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How To Get Your Toddler To Help Clean Up Their Messes

Mom hacks to get toddlers to do chores blog header toddler with blocks and toys

Toddlers are many wonderful things. Clean and orderly generally isn’t one of them!

While you could run around cleaning up after them, that would be a huge waste of energy that is better spent cooking yummy food and actually playing with your toddler!

So what is a tired mom to do? You teach your toddler to clean up after themselves!

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8 Small Homemaking Tips That Make A Big Difference

Small homemaking tips

When it comes to keeping your home in the best shape possible, it’s usually the small homemaking tips that have the biggest impact. Small things like having a place for everything seems like a no brainer, until you realize you’re not following that advice at all!

Below are 8 small homemaking tips that can make a HUGE difference in your homemaking routine. If you’re looking for the secret to a happy, harmonious home, you might just find it in this post!

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Traditional Homemakers Have Always Been Entrepreneurs

Homemakers should be entrepreneurs

When you think of a traditional housewife or an old-fashioned homemaker, you are probably thinking of a woman that stays home with the kids. She cooks delicious, homemade food every day, and cleans her house on a schedule that always leaves it looking comfortable and fresh. She might even homeschool her children and volunteer at her church.

Chances are, you probably don’t think she’s an entrepreneur. To most people, the housewife stays home, while the husband goes to work. That’s obviously the traditional way of being a homemaker, in our minds.

But what if I told you that just isn’t true? What if I could prove to you that homemakers and good wives have always had entrepreneurial spirits, and have done more than spent money… they’ve made money?

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How To Make Good Soups (Miss Parloa’s Young Housekeeper)

Delicious soup recipes from the 1800s

A Good Plain Stock.

  • 7 quarts of cold water.
  • A shin of beef weighing ten pounds.
  • 4 tablespoonfuls of butter.
  • 1 generous tablespoonful of salt.
  • A piece of cinnamon two inches long.
  • 1 teaspoonful of pepper-corns.
  • A tiny bit of mace.6 whole cloves.
  • 1/2 pint of minced onion.
  • 4 tablespoonfuls of minced carrot.
  • 4 tablespoonfuls of minced celery.
  • A bouquet of sweet herbs.
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How A Homemaker Cares For Food (Miss Parloa’s Young Housekeeper)

How homemakers can stop food waste with vintage tips

One may buy food with good judgment, and yet fail to be an economical provider because she does not take proper care of it. Perfect cleanliness is essential for the best preservation of food. The cellar, pantries, storerooms, refrigerators, and all the receptacles in which food is kept, should be frequently inspected and thoroughly cleaned.

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Laundry In The 1800s (Miss Parloa’s Young Housekeeper)

Mom and daughter doing laundry

On washing day arrange the white clothes in this manner: Half fill two tubs with warm suds. Put in one tub the pieces soiled the most; put the remainder of the articles in the second tub. Have a third tub half full of warm water and the wash boiler half full of cold water.

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Some Things For Homemakers To Learn Early (Miss Parloa’s Young Housekeeper)

Advice for young housewives

Proper Management of Fires.

ONE of the first things a young housekeeper must master is the science of managing fires. Now, a coal fire is like some people: it will stand a certain amount of nagging, pressure, and neglect, but it will make you suffer in some way for all your abuse. On the other hand, with uniformly fair treatment, it will repay a hundred-fold in comfort.

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Division Of The Household Work (Miss Parloa’s Young Housekeeper)

Vintage homemaking schedule from the 1800s

It is a perplexing task for young housekeepers to divide properly the weekly work of the household. Even when I start to write on the subject, many difficulties present themselves, as no two houses are conducted on exactly the same plan.

What would be the right thing for one home would be entirely impracticable in another. The woman who does her own work, or keeps but one servant, must, of course, plan her work quite differently from the woman who keeps two or more servants.

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