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Susan, be smooth! by Nell Giles, 1940: Chapter III – Soap-and-Water Clean

Chapter III
SOAP-AND-WATER CLEAN

This is the Most Important Chapter. . . if it could, it would wear a whalebone neck-piece and let its corset stays show through, just to impress you with its firmness and dignity.

The fact is, Susan, that you cannot be smooth without first being clean. Someone will catch up with you. Someone you like very much will look behind your ears.

Soap-and-water clean is so important that it occupies parts of several chapters, but in this one we shall talk about just the sort of cleanliness which takes place in the bathroom, night and morning.

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Vintage Housekeeping Schedule: The Bedrooms

From The Good Housekeeping Housekeeping Book, 1947 Continue reading “Vintage Housekeeping Schedule: The Bedrooms”

Vintage Housekeeping Schedule: The Kitchen

From The Good Housekeeping Housekeeping Book, 1947  Continue reading “Vintage Housekeeping Schedule: The Kitchen”