Thursday, April 15, 2010
One of my inspirations for this entire blog has been a sweet little book I picked up for a quarter at our local library book sale. It's called Heloise's Housekeeping Hints, published in 1962. It's a sweet little book, full of fun and outdated tips! There are so many better ways to do things than I found in this book, but for some reason I LOVE to flip through it time and time again!.
Today's Throwback comes from page 87 on the chapter "Away with Washday Woes!"
"I usually bring my clothespins in the house when I take the laundry off the line. But, occasionally, it wil rain while the laundry is outside. The clothespins stay wet and turn dark where they touch the wet clothes. This rubs off on guture washings. So I simply boil my clothespins in a weak solution of bleach and wate for a few minutes, rinse thouroughly and dry well. They are like new again!"
I rarely hang my laundry to dry (though sometimes in the summer I do), but I thought this was a fun little hint that would remind us to be thankful for the wonderful inventions we utilize daily called "dryers"!