Sweeping a Room

Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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How to Sweep: Before beginning to sweep, see that no food is left uncovered in the room and that all movable articles and furniture are taken out of the room. Sweep from the edges of the room toward the center. Sweep with short strokes, keeping the broom close to the floor. Turn it edgewise to clean cracks. Always sweep a floor before washing or scrubbing it.