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Heloise’s Housekeeping Hints

I have been hanging on to this book for years.

Heloise’s Housekeeping Hints, published in 1962. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

Each time I “dejunk” it gets considered as an item to be eliminated, but I can never part with it.

The inside cover bears the signature of “Mrs. Spencer Carradine.” I can’t think of a fancier name. Perhaps I will use it in a novel someday.

Mrs. Spencer Carradine’s signature. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

Inside the book are countless tips, tricks, and recipes.

Heloise gives advice on cleaning windows. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

Ladies, don’t feel guilty if you only sweep under the bed once a week! Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

I guess it goes without saying that this book is back on the shelf in my kitchen where it will probably always live.

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This entry was published on August 13, 2012 at 6:10 pm. It’s filed under Books, Cleaning, Vintage, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Heloise’s Housekeeping Hints

  1. LOL. I remember reading the “Hints from Heloise” column in the newspaper. One of the oddest hints I remember was (paraphrased) “don’t take off your mascara at night; just put another layer on the next day and your eyelashes will seem thicker.” Definitely keep the book!

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