Quote Originally Posted by frugalone View Post
My mother's mother was a really fastidious housekeeper. Mom told me the other day that at least once a year, they'd move all the furniture into two rooms and wash the walls!

Yeah, grease, I can understand. Smoke, too.
Back in the day, if you had a coal-fired furnace and hot air heat, you did get some coal dust in the house. Washing the walls was a way of dealing with that.