Online Class: Housekeeping 101

This online housekeeping course provides all the important information you need to safely and regularly clean your house to proper standards using the correct tools.

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Course Description

Keeping a clean house seems like such a daunting exercise for many people, but it need not be. Arming yourself with the right knowledge and the right tools will make cleaning easy and efficient. In this course, we offer a comprehensive view of how to care for your house, your belongings, and how to protect you and your family from harmful chemicals and allergies.

Before you begin any project, you must always ensure that you have the right tools for the job. Cleaning is certainly no exception. In fact, having the right tools for cleaning your house will make your job of keeping a tidy, clean house so much easier and enjoyable. You will learn how to set a schedule that will make cleaning seem less laborious, and you will learn the tips and tricks from the experts on how to deal with common household cleaning projects and issues. We will review cleaning tips for each room in your house. 

You will also learn how to make your own cleaning supplies, which can be especially useful for people who care about how certain chemicals affect the environment, or who need to avoid certain chemicals due to allergies. Making your own products and be a fun way to save money and ensure a safer house for your family. 

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.6 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(2,113 votes)

Lesson 1 : Your Cleaning Kit

Before you begin any project, you must always ensure that you have the right tools for the job. Additional lesson topics: 10 Uses for Dish Soap 135 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: Introduction
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 : Your Cleaning Kit

Lesson 2 : Creating a Routine

Your house and all of your possessions need cleaning at certain points, and when you consider the size of your house or the number of your belongings, it can seem like a daunting task to keep everything neat, tidy, and clean. Additional lesson topics: Find a Routine that Works for You 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Your Routine
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 : Creating a Routine

Lesson 3 : Making Your Own Cleaning Supplies: Chemistry, Fundamentals, and Recipes

Even with the advent of more sophisticated (and very powerful) cleaning agents, more and more people are turning to making their own cleaning supplies, for a number of reasons. Additional lesson topics: Homemade Cleaners from Pantry Items; Make Your Own Housecleaning Products 135 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Cleaners
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: Being Clean
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 : Making Your Own Cleaning Supplies – Chemistry, Fundamentals, and Recipes

Lesson 4 : Cleaning the Kitchen

In this course, we will review how to clean each room in your house, and we will start with the kitchen. Additional lesson topics: Cleaning Kitchen Surfaces; Spring Cleaning the Kitchen 109 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Cleaning An Area Of Your Kitchen
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 : Cleaning the Kitchen

Lesson 5 : Cleaning Bathrooms

Proper hygiene in the bathroom is extremely important. While bacteria are of course a concern, you must also consider mold in the bathroom, as mold tends to grow in warm, moist environments. Additional lesson topics: 12 Steps to a Clean Bathroom; How to Clean a Bathroom 210 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete Assignment: The Pristine Bathroom
  • Complete Assignment: One Hundred Years Ago
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 : Cleaning Bathrooms

Lesson 6 : Cleaning the Living Room

For many people, the living room is where you relax after a long day. It should be as inviting as possible, and that begins with keeping it clutter-free. Your daily routine should always include tidying up the house, and especially the living room. Additional lesson topics: A Guide to Living Room Cleaning; Living Room Intense Clean 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Cleaning the Living Room
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 : Cleaning the Living Room

Lesson 7 : Cleaning the Bedrooms

The bedroom is a place of rest and nothing impedes rest as much as uncleanliness. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary, and the best way to start in creating an environment of rest and relaxation is to de-clutter. Additional lesson topics: Bedroom Cleaning Tips; Spring Cleaning the Bedroom and Bathroom 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Rooms
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 : Cleaning the Bedrooms

Lesson 8 : Cleaning the Laundry

Cleaning the laundry is a big part of keeping a household clean. By following the care labels attached to garments and following the instructions in this chapter, you can extend the life of your clothes and make the laundry process easier. Additional lesson topics: Caring for Bed Linens 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Laundry
  • Complete Assignment: Dry Cleaning
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 : Cleaning the Laundry

Lesson 9 : Furniture Care

Many people have invested a good deal of money in their furniture, so it is important to know how to properly care for it. Additional lesson topics: Caring for Furniture; Cleaning Furniture 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Wooden Furniture
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 : Furniture Care

Lesson 10 : Pets and Allergies

Our pets are dear companions for many people and we strive to make them as happy as possible in their environment. Additional lesson topics: Dog Allergies; Housecleaning with Pets; Cleaning Pet Stains 84 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 : Pets and Allergies
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Determine and assemble your cleaning kit.
  • Define a cleaning schedule and develop a cleaning routine.
  • Know the fundamentals about creating your own cleaning supplies.
  • Describe the techniques to clean a kitchen.
  • Describe the techniques to clean a bathroom.
  • Describe the techniques to clean the living room area.
  • Describe the techniques to clean bedrooms.
  • Define the methods to properly clean laundry.
  • Describe basic furniture care techniques.
  • Recognize and describe how to deal with pets and allergies.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Housekeeping 101
Course Number: 8900281
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (2,113 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: March 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This course is well organized. Course curriculum is well developed. Facilitator is great with grading and gave feedback in timely fashion. Course outcomes are aligned with course instructional materials, activities and assessment. Job well done and thank you!" -- Nasreen L.
  • "Very helpful, and full of valuable Information not just for home-keepers but also for professional house cleaners who do this for a living as well. Thank you so much." -- Jessica R.
  • "I took this course to find better ways of cleaning my home. Cleaning without the harsh chemicals is important to me and the safety of my family. Thank you for the new ideas and the research in finding better recipes for cleaning." -- Deborah L.
  • "This course far exceeded my expectations! I learned a lot of useful information on how to better keep my house clean." -- Vincent M.
  • "I like to see that I really enjoyed this Housekeeping 101 course overall. I learned a lot of the importance of looking after the home & keeping it tidy. This course has being v beneficial for me because hopefully in 5 or 6 years time I will have my own to live in and I will the skills from practicing at home to actually manage my own house in time." -- Seamus R.
  • "The course was practical and it widened my perspective on house cleaning. Researching the history of house cleaning and interesting facts about toilets interweaved with practical house keeping knowledge made the subject matter enjoyable to learn and memorable. I loved the chemistry lesson on cleaners. It was easy to understand and provided a good foundation for learning about cleaners. Rather than memorizing a list of chemicals and what they are used for I learned the logic behind making my own cleaning solution. I feel confident that I know how to clean my house now without asking my best friend what cleaner she uses. Excellent instructor. The course was a delight to take and I learned a lot." -- Linda K.
  • "Thank you so much for your help and feedback ... you are a great help!" -- Briona S.
  • "The course was very organized and was easy to comprehend." -- Rhonda E.
  • "I think she explained it well and her feedback helped me learn and engaged my mind." -- Rebecca H.
  • "I love this course and the instructor is extra helpful." -- Aven B.
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