The housewife’s business books

HOME MA KING is definitely a business, yet few housewives trouble to keep books about it. If they had an outside business they would be required by law to do so. I have already stressed the advantage of keeping record books of all tradesmen’s transaction!), and the usefulness of keeping a record of all illnesses in the home.

The housewife has four more record books to keep to make up her set of six business books. They are: decorating hints; sewing and knitting hints; renovating and clothes hints; washing and household hints. In these books she should collect facts and hints throughout her married life, and when she reaches my age she will have a fine record to pass on to her daughters.

Here, to start you off, are a few hints on decorating, sewing and knitting, renovating and clothes.