What is The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?
For those who may not know, The 2019 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is sold during a 6-day sale Wednesday, May 1st at 8 am ET through Monday, May 6th at 11:59 pm.
What is in The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?
It contains 30 eCourses & Videos, 28 eBooks, 25 printable packs, 16 workbooks, 3 summits & 2 membership sites. The topics covered include decluttering, organizing your home, decorating, parenting, homeschooling, self-care, marriage, working from home, and more.
My goal with this website is to provide the most simple transformative methods I can for turning a disorganized and cluttered home into a place you love and to simplify your life to enable you to DO what you love. So I decided to purchase a copy and examine all of the resources to help you decide if it would be useful to you or not.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I do want to say I am an affiliate of the Ultimate Bundles program, so if you do decide these resources would benefit you and choose to purchase a copy through one of my links, I will receive a commission of the sales. If you buy through me, I’m grateful for your support of this website. If choose not to, I’m glad I was able to help you make an informed decision. It’s a win-win either way.
So, is the 2019 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle worth $29.97?
My bottom line: YES. However, this assessment does come with a caveat or two.
What I didn’t like about The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle
Overall, I thought several of the resources in each category of the bundle felt a bit lightweight in depth of content or could benefit from a more polished layout and graphics. In addition, the font size of the text seemed larger than necessary in some products, resulting in an artificially inflated page count.
There was also occasional overlapping of content, in particular, the printables. This could be considered both a pro and a con, though. If you don’t prefer the style of one, you might like the other and so be able to choose a favorite.
Finally, I have to admit that as much as I love a well-designed printable, I am personally unlikely to actually print them. So I wouldn’t use all those printed products. I like to stay simpler and more digital than that.
What I did like about The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle
These are my notes as of 10:46pm CST on 4/2/19. I’m still going through a handful of the resources and bonuses and will update as needed.
Resources marked with an asterisk (*) are my favorites in the bundle.
About the Cheat Sheets – The cheat sheets are essentially nearly 300 pages with a brief description of each resource (similar to what is in this blog post, actually). They also have the added asset of highlights from the resource for easy access. So you can see at a glance the key information from each product in the bundle.
Would I pay extra for them? Probably not. Only if saving myself the extra time of going through each one myself was a high priority for me. In that case, they could prove quite useful and might be worth the extra money.
Let’s dive in!
Decor & Creativity
*Embroidery for Beginners – Video instruction for how to embroider beautifully, even if you have never embroidered before! The videos are easy to follow and take you step-by-step. Also included is a calligraphy alphabet PDF so you can design your own initial letters.
Hand lettering – 177 Page printable practice book for various greetings, phrases, and hand-drawn icons.
*How to Choose Paint Colors for Your Home – A step-by-step guide for picking colors for your home with confidence.
Quote Decor – 10 Printable quotes for your home.
Simply Home Sewn – 7 sewing projects for you and your home, including step-by-step instructions and patterns. The mommy and me aprons are so sweet!
Swaying With the Wind – 6 knitting projects with patterns and step-by-step instructions. What’s unique about these projects is they are meant to be knitted for charities to disperse to their patrons in need. There’s also a list of charities that will accept your finished products.
ABC Memory Verse Workbook – Printable workbook with Bible memory verses for older kids to read, write out, and apply verses they memorize. Each verse has a “write it out” and “what does it mean” section. There are also activities related to the verse.
Balance – A 213 page ebook discussing the theme of balance in our lives, from a Christian perspective. It has worksheets to journal your response to the message of each chapter.
Color and Memorize – Printable patterned coloring sheets with Bible verses for kids and moms.
Encourage My Tween Child’s Heart – Discussion questions for you and your tween, encouragement notes, chore ideas, and scriptural guidance.
*Family Moments – A printable guide designed to help you grow together as a family as you focus on 12 character traits from the Bible, with activities, scripture readings, and suggested acts of service related the character trait for the week. I think this would make a great family devotional guide.
