Tag Archives: Spring Cleaning

Beds and Mattresses – April 1914

This is the time of the year when one frequently sees beds hanging out of upper windows on sunny days, and pillows and mattresses airing and sunning in gardens. The bulky feather-bed still lingers in a few country houses, but … Continue reading

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Housekeeping is Like Farming – July 1913

Housekeeping is like farming. It is very laborious, and its tasks vary with the seasons. There is the monotonous daily round, certainly, of meals, and beds, and sweeping, and dusting; but in addition to that each month brings a special … Continue reading

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House Proud – March 1906

When we talk of a woman being “house-proud” we do not mean that she is a good wife, a good housewife, or that her house is well appointed, but that the material contents of her house are an object of … Continue reading

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Delights of Spring Cleaning – March 1904

My recollections of early training in the domestic arts was learning to like to do things which I didn’t like. We may find two distinct pleasures in spring-cleaning. One, the mere physical and mental pleasure in active work that is … Continue reading

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