Back to school is coming, whether you’re ready for it or not. One of the things we struggle with in my household is bringing our home back into a routine, back into a state of more order and yes, even cleanliness!
Summer nights are full of laughter, activities, and MESS – lots of messy chaotic fun. Floors are not a “focus” for sure. However, getting into that back to school routine and order is super important.
Many thanks to O’Cedar for giving us the EasyWring™ Spin Mop & Bucket System and sponsoring this post! Would you believe it? The O’Cedar mop is one of the top products we sell on this blog each and every month! And now that I have one I see why! This mop makes cleaning the floors EASY – and the kiddos just *love* the spin feature!
*Thanks to Tina for the above image, used with CC – we cropped it for this post.*
No more hand scrubbing the sticky spots!! While 85% of stay at home moms agree it is easier to keep the house clean when their children go back to school vs. 75% of moms who work full- time, I love getting my kids involved in our back to school cleaning routine – without breaking our bakcs. What about you? Tell us about your cleaning routines – details are below.
Start the “Pick-it-Up” routine now
Back to school routines don’t have to wait until school starts, you can start now. In fact, you can start tonight if you want. By starting now, you can help your family get into a back to school routine that makes sense. Start the bedtime routine earlier, help kids pick up the floor each night before they go to bed, and ask them to wipe down the tables, counters and sinks.
Stop Floor Clutter – Make Home “Zones.”
Stop the pile of books, shoes and bags in the doorway now, before the year even begins! Create some zones for your family to help keep your floor clutter-free. Think of a place for the jackets, bags and shoes. You will also need to create a homework station or a quiet place for the kids to do their homework that has supplies ready and waiting for them (free from the distraction of everyone and everything else). With a clutter-free floor, and the O’Cedar mop, your floors will be sparkly!
Get the school calendar going
Beware, parents, your life is about to get super crazy busy. Think of the times that you will want your kids to wake up during the school week, and the times you want them to go to bed, and start them on those times now – help sync their internal “clocks” to make transitioning to school even easier. Be sure to set a consistent time each day for chores like mopping the floor, doing the laundry and dishes.
Get everyone excited about pitching in
During the summer months, I want the kids to soak up as much fun as possible, so I do a lot of the housework. When the school year rolls around, everyone gets involved in the cleaning of the house. One of my favorite tools for back to school cleaning is the O-Cedar EasyWring™ Spin Mop & Bucket System. I’ve never owned anything that made cleaning so easy. When you’re using this bucket system, it requires very little effort and doesn’t make an even bigger mess for you to clean up. Put a new spin on back to school cleaning.
Reasons why we love our new mop
1. Floors Dry Quickly
With the simple press of a foot pedal, you can control how wet the mop gets. Do you know what this means? It means faster-drying floors. Since the EasyWring™ Spin Mop & Bucket System helps you to control the amount of water you use, you can even use this system on wood floors (because it uses such little water to clean).
2. Good for the environment
As you get ready for back to school and clean your house from top to bottom, you’ll fall in love with the EasyWring™ Spin Mop & Bucket System. It’s a system that is good for the environment and your home. You can use either the mop’s reusable or washable deep cleaning microfiber mop head. Thankfully, the way the bucket system is constructed, you can reach those hard to clean places in your home.
3. Your kids will want to help
Who can say no to kids who want to help? Thanks to the spinning action and easy-to- use pedal, cleaning is more fun for the whole family. And it’s easier to get them involved.
4. Love the Splash Guard
A favorite part of the bucket system for me is the Splash Guard because it helps to keep water spray inside bucket when wringing.
5. Get it at your local retailer
O-Cedar EasyWring™ Spin Mop & Bucket System is $39.99 and available at retailers nationwide.™
Fall Cleaning Routine!!
Share yours! Join the conversation by sharing a photo or video of your family’s back to school cleaning routine or your favorite cleaning tip using #OCedarB2S on social media and O-Cedar will donate $1 to Cleaning for a Reason, a non-profit which partners with professional cleaning companies to offer free house cleanings to women undergoing treatment for cancer.
Thanks O’Cedar for asking us to share our family clean routines.