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Want a truly vintage home? If so, you need to take some tips from housewives from the 1950s. 

They knew exactly how to keep their home spick and span, and everything in good working order. Think it’s high time you took a leaf out of their book? Here are some awesome tips straight out of the lives of 1950s housewives.


Prepare Yourself First


The housewives of the 1950s were exceptionally stylish. Even if they were just planning on staying at home and getting on with all the chores and housework, they would still make the effort each and every morning. So, why not set aside some time in the morning to slip into a nice dress and do your makeup? This will help you feel ready for the day ahead and able to handle anything that might come your way!


Plan Ahead For Meals


One of the most important parts of a 1950s housewife’s day was getting the dinner ready for her husband when he got home from work. Thankfully, you don’t have to be such a slave in the kitchen these days as it is now totally normal for both partners in a relationship to take care of the cooking. Even so, your weekly cooking should still be planned well in advance. That way, you can get all the ingredients for the week ahead in one big grocery shop. You will find that bulk shopping in this way keeps it cheaper and doesn’t mean you have to pop to the shops so often.


Get Decor Ideas From Magazines


In the 1950s, housewives loved to flick through glossy magazines and got inspiration for all manner of things, including recipes, fashion, and interior design. It’s still a good idea to try and get your interior design from magazines even today, as you will always find the most cutting edge trends and styles in them. From the best luxury chairs to the chicest paint colors, you’ll never be short of inspiration and ideas. Why not start a subscription for an interior design magazine right now?!


Keep Clutter To A Minimum

Housewives back in the 1950s seemed to be cleaning constantly. This is mainly because there weren’t as many high-tech appliances to help them cut down on all their housework, but it’s also because they wanted to make sure that there was absolutely no clutter in their homes. And this is a great tip that you can still use to this day. By keeping the clutter in your house down to a minimum, you’ll find that it stays cleaner overall. And you won’t have to tidy up so often!


Keep On Smiling


Housewives were often told not to complain to their husbands at all. That’s not really true anymore, and you should feel free to complain if you want to. But trying to be positive as well can help you have a better outlook on life. In fact, trying to smile can help to improve your mood!

Which of these tips do you think you’ll bring to your modern life?

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