Home Economics JSS2

Week 6

Topic: HOUSEHOLD LINEN

HOUSEHOLD LINEN

Household linen refers to textile used in the home-economics. Example of household linen include

  1. Curtains and draperies
  2. Bed linen e.g. bed sheets, mattress covers, blanket, pillow cases e.t.c
  3. Table linen e.g. table clothes, table napkins, tray or trolley and tea clothes
  4. Bathroom linen e.g. bath towels and face towels
  5. Kitchen linen e.g. dish cloth, hand towels, glass cloth tea towels, muslin, oven gloves or clothes

Before we choose household linen consider:

  1. The type of fabric
  2. Durability of the fabric
  3. The needs and size of the family
  4. Money available to the family
  5. Size of the bed should be considered when choosing bed sheets, pillow cases and bed spread
  6. All types of towels should be soft and absorbent
  7. Household linen should be color friendly

GENERAL PROCEDURE FOR MAINTAINING HOUSEHOLD LINEN

  1. Wash napkins and floor clothes immediately after use
  2. Iron washed linen properly
  3. Air and fold the aired linen properly
  4. Dirty linen should be kept in a covered basket until they can be laundered
  5. Remove all stains during the washing process
  6. Store heavy linen e.g. bed spread in dry shelves in a cupboard
  7. Small light articles such as clothes, napkins may be kept in drawers

STORAGE OF HOUSEHOLD LINEN

Household linen are stored in drawers, ottoman chests, glass shelves (in the toilet and bathroom) and metal racks in the kitchen.

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