Monday, March 14, 2011

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Here's our cleaning the house checklists. Leo calls them SOPs. Whatever. I made them because in an adoption book I read it said that foster and adoptive kids often have difficulty remembering more than one or two things at a time (ie clean this, then do your homework, then practice piano, then read, and finally.....etc) and Ana really did have a horrible time with that. So I made these, and bought a whiteboard for Ana to keep track of her tasks. They've both been amazingly helpful. Anyway, here's what we have.

  • Shake out rug and sweep floor.
  • Using a rag, bucket with cleaner, wash
  1. cupboards and counters
  2. refrigerator
  3. stove (top and front of oven)
  4. microwave (inside and out)
  • Wash sink with Comet, dry afterwards
  • Wash garbage can lid
  • Mop kitchen floor
  • Put out clean kitchen towels
  • Take everything out of bathroom (shampoos, soap, etc)
  • Put toilet bowl cleaner in toilet
  • Wash the mirror using paper towels and windex
  • Use same paper towels to Wash toothbrush holder
  • Sweep floor of bathroom
  • Wash the cupboards with rag and cleaner
  • Wash the sink and counter with Comet and then dry with towel
  • Wash the tub with Comet and then dry with towel
  • Mop the floor with bucket and Pinesol
  • Clean baby toilet
  • Clean toilet inside and out
  • Put everything back and put out fresh towels
Living Room
  • Use the broom to get rid of cobwebs
  • Straighten magazines and put away any books, toys, etc.
  • Straighten couch cushions
  • Dust computer desk, tv, bookshelves, piano, coffee table, end table and pictures
  • Vacuum
  • Sweep and mop entryway

1 comment:

Andrea said...

You're awesome. Thank you!!!