It's been, um, a while since I last posted on A Housewife's Work. With health problems being a predominant reason why I've not posted, I now feel I'm in a position to start a new series of posts. I'm a big collector of vintage ladies magazines. I find these a rich source of historical information… Continue reading Vintage Household Hints and Tips – A New Post Series Coming Soon
What wash days were like sixty years ago before there were such things as automatic washing machines. Read this first hand account of what it was like in a working class home in Britain on wash day. Source: Working Class life in the 1940s - Wash Day
Mangle boards were originally used for ironing clothing, before being discarded for the flat iron. via TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Norwegian mangle boards.
My Mum has superbly accepted my challenge to remember her life and how very different it is for modern day housewifes. My parents married in 1950, and their first home was a little thatched cottage - a tied home - with no electricity and an old Victorian range. Here she gives an insight to… Continue reading Washing Laundry the Hard Way in the 1950s
Why you should ditch the tumble dryer and use your washing line | Ruth Goodman | Comment is free | theguardian.com. Ruth Goodman, from the Victorian Farm series, explains why good old fresh air is best for drying laundry.