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What have you missed the most that you didn’t pack? This is the question my Mom asked of me on the third Thursday of our stay in Florida. Honestly, I haven’t missed a thing from home. Not. A. Stinking. Thing.

When I turned the question around, she rattled off a list. Sandals? That I understood. It’s been warm, and I’ve been loving mine all month. Swiffer dust cloths? Uh, no. They haven’t yet crossed my mind. Perhaps I’m not as embarrassed about that as I should be.

Women today spend half as much time cleaning house, compared to women in the 1960s. That’s according to a recent study in the UK, where women spend about 18 hours per week on cleaning and other domestic chores. (Divide it in half again, and it might come close to my effort.) Thanks to dishwashers, washing machines and other appliances, our workload is lighter at home. Do I ever think about those conveniences? Do you? Probably not. We take them for granted.

Growing up in the 1960s, I remember Mom with a dust rag in her hand. It’s not hard to believe that she spent an estimated 44 hours per week on domestic chores—the average for women of her era. That’s a full-time work-at-home job, ladies.

A friend once told me that her mother did housework in a dress and heels a la June Cleaver. Not my Mom. For as long as I can remember, her work uniform for housework has been jeans and a shirt.

As a work-at-home writer, my work uniform certainly isn’t the stuff fashion blogging. Sometimes, it’s nothing more than yoga pants and a sweatshirt. If I’m really busy, they allow me to steal a quick workout whenever there’s a break in the day.

Tell the truth: what’s your work-at-home style? I love this article showing 70 start-up women and what they wear to work at home.

Life is short. Wear the good stuff.