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Best Homemaking Books You Should Enjoy

Our list of some of the best Homemaking books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

The Hidden Art of Homemaking (1985)

 Best Homemaking Books You Should EnjoyThe author reveals the many opportunities for artistic expression that can be found in ordinary, everyday life.
Author(s): Edith Schaeffer, Deirdre Ducker

The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming (2016)

 Best Homemaking Books You Should EnjoyDoes your home sometimes feel like just a place to eat, sleep, and change clothes on the way to the next activity? Do you long for “home” to mean more than a place where you stash your stuff? Wouldn’t you love it to become a haven of warmth, rest, and joy . . . the one place where you and your family can’t wait to be?There is good news waiting for you in the pages of The Lifegiving Home. Every day of your family’s life can be as special and important to you as it already is to God.
Author(s): Sally Clarkson, Sarah Clarkson

How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew (2009)

 Best Homemaking Books You Should EnjoyNowadays, many of us “outsource” basic tasks. Food is instant, ready-made, and processed with unhealthy additives. Dry cleaners press shirts, delivery guys bring pizza, gardeners tend flowers, and, yes, tailors sew on those pesky buttons. But life can be much simpler, sweeter, and richer–and a lot more fun, too!
Author(s): Erin Bried

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets (2016)

 Best Homemaking Books You Should EnjoyBring your home out of the mess it’s in and learn how to keep it under control.“The dirty little secret about most organizing advice is that it’s written by organized people,” says blogger, speaker, and decluttering expert Dana K. White. “But that’s not how my brain works.
Author(s): Dana K. White

Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day (2017)

 Best Homemaking Books You Should EnjoyFrom the cleaning and homekeeping expert and creator of the wildly popular Clean Mama blog comes a simple and accessible cleaning guide with a proven step-by-step schedule for tidying a home in just ten minutes a day.Becky Rapinchuk, the “Clean Mama,” understands that many people don’t have the time, organizational skills, or homemaking habits to maintain a constantly clean and decluttered living space.
Author(s): Becky Rapinchuk

For The Love of Christian Homemaking: Pleasant Visits from my Parlour (2012)

 Best Homemaking Books You Should EnjoyFrom the back cover: “You won’t find cleaning advice or the latest ideas for saving money in this book. What you will find is a collection of over 150 visits from Mrs. White’s parlour during her homemaking breaks. Each visit is from her daily life. These include remembrances, ideas, essays or short daily journals. There are sad times and happy times; sickness and health; different moods; and dealing with the good and the bad.
Author(s): Mrs. Sharon White

The Homemade Housewife: The last book you will ever need on homemaking and frugal living. (2017)

 Best Homemaking Books You Should EnjoyWhat if you had a friend that had all sorts of advice on homemaking, budgeting, being frugal but wanting for nothing, and homeschooling? What if this friend could show you how to create a household budget from A to Z that would cut your bills in halfor almost? She could give you some advice on Urban farming with super easy ways to compost and how to travel, have the guest stay over, throw all sorts of parties and really celebrate the holidays on pennies.
Author(s): Kate Singh

A 1950s Housewife: Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s (2015)

 Best Homemaking Books You Should EnjoyBeing a housewife in the 1950s was quite different than today. Women were expected to create a spotless home, delicious meals, and an inviting bedroom.
Author(s): Sheila Hardy

Homemaking and Personal Development: Meditative Practice for Homemakers (2001)

 Best Homemaking Books You Should EnjoyVeronika van Duin began her career forty years ago as a homemaker. Beginning with love, enthusiasm, and idealism, she quickly discovered that she had underestimated the magnitude of the task, which left her feeling inadequate and guilty much of the time, as well as alone and occasionally lonely. Out of those humbling feelings, came into being.
Author(s): van Duin, Veronika

Hum of the Home: The Rhythms and Routines of Homemaking (2019)

 Best Homemaking Books You Should EnjoyIn Hum of the Home, author Leah Vance Simpson reminds us that home is one of God’s best ideas. However, maintaining a home is hard work that requires both physical and emotional energy. Homemaking is the journey of our hearts as God calls us to nurture those who live in our home. In Hum of the Home you’ll discover how being a healthy you frees you to thrive. Honor the rhythm of life with a balance of work and rest.
Author(s): Leah Vance Simpson

M.O.M.—Master Organizer of Mayhem (2019)

 Best Homemaking Books You Should EnjoyGetting–and staying–organized is a challenge in and of itself. Add motherhood to the mix, and you’ve got a whole new dimension of difficulty. So how does a busy mom stay on top of the daily chaos that children inevitably bring along with them?No matter what your situation is, Kristi Clover’s home organization systems will work for you.
Author(s): Kristi Clover

Having a Martha Home the Mary Way: 31 Days to a Clean House and a Satisfied Soul (2016)

 Best Homemaking Books You Should EnjoySarah Mae wants to let you in on a little secret about being a good homemaker: It’s not about having a clean house. She’d never claim to be a natural, organized cleaner herself―yet, like you, she wants a beautiful space to call home, a place where people feel loved and at peace.
Author(s): Sarah Mae

Best Homemaking Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some homemaking books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Make it, Bake it, Sew it, or Grow it.: The craft of homemaking with no money

Author(s): Kate Singh
ID: 2334060, Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 199 Kb, Format: azw3

Travelling Towards Home: Mobilities and Homemaking

Author(s): Nicola Frost and Tom Selwyn (eds.)
ID: 2329545, Publisher: Berghahn Books, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

The Inviting Life: a Recipe for Homemaking, Hosting and Opening the Door to Happiness

Author(s): Calder, Laura
ID: 2655327, Publisher: Appetite by Random House, Year: 2017, Size: 33 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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