In her popular manual for housewives, The American Woman’s Home, published with her sister Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1869, Beecher encouraged a systematic and orderly approach to the noble duties of housework.
She suggested this schedule:
Monday—prepare for the week
Thursday—iron, mend, fold and put away clothes Friday—sweep and clean the house
Saturday—arrange things and put them in order Sunday—religious duties