Personal Information Ideas

Ideas for the type of information people like to store in their Bullet Journal, Filofax, or Personal Information Management system.

Schedule / Calendar

  • Year
  • Month
  • Week
  • Day
  • School calendar / term dates
  • Bank holidays
  • Family activities

Anniversaries

  • Birthdays
  • Weddings
  • Gift ideas
  • Party ideas
  • Wish list
  • Christmas card list
  • Christmas checklist
  • Christmas gift list

Habits and Routines

  • Morning
  • Evening
  • Daily
  • Habit tracker
  • Planning
  • Journalling

Plans

  • 5-Year
  • Year
  • Quarter
  • Month
  • Week
  • Day

Goals and Challenges

  • Things to do
  • Things to learn
  • Bucket list
  • Mission statement
  • Future projects
  • Acts of kindness
  • 10 minute tasks

Reviews and Memories

  • Yearly review
  • Monthly review
  • Weekly review

Tracking

  • Daily Journal
  • Countries Visited
  • Sleep Log
  • Dream Journal

Journalling

  • Gratitude log
  • Achievements
  • Journal prompts
  • Places visited
  • Quotes
  • Affirmations
  • Things I love
  • Things that make me Happy

Contacts

  • Family contacts
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • Important addresses
  • Babysitter

Maintenance

  • Home maintenance tasks
  • Vehicle maintenance tasks
  • Weekly housework
  • Kids’ chores
  • Seasonal maintenance
  • First aid kit list

Consumables

  • Printer ink
  • Batteries

Identification

  • Passport
  • Drivers licence
  • Social security number

Security

  • Key codes

Health

  • Weight tracker
  • Exercise schedule
  • Exercise tracker
  • Methods for relaxation
  • Self-care activities
  • Skincare / beauty routine
  • Daily water intake
  • Statistics
  • Measurements

Food

  • Healthy snack options
  • Foods to avoid
  • Calorie tracker
  • Diet plan
  • What I ate today
  • Restaurant details
  • Menu planning ideas
  • Weely meal plan
  • Shopping list
  • Recipies
  • Shopping list
  • Freezer inventory
  • Pantry inventory

Travel / Holiday

  • Packing list
  • Itinerary
  • Vacation ideas
  • Countries visited
  • Passport details
  • Places to visit
  • Things to do
  • Summer bucket list

Money

  • Budget
  • Bills
  • Income
  • Outgoings
  • Insurance
  • Account info
  • Savings goals
  • Purchase tracker
  • Future purchases

Entertainment

  • Playlists
  • Songs to listen to
  • Favourite songs
  • Favourite lyrics
  • Films to see
  • Films seen
  • TV Series tracker
  • TV Series to watch
  • TV show schedule
  • Books Read
  • Books to read
  • Recommendations

Life Online

  • Interesting websites
  • Passwords

Disc-Binding Systems

Information on disc binding systems and manufacturers.

Disc Binding is a loose-leaf notebook binding that uses discs to hold the sheets of paper together.

History

  • Invented by Andre Tomas and Andre Martin (from whom the Atoma brand name was derived)
  • Patented in 1948

Manufacturers and their Systems

Company System Name Availability
Aurora Productions  ADOC  Belgium
Atoma  Atoma  Belgium
Boxclever Press (formerly called “Organised Mum”) Busy Days Planner UK
Clairefontaine Clairing France
Ftdc (defunct)
Levenger Circa US
Rollabind US
Me and My Big Ideas Happy Planner
Myndology US
Office Depot TUL
Staples ARC US
Wiltdam Hannah UK

Disc Sizes

According to Levenger:

Disc Size Number of Pages
3″ 450
2½″ 400
2″ 350
1½″ 200
1″ 150
¾″ 120
½″ 80
¼″ 50

Exact numbers will depend on page thickness.

Page Sizes

European Systems

A4 A5 A6
210 ✕ 297 mm 148 ✕ 210 mm 105 ✕ 148 mm
8.3″ ✕ 11.7″ 5.8″ ✕ 8.3″ 4.1″ ✕ 5.8″
ADOC 12-discs 8-discs 6-discs
Atoma 11-discs 8-discs 6-discs
Clairfontaine* 11-discs
Staples 11-discs  8-discs
William Hannah 8-discs 6-discs

*Clairfontaine also make notebooks containing 165 ✕ 210mm (a kind of wide-A5) paper, bound with 8-discs.

US Systems

Common Name EU US Number of Discs
Letter  216 ✕ 279 mm 8.5″ ✕ 11″ 11 or 10
Junior* (Half Letter /  Memo)  140 ✕ 216 mm 5.5″ ✕ 8.5″ 8
Compact 3.75″ ✕ 6.75″ 7
PDA (index cards) 3″ ✕ 5″
Micro PDA (business-card size) 2″ ✕ 3.5″

*Not to be confused with “Legal Junior”.

  • Rollabind – Letter, possibly others
  • Levenger (US) – Letter, Junior, Compact
  • Myndology – Letter (10-discs), Journal (6.5″ ✕ 8.5″ 8-discs), Index (5-discs), Note (2-discs)
  • Office Depot (US) – Letter, Junior

Other Systems

  • Busy Days – Size Unknown (9-discs)
  • Happy Planner (7″ ✕ 9.25″)

Acknowledgements

  • Image Public Domain, by Ryan Rassmussen, via Wikipedia