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 /points to title/ Yeah, that's... pretty much my question in a nutshell.

When I was in grad school in 2016, a Filofax with inserts worked beautifully for me, and I bought the 2017 inserts. Except now I'm not in grad school any more, and the inserts REALLY don't. (In fairness, I don't think they ever did, they were just very good quality paper and made by a woman-owned small business that I was happy to support, so I did.)

I plan to switch over to a bullet journal (which I think will work much better for me) but I'm struggling to deal with the guilt of 'wasting' the old inserts - not helped by that I also bought a bound planner for a work thing that wound up not happening. Intellectually, I know it's just $40, and I've spent more money on stupider things, but try telling that to the brainweasels. Does anyone else get this? How do you deal with it? 

Date: 2017-05-13 05:40 am (UTC)
gokuma: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gokuma
Just store them somewhere, "just in case"? Yesterday, I used stickers I've been keeping in my supply folder for over 10 years (!!!). So maybe brainweasels will calm down if you tell yourself, "That new thing is more useful for me right now, but I'll find the way to use the old one somehow in the future"

Date: 2017-05-13 05:43 am (UTC)
malnpudl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] malnpudl
Offer it on your local Freecycle?

Date: 2017-05-13 06:37 am (UTC)
finch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] finch
For the dated ones, I'd probably give them away to a fellow planner who'd appreciate them.

... Blank books get hoarded forever, basically.

Date: 2017-05-13 07:23 am (UTC)
peartreealley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] peartreealley
I'm kind of the queen of overstocking on hobby supplies and then dispersing them to friends every few years when I realize I have too much weighing on me. Do you have any friends or acquaintances (local on online) showing interest in trying out Filofax?

(If they aren't dated, then I may horde them for decades. I figure I'm just stocking up for times when I have less disposable income >_>*)

(*This philosophy also applies to yarn, fabric, jewelry-making supplies and other things that don't tend to go bad with age.)

Date: 2017-05-13 11:34 am (UTC)
lunabee34: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lunabee34
If you can give it away, do.

If not maybe think of repurposing. I don't know what filofax insert pages look like but could you use them to send notes or to make grocery lists or as scratch paper?

Hugs. I get the same feeling about stuff. I'm on a really strict diet and every now and again I buy something I can't eat accidentally and I feel really guilty bout wasting the money. /commiserates
Edited Date: 2017-05-13 11:34 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-13 12:14 pm (UTC)
used_songs: (rampant elephant of joy)
From: [personal profile] used_songs
I have a stack of blank books, a box full of stickers, a cubby with bits of different types of papers and cardstocks, etc. Eventually it all gets used, repurposed, or given away. I have given a lot of my unused supplies to the art teacher at school - she always finds a use.

Date: 2017-05-13 06:10 pm (UTC)
omnipotent: (We do what the living cannot)
From: [personal profile] omnipotent
I give things away when I can. My tutor complimented my Moleskine that I use for math, and I recalled that the Moleskine was part of a two-pack, so I gave the blank Moleskine to my tutor.

Date: 2017-05-13 09:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] isabeau_gower
Fountain Pen Network hosts a dedicated space in their discussion boards called 'Pay It Forward'. Offer things you don't need and look for things you do. There are also spaces there to sell the items if you can't afford to let them go for free, but don't necessarily need full price out of them either.
Above all though, shed the guilt. You bought them because they did work once, so it seemed reasonable. Bonus points to you for recognizing that they don't work now and moving on. Be proud!


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