Catherine Beecher, Lover of Christ, Defender of Home Making and Encourager of Womanhood
Treatise on Domestic Economy
Another mode of systematizing, relates to providing proper supplies of conveniences, and proper places to keep them. Thus, some ladies keep a large closet, in which are placed tubs, pails, dippers, soap-dishes , starch, bluing, clothes-line, clothes-pins, and every other article used in washing; and the same or another place are kept every convenience for ironing. In the sewing department, a trunk, with suitable partitions, is provided.
The full supply of all conveniences in the kitchen and cellar, and a place appointed for each article, very much facilitates domestic labor. For want of this, much vexation and loss of time is occasioned, while seeking vessels in use, or in cleansing those used by different persons for various purposes. It would be far better for a lady to give up some expensive article in the parlor, and apply the money, thus saved, for kitchen conveniences, than to have a stinted supply where the most labor is to be performed.
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