Update on the scale scoop: Thanks for all of your suggestions for ways to repurpose it. Unfortunately there is no place in my house that it can be used comfortably and outside in the yard is a definite "no". I have decided to talk Suzanne into buying it at my garage sale!! Think she'll go for it?
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This section gives you suggestions for proper and systematic methods of doing housework by offering a general outline to follow when cleaning your house. On Tuesday it suggests that the mistress must on this day undertake the care of the bedrooms, and also wash the breakfast dishes, so that the maid can devote all her time and attention to the washing. MAID???
Here's a tip for cleaning your rusty and blackened knives: use half a raw potato dipped in brickdust.
Did you know: Footstools placed under the table will prove a source of great comfort to short people at meal times.
Rubbing lamp chimneys with salt after washing gives them a surprising brilliancy.
Here is one of my favorites: To clean soiled wall paper, take half a loaf of bread and gently rub the soiled portions, working always in a downward direction. As soon as the bread is soiled cut off a thin slice. If you try this one, let me know how it works!!
And always remember that proper and systematic methods of doing housework would eliminate nearly one-half the labor from the home; but it is too often the case that the work is done whenever most convenient, and in some cases only when it is impossible to leave the task longer undone.