Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Bit A-Scrubbin'~ Edwardian Style!

I've  recently discovered the bbc program "Edwardian Farm" (Above) and am absolutely LOVING it!

Unlike some of the other "House" and "Farm" Shows where they drop complete idiots back in time. This time they sent experts. Which really helps those of us who want to really learn about the times and not just "experience" it.

In the first episode, Ruth explains an Edwardian method for scrubbing the floor. Which is a two part method, Scrub, and Wipe.

Pick a tile (or a few) Scrub, and wipe. Repeat once, move on.

Well today I was at the hardware store and what did I happen to find? A Lovely wooden handled scrub brush! $4!

So I came home and decided to give the new method a go.

It works like a charm!

It's seriously labor intensive, so it's not for the faint of heart.  (And next time I'll be employing my gardening knee pad!)

But for spring cleaning it's GREAT! All those little spots of stuck grime that I haven't been able to get up for years are gone! 

I always love doing things the old fashioned way, I always feel more accomplished than when I grab the swiffer or microwave something.

And not to mention being a little closer to knowing what a real woman dealt with on an everyday basis.

I rather enjoyed being "Anna Smith-Bates" for the day. :D

Linking up today with

Our Simple Farm



Lady B said...

Well, nice to know this had a name. I did this while I was in Ukraine. I had to scrub paint off a kitchen floor. Thanks for sharing!
Through Christ

Avonlea_dreamer said...

Haha, well, it's probably been used for centuries. :D But I'm glad to know someone else is using it!