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Resource management

Time management 

  • Important that time is given to necessary routines & socialising
  • Important every individual has free time and family time
  • More women work so important that all able members of the family share household chores, according to age,physical heath and capabilities
  • Children expected to take responsibiltiy age appropriate tasks as children grow up more equitable division of time, so no single member is overburdened.
  • Parent need to be responsible for childrens time for school work and bed times to ensure enough sleep to cope with school and work
  • Consideration should be given about task that need to be done daily and others less frequently, when distributing chores
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Energy Management

  • Includes personal human enrgy as weel as fuel and heat energy (points for human energy in time management)
  • Human energy involved in running & maintaining a home, any feature/equipment aimed to make home easy to clean and managemnt save time and human energy
  • Well designed house that is suitable size will save time& energy, effort not wasted on unused space or cramped spaced that is difficult to maintain
  • Easy to clean surfaces with be easy to clean minimise dust and dirt collecting
  • Easily accessible storage, things can be stored saves time looking for things
  • Technological fixtures- lighting, heating, air-con. controlled by sensors/thermostat easy to get confortable living environment
  • Temperture controls- setting on heating, fridges save energy kwwp temperature regular without manual attention
  • Dishwashers/washingmachines save human energy, can be set then left. however careful in terms of electrical energy used should only be used when full.
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Money Management

  • good money management requires an evaluation of total income forom all sources and a budget
  • realistic budget must include;regular expensive,allowing extra money for saving or emergency e.g car repairs
  • if household has has either very young or elderly people may be extra medical/childcare/heating/dietary costs
  • online banking/shopping save time and increase awareness of how much your spending (comparision websites)
  • online food shopping save petrol, and impulse buying
  • comparison websites - if planning on major purchase (e.g. a car)
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Reducing fuel energy

  • Fuel energy is major household cost, can be reduced with effective insulation and right heating system
  • New housing must comply with building regulations that stipulate need for good inslulation. - can be added if not addequate in orginal build
  • Cavity wall insulation & double glazing
  • Hot water cylinder lagged to save fuel energy
  • Central heating prgrammed to come on when needed, only when house has people in, radiators set to specific temperatures
  • Temperature setting on hot water can be set according to household needs
  • lower temperature settings make it easier to save money on water/space heating
  • solar power- expensive to install but cheap to maintain
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Factors affacting time, energy and money menagement

  • number of people in a household
  • ages of members of the household, very young and elderly with affect time and money, dependent members of the household involve additional cost, unable to contribute financially
  • health of household- members suffer from ill health/disability greater consumer of resources, time, money
  • Gender of household members, affect what they are able to do, what they perceive acceptable roles for men and woman (men-labor, women-chores)
  • skills & talents of members, how they can contribute to money,time & energy available. (e.g good cook, save money can be inventive with small amounts of food)
  • Geographical Location- location in relation to work/school/college. affects traveling costs, (public or petrol) also amount of time to get to and from
  • location, affect cost of living, areas more expensive than others
  • nature & size of the house- affect maintenance costs, heating/cleaning. (terrace usually easy to heat than a detached)
  • nature and quantity of content- surfaces, equipment and furnishing affect how time consuming to maintain
  • labour saving appliances 
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Time and energy saving techniques

  • timers - allow household appliance to be set to prgram so they can operate alone while other activies can be completed. e.g dishwasher
  • email- quicker than waiting for the post, saving also on the postal fee and phone bill, saves frustration of delayed post
  • labour saving equipment- food mixers/processors save both time and energy
  • fridges/freezers- can store perishable foods so that shopping needs to be done less frequently, bulk cooking can be saved for another day saving time on cooking
  • news items, radio & TV- can be acceseed by internet so you don't have to be at home to see or hear a broadcast allowing you to get on with other things
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Interrelationship between time, money and energy

By interrelating it is easier to reduce the consumption of each, maintain a balanced yet affordable diet and ensure we remain healthy, some of the following statements illustrate how resources interlink together:

  • People with little time spend more on convinience foods not beneficial to our diets.
  • Income will influence amount spent on food.
  • Time switches can be used to save money
  • Amount of money we have will depend on how we look after our health, which affects energy levels.
  • Children can help if parents have less time.
  • If you have the time shopping wisely can save money.
  • Occupation decides income.
  • Thermostats can save energy.
  • Insulating the home saves energy.
  • Good budgeting ensures all bills are paid.
  • A well designed home saves energy.
  • Many women now work leaving them less time for housework.
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Sources of Income   

  • Wages and Salary
  • Self - employment and rent
  • Property development
  • Benefits and Pensions
  • Grants, transfers from abroad.
  • Interest on savings and investments
  • Allowances.
  • Gifts
  • Lottery wins
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