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What Fun Phrase can you remember?

A Clean Pro would like to start making every Friday a Fun Phrase Friday.

Have you ever heard something and you think to yourself, What?

How about: Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater.

Meaning: Hang on to valuable things when getting rid of unnecessary things.

History: During the 1500s, most people bathed once a year. Even when they did bathe, the entire family used the same tubful of water. The man of the house bathed first, followed by other males, then females, and finally the babies. You can imagine how thick and cloudy the water became by that time, so the infants’ mothers had to take care not to throw them out with the bathwater when they emptied the tub.

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