Course Syllabus: Housekeeping 101


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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. 

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

 

Lesson 1 : Your Cleaning Kit

Lesson 2 : Creating a Routine

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

Lesson 4 : Cleaning the Kitchen

Lesson 5 : Cleaning Bathrooms

Lesson 6 : Cleaning the Living Room

Lesson 7 : Cleaning the Bedrooms

Lesson 8 : Cleaning the Laundry

Lesson 9 : Furniture Care

Lesson 10 : Pets and Allergies

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a written and practice assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.

A brief 25 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

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, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

Introduction100
Lesson 1 Assignment25
Lesson 1 : Your Cleaning Kit10
Your Routine100
Lesson 2 : Creating a Routine10
Being Clean100
Lesson 3 Assignment25
Lesson 3 : Making Your Own Cleaning Supplies – Chemistry, Fundamentals, and Recipes10
Cleaning An Area Of Your Kitchen100
Lesson 4 : Cleaning the Kitchen9
One Hundred Years Ago100
The Pristine Bathroom100
Lesson 5 : Cleaning Bathrooms10
Cleaning the Living Room100
Lesson 6 : Cleaning the Living Room10
Lesson 7 Assignment25
Lesson 7 : Cleaning the Bedrooms10
Dry Cleaning100
Lesson 8 : Cleaning the Laundry10
Wooden Furniture100
Lesson 9 : Furniture Care10
Lesson 10 Assignment25
Lesson 10 : Pets and Allergies10
The Final Exam49
Total Points:1148
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