5 Reasons Why Undated Planners are Amazing

*I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.*

Once upon a time, if I saw an undated planner, I would cringe, put it down, and walk away. I didn’t think they were worth the hassle of setting up, and I didn’t think I could make them look as pretty as one that already has the dates printed in it. However, I have recently gotten my hands on a few of them, and I have to admit that I am totally changing my mind! Undated planners pack quite a few perks!

Undated planners might seem like an inconvenience, but check out these top 5 reasons why they rock! Plus a review of the Start Where You Are Weekly Diary.

1. You can start your undated planner at any time!

This might seem obvious, but when you stop and think about it, it’s really awesome! You don’t have to wait until the new year starts, and you don’t have to fret over the wasted pages if you start it in the middle of the year.

2. It’s okay to miss a month or more in an undated planner!

If you set your planner up one month at a time, you won’t have to feel bad if you don’t use it for a while. Simply pick up where you left off, and there’s no harm done!

PRO TIP: Make sure you keep a list in your planner of future events, much like the future log in a bullet journal. This allows you to record plans ahead of time, but not have to set up the entire planner in one sitting.

3. Undated planners give you a little more room for creatively adding dates.

Do you want to use stamps, stickers, pen, markers, or something else for adding in the dates? You can play around with different styles every month. Changing up how you write in the date could give your planner a completely different look each month. Have fun with it!

4. Undated planners make excellent gifts!

Because they don’t have to start on a certain date, undated planners make perfect gifts for any occasion! They make perfect specialty planners, so if you know someone who is starting a new chapter of any kind in their life, give them a planner! (You know, school, babies, home buying, weight-loss, anything!)

5. You get to spend more time with your undated planner.

I don’t know about you, but the more time I spend with my planner, the happier I am! Because your undated planner needs a little extra TLC in the setup department, you get to spend more quality time with it!

One of my Favorite Undated Planners

Now that I’ve got you sold on all the great things about undated planners, let me show you one of my favorites!

This is the Start Where You Are Week-at-a-Glance Diary created by Meera Lee Patel. It is so absolutely gorgeous! The paper is so smooth and creamy, and Meera has filled it with her beautiful illustrations!

Undated planners might seem like an inconvenience, but check out these top 5 reasons why they rock! Plus a review of the Start Where You Are Weekly Diary.

The planner starts off with a 12-month at-a-glance spread, which is perfect for your future log! You can add in a small monthly calendar here and still have plenty of room to include your future events.

Year-at-a-Glance | Undated planners might seem like an inconvenience, but check out these top 5 reasons why they rock! Plus a review of the Start Where You Are Weekly Diary.

Each month starts out with a quote beautifully illustrated, along with space for goals, important dates, and notes. I really can’t get over how perfect these pages are!

Monthly View | Undated planners might seem like an inconvenience, but check out these top 5 reasons why they rock! Plus a review of the Start Where You Are Weekly Diary.

Next, each monthly section has five simple weekly spreads. The hand-lettered font is so cute, and the dividers add just a pop of color.

Weekly Spread | Undated planners might seem like an inconvenience, but check out these top 5 reasons why they rock! Plus a review of the Start Where You Are Weekly Diary.

As an added bonus, the end of this undated planner is filled with fun extras, like time zone and calling code charts, conversion charts, and more! There is also a 2-page spread for birthdays listed by month (that’s a must-have list in my planners!), followed by 8 pages for contacts.

The Start Where You Are undated planner is perfect for those who love bullet journaling or traveler’s notebooks — it would make a perfect insert! It does need a little help laying flat, but I’m sure that once it gets used a bit, it should be just fine.

If you love this undated planner as much as I do, make sure you check out more of Meera’s work on her website, and you can grab your own planner here.

Do you love undated planners, too, or do you prefer those already dated? Tell me below in the comments!

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  1. I like the flexibility of undated ones. I go in streaks where I write things down, and then I’ll stop. An empty dated planner seems like it is silently judging me. Plus, it is a waste of paper!
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  2. I recently bought a 2018 planner and have started filling out a few things in it. Can’t wait to get it all set up for the new year! xo, Brittany | http://www.theblistblog.com

    • I know the feeling, Brittany! I have a few of them, and I’m trying to wait just a little longer before I get started on them! 🙂

  3. this planner is super cute! I still just can’t get into undated planners! But that’s also because I either make my own paper one or stay completely digital depending on the time of the year and how I’m feeling.

  4. What a gorgeous planner! It really is nice to not have to worry about sticking to a certain timetable with this one, and you can start using it in any month of the year!

    • Being able to start it any time is a huge thing! I’m way too impatient when I get a new planner and I can’t start it right away!

  5. This is just so lovely! I never have thought about all these pros of having an undated one! But you’ve sold me 🙂

  6. I didn’t even know these existed!!!! I love planners, but some months I don’t need them as much, so this is a nice way to be able to use it longer!!

  7. Cute planner!! I am always hesitant to use an undated planner only because I like to see my month and I tend to fill in the dates with “dont forgets.” But maybe I’ll try this out one day to see how it goes!

    • I was totally the same way until I learned about the future log. That was a complete game changer for me! Now I can still plan for the future, but not have to set up the whole planner ahead of time.

  8. I don’t use a planner (I know, I know. I’m the only one on the planet), but if I did, I’d want an undated one! I do think about this when I think of gift giving. What a great idea!

  9. I got so excited when I saw this post, I think undated planners are the best too! But they can be so hard to find

  10. I’m with you, I used to look so forlorn when I’d see a beautiful planner cover, just to open it and find it blank. After I discovered bullet journaling though, my outlook was totally changed. It actually makes me feel better, because there are weeks that I just don’t get around to setting it up on Sunday, and instead of having blank pages, I can use the full book!

  11. This is why I love the bullet journal and inkwell press planners! Undated planners are fantastic.

  12. I never really thought about using an undated planner. You have some great points about having one though. I will give it some thought the next time I need to purchase one.

  13. This is so cool. I love my planner but this is a great idea!

  14. Totally for undated planners! I have an undated desk planner and it really does work better for me than the dated ones. I don’t feel guilty if I don’t do something on that exact day. And it minimizes the feeling of obligation!

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