Mid-Century May Baby Step 2: Daily Cleaning Routine

After Getting Up and Getting Dressed, the next baby step for the vintage housewife is a Daily Cleaning Routine! Daily Cleaning Routine A daily cleaning routine is doing a light cleaning of all the rooms of your house. Vintage housewives did their daily cleaning first thing in the morning, in case unexpected company came by. …

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Mid-Century May Baby Step 1: Get Up and Get Dressed

The first baby step for any vintage housewife is to get up earlier than anyone else and take some time to fix herself up. Get up and get dressed is the most important step because it does 2 things: It focuses on self-care. It sets the tone for the whole day. Why You Should Get Up …

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Introducing The Mid-Century May Challenge!

I LOVE the month of May! I always have. And as you may remember, I also love challenges. So it’s time for the Mid-Century May Challenge! For the whole month of May, I will be attempting to live like a Mid-Century Mom and 50s housewife. (Actually also a 40s housewife. Because mid-century.) I don’t pretend …

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1940s Cleaning Routine: How to Clean a Living Room

I never knew how to make my living room look clean. Of course, mostly that’s because a cluttered room NEVER looks clean. A room doesn’t look clean unless it is spacious and uncluttered. But even an uncluttered room looks dirty with dusty shelves and filth in the corners. And I just couldn’t keep anything clean. …

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