out of pocket size Moleskines (or other 3.5 x 5.5 notebooks) and hole punch them for your pocket Filofax, like this comrade did:

 

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