Household Wisdom From the Past
January 30, 2009 · Print This Article
Due to the current economy and the uncertainty of what is to come, tips on saving money, being frugal and even mending your socks are becoming popular. Everyone is remembering those tips from Depression-era relatives and learning to “use it up, wear it out, construct do or do without,” as our grandparents have been doing for years.
Using things up and doing without goes well with being green plus. So does learning skills to manufacture things like our clothes and other household items last longer. I have found some interesting and useful tips and some, like painting your linen closet blue to keep yourlinens snowy white, that are just a throwback to another era. Check out the household tips and the laundry tips and see whether you find anything useful.
There are lots of ideas for using things like salt and vinegar to clean and how to do a little preventative maintenance on clothes in the beginning to keep them lasting longer and looking nicer.
[Source] Christina Clark