Notes from the Field: Tools of the Trade
April 7, 2014
By Cheryl Katz
It will happen. Temperatures will rise. The sun will come out. And spring—in all its budding, blooming glory—will have arrived, albeit a little later than expected. As if responding to a pent up desire to erase any memory of winter’s dreary days, the humble tools of housekeeping have been elevated, displayed like works of art, just in time for a little spring cleaning. Here’s a prescription to keep you whistling while you work.
Don an apron as familiar as your favorite pair of jeans.
Grab a vacuum as sunny as the sky.
Banish paper towels; use super-absorbent cotton dust cloths instead.
Photo courtesy of Remodelista
Photo courtesy of common good
Banish winter’s grime with an oversized dustpan and a beech-and-horsehair brush.