Grandmothers are masters of almost anything. If they are not dishing out advice on significant life matters, they are probably teaching you how to be a better homemaker. Their ideal consumer of their wealth of knowledge is none other than anyone who could pass for a grandchild. Out of their immense wisdom in numerous subjects, one can also learn a few tips and tricks of keeping their houses clean and fresh.
What housecleaning methods did grandmas use that are still effective today?
Generally, vintage housecleaning did not involve complicated technical machines or chemicals. Most of the work was done manually. There were no vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and laundry machines. The cleaning products were also limited. This left housekeepers with no other option than devising their own cleaning products from readily available materials. You can bet ingredients like lemons, baking soda and white vinegar were handy in these recipes. The following are effective housecleaning ideas of today inspired by the 1950s and beyond.