The yearly autumn cleaning is becoming urgent. At least, that’s how it was in the past, when dienstencheques (‘service vouchers’) could scarcely be dreamt of. In the mid-twentieth century, a housewife with four children spends approximately sixty hours a week on household chores. Washing, cooking and looking after the children: it’s a never-ending responsibility.
Search the rich collection of the House of Alijn about the rituals, traditions and customs of daily life from the 20th century onwards on the dutch website.