Filofax Right Pen Loop

9:39 AM

In my last post, I talked about the Papermate Flair Pens.  As much as I enjoyed them in my Filofax, they needed to go since they bleed on to the back of my diary.  I went back to using my Marvy Le Pen felt pens, but sadly, they don't fit in the pen loops of my Filofax Metropol.  The pens are super skinny and they tend to fall out of my Filo when its stored in my bag or when I'm getting it out.  It was so frustrating that I stored my Marvy Pens and started using my Pentel Energel Pens again.

The pen fit nicely in the left pen loop of my Filo and I was ecstatic.  When I tried to put another Energel pen in the right pen loop, it would not fit.  It wouldn't even go half-way in.  Frustration sank in as I tried to find a red pen that would fit in that pen loop.  So I trekked down to Staples to buy a red pen that could possibly fit.

I purchased the Staples brand pen called Strata.  The pen seemed small enough to fit into that tiny loop. Whilst there, I picked up a pack of Martha Stewart's removal colour-coding labels.  This might prove so much easier to pack around instead of my Expressions Tape.  I'll review how these work later.

When I got home, I opened up the pen pack, tried it put it in the pen loop and to my dismay, it did not work.  I'm all out of options and it's highly unlikely that I'll be buying every package of gel pens at Staples to see what will fit in my Filo.

But there is a silver lining to every dark cloud.  Since I love rectractable pens for my Filofax, I realised that I can unscrew the bottom of pen to add refills.  An idea popped into my head and I unscrewed the pen and found that I can remove the rubber grip.  BINGO!  The pen fits nicely into the right pen loop of my Filofax.  It just won't have the grip, but I don't really care.  

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