From Grouchy to Great – A 124 page ebook encouraging mothers of faith to examine their sources of anger and frustration as a mom and homemaker and to respond to them scripturally. Each chapter includes a response section with questions to guide you through the process of examining your own heart and offering suggestions for practical applications.
*Lies Moms Believe – Exposing 32 lies that moms might believe about motherhood, how God views them, themselves, their children, and their parenting choices, with gentle exhortation and encouragement based on scripture.
Love One Another Sibling Challenge – Helping kids learn how to love their siblings generously, with memory verses, compliment cards to fill out, random acts of kindness suggestions, and devotions.
*Positive Affirmations for Christian Moms and Kids – Printable cards in pretty and colorful designs that contain positive reminders for moms and kids.
*101 Screen-Free Ideas – A printable meant to be cut out, and put in a ring clip for easy access. Any time you need a quick burst of inspiration, you can find a screen-free activity your kids can quickly and easily do.
Complete Chore Board – Printable charts for chore allocation and tracking in your family.
*Happy Journal for Kids – A super cute printable with guided prompts for kids to doodle and draw specific things that make them happy, accompanied by some adorable illustrations and a soft watercolor border. It does seem to be more oriented toward girls, but I think boys could enjoy it as well.
Kids Command Center – Brightly colored printables for daily tasks and chores for kids. Seems to be geared toward elementary school students.
Kids Mindfulness Package – With mindfulness cards (images of nature objects with questions to describe what they see in the picture and how they feel when looking at it) and coloring sheets.
*Picture Word Cards – Gorgeous photography of objects, nature, and animals that begin with each letter of the alphabet, along with letter cards and poems to help remind children of the letter sounds. Truly beautiful flashcards!
*Printable Education Posters – Beautifully illustrated posters, two for doing laundry, and one with the fifty states of the United States. They are print ready quality and meant to be printed on 18×24 paper but can be sized to fit other recommended dimensions. Also a discount code for purchasing additional prints from Pretty Nerdy Press.
The Amazing Play Dough Mats – 50 Printable mats to encourage children to play with play dough. Alphabet, numbers, shapes, prompts, and even some monster faces.
*Kids Sorted – Over 200 pages of chore and behavior charts, habits and routine charts, labels for sorting toys, paperwork to keep track of, school information organization and lunchbox note cards, holiday, party, and miscellaneous printables. It’s really comprehensive and the artwork is well done, with clear and legible designs.
A Cleaner Home by the Holidays – While you might not use this RIGHT now (unless Mother’s Day is your holiday where you are hosting company!), this is a super practical 12-day guide to cleaning up all the areas of your home that guests will use.
*Clutter Free(dom) – A detailed, thorough, and step-by-step 86 page decluttering ebook that helps you put systems into place to keep the clutter to a minimum and really consider how you use the spaces in your home. It even includes a helpful idea list for non-“stuff” gift ideas.
*Declutter 365 – I really love this! It’s not a printable (and I’ve already mentioned how I feel about those), but rather a Premium Facebook group annual membership included with the cost of your Ultimate Homemaking Bundle purchase. This membership is normally $49, so buying the Ultimate Home Bundle will pay for itself with this product alone, and you’d be saving almost 50% of the cost of the group membership, to boot. If you are looking for a year-long decluttering group with daily reminders and weekly group coaching consider this private group led by Taylor Flattery of home-storage-solutions-101.com. Sounds like a fantastic resource, as she promises to leave no pile in your home untouched, and to provide regular accountability.
*Declutter Your Home in a Weekend – If you’re in the mood for something a little more sprint and less marathon, Abby Lawson’s Declutter Your Home in a Weekend Guide (with printable pages) takes you through one whirlwind weekend of intense focus and decluttering. It looks pretty comprehensive for its size and I think it would be a great kick start to a decluttering journey.
*Homekeeping & Cleaning Kit – I do love me a good checklist. And this is a great checklist! 39 pages of cleaning checklists. Daily, weekly, and rotationally, with focuses for different months. Very clean, simple design that appealed to my minimalist-loving soul.
