Home Management


Cleaning - the Retro Version

From my housekeeping bible, America’s Housekeeping Book, comes a glimpse into our foremother’s daily cleaning routine: Early Morning: Preparing and serving breakfast Forenoon: General pickup. Light cleaning of rooms. Start weekly task (Monday – laundry; Tuesday – Marketing or ironing; Wednesday – Specific jobs such as silver polishing, shopping, sewing or something to be carried on throughout the day; Thursday – Thorough cleaning of rooms (Bedrooms and Bathrooms); Friday – Thorough cleaning of rooms (Living Room and Dining Room), Marketing; Saturday – Special food preparation for weekend.) Suggested weekly cleaning of Kitchen should happen the day before you......

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Making Up
October 22, 2014

Making Up

One of the things I have come to appreciate as I get older is that I can still play dress up. My style has developed to be somewhat retro – somewhere between the 40s and...


The Basics of Meal Planning
October 21, 2014

The Basics of Meal Planning

My last two posts in this section have touched a bit on meal planning, but let’s go a little deeper. First, let’s talk about the why’s of meal planning. The obvious one – you know...


Painting Walls
October 16, 2014

Painting Walls

One of the cheapest ways to update a room is to change the paint color. Before we get to the ‘how to’ part though, a couple of things to keep in mind: If you rent,...


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