Thursday, December 7, 2017

Notes On Housekeeping

Some time in the Eighties I read a book about housekeeping written by the wife of a career naval officer. I failed to note the author and title, but a few key concepts stay with me. The woman had set up house in postings around the world, getting the most out of the military salary she had at her disposal. There is rigor and elegance in her advice that enriches any domicile.

First, keep the yard picked up. Put toys and domestic amenities away at the end of the day. [Send a message that you value your inventory.]

Second, no matter how modest the quarters, set out geraniums by the entrance.

That's all it takes to get things in hand and keep them there. Every Deft post has been influenced by this book -30-

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