How did Catherine Beecher divide up the housewife’s week in her manual for housewives?

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

Tuesday—wash

Wednesday—iron

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

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