Household Engineering: Scientific Management in the Home

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American school of home economics, 1919 - Home economics - 521 pages
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Page 423 - In spite of the fact that domestic service is always suggested by the average woman as an alternative for the working girl whose life is beset with danger, the federal report on "Women and Child Wage Earners in the United States...
Page 503 - Take time for actual correspondence course in homemaking subjects ; attend special classes in cooking, food conservation, budget making, which her community may offer. 3. — Take time to interest herself in and understand her husband's business, so that she can aid, sympathize and be a comrade in his work. 4. — Take time to supervise her children's school work, play, friendships ; take them to museums, zoos and places of interest on their holidays. 5. — Take time for daily grooming, hygiene...
Page 300 - In her book Household Engineering (1920), Christine Frederick recommends the keeping of storage records for canned goods. These should show sizes, prices and the quantity in stock: 'then, as a can of peas or peaches is used, it should be crossed off the list, so that at a glance the number of cans on hand of any particular product can be seen without poking around the storage and actually counting the cans' (Frederick, 1920: 304; quoted in Strasser, 1982: 249).
Page 78 - Einsing dishes with clear water. 5. — Wiping dishes with towel or equivalent drying. 6. — Laying away dishes on or in respective shelves and cupboards. The efficiency of the whole process of "dishwashing" can be improved only by increasing the efficiency of each separate step. By the same type of analysis Gilbreth was enabled to treble the work of bricklayers, and various management experts have been enabled to discover the sources of loss, waste, fatigue, and accident. Such work may justly be...
Page 376 - ... 10 All this points back to Miss Beecher's proposal of 1869, that housework should be divided up so far as possible among the members of Ihe family. In 1915 more pressing reasons are given: 'The servantless household (by servantless...
Page 96 - Standardize" some household task so that you can do it every day in an identical manner without much mental attention. Does this not make it seem less difficult? 4. What are your worst "interruptions" ? Make a schedule which will take care of them as much as possible.
Page 503 - ... to subordinate housekeeping routine to the attainment of the higher ends of personal and family happiness and success.
Page 150 - The reason why our meals are so often better cooked than our rooms are cleaned, is almost solely because there have been no written directions or "practice" for the latter, while there was for the former.
Page 479 - Fresh- Air Treatment A plentiful supply of pure fresh air is of vital importance at any time. We can live without food for several weeks and without water for several days, but we cannot live without air for more than a few minutes. Just as a fire in the furnace cannot be kept up without a "good draft...
Page 69 - Furthermore, the schedule plan is the only one which forces regular rest or recreation periods. Its whole idea is simply, plan what you are going to do, do it, and then rest; instead of not knowing what you are going to do, resting or stopping when you feel like it, and never knowing when you are going to get done.

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