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Simple Living Book Resources

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(Dates were changed on the publishing of this post to move the post back into the archives when the sale finished)

Books are a huge resource when it comes to simple living and growth.

They are a source of motivation, guidance, growth, and entertainment.  They might be one of my favorite hobbies, but I can’t imagine simple/minimalist/intentional living without a good collection of books.

Books Rock!

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is an amazing resources that is available this week only.  It is a great way to get a whole electronic library at once for an incredible deal.

Because the bundle is so huge, I wanted to break down my favorite 10 books that will help with simple living.

Top 10 books for Simple Living:

1. Tell Your Time: how to manage your schedule so you can live freeTellYourTime_FINAL_COVER

This is a simple book, but it is full of time management strategies.  I recommended this book in Simple Living and it has been selling very well for years.  Author Amy Andrews was offered a traditional book deal for this book but decided against it.  Very useful resources.  134 Reviews on Amazon – 99 were 5 star reviews.  Price 2.99

2. One Bite at a Time: 52 project for making life simpleronbiteonkindle-e1316672578323

This book is on my list to read.  Author Tsh Oxenreider is the lady behind It is easily one of the best and most popular family oriented Simple Living sites on the internet now.

What I love about this book is that it has tasks broken down into simple steps.  It is a helpful book and not an overwhelming or idealistic book.  It has 31 reviews on Amazon – 23 were 5 star reviews.  Price 5.00

3. Simple Living: 30 days to less stuff and more lifeSimple Living - 30 days to less stuff and more life

Call it shameless promotion, but this is my book 🙂  I wrote this book last year because I wanted to have a tool to recommend to people starting to simplify.  I think many people know they want a simpler life, but they aren’t sure how.

This book realizes that simple living isn’t just about material stuff.  There are 30 challenges, all designed to take between 30 and 60 minutes.  Half of the challenges are about material stuff/stuff in your house and the other 15 challenges are designed to help you simplify your life.  The days alternate so you can work in both areas through the month.  It has 141 reviews on Amazon – 71 are 5 star.  Price 2.99

4. Pulling Yourself Together:  Implementing a Cleaning Routine that Stickspulling-yourself-togetherbook cover

I love the Clean Mama blog and love her simple, organized, and natural approach to cleaning.  This book is not available on Amazon so I can’t find review information on it, but there are sneak peaks available on her blog here.  Price 10.00


5. 31 Days to Clean: having a Martha house the Mary way31 Days to Clean - Simple Living Books

I think the subtitle says it all.  We want to be have both the perfectionistic life, with the ability to enjoy it as well.  This book combines cleaning and taking care of the house with spiritual principles and includes challenges based on both Martha and Mary at the end of each chapter.  84 reviews on Amazon – 62 are 5 star.  Price 4.99

Get These Resources and another 87 more for one low price of 29.97 with The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

6. Clean Enough: simple solutions for the overwhelmed homemakerclean enough 400px

There are things that we need to do our absolute best at, but maybe keeping a clean house isn’t our ultimate goal in life.  Jenni, the author, says “It is my hope that you will come away from reading this eBook feeling inspired, equipped and confident in the knowledge that perfection is not necessary for your success as a homemaker.”

We become so competitive with our house and other areas in our life that are easily measurable by other peoples eyes, but these are not necessarily the things that need the most of our attention.  This book is also not on Amazon, find out about it here.  Price 4.99

7. The No Brainer Wardrobe: Get Dressed With More Confidence and Less FussNo Brainer Wardrobe

The wardrobe is usually a touchy subject and area of the house when simplifying.

The No Brainer Wardrobe is a book to help women learn to love the clothes they have, lose the clothes they hate, and shop for items to fill the gaps.  The book contains over 80 pages of content, including images outlining outfit selections, and how to shop. Not on Amazon, find out about it here.  Price 7.99

8. You Can Do This: The First Five Steps to a Real Food KitchenReal_Food_Kitchen[1]

Not specifically about the house, but I believe that simple eating is closely related to simple living.

This isn’t just a book, it is an e-course.  It includes introductory information, an encouragement video, worksheet activities, helpful printables, and an exclusive real food recipe.  Even though it is an ecourse it can also be printed if you don’t want to do everything on line.  This is not a book about organic or fancy health food, just about how to eat real food.  Find out about it here.  Price 5.00

9. The Heart of Simplicity: From the Heart of Over a Dozen Christian WomenWhite cup of coffee and open book close-up on white background.

A compilation book by some amazing women all talking about simplicity.  I love books that take a look at a topic from many different personalities or angles.  There are different ways I can relate to each woman and it seems like the perspective is balance.

This is a book I didn’t see until this sale.  It doesn’t look like it is near as popular as some of the others but I have to have it on the list because I know several of the contributors and their blogs.  They are amazingly real and intentional women.  There are 6 reviews on Amazon – 4 are 5 star.  Price 2.99

10. Simple Blogging: Less Computer Time, Better Bloggingsimple-blogging

I know not everyone reading is into blogging… probably very few of you are.  However, I wanted to add this book to the list because I really like it.  I read it last week in 1 sitting and loved the perspective on work and online time in general.

If you struggle with time management and working then this book has lots in it for you, even if you don’t blog.  Rachel does a great job of evaluating how effective work will be combined with your personality.  Each of us will be different, when it comes to work, and each of us can manage our time differently.  Find out about the book here.  Price $8

There you have it.  My favorite 10 books in The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle on Simple Living.

The deal this week is killer.  Just these 10 books alone are worth 55.94.  With the bundle this week you get these 10 books PLUS another 87 homemaking resources for ONLY 29.97.

Find out more about The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Note:  I got a free bundle for being part of the sale.  I have read books 1,3, and 10 and the other books are on my list to read because I think they look good.  I wish I could pre-read everything I recommend, but I wanted to recommend what I was planning to read so it could coincide with the sale.    


  1. Hi Lorilee! I’m so excited about this bundle. I received a few e-mails about it from other authors and can’t wait to check it out.
    Thanks for being a part of such a helpful resource!

    • It is super fun to be included with so many talented people 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my eBook, Clean Enough! So glad you found it to be a valuable resource and hope it will bless your readers and well. 🙂

    • You are welcome! I am looking forward to reading it myself this month 🙂

  3. Thanks for the books, I am always looking for my next read!

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