Back to Work – Laundry Day

Mother’s Day was very restful and well needed and today it’s back to business. Since today is my scheduled laundry day, I thought I’d include some vintage tips for laundry care. Did you know that a combination of gasoline and ammonia was used in laundering clothing? Then a vinegar water solution was used to soak the clothing to remove the gasoline smell.

Below are some – not so tedious- vintage ways to keep your laundry. These tips were taken from Putnam’s Household Handbook (Year 1916). Many of the more tedious procedures of laundry keeping were well before commercial products were made. However, since I like to keep things quite simple, I’m including my own recipe for stain remover that works quite well in removing a number of stains including grease, ink, and other hard to remove stains. Here it is, and don’t forget to take a look at Putnam’s tips! Be blessed.

Homemade Stain Remover
1 quart hot water
1/4 cup ammonia
1 TBS Dawn Dish Liquid
Spray Bottle

Combine all and spray liberally to the stained area. Always test prior to using on any large area. This works great and can also be useful as a degreaser when cleaning household appliances. 🙂

Putnam’s Tips:

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