Minimalist Every Day Carry

There are quite a few times I don’t want to carry my usual planner and ‘man bag’ such as one day this week when we were going out to lunch.

So I adapted what I really needed for a short trip out of the house for a few hours.

So I grabbed my Gillio Intelligent Wallet, this holds 6 cards and has an internal storage slot for paper money, my iPhone 6 and my Filofax Flex Leather Slim Notebook cover.


The Filofax Flex has a gusseted pocket on the front inside cover which will take my iPhone 6 easily still with its case on too. Tucked in there it wouldn’t be a distraction during our meal! The pen is my usual Uniball Vision Elite rollerball

The Flex Slim takes notebooks that are 15cm by 8.5cm not a common size. You can of course buy replacements from Filofax but I made this one myself with a simple template and followed the instructions by Ray Blake in his video. I kept the number of pages down to just 12 pages and added a card-stock cover, it keeps it fairly slim and compact. I used Clairefontaine 80gsm paper for the notebook.


The three together fit easily together and fit comfortably in my jacket pocket.


I will be using this combination quite a lot more for short trips out, if I think of something I need to remember I will have a notebook ready to hand every time.


2 thoughts on “Minimalist Every Day Carry

  1. ilkleymoortim

    Whilst the Flex Slim pocket (designed for an iPhone 4) won’t hold the largest iPhones, it is straightforward to fit a discreet magnet strip to the rear of your iPhone 6 Plus, 6S Plus or 7 Plus and a corresponding strip on the inside right hand side of the Flex Slim. Thus is where the Jot Pad would normally go but it holds one of the largest iPhones perfectly!

  2. Sophiz

    I use the black flex slim first edition, I have made a hole on the middle of the spine to add an elastic. It holds all my stuff, like the traveler’s notebooks.
    It’s compact, take no place in my handbag, and I have everything in one place.

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