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A Thrifty Housewife - 1908 If the fine striped linen covering of your old mattress, "thrift" is rather worn I am afraid it would be bad policy to attempt to utilise it for pillow and bolster slips as the feathers would be constantly finding their way out. Read more......
When Shoes are Muddy... -1908 Shoes when muddy and wet may be greatly preserves by the use of vaseline. Rub the shoes well with a soft cloth, after all the mud had been carefully removed, saturate a cloth with vaseline and rub it well into the shoes, place them on boot trees or stuff with newspaper, leaving them for twenty four hours. Read more......
The stains of tea are very stubborn and not at all ready to give way to simple applications. A weak solution of chloride of lime is an effectual remedy but it often removes the colour of the material as well as the stain. Stir half a teaspoon of chloride of lime into a pint of hot water, when cold and the sediment has settled at the bottom, pour off the clear liquid and dip the stain into it once or twice, not letting it lie. Rinse in clear water. Read more......