Category Archives: housewifery

Morning Schedule

In preparation for the New Year coming, I’ve been perusing sample morning schedules online and trying to think about how well they would have worked for me.  Not so great. So I put together the following compilation: Morning Routine: Get up before lunchtime.;-D Fold your blankets down to air out the sheets OR air them [...]

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Serious Recipes for a Crowd

I was looking for recipes for a dinner we were hosting for the college students at our church and found this site of recipes for a crowd. Wowza. Other tips and ideas: ~Plan ahead, then sit down and look over your plan carefully and: See what you can eliminate.  Simplify. What can be done by somebody [...]

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Household Shortcuts

These are just a few little things that- to be honest- when we actually do them, things go more smoothly than we don’t.  I’m not saying we always follow through on these, just that IMO, things work better when we do.  In no particular order:   If you have a dishwasher, train yourself and your [...]

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Organization Tricks and Tips for large families

The best organizational tip is William Morris’ classic advice that you have nothing in your house you do not believe to be beautiful or know to be useful. Reduce, reduce, reduce. Simplify, simplify. I am not very good at following this, btw. Although these suggestions are for elementary school teachers, there are also some good [...]

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Vitally Important Housecleaning Tip

Develop a system, a routine of house cleaning, and then do not clean because company is coming, clean on your regular schedule and let company come who may- if they come before you’ve gotten to the point in your schedule where you scour the bathroom sinks- oh, well. They were scoured recently since you follow [...]

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Saving Money at the Grocery Store While Building Friendships

Prices have been rising on groceries for several years, and this is a direct result of  the government’s policies.   Inflation?  That, too, is is a direct result of government policies.  It is the symptom, not the cause, of a devalued money system. One tool to help you stretch your food dollar is a price [...]

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Housework Tips for Messies

Here are a few small things I’ve heard over years that were a huge help to me- when I actually used them, that is: The Messies manual advice that you start in one corner and work your way around the room, don’t run off to do ten other things.  Quit when you need to quit, [...]

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1893 Directions on Housecleaning

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Home, No-nonsense Advice That Will Inspire You To Clean Like the Dickens Mrs. Thelma A. Meyer, 2009 The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking, Helen Campbell, 1893: First, then, on rising in the morning, see that a full current of air can pass through every sleeping-room; remove all clothes from the beds, [...]

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Clean Trash Cans

Or garbage cans, or rubbish bins, or whatever you call them in your particular region…. This is not a sexy post, but the goal is to make this nasty job easier so you can have more time for the fun stuff. The first thing is prevention- how do we do our best to keep the [...]

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House and Home

From a book called The House and Home: A Practical Book written and edited By Lyman Abbott with chapters by various other authors,  published in 1896: “GOOD housekeeping involves a knowledge of art and science. A knowledge of the first is essential if the element of beauty is to be in the home; a knowledge [...]

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