Have you ever tried this old cleaning tips?
Proprietor filling sack with freshly ground corn meal 1939 By Russell Lee (Library of Congress)
- To clean white sweaters and other woolen goods without washing, Rub Thoroughly into material a mixture of one-third salt and two-thirds corn meal. Lay aside over night, brush and hang in the shade.
- A handy broom holder can be made by nailing two large spools on the wall about 2 inches apart.
- To keep moths out of stored clothing, sprinkle with pepper or tobacco, which leaves no unpleasant odor, and can be easily shaken out before wearing.
- To wipe walls easily and free them from dust, etc., wrap broom in clean flannel cloth.
- Piano keys may be cleaned by using a piece of muslin dipped into alcohol.