Hostess Handbook – A 94 page guide for hosting celebrations and parties in your home, including pre-made themes, decorating guidance, helpful tips, and recipes. The design was a little less cohesive than expected, but the content seemed solid.
How to Create a Family Life You Love – A 98 page guide detailing ways to love your family, your life, and yourself. Filled with self-care tips and practical advice.
*How to Host a Crazy Profitable Garage Sale – Super practical tips for how to run your sale and get the most money for your items, including some things that I’d never thought about. And I’m a pretty seasoned garage sale person!
Journey to Clean 2019 – Cleaning schedules set up as daily, monthly, and deep cleaning schedules. Cheerful colors.
Making Peace With Downsizing – A concise guide for those going through downsizing of their households, whether voluntarily or involuntarily. Includes encouragement and advice on how to deal with your situation.
*Making Room – In-depth ebook that walks you through the decisions you need to make to decorate your home and create a welcoming environment for your daily life. I particularly liked the explanations about different decor styles, lighting choices (including a chart for the warmth or coolness of different lumens in bulbs), and reminders that home is about much more than just fancy furnishings.
*The Swap – great tool to help guide you through the decision making process of decluttering and organizing. I love her simple approach.
Five Senses Letter a Week – Each letter activity sheet includes a supply list with letter-related objects, a library list for books containing the week’s letter in the title, and hands-on sensory activities and STEM activities.
Home Management for the Homeschooling Mom – A podcast-style audiobook about how to manage daily life and homeschooling.
*Homeschooling With Confidence – A 100 page manual to instill confidence in your ability to homeschool your children. Topics covered are setting up a homeschool notebook, crafting a homeschooling mindset, studying your kids and their natural strengths and weaknesses, planning the school year, unit planning, teaching with younger kids in the home at the same time, and homeschooling resources. Even though I am not planning on homeschooling right now, I LOVE being part of my son’s educational experience and I’m excited to implement some of these things in our home.
How Do You Want Your Homeschool to Feel? – An audio file with accompanying transcript and workbook. It discusses how your home environment affects your children, and that your relationship with your kids is the most important thing to nurture.
Science in the Kitchen – Teaching science at home. Topics covered include developing a course, chemistry, biology, physics, safety, labs, and lists of supplies.
Student Planner – Printable planner with year-at-a-glance calendar sheet, along with monthly and daily planning pages in both August – June and January – December formats. Two different design options for both.
Teach Your Child How to Think With Mentoring – A 90 page eBook that discusses the benefits of mentoring from parents, books, Socratic discussion, and real-life mentoring such as classes or apprenticeships.
*Tracing Fun – 90 pages of printable filled with tracing activities for small fingers to develop fine motor control. This is one printable I will definitely use with my son.
Fabulously Festive Printable Pack – Menu planning and pantry printable, as well as monthly gratitude charts.
The Humbled Homemaker’s Meal Planning Printables – 2-Week Aldi menu and shopping plan, gluten-free menu plan, a menu planning printable, and a kids eat free list printable for local restaurants (my favorite part!)
Pantry Labels – Label Printables in multiple designs and colors.
Old Fashioned Recipe Binder – Printables for organizing all of your hand-written recipes. My favorite part of this was the bonus spice mix recipes for common spice mixes.
Finding Joy – Part memoire of an army wife, part devotional for inspiring a closer walk with God and your spouse, even during the hard times.
Giant Date Night Bucketlist – An oversized printable chart with ideas for different date nights.
31 Ways to Love Your Husband With Purpose – An ebook with printable journal pages to help wives be intentional with showing love to their husbands in 31 different ways over the same length of time.
31 Ways to Love Your Wife With Purpose – The companion ebook with printable journal pages to help husbands be intentional with showing love their husbands in 31 different ways over the same length of time.
Surprise Heart Attack – Printable hearts with affirming and loving messages for your spouse.
