For those aspirants seeking initiation into the mysteries of household management, this book will reveal plenty of the arcane secrets thereof. In today’s attention deficit, instant gratification, high-tech, ultra-processed, automated, asceptic world, what use is this simple, quaint old-fashioned collection of traditional household maintenance methods and tips? You’ll be surprised at how timeless and relevant these old bits of practical wisdom can be.
1- Organizing the Chaos
The first chapter and possible the most important concerns organization and many creative and inventive selections are proposed to control the clutter and keeps things running smoothly.
2- Wardrobe Rescue
Of course clothes care is essential and all aspects of the tricky business of clothing maintenance, storage, cleaning and repair are covered.
3- High Days & Holidays
Holidays and parties add such zest and gaiety to one’s home life and this chapter shows how to save time and money without sacrificing the fun.
4- Kitchen Calm
Of course the kitchen, often considered the very heart of the home, is given the caring consideration it so richly deserves; and the variety of long-term food preparation methods is most impressive indeed.
5- Housework SOS
The difficult problem of housecleaning is tackled with uncompromising frankness and it is amazing how many low-cost, natural cleaning solutions there are. The versatility of vinegar is shown to be mind-blogging.
6- Household Purse
Of course budgeting finances is key and Grandma shares very helpful and shrewd ways to cut costs and stretch the dollar.
7- Getting to Grips with the Garden
Gardening is given a high priority in the household activities, (and rightly so) and the author gives experienced advice.
8- Sprucing up the House
The esthetic aspect is not neglected; this fun chapter on decorating is both practical and creative.
9- Reusing & Recycling
Nowadays we talk about the need to implement more ecological practices; but back in the day, respect for the environment was a fully integrated part of the program. The possibilities for thrift are a key focus and this chapter on recycling contains deeply ecological, environment-saving advice.
10 You & Yours
With all the hustle and bustle of home management, personal care should not be neglected and so the final chapter has a wonderful array of surprisingly simple recipes to relax, refresh, soothe and regenerate the body and soul.
Household management is key for a well-balanced life and the wealth of information and wisdom in this book gives one some solid tools for building a quality home life. Kudos to seagulls.net for an elegant retro design.