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How Americans clean houses and why nobody knows about self-cleaning house

'08.11.2022'

Source: The Daily Mail

For most women, cleaning a house or apartment “from” and “to” is an occupation that you want to finish as soon as possible and forget about it until next time. Each of us has our own tricks and secrets. American women also have such secrets, gleaned from housewife magazines.

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Housekeeping specialists from the Good Housekeeping Institute recommend reducing the daily cleaning time to 30 minutes and doing just one thing at one particular time, writes The Daily Mail.

It is much more effective to wipe the dust in a circle all over the house, room by room, instead of wiping it in one room, then vacuuming there, and so on. The same goes for everything else - using a vacuum cleaner, wiping floors, cleaning furniture, mirrors, and washing windows.

Another good tip is to place the newspaper on the bottom of the baking sheet, which usually drips with fat during oven cooking. This will make cleaning it much easier. Moving from kitchen to bedroom, it's worth remembering bed linen - fold the sets of linen into matching pillowcases, and then the next time you change bed it will be easier for you to find the entire set.

There are also more “psychological” recommendations: for example, set a timer for 30 minutes every day and try to do as many tasks as possible during this time. As soon as the timer rings, stop working until the next day.

Some tips are tried and tested: put a sock on your hand when you dry the blinds, add dishwashing liquid to the water you use to wash the windows - there will be no streaks, and reduce the revolutions of the machine during washing to make things easier to iron.

And that's all the 12 rules. We hope they will be useful to you!

  1. Set the timer to 30 minutes and do everything possible in that time.
  2. Clean the apartment room by room, performing the same action in a circle.
  3. Make a list of products and save in your phone, so as not to buy too much in stores.
  4. Put sheets of old newspapers on the bottom of the pan or barbecue to absorb liquids.
  5. Cover the trays with sheets of foil to clean them faster.
  6. Add dishwashing liquid to the water when you wash the windows.
  7. Spraying a bath detergent over the surfaces, leave it on for 10 minutes for the best effect.
  8. Store bedding sets in matching pillowcases to help you find the complete set.
  9. Put on a slightly wet sock on your hand to easily remove dust from blinds.
  10. Wash small parts such as refrigerator shelves and extractor fan filters in the dishwasher.
  11. Reduce the spin speed of the washing machine during washing and shake the items before hanging them - this will make ironing easier.
  12. Press in small perforated marks on the plastic wrap box so that it stops falling out of use during use.

How did the American who did not want to clean the house

If you still haven’t started cleaning, here’s a story about an American woman whose house 20 has been washing himself with soap for years!

Until now, people clean houses and offices manually. Although the American has invented self-cleaning housing in 1940's. In December 2016, Frances Gabe, a resident of Newberg, Oregon, died at the age of 101. Her neighbors still do not know who Francis was - crazy or genius.

Francis Bateson was born in 1915 to the family of an architect in Newberg, Oregon. In 14 she graduated from the Polytechnic College as an external student in two years instead of four.

Then Francis married an electrical engineer who, after the Second World War, struggled to find some work. Since the electrical engineer didn’t get along with the job placement, he sent his wife to work, who, without much resistance, opened her own business - the restoration of destroyed buildings.

The Francis affair lived and won for more than 45 years, which somewhat embarrassed her unlucky husband. He demanded that his wife change her last name. And she changed it, becoming Francis Gabe (Frances Gabe) - now it is the name of one of the famous female inventors.

In general, it is not surprising that Francis soon divorced her husband. And now we see a single mother and a business woman in one person who hates housework but cannot get away from it. One day, seeing a spot of fig jam flowing down the kitchen wall, she lost her mind and washed it off with a garden hose. After a fit of anger, Francis realized that in general it was a good idea ...

And Francis Gabe has been inventing Self-Cleaning House, a self-cleaning home, for two decades. More precisely, he does not even invent, but rebuilds his own house built of cinder blocks.

In 1984, Frances rebuilt her home into self-cleaning. Thanks to 68's patented inventions, her home was washed and dried on her own.

The walls, ceilings and floors of the house Gabe covered with waterproof liquid, some kind of resin. All the furniture in the dwelling has also been replaced with one made of waterproof materials. In addition, the owner of the house had to abandon the carpet.

Simply put, it was a giant dishwasher. And in the process of auto-harvesting, a unique system not only washed the floors and walls, but also cleaned clothes in the dresser, dishes in the kitchen cupboard and dog booth (including the dog itself!).

All that was required of the hostess was to put on a raincoat, open an umbrella and press a button that activated the system.

The floors in the house were sloping towards the walls; there were special gutters along the edges of the room. Special sprinklers were attached to the ceiling. The water from them flowed down the gutters into the dog house, in passing my and the dog itself.

First, the sprinklers sprayed soapy water, then the house was rinsed with clean water and at the end of each cleaning cycle the warm air dried the house.

Innovative home attracted success in 80's, it was even visited by tourists, and Francis was often invited to a TV show. In 1984, the Gabe patent expired. She never got rich in her home, all interested investors were quickly disappearing.

Frances said that when she worked on the project of her home, first of all her goal was to make life easier for people with disabilities, mothers of large families and working wives. She dreamed that her invention would allow women to spend more time with the family.

Unfortunately, the earthquake in 2001 damaged the construction of a self-cleaning house, and since then only kitchen sprinklers have worked. Before 2003, the model of the house was shown at The Women's Museum in Dallas (The Women's Museum), the exhibition was one of the most popular.

You can see how the self-cleaning house worked on this video:

In 2008, the Frances family sent her to a nursing home, where she eventually died alone at the age of 101. She outlived both her husband and her children.

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