Vintage Household Tips

One of the things I truly love about “The Record Book”, is all of the household hints.  My great-grandmother pasted newspaper clippings full of helpful hints to make your house work easier. Some of the them you can use today, some make me giggle.  But this great book is full of wisdom and I cannot get enough of it. 

So today, I thought I would share with you a few tidbits of vintage wisdom.

“When making a crumb pie crust, grease the pan with cooking oil and it will come out of the pan much easier.”

“Add three tablespoons of unsifted confectioners sugar to one cup of cream before whipping.  It will hold its shape and gloss for an hour or two-important for a decorated cake or pie.”

“Flour your cake pans with a shaker filled with non-sifted flour. It’s clean and easy.”

“Put scotch tape on each side of the tabs of your cookbook and they will not soil or break off so easily.

“For a quick way to blend shortening in pie crust, use the electric mixer.”

“Hook a soap dish over the side rail of a bed to make an out-of-the-way, easy to reach holder for an electric blanket control.”

“To clean road film and wax off car windshields moisten a cloth with coke (being careful not to spill it on the paint) and then wipe it off with a clean rag.”


So there you have it!  A little blast from the past to help you with your housework!

Have a great day everyone!



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