Hygiene is the science of the preservation of health, and hygienic housekeeping means keeping house so as to secure healthful living conditions. Can you answer these questions on hygienic housekeeping without looking up the answers?
1. State two ways in which you would keep your bed in a hygienic condition.
2. How does the weekly cleaning contribute to the hygienic condition of your room?
3. What hygienic reason can you give for keeping a closet floor clean?
4. In what room is family cooperation especially necessary for hygienic living conditions?
5. Why is it important that the surfaces of the bathtub and lavatory be kept thoroughly clean?
6. What is the duty of every member of the family in keeping the bathtub and lavatory clean?
7. How can the use of coarse cleaning powders make the bathtub unhygienic?
8. Why should each member of the family have an individual towel and "drinking cup?
9. What responsibility does the housekeeper have in securing hygienic conditions in the community?
10. How does living in a clean community help make it possible to keep your home hygienic?
11. What health ordinances are there in your town which make for hygienic living conditions?
12. Suggest what you personally can promise to do to help hygienic conditions in your school.
13. Why should the housekeeper be concerned with eliminating breeding places for flies and mosquitoes?
Can you answer these questions about how to save time in housekeeping?
1. List three things that help to save time while making a bed.
2. Why does it pay in taking care of your own room to plan very carefully to have convenient places for keeping things?
3. What habit will help you to save most time in daily and weekly cleaning?
4. Describe a procedure that you believe would be economical of time in cleaning four rooms.
5. How does the cooperation of the family save time for the housekeeper?
6. Suggest three ways in which the control of dust and smoke in the community saves time for the housekeeper.
There are several topics suggested in this chapter about which there are many interesting things to read. Some of the books in which you will find these things are listed below.
Speed in Household Tasks
1. The New Housekeeping. Christine Frederick. Doubleday, Page and Company. Ch. II, pp. 23-45.
2. Household Engineering. Christine Frederick. American School of Home Economics, Ch. IV, pp. 145-155.
3. Successful Family Life on the Moderate Income. Mary Hinman
Abel. J. B. Lippincott Company, Ch. IX.
Methods of Cleaning
1. Housewifery. L. Ray Balderston. J. B. Lippincott Company,
Ch. IX, pp. 240-272.
2. Household Arts for Home and School. Anna M. Cooley and
Wilhelmina Spohr. Vol. II. The Macmillan Company, Ch. III, pp. 130-146.
Household Pests and How to Get Rid of Them
1. Everyday Problems in Science. Charles J. Pieper and Wilbur
L. Beauchamp. Scott, Foresman and Company, pp. 203-204, 218-220.
2. The Home and the Family. Helen Kinne and A. M. Cooley. The
Macmillan Company, Ch. III. pp. 148-160.
3. "Adventures in Mosquito Control." Hygeia. J. A. LePrince,
May, 1925, p. 225.
Community Hygiene collar and cuffs were soiled and she had forgotten to sew on some missing buttons. Her appearance was so different that at first he could not believe it was the same girl. When he realized that this was the way she usually appeared, he hastily changed his mind and told her that he did not think she would do for the position.
1. Health in Home and Neighborhood. Maurice A. Bigelow and
Jean Broadhurst. Silver, Burdett and Company, Ch. VIII, pp. 285-315.
2. Good Neighbors. Mary S. Haviland. J. B. Lippincott Company.