Monday, 30 June 2008

Housework........


I don't mind housework - there I've said it!!! However, our house is usually quite untidy, with stuff all over the place in the middle of being worked with, current projects, things on their way elsewhere, etc. Thus, it all has to be tidied and sorted before being cleaned; I find it hard to keep on top of, but I do try. I'm currently reading a 1930s Household Management book, the section on "Household Routine"; interesting readg, and I thought it might be good if I worked out a routine for myself, but not sure if I would/could stick to it! With 3 of us more or less here all the time, it doesn't seem to stay tidy for long.

I think I might have a read at the Nearing's books again. They did their "bread labour" - anything that needed doing, housework, cooking, preserving, etc - in the mornings, with afternoons free for crafts, gardening, reading, music etc. That would be lovely if I could get it organised to that level. Wonder if I can? So, this week has thereby been deisnated "Get the House Sorted Week". Wish me luck........:) :)

To get me off to a good start, I did buy some new clothes pegs, as MrL purloined a load of my spring pegs to clip some camo netting on the sun umbrella frame over the bench................

2 comments:

Mrs C said...

Any chance you could please share with us the title of the 1930s Household Management book? I love books like that and would love to keep an eye out for it.

Many thanks.

MrsL said...

This one is called "Home Management - a comprehensive Guidebook to the Management of the Household, containing authoritative contributions by the Experts"; compiled and edited by Margaret Garth, Edinburgh school of domestic economy and higher cert. national Froebel union, and Mrs Stanley Wrench M.C.A. Published in 1934, by Daily Express Publications. This one has a red linen-type cover and is quite hefty; lovely illustrations. Bean got this one at the tip, but I see them fairly regularly in charity shops too. Lots of info in it on how to deal with servants too, should you need it!! :0)