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The following is an extract taken from a new publication called "Home Economics" which reintroduces readers to all of our Grandparents thrifty tips, advice, delicious recipes, money-saving, time-saving techniques.

This is the art – and, more importantly – the science of housekeeping, more relevant then ever before in these cash-strapped times.

  • Avoid items put in fancy packaging e.g. spices and nuts in small, glass jars.

  • Buy in large packages except when the food may deteriorate if the package stands open.

  • Remember that uncooked foods are always less expensive than the ready cooked.

  • Know the prevailing market prices and quality of foods that you wish to purchase.

  • Avoid handling food.  Fresh fruit and vegetables, such as pears, plums and tomatoes, may be bruised and will spoil

  • Remember that out-or-season foods are always expensive.

  • Make a study of sizes, brands and grades in order that you may get the best value for money.

  • Do not follow fads or fancies in foods.  Always choose foods that provide the most nutrition.

  • Remember to satisfy aesthetic demands too.  Food must be enjoyed in order to be thoroughly digested.


This publication maybe small but it contains a wealth of useful information: a practical guide to keeping house and home together on a budget and making the most of what you have without spending a fortune.

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The charming, practical advice speaks to each and every home maker and combined with vintage illustrations, ‘how-to’ diagrams, and clear, precise instructions it would make a wonderful gift for anyone involved in running a home.




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