Monday, November 15, 2010

Joy of all Joys, It's Laundry Day.

David just can not concentrate or relax if he even THINKS he will have a day without a clean and freshly ironed shirt.  To make his mind be more at rest we have decided that Monday is Laundry Day.

To celebrate this OH SO JOYOUS occasion, I am going to share some useful laundry tips.

Grandma's Household Tips For Laundry

These old-time laundry cleaning tips are taken from a number of vintage publications, including "Buckeye Cookery and Practical Housekeeping," "The Perry Home Cook Book," "The White House Cook Book," and "Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets."

Enjoy experimenting with these 19th-century laundry hints. You are sure to find an idea or two that will help you with a laundry problem.

To Remove Ink, Wine Or Fruit Stains

Saturate well in tomato juice; it is also an excellent thing to remove stains from the hands.

To Remove Stains of Claret Wine

As soon as claret is spilt, cover spot with salt. Let stand a few minutes, then rinse in cold water.

To Take Spots from Wash Goods

Try rubbing them with the yolk of egg before washing.

To Remove Fruit Stains

Fruit stains may be taken out by boiling water. Place the material over a basin or other vessel and pour the boiling water from the kettle over the stains.

To Remove Fruit Stains

Pour boiling water over stained surface, having it fall from a distance of three feet. This is a much better way than dipping stain in and out of hot water; or wring articles out of cold water and hang out-of-doors on a frosty night.
Would you like more tips?  These and others can be found at:
Enjoy reading these old fashioned laundry hints. Hopefully, you will find a laundry stain removal tip that you can use to solve your laundry problem.

Always remember to use the old-time laundry hints with caution and common sense. There is no guarantee these household tips for laundry from the past will work on some of today's synthetic materials. But, it's often worth a try.

1 comment:

  1. Thats funny, and I just love all the vintage images that you find.