[Oh, I know. Another blog post that isn’t strictly about paper, pens or ink, but hey…]
As I was moving my filofaxes around the other day (swapping the contents of one to another) I wondered how heavy they all were. Here are the results!
Out of interest (scientist alert!) I weighed them empty and loaded. Just for interest...
My personal Baroque weighs 215g un-laden and 602g loaded up. This is my ‘everything filofax’ and acts as wallet and organiser combined, so could weigh more or less, depending on how many coins are in the zipped section.
My personal Portland (Chimwemwe filofax) was a sylph-like 208g un-laden and only 356g loaded (and much of this is currently blank paper). The main weight difference could be due to the lack of a diary in there (as it is a projects only filofax).
As for the three A5 beasts:
The A5 that I use at work (green Finchley): unloaded was 342g and came in at a humungous 1 kg once all the work stuff was in there! It is a pretty stuffed thing, with diary, notes etc. Hadn’t realised it was quite so big though! Thankfully it mostly sits on my desk and only gets carried fairly short distances from office to meetings. It might go on a diet before the new academic year though!
The A5 Finchley book-o-fax: this had originally been housed in the red A5 domino, but then I had so much stuff in my writing filofax that it needed the 30mm rings. It was during the swap-over that I started wondering about the weights!
So the loaded red Finchley book-o-fax comes in at a slender 664g (barely more than the lug-it-everywhere baroque). Need to start reading more!
The writing A5 domino: this clocked in at 852g loaded and 258g unloaded. I’m glad to have swapped all my writing notes into the domino, not least because I needed the space, but also the domino has a harder cover and so I can write in it whilst leaning on my knee, which I couldn’t with the Finchley.
So guys, how much do your filos weigh (loaded and unloaded)?