I’m partnering with O-Cedar to bring you five tips for a cleaner home, starting with your floors. I already owned their mop before this collaboration, and I knew how well it works! Achieving a clean home with kids can be hard, so these are realistic solutions for busy families.
TIP 1: CREATE A SHOE-DROP ZONE
I genuinely clean my home 50% less by having a no-shoe policy indoors. Think about all the dirt and dust you track inside by wearing your shoes around the home. For cleanliness sake it’s important, but just think of all the TIME you spend cleaning. Yeah, I’m cool with cleaning less! Having a designated shoe mat will help hold you to this policy (and remind guests without you having to). If you live in a cold climate, keep some dollar store socks on hand for guests who want to keep their feet warm.
TIP 2: EMBRACE THE VACUUM
Or at a minimum the hose extension. I really don’t sweep much. I just vacuum my floors, under the table, and even right on the table for crumby messes. It’s fast. It’s easy. And it WORKS. Check out this article https://cleanhomeguide.co.uk/best-shark-vacuum/ for reviews on some of the best shark vacuums. I fully recommend a cordless vacuum cleaner such as the Eufy Homevac for cleaning the house, as it’s just super simple and easy to use. If you don’t have one, check out these ones recommended by Appliance Hunter.
TIP 3: GET A SPIN MOP
We love our O-Cedar Easy Wring Spin Mop and Bucket System. I picked mine up on Walmart when my previous mop kicked the bucket. It’s awesome because you don’t have to bend to use it, you can control the amount of water that goes on the floor (perfect for wood floors), and it’s FAST. Like really fast. Plus no streaks. I paid for it using my own money, so when the brand reached out and wanted to partner with me AND give 6 mops away (see above), I jumped at the chance!
TIP 4: MAKE YOUR OWN FLOOR CLEANER
To clean my floors I use a 1:4 ration of distilled white vinegar to water with just a few drops of dish soap. It’s worked super well for us and is all natural!
TIP 5: REFRESH YOUR CARPETS
Sprinkle baking soda on your carpets. Let sit for 20 minutes and vacuum up. This makes your carpet soft and plush again, plus your home will smell amazing!
How do you keep your floors clean? Leave a comment below!
* Sponsored by O-Cedar. I already owned this mop and know how well it works, so this was a fun collab! All opinions are genuinely my own. Giveaway ends September 29th, 2016 at 12:00 am EST. US only. Six (6) winners will be chosen. Winners must be 18 or older or have parental permission. Winners will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter within a week of the giveaway ending and be notified by email. Winners have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Youtube are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I will use your information only for the purpose of contacting the winners.*