Whether it is about children or your employees within the household. It is about the economics of your home, or dwelling. Is it about gardening around your home or architecture and designs, landlords or tenants? Well “A Practical Guide to Household Management” is a publication that answers all these queries.
Published back in 1900 by London Greshman this book is authored by Davidson HC, with contribution from the University of Leeds Library It has been a resource over the years, with reviews to match every times update and meet the needs. This brings together all the stakeholders in household matters in a bid to inform, educate and enlighten.
While everyone interacts with a home, a household at every time, this field is rarely looked into as one that requires knowledge and technicalities of operations.
This article brings to you some issues on household management which if well considered will come in handy in the smooth running of the households, at the individual, family and even community levels.
Home Economics, also known as Domestic Economy, Human Science or Home Science, is a science in the domestic context and entails the management and economics at family, home and community levels. This management touches on various aspects including the relationships and interactions between individual persons, between families, among the community and their surrounding environment. This involves cooking as well as other activities within a household.
On the other hand, a dwelling is basically the shelter. A place where an individual the family lives. A dwelling is a basic need for everyone. And it is not a matter of just having a roof over your family’s head, everyone should have a decent, reasonable dwelling.
Architecture involves the designs of the house or structures within a household. Generally, architecture involves the overall plan, design, and construction of your house. It is the artistic nature of your home. This involves working with a professional architect who will help you to put what is in your mind into a real design to the satisfaction of both of you Good and well done architectural designs are a satisfaction of the heart. Such designs, if well executed during construction, make the home more comfortable and the residents much happy.
Another aspect of Household Management is gardening. Basically, there is nothing as beautiful as a home with a well-managed garden. This does not only provide beauty, fresh air from the plants, but also some food. You can grow some fruits and vegetables in the garden. This will not only save you on the cost of food, save you from numerous trips to the market, but also give you a healthy foods option especially if you grow them organically.
Besides, gardening and landscaping is an aspect that can bring a family together, say if you decide to have each child manage a section or each member to take care of a tree. When you cannot manage, than you can employ a gardener on full time or part time terms.
Landlords and Tenants are like nuts and screws. They need each other and complement the needs of each other. Definitely, a landlord will want to earn from his real estate investment. On the other hand, tenants need shelter, whether for a short time like when you have a short contract to work in a city far from home. It is essential to also understand the laws that govern the relationships and business between the two parties.
Employment of household or domestic workers is in most cases inevitable. While most families would want to stay alone, maybe for privacy or just bonding, it is usually hard for the family members to perform all tasks. You may need a nanny, a gardener, a cleaner, a chef, among other workers. But there are key issues that pertain engaging a domestic worker, and whom you engage. The legal aspect is among the key issues as both the employer and employee must be guided by the laws of the countries of engagement. Besides, there are other aspects that both employer and employee must consider to match their expectations.
Unlike many aspects of life that are learned in institutions as pre-professionals, everyone, no matter their background, finds himself/herself involved in some aspect of home management. It is therefore necessary to ensure vast knowledge in this area, for efficiency and effectiveness in household management.