Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Most Farm Women Spend Third of Time Cleaning, 1956

Extension Farm-News, May 1956

The average North Carolina farm woman spends about a third of her time cleaning floors, dishes, clothes and the bath tub.

But according to Mamie Whisnant, Extension home management specialist, any woman can cut down on her cleaning time. Suitable tools and cleaning supplies will do much to make her job easier.

For cleaning painted walls, use a soft-haired, long-handled brush or broom covered with a clean soft cloth. Use light, overlapping stokes. Wash with a soft cloth or sponge using light suds of neutral soap. Wash from the bottom up to avoid streaking. And use as little water as possible. Was only a small area at a time. Rinse well and dry with clean cloths. Miss Whisnant adds that you may find certain commercial wall cleaners effective.

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