Monday, August 15, 2016

Making a Home and Housekeeping

From Home Comforts, The Art & Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson:
What really does work to increase the feeling of having a home and its comforts is housekeeping. Housekeeping creates cleanliness, order, regularity, beauty, the conditions for health and safety, and a good place to do and feel all the things you wish and need to do and feel in your home. Whether you live alone or with a spouse, parents, and ten children, it is your housekeeping that makes your home alive, that turns it into a small society in its own right, a vital place with its own ways and rhythms, the place where you can be more yourself than you can be anywhere else.
It is not in goods that the contemporary household is poor, but in comfort and care.


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