Friday, 2 March 2012

Ten uses for the Filofax Malden zip pocket

At first glance, that little inner zipped pocket in every Malden binder doesn't seem all that useful. Since there is one there, though, I put my mind to some uses you could put it to beyond just storing loose change. Here are the ideas I came up with.


  1. A highlighter pen or pencil
  2. Postage stamps
  3. A mini first aid kit (band aids, antiseptic wipes, cotton buds)
  4. Emergency cufflinks and brass collar stiffeners
  5. A spare house or car key
  6. Earbud phones
  7. Fountain pen ink cartridges
  8. Spare pencil leads and erasers
  9. A nail file
  10. A USB stick or SD/Flash card
What do you keep in your zip pocket?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I keep Band Aids and paper clips in mine... exciting, I know!

Imy said...

I keep a worry doll and a petel from a flower my friend Tali gave me at a Philofaxy meet up x

LJ said...

Nothing yet - I keep telling myself I should carry useful stuff around, but I am not very good at that kind of thing :o)

Amanda (from Paper, Pens and Ink) said...

I keep change, but I obviously should have gone for the cufflinks after an unfortunate incident solved with Treasury tags...
:-)

Steve Morton said...

That pocket is a Tardis!

Anita said...

I keep change in there when using my filo occasionally as a wallet & find it holds a surprising amount. Just peeked in now & there's sticky index tabs, an ink cartridge & a cable tie.

kanalt said...

Huh. When my Malden was my main Filo, I didn't keep anything in there (still don't), mainly because I didn't know what to keep in there. Plus, whatever I might keep in there had to allow for writing ease - nothing bumpy. But these are some great ideas - thanks!

nina Elfenfisch said...

sounds adventurous to keep ink cartridges in there :D

i also thought about how to use this pocket, when i was deciding between the holborn and the malden. I think it´s very usefull for color-coders to keep several pens in there.

and i love your idea with the additional keys for car and house.

Laurie said...

LOL Steve!!!!! You can put as much as you want in there!

Clareio said...

Is keeping ink cartridges in there not a bit risky, especially if it's often full and you put ANY pressure on it when writing... i'm sure a burst ink cartridge would ruin it!

Ray Blake said...

I've never experienced a burst cartridge. They make these things with pretty thick and sturdy plastic; I'd be surprised to see one fail.

Clareio said...

I used to end up with a new pencil case every couple of weeks due to them at school!
maybe they just don't handle being in a bag with textbooks very well

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