streamlining, housekeeping, cleaning, home economics department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
With so many jobs to do and so few hours in which to do them, homemakers are asking themselves, "What can we do to streamline our jobs?" Now that we are at war there is a revival of interest in work simplification. It is estimated that 25 to 50 per cent of the manual work done in shops, offices, factories, and homes is unnecessary-that the work might be done in a much better way with less energy. The factory worker has studied his motions and improved them, and greater production has resulted. In the same way homemakers are looking at their jobs, their way of doing a task. Homemakers who have studied their motions have found that they have been able to do more work in less time and do it more easily. It is the wise homemaker who will study her jobs and try to do those jobs more easily and quickly. Every motion counts-it is important to make them count for you.
Nelson, K. Lorette, "Streamlining Housekeeping" (1944). SDSU Extension Circulars. 408.