Heloise's 1962 Housekeeping Tips

By | November 6th, 2022|Categories: Women's History|Tags: , |

I really enjoy vintage etiquette and household manuals. The latest in my collection is a 1962 edition of Heloise’s Housekeeping Hints. I have been enjoying poking through it over the last couple of weeks, being both educated on some helpful tips and humored at some of the outdated inclusions. For instance, have you ever tried [...]

Victorian spring cleaning tips and tricks

By | April 21st, 2021|Categories: Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , |

Last weekend I picked up the April copy of Real Simple. The theme for the issue is naturally, spring cleaning. It got me thinking about how this tradition has been around for so long and wondering how much I could find in Victorian household manuals on the topic. I am also striving to use more [...]