With Spring well and truly here, it’s time to “turn-out” your rooms. Newnes Home Management guides you in the best way to turn out a room, without losing in the glamour stakes.
Maintaining glamour during spring cleaning can be an uphill battle. Head scarves need to be tied ‘just so’ – ensure you can still see some of your gorgeous tresses, as a full turban can be unfeminine. By all means wear gloves to protect your delicate hands, but nothing should stop you wearing full makeup and your signature beauty spot. The key is cheekbones, cheekbones, cheekbones.
Let’s talk house-dresses, ladies. Something well-cut that shows off your curves. A knee-length dress can be alluring if you wear it right, but you need to be demure. Knees together girls – even when scrubbing soot stains from the carpets!
Try to keep your legs crossed at all times – even up ladders! This is the only time that you can get away with a low heel.
Make certain that people can see you from two angles by standing in front of a mirror when possible. Ensure the Ajax doesn’t obscure their view, and that you are backlit, preferably by a natural source such as a window.
Keep a smile on your face – even when reaching behind the cushions – who knows what you might find there!
At the end of the process, have the maid bring you a cup of tea before she gets to work restoring order from the chaos you have created. Remove your headwear to ensure no-one mistakes you for one of ‘the help’. Avoid eye contact.