Endeavours should be made to keep the temperature down to about 500 Fahr. in summer and up to about 380 Fahr. in winter.

In hot weather, wet, coarse garden matting hung over the windows often is most useful.

The larder should be inspected daily with a view to ascertaining what foods must be used at once, and what can be kept with safety.

Hot food must never be placed in the larder, nor food on dirty dishes or plates. Jugs of milk, bowls of soup, etc., should be placed under wire covers, thin muslin, or even paper in which small holes have been pricked.