In these modern times, we have arguably developed a great love for all things vintage: vintage clothing, vintage shoes, vintage hairstyles, and even vintage furniture. Women may admire the vintage look now, but have you ever wondered what an old ’50s beauty routine would be like?
Imagine the world without Computers, Mobile Phones, Game Consoles, the world where only half of the population had a TV Set, with the same amount of Cars, a Telephones. Then you have, for the first few years, a Nation still buying rationed food and kids who got six of the best at School if they weren’t performing. This sounds centuries ago when it actually was the 1950s.
It was a complete surprise to acknowledge I was nominated for the ‘Womanhood Global -Woman Start-Up Recognition Award’ by a lovely journalist Susan Brookes in Summer 2016. After only launching Premier Housekeeping Ltd for domestic cleaning in Birmingham for a few months my efforts were beginning to be recognised by social media across West Midlands.
In 1950 there were 40 million cars on the road by the end of the decade that number would almost double. The car became the epicentre of our collective success. We wanted it bigger, taller, more powerful and dripping with chrome. Tailfins resembled deep sea monsters. As the Europeans were churning out sub-compact autos and sports cars, the American car manufacturers would have no part of it. Heavy metal could have been the catch phrase for Detroit cars in the 1950s.
Finding a domestic cleaning routine that works for you is important when it comes to cleaning, however, if you implement these tips you might find that you’ll spend less time cleaning; within a few minutes, you might realise how much you can get done without thinking about cleaning homes!
In 1941, America entered World War II, and thousands of US citizens went overseas. To show support for the brave men and women, Coca-Cola President Robert Woodruff ordered that “every man in uniform gets a bottle of Coca-Cola for five cents, wherever he is and whatever it costs the company”.
In 1943, General Dwight D Eisenhower sent an urgent cable to Coca-Cola requesting shipment of materials for ten bottling plants. During the war, many people enjoyed their first taste of the drink, and when peace finally came, the foundations was confirmed for Coca-Cola to do business overseas.
Woodruff’s vision that Coca-Cola was within the ‘arm’s reach of desire’ was coming true. From the mid-1940s until 1960, the number of countries with bottling operations nearly doubled.
We will all agree that there is nothing more unpleasant than cleaning the toilet. But, a clean toilet keeps the entire household healthy so it’s very important to have your toilet perfectly clean and fresh-smelling. The good news is you can prepare your own homemade toilet cleaner that will eliminate all germs and bacteria and also provide fresh smell!
Now, you’ve probably heard of bath bombs: they’re these little balls of fun and happiness that you can toss into your bathtub to make it froth and bubble and smell good. But have you ever heard of toilet bombs?
We’ve all worn a pair of them, see how Trainers have changed over time…
Some people love them, and wear them all the time, others can’t stand them and think there’s no place for them unless you’re playing sport. Whatever your thoughts, Trainers (or Sneakers as our American cousins call them) are extremely popular the world over. We thought we’d give you a little history lesson about how trainers have changed over the years…
The Egyptians are known for their cleanliness (they bathed frequently) and they used many cosmetics. Meanwhile in Babylon before 2,000 BC a form of soap was made. The Greeks knew that diet and exercise and keeping clean were important for health. The Greeks even invented a form of shower, which sprayed bathers with water.
Surprisingly dishwashers were invented in 1887 by Josephine Cochrane because her servants were chipping her Fine China, however it wasn’t until 1950 that the dishwasher was sold to the general public. Dishwashers became more common in wealthy homes in the 1950s, and by the 1970s the domestic dishwasher had become more common!