Having an older home adds another element to the housework routine-
In addition to the rolling monthly/quarterly routine of windows, skirtings, cobwebs I have added polishing.
The door fittings, window fittings and even some light fittings are brass.
We have always had a big silverware polishing day in the weeks before Christmas but all the extra brass and copper requires a quarterly routine. By doing it regularly it prevents tarnish building up and keeps it a relatively quick job.
I actually quite like polishing.
I love the satisfaction as the shine is revealed.
I even like the smell of polishing.
Perhaps I wouldn't have enjoyed it 200 years ago without the benefits of modern conveniences like vacuum cleaners and washing machines that make light of our chores these days.
Nothing nicer than a warm golden glow about the house on mid-winter days.
did I mention waxing......
"Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens..."