I’m so curious about it. This was an era before television, computers, some phones, mommy groups, play dates, working remotely, etc. I’m curious if women just felt like they had to fill those hours in the day with housework, or if there is truly something to be said for being that thorough every single day in your home. If it was done daily, and a good rhythm was established (note in the order of cleaning that the steps in and out of the room are even given), my entire house could be cleaned in just a morning. Instead, I do a room or a group of rooms a day, do my daily chores, and spend the rest of my (kid-free) time in front of a computer, working.
Tag: America’s Housekeeping Book
So when Grace kept mentioning the America’s Housekeeping Book, I did a search and found one. The description said, “No dust cover, binding is cracked.” I figured, for $3.25, I could deal with a cracked binding and no dust cover. Imagine my surprise when I received a first edition that was signed by the original owner!