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Without a doubt, technology has made housekeeping easier and more efficient for us. Unfortunately, that means a lot of housekeeping knowledge has been lost.
The traditional ways were more frugal because they had to be disposable disinfecting clothes and dishwashers are pretty recent inventions. So, the easiest way to save money in housekeeping is to bring some of the old methods back. Not only is this a great way to save money, but you’ll also produce less waste.
Retro Housewife Goes Green has a great list of old housekeeping ways that will save you money while learning a new (and possibly marketable) skill. Who doesn’t love fresh, homemade bread or custom made curtains and clothes? The old way of housekeeping is also healthier, since most foods where made from scratch. It can be a bit hard to give up some conveniences that we have today, but you’d be surprised at what you can do.