Category Archives: housewifery

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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