A few weeks ago, I shared the tiny domestic tasks that are saving my life right now (mostly laundry, with a side of spice drawer reorganization). These small projects have provided a satisfying sense of control and a great sense of accomplishment over the last several weeks.
It may not come as a surprise that my recent obsession with the best way to remove a lipstick stain was inspired by a book. I have a long history of domesticity reading enjoyment. It’s not just the comfort of reading about house and home that draws me in—it’s the philosophy around small tasks and care-taking that inspires me.
After hearing that many of you are leaning on home projects for distraction during the gloomiest month of winter, I decided it was time to share a few books that have shaped my view of household chores, work, and yes…laundry.
Many of these books mix personal stories with practical tips and how-tos, while others focus on the philosophy of domesticity. I revisit their pages when I encounter a tricky cleaning project or when I simply need a dose of calm.
Whether you need advice, motivation, or inspiration, I hope you find a title to enjoy today. (And I’d love to hear about your current, or planned, household projects!).
9 books about the domestic arts
Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized
Has a book ever changed your mind about a routine, habit, or method? I’m eager to see your recommendations in the comments.