Habit Tracker – A little on the light side, for me. But it does appeal to my deep love of checklists, and I particularly liked her example of just picking ONE habit to track for 4 weeks, even something as small just ONE exercise.
List Plan It – Most of the sheets would take me too long to use simply, however, there is a suggested weekly cleaning routine, monthly cleaning routine, room by room purge list, and spring cleaning list that could be quite useful for inspiration in your own home.
Purposeful Printables – Clean design, simple habit and routine trackers to help you live with purpose. While I probably would not use most of the printables offered, I liked the goal setting sheets, and birthday tracker, in particular.
*Time Blocking 101 – I’m excited to try this out! It appeals to my visual nature, and is actually how I plan Disney World trips, where time is of essence, and it always takes longer than you would think to get from one attraction or park or resort to another. So I’ve visually created blocks of time assigned to each “task”. But here it is daily tasks that get blocked, and the “brain dump” idea (to get everything out of your mind and onto paper) is excellent. Plus she adds a brain dump “trigger list” to help you remember all the stuff floating around in your mind.
Mom’s BFF Planner – A collection of printables to help with daily life. Everything from a debt pay-off planner, babysitter instructions, to weight loss tracker, and weekly schedule. I’m going to print off the 2019 calendar at a glance for my home binder, and maybe the babysitter instructions and goal setting sheet. (I love that it has space to list specific steps and deadlines for each.)
Vacation Planner – Black and white OR color printing options (so useful! As I only have a black and white laser printer at home.) Printable to help you daydream about potential vacation locales, and then drill down to specifics and even keep a record of your accommodations and daily plans for the trip. My family and I are currently thinking about a short beach trip this summer, so this will come in handy as I begin to collect information.
Burning Bright Not Burning Out – An honest, raw look at motherhood, with advice on how to weather the difficult seasons of parenting young children, and encouragement along the way.
Discipline that Makes a Difference – A 117 page ebook discussing how to calmly enforce rules in your home and discipline effectively.
Online Safety Handbook – A guide for cyber safety, screen time effects, and setting rules for electronics usage. Also a lengthy section describing various apps and their potential risks to kids and teens.
Sleep Training Your Reluctant Toddler – Step-by-step instructions from one mom’s personal experience gently sleep training her toddler who had a hard time going to sleep by himself.
The Postpartum Plan – A printable designed to take you through the thought process of how you plan to be supported after giving birth. It has places to write down important information, motherhood support groups you’d like to join, and a section on planning in advance who is responsible for different tasks that will help you feed and take care of your baby and yourself in the weeks after birth. I wish I had thought of some of these things when I was pregnant!
*Ultimate Guide to Creating a Successful Playroom – Comprehensive guide, filled with child-led learning and learning play principles, on how to set up your child’s play area to facilitate an optimal place for them to play, learn, and clean up after themselves. I loved this guide and I’m planning to use it to inspire setting up my son’s room in a better manner. I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of some of the tips before.
7 Simple Days – A workbook with seven days of challenges for how to simplify your life right now.
Courage Amidst Uncertainty – A workbook with guided meditations and reflections when encountering uncertainty in your life.
Intentional 21 – A 21-day guided journal with affirmations that focuses on intentional living.
*Lean Fit 1.0 – A 4-week weight training fitness plan, with photographs to help you have proper form.
Work at Home
Begin Your Biz – A start-kit ebook for starting a freelance business out of your home in only 15 minutes a day. Topics include business plans, marketing, client retention, and reducing overwhelm in business.
Etsy Quick Start Guide – How to open and run a sustainable Etsy business. Topics include setting up your storefront, researching your item, making listings, photography, shipping, and other tips.
*Mom to Mompreneur – How to survive your first 30 days blogging, while also parenting. Topics include branding, social media, content calendars, email lists, and sharing your blog. I’m past my first 30 days of blogging, but I’m still looking forward to reading this.
Work From Home Made Easy – How to find your target audience, set up sales funnels, track finances, create a brand look and identity, and handy business tools to know about.
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