Sunday, October 2, 2011

1 October 1957 “Wash Day Helpers”

this was meant to be posted yesterday, but we had power outages and internet loss, so both 1 & 2 are posted today, Thank you.


Here are some fun helping hints from my vintage magazines.

wash1 wash2 wash3 I believe the ‘plastic starch’ they refer to in this hint is actually the liquid starch still available today. If added to laundry and then clothes simply dried until damp, ironing activates the starch and it will last into a few washes.

  • to reduce static cling, simply add baking soda, borax or 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.
  • to whiten laundry add 1/2 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax or Arm & Hammer Washing Soda to the wash cycle.
  • for extra greasy stains simply add a bottle of Coca-Cola to the wash cycle. Wash as usual.

Enjoy and Happy Homemaking!

1 comment:

  1. I thought Borax and boric acid were the same thing. Hmm... Love the illustrations.


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