We’ve been glued to PBS’ “Downton Abbey,” not only because it’s a delicious soap opera about British aristocrats and their servants during World War I, but because we always get some great housekeeping tips: Feather dusters are still best for making your crystal chandeliers shine.
However, after watching this drama, we’re a tad anxious about whom Buckingham palace will hire as its new housekeeping assistant, who will draw the bath for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. As “Downton Abbey” watchers know, those personal maids can be quite scheming. Remember what happened to the Duchess of Grantham in her bath? (No spoilers here, in case you’re a bit behind).
To make sure there’s no foul play during bath time, we advise the palace to do the following:
- Install anti-scald devices, a common universal design tip, on tubs.
- Replace smooth bathroom flooring with textured tiles with an anti-slip finish.
- Make sure bathroom grab bars are properly anchored.
- Regularly clean drains to prevent bacteria in bathrooms.
Any other tips for the new housekeeping assistant?