Spring is soon to come and that has us getting the itch to pack away the coats, scarves & mittens until next Autumn. This article is how one source suggested in managing this task. In careful preparation it was hoped you may not discover your garments moth eaten and ready for the rag bag when you next pulled them out.

Many persons clean bottles by putting in some small shot and shaking them around. Water dissolves lead to a certain extent, and a film of this lead attaches itself to the sides of the bottle so closely that the shaking or rinsing with water does not detach it, and itContinue Reading

A spicy magazine article, entitled “Skeletons in Closets,” enters complaint against the omnipresent shoe bag; protesting against ” wall pockets nailed inside closet doors, for holding boots and shoes,” saying, ” It is the worst possible plan yet devised for keeping them,” and inviting suggestions for something better in itsContinue Reading

Vintage knife and fork on linen napkin. Bone-handled knife and tarnished silver fork.

Bed and Table Linen for Young Housekeepers. I notice a call in GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, from St. Louis, for information concerning Bed and Table Linen, and such other articles of the kind needful for the “going to housekeeping ” of the young couple. Those of us who recall the hours spentContinue Reading

As at present so many parties are abolishing the use of gas and substituting kerosene lamps, a few words of warning and advice about their use may be welcome to many. Frequent accidents show that kerosene lamps are more or less dangerous from a tendency to explode, and if theyContinue Reading