The American Frugal Housewife [NOOK Book]

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The true economy of housekeeping is simply the art of gathering up all the fragments, so that nothing be lost. I mean fragments of time, as well as materials. Nothing should be thrown away so long as it is possible to make any use of it, however trifling that use may be; and whatever be the size of a family, every member should be employed either in earning or saving money.
'Time is money.' For this reason, cheap as stockings are, it is good economy to knit them. Cotton and ...
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The American Frugal Housewife

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The true economy of housekeeping is simply the art of gathering up all the fragments, so that nothing be lost. I mean fragments of time, as well as materials. Nothing should be thrown away so long as it is possible to make any use of it, however trifling that use may be; and whatever be the size of a family, every member should be employed either in earning or saving money.
'Time is money.' For this reason, cheap as stockings are, it is good economy to knit them. Cotton and woollen yarn are both cheap; hose that are knit wear twice as long as woven ones; and they can be done at odd minutes of time, which would not be otherwise employed. Where there are children, or aged people, it is sufficient to recommend knitting, that it is an employment.
In this point of view, patchwork is good economy. It is indeed a foolish waste of time to tear cloth into bits for the sake of arranging it anew in fantastic figures; but a large family may be kept out of idleness, and a few shillings saved, by thus using scraps of gowns, curtains, &c.
In the country, where grain is raised, it is a good plan to teach children to prepare and braid straw for their own bonnets, and their brothers' hats.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011899812
  • Publisher: New Century Books
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 752,970
  • File size: 94 KB

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Not what i thought

    The book subject is very good because i have the 1833 editioon but when i downloaded this book i saw there were lots of spelling mistakes so it was hard to read. Otherwise i love this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Interesting look back to an earlier time.

    I would have rated it higher, if not for the typos. I enjoyed reading this book. Most of the recipes are unusable, but fun (what is a gill in measure¿ :) ). I like the tone of the book. She gives some practical advice about living that i believe can still be relevant today.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Old & outdated

    So many typos its hard to enjoy reading it. None can be put to use today. I dont reccomend.

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    Posted April 20, 2012

    Old not what i thought

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