#1 Clothing/Shoe Brush
Friday, January 23, 2015
New stuff is fun to buy, but it can also be enjoyable to spend a little time maintain the things you already have. Sometimes you might even find that you don't need to replace an item that you thought was toast once it has gotten a little TLC!
After becoming a fan of Downton Abbey I read a book called The Butler's Guide to Running the Home and Other Graces by Stanley Ager. I think it is a book that the writers of Downton Abbey have consulted to get some of the show details right. Anyway, one of the areas it focuses on is how to clean and maintain shoes and clothing. Mr. Ager wrote about what types of brushes work best and which direction to brush in, things like that. I thought it sounded fun, so I bought a Kent brush after looking around online to see what was popular. Funny enough, about a week later my mom gave me one without knowing I had bought one (I think she was also influenced by Downton Abbey!) so I decided to dedicate one to shoes and the other to clothes. (Kent Brush)