Think you know how to sweep a room? Take a look at this week’s handy household hint and think again. And you thought getting out the hoover was hard work! This hint is taken from Home Hints for the Modern Housewife, published in London by Featherstone Press Ltd in the 1940s. This book is part of our Home Studies Collection which contains over 700 historical cookery and household management books from the last 300 years.