Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"Clean Surroundings"

"Naturally you wish to live in clean surroundings. But a house does not need to be scrubbed daily from cellar to garret in order to be considered clean. Helen has worked out a practical system. . . . Along with the daily dusting she performs one heavier task--she vacuums the living room, puts up fresh curtains, or washes a few windows while the chili is bubbling on the stove and the salad is crisping in the iceless. In that way she avoids a Big Cleaning Day . . ."

--Beatrice Vincent, Make Mine Success (1950)

10 comments:

Mrs. Mordecai said...

What a delicious passage! I love your homemaking inspiration quotes.

Kristen said...

I have been a reader for some time... loving the beauty and simplicity you bring to your home and to my life through your blog! Wanted to finally say hello and thank you for this quote. Homekeeping can become such a tedious chore and this sweet idea may just change my life... thank you again, I look forward to continued reading!

Trina said...

ahh, yes - I hate Big Cleaning Days!

eggsintomatoes said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Summer-time has me outdoors so much that I am sad to say I neglect what needs to be done indoors.

AllyJo said...

Thank you for the sweet and meek reminder. I love old books and the older mindset.

Happy Birthday to Felix.

Carrie said...

Ah yes! Sweet inspiration!

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

I love your posts from vintage books. This one is especially good because it's so hands-on practical.

Blessings,

Laura

Cherish the Home said...

I *love* this quote! (o:

Davene said...

Thanks for this! I just jotted it down on my Inspirational Page of my FlyLady Control Journal. :)

The Stichs said...

Your blog (along with Bethgem's) has really given me inspiration in the homemaking department. I read your quotes and passages and I'm reminded that I am so blessed to have a family and home to take care of and I should do it with gladness and love. I see the beauty in laundry & mopping like I never have before! Keep up the wonderful work. I look forward to reading over these blogs often.

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