On a recent sleepless night I dug out some of Mom's old cookbooks to entertain myself. I got such a laugh from some of the Misc. Hints in one of the books, I just had to share them with you.....
Clothes do not freeze on a wire clothesline if first wiped with kerosene cloth!!!
A little vinegar added to the water in which you rinse silk stockings will increase their elasticity and make them practically run proof!!!
Insert a teaspoon in the toe of your nylons when hanging them on the line to prevent blowing and snagging....oh my...I'd like to see this one!
After washing cotton or silk gloves, rinse them by holding them under the cold water faucet so the fingers are inflated with water. Then let them drip dry on the same line and they will dry without twisted fingers.
Sprinkle clothes right on the line if you have a garden hose (turn on fine spray). Roll clothes as you take them down! (Hang clothes to dry...wet clothes and remove from line????????)
Put a small amount of cologne in the water to be used for sprinkling clothes. Makes ironing pleasant and freshens dresser drawers and closets. (Can't you just smell it now?)
Sprinkling clothes brings back fond memories. I always got to sprinkle the clothes and I loved that job. I dipped my hand in pan of water or under the faucet and really sprinkled em good. Roll them up and they were ready to be ironed. I got to iron the pillow cases, another job I loved. I worked so hard getting them just right and folding them where the embroidery was showing (yes, most of them had beautiful embroidery on them)
I wasn't involved in the starching process. The starch was dissolved in a pan and Mom only starched the white shirt collars and cuffs. Another step of wet then dry then sprinkle. I'm telling you, laundry was a long drawn out process...........I remember a friends mother starching her brothers blue jeans and they would stand alone....so funny!
Well I better go hang out some clothes and get the hose ready to sprinkle.......(NOT)
Have a good day all.