7 Books to Inspire A Household Shopping Hiatus

In light of our upcoming household shopping hiatus, today I’ve rounded up a few easy reads to help inspire your own household shopping hiatus. Perhaps you’re intrigued by extreme challenges like Cait Flander. Or maybe you’re a fellow Young House Love fan and enjoyed following their month long shopping hiatus. No matter where your interest originates, I hope these books get you more excited about living simply and spending less.

Keep in mind that our challenge isn’t about spending as little money as possible. I’m not going through a massive decluttering exercise either. I’ve allowed things that may seem counterintuitive, such as going out for drinks, and buying brand new phones.

So these books don’t directly reflect why or how we’re kicking off a household shopping hiatus.

I love that Cait Flander and Young House Love both encourage readers to build a spending hiatus around what’s important to you. Make rules that work for your family, encourage the positive behaviors you want to keep, and cut back on those you don’t.

Books On Spending Less, Simplicity, and Living with Less

  1. The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can by Cait Flander
  2. Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living by Elizabeth Thames
  3. Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More by Courtney Carver
  4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Mari Kondo
  5. Minimalist Living: Decluttering for Joy, Health, and Creativity by Genevieve Parker Hill
  6. What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You: Uncover the Message in the Mess and Reclaim Your Life by Kerri L Richardson
  7. Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff by Dana White


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