Frugal Laundry Tips from the Great Depression

Ever wonder how our grandparents managed to keep their clothes pristine during the tough times  of the Great Depression? It turns out they had some ingenious tricks up their sleeves.

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In this story, we’re stepping back in time  to uncover frugal laundry tips from the Depression era that not only helped stretch the budget but also ensured clothes stayed spick and span.

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In the Depression era, store-bought laundry detergents were  a luxury many couldn’t afford. Instead, resourceful individuals turned to making their own soap.

Homemade Soap

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Hanging clothes on a line outside saved money and provided  a natural freshness that no dryer sheet could replicate.

Sun Drying

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Depression-era homes used baking soda and vinegar instead of costly fabric softeners and odor removers.

Homemade Fabric Softener and Odor Removers

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Laundry Day in the Depression Era wasn’t a one-person show but  a family event. Everyone, from the little ones to the grown-ups,  had a role.

Family Effort

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