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How to plan for Christmas (Very Vintage December)

Planning for a Busy Vintage December Once again, it is time for the famous (infamous? no, no, definitely not!) Very Vintage December Challenge! Time to Jingle Bell Rock! As an overview, each day, I will be doing a vintage homemaking activity from the Betty Crocker Country Kitchen Almanac from 1958. Get Your Christmas Chores Done …

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A REAL Vintage Schedule for Preschoolers

Vintage Schedules For Preschoolers (What a REAL 1940s Expert Recommended)

I really love using vintage schedules. They are so precise about the goals and the actions you take to get there. It’s a lot of fun! I have read the Babywise series, Gina Ford, and Tracy Hogg, but all of the advice they give is just vintage mid-century parenting advice, repackaged for a new audience! This is the vintage schedule for preschoolers that I am using for my youngest children.

How to Clean Your House Fast, a 1950s Speed Cleaning Routine

How To Clean Your House Fast (1950s Housewife Speed Cleaning Routine)

Once you get to know the difference between tidying and cleaning, you suddenly realize that cleaning can actually be pretty fast — it’s tidying all the clutter that takes so long. But sometimes, you still need a speedy cleaning routine to get all the dirt out, especially if you are a working mom. So here’s …

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1940s Cleaning Schedule by Mid-Century Modern Mommy

1940s Housewife Cleaning Schedule (Do This For a Company-Ready Home)

I never learned to clean the house and KEEP IT CLEAN. So I found out how a 1940s housewife would keep her home clean. Here’s the vintage step-by-step method that keeps the house clean and COMPANY-READY, even for a modern home: the 1940s housewife cleaning schedule. 1940s Housewife Cleaning Schedule A 1940s housewife had a …

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1950s Fall Cleaning Routine

1950S FALL CLEANING ROUTINE (TRY THIS FOR A COZY HOME)

When I want a really cozy home for winter, I know I need to start with getting rid of dirt! Enter the 1950s Fall Cleaning Routine–aka getting the house clean and tidy before the holiday season. Here’s how a 1950s housewife would have cleaned her house the old-fashioned way. 1950s Fall Cleaning Routine Apart from …

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How To Get Up and Get Dressed (And Why It’s Important)

The first baby step for any vintage housewife is to get up earlier than anyone else and take some time to fix herself up. Getting up and getting dressed is the most important step because it does 2 things: Why You Should Get Up and Get Dressed First, it focuses on self-care. Sometimes you have to …

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