Housekeeping means a place for everything and everything in its place all the time. It is important and desirable because: 1. It cuts down the time spent looking for goods, articles and tools. 2. Space is saved when everything is stacked away tidily. 3. Injuries are avoided when gangways and working areas are kept clear of superfluous materials. 4. Fire hazards are reduced if combustible materials are kept in proper receptacles.