While Monday has long been chosen as the home day for washing, there may be good reason to postpone the process until Tuesday. Before washing day, clothing should be thoroughly gone over to discover rents and stains, carefully sorted, and the white clothes put to soak. This preliminary work requires time which it may be inconvenient to give on Saturday and which may not be justified on Sunday.

The following outline is suggested for the preparation of clothes for washing:

1. Sort the clothes according to kind: a. White cotton and linen clothing Table linen and clean towels Bed and body linen Handkerchiefs c. Flannels.