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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.

1. Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House (2005)

 Best Homemaking Books You Should EnjoyThe classic bestselling resource for every American home. Choosing fabrics, cleaning china, keeping the piano in tune, making a good fire, folding a fitted sheet, setting the dining room table, keeping surfaces free of food pathogens, watering plants, removing stains — Home Comforts addresses the meanings as well as the methods of hands — on housekeeping to help you manage everyday chores, find creative solutions to modern domestic dilemmas, and enhance the experience of life at home. Further topics include: Making up a bed with hospital corners, Expert…
Author(s): Cheryl Mendelson

2. 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

3. 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. In this unique book designed to help your family enjoy and celebrate every month of the year together, you’ll discover the secrets of a…
Author(s): Sally Clarkson, Sarah Clarkson

4. 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! As your grandmother might say, now is not the time to be careless with your money, and it actually pays to learn how to do things yourself! Practical and empowering, How to Sew a Button collects the treasured wisdom of nanas, bubbies, and grandmas from all across the…
Author(s): Erin Bried

5. 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. I’m lost on page three.” Dana blogs at A Slob Comes Clean, chronicling her successes and failures with her self-described “deslobification process.” In the beginning she used the name “Nony” (short for aNONYmous), because she was sharing her deep, dark, slob…
Author(s): Dana K. White

6. 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. In Simply Clean, Becky will help you effortlessly keep a tidy house and build habits to become a neat person—no matter how messy you may naturally be! Simply Clean features: -A 7-Day Simply Clean…
Author(s): Becky Rapinchuk

7. 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. These are designed to encourage, inspire and motivate you to keep charm and romance alive in a humble home.”…
Author(s): Mrs. Sharon White

8. 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 half…or 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. She would even show you how to decorate a home from garage sales and dress well from thrift stores. Then she had all these…
Author(s): Kate Singh

9. 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. From the perils of "courting" to the inevitable list of wedding gifts to the household tips that any self-respecting new wife should know, this book collects heartwarming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period, providing a trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s….
Author(s): Sheila Hardy

10. 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. In it, the author offers support and hope for other homemakers, revealing the discoveries that provided her―and many in her workshops and courses―with basic tools for overcoming personal hindrances. In this wonderfully uplifting book, van Duin provides exercises for restoring…
Author(s): van Duin, Veronika

11. 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. Learn how to maximize the routines and rhythms of your home in order to stimulate harmony that will bring a hum to your home. With these patterns in place, it is easier to offer generous hospitality to your family and…
Author(s): Leah Vance Simpson

12. 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. Her foundational rules are highly adaptable and will help you make your home more efficient no matter where you live or how many kids you have (and how messy they are). She helps you prioritize, break down big jobs, declutter, develop age-appropriate chores for your kids, tackle the endless piles…
Author(s): Kristi Clover

13. 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. Where people can really settle in with good food, comfy pillows, and wide-open hearts.Is it possible to find a balance? To care for your heart―and your home―at the same time?Journey with Sarah Mae on this easy, practical 31-day plan to get you moving and have your house looking and feeling…
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 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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