Household cleaning equipment that could be purchased from Story's Brush and shovel Mop bucket for washing the floor Scrubbing brushes Carpet Beater

Keep it Clean

Carpets were swept with a broom or a hand-brush to remove crumbs and dust. Marks would be removed with a scrubbing brush. From time to time, carpets would be hung over the clothes line and given a good thumping with a carpet beater.
Wooden floors were scrubbed or wiped with a floor cloth or mopped clean. The mop bucket had a built in drainer to squeeze the mop dry.

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