storage, home economics department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Convenient places to keep things do more than conserve time and energy. They are a vital factor in character building. Places to keep one's belongings help to develop respect for personal rights. They give new joy in possession and a feeling of responsibility for the preservation of things. Well preserved possessions are a stabilizing factor and one of the strongest ties which bind the individual to the home. An orderly home environment helps to develop appreciation of beauty and habits of order. Such richness of living is something which money cannot buy but which parents can give to children at little cost. The market is full of interesting pieces of furniture and devices for the storage of things. Many of them are desirable but the prices are often prohibitive. Good substitutes may be made in the home. Everyone has the desire to create. Why not create something for the home? Often homemade pieces surpass the commercial ones in convenience because they are designed to meet special needs. "While they may not be works of art none need to lack simple beauty.
Covert, Mary A., "Providing Places to Keep Things" (1931). SDSU Extension Circulars. 309.