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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.

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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