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The Cleaning House - Interactive Workbook is part of Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering life skills and transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. This workbook serves as both a traditional print workbook and an interactive workbook for use with Adobe Acrobat. In addition to the workbook The Cleaning House Interactive Workbook includes 5 short video links demonstrating how to clean each area of the house - living spaces, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, and making the bed. These workbooks serve as both a traditional print version and an interactive version - using Adobe Acrobat Reader.


*You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher installed in order to take advantage of all the interactive features of this workbook. This is a free program that can be downloaded from:


Written on a 3rd/4th-grade level with airy pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated transition goals and Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence. Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-three page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real-world activities are provided whenever possible.


Lessons in Daily Living Skills-Cleaning House - Interactive Workbook include:


  • The To Be Clean System of cleaning
  • Tools of the trade terms
  • How to sweep
  • How to mop
  • How to vacuum
  • Daily cleaning game
  • Bathroom organization
  • Hygiene helper organization
  • Cleaning the bedroom instructions and checklist
  • Cleaning the bathroom instructions and checklist
  • Cleaning the living spaces instructions and checklist
  • Changing the sheets instructions and checklist
  • Spring Cleaning


Also included are Parent Verification Letters to meet federal mandates for family involvement, answer key, and grading sheet. Written ITP goals for this and all workbooks in the series are available in the Teacher's Manual along with pre/post-assessments, a parent priorities checklist and verification of federally coded mandates addressed.


A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry.


Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series cover job skills, social skills, independent living skills, executive functioning, citizenship, and character building and include:


Addressing Bullying

Addressing Racism

Becoming Likeable

Becoming Self-Aware

Building Character

Building Self-Esteem

Building Self-Confidence

Building Self-Motivation

Buying Insurance

Celebrating Holidays

Cleaning House

Coping with Covid & Distance Learning

Decision Making

Doing Laundry

Dress for Success

Everyday Manners

Fair Fighting

Getting a Paycheck

Grocery Shopping

Home Maintenance

Hygiene for Girls

Hygiene for Guys

Interviewing Skills

Ironing and Mending

Kitchen Basics

Making Conversation

Making Meals

Managing Stress

Masks and Social Distancing


Outdoor Chores

Overcoming Failure

Paying Bills

Picking Produce--Fruits

Picking Produce--Veggies

Practicing Mindfulness

Practicing Patience

Practicing Self-Advocacy

Safe Dating

Seeking Employment

Staying Healthy

Time Management


Understanding Government

Using the Telephone


Washing Dishes

Who Am I? College and Career

Work Games


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Cleaning House - 2 Workbooks


    66 pages

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