5 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Great In Winter

5 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Great In Winter

FEBRUARY 22, 2022 |  SeasonalCleaning Tips

One of the best ways to make your home feel great in the winter is to keep your space clean and cozy. Imagine kicking back with clean floors, fresh smells, and peace of mind that there’s no hidden bacteria lurking on your heavy-use areas and surfaces. With the right cleaning tools and our top five tips for better winter cleaning, you’ll be on track to a clean home you can enjoy. 

Keep Your Floors Fresh

Let’s start with the high-traffic areas of your home—your floors! Since you’re inside more, winter is the ideal time to deep clean your floors, and our RinseClean™ Spin Mop System stands up to dirt and grime from winter boots, puddles from melted snow, and the road salt that always seems to find its way inside. With its unique 2-tank bucket system that separates the clean and dirty water, and a powerful microfiber mop head that removes 99% of bacteria with water alone*, you can achieve a deep, lasting clean. 

As Danielle Centoni from The Kitchn explains: 

“No mopping with dirty water, no rinsing or squeezing with your hands, and no large puddles of water.”

Tip: for sparkling floors, use a different mop head to clean each room of your house. You can then toss each microfiber mop head refill in your washing machine when you’re done. Just make sure you lay flat to dry, and do not put it in the dryer. For best cleaning performance, we recommend replacing your mop refill after 3 months of normal household cleaning. You can stock up on our RinseClean™ Spin Mop Refill so you never miss a beat. 


For everyday messes and unexpected spills, use our ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop. It’s ideal for eco-friendly quick cleaning with its reusable microfiber mop pad, made to remove 99% of bacteria with just water*,  or you can add 2 tsps of your favorite cleaning solution in the refillable bottle. All it takes is a minute or two of effortless, low waste cleaning. Yes, the microfiber pad is washable, which saves on using single-use mop pads.

Take Care of Hidden Germs

When you’re spending more time indoors, hidden germs can build up quickly, and winter is the right time to take care of them—no need to wait for spring cleaning. Deep cleaning in winter can make your home extra cozy and germ-free.

1. When you’re deep cleaning your floors, take a few minutes to move furniture; you never know what’s lurking underneath. Fortunately, our RinseClean™ Spin Mop System, with its unique two tank system, can remove over 99% of bacteria—with water alone.* 

2. Check your electronics, like computers, tablets, and phones. Regular use can build up the bacteria, so clean these items regularly and safely with microfiber.

3. Wipe down door knobs, light switches, and refrigerator or microwave handles. Anywhere hands touch can accumulate dirt and bacteria. 

4. Work together to move the refrigerator away from the wall so you can use your RinseClean™ Spin Mop System to deep clean underneath and behind. 

5. Before you sit down and watch your favorite movies or TV shows, don’t forget to clean your TV remote, too!

Tip: Use our Playtex® Living® Gloves to keep your hands and nails protected while you clean. The Drip-Catch Cuff® keeps drips and splashes away from your skin and odors away from you.

Brush Away the Snow
With storms dumping ice and snow across the country this season, it’s important to have solutions to keep your walkways, entryways, and porches clean and clear. Our Deck Scrub 360 is perfect for outdoor use and can swivel to hit those hard to reach nooks and crannies outside your home. Use it to clear snow from your deck, sidewalks, or even drifts that blow into your garage. 

That way, your home will remain cozy and welcoming, inside and out.  

Keep Entryways Clean 
Keep the messes contained by using highly-durable floor mats and boot trays (if you can convince your kids to keep their boots where they belong). Keep our ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop handy near entryways to spot clean paw prints, puddles, boot tracks, and dried road salt. With winter messes out of the way, you can enjoy your home even more.  

Make Your Home Smell Great
Once you’re done making your home feel great, you can make your home smell great, too. Light your favorite scented candle while you kick up your feet and enjoy a clean home. Essential oil diffusers work great too! 

Make Your Home Feel Great Anytime 
If you’d like to learn more about O-Cedar’s collection of powerful, deep-cleaning mops, check out our blog to find the right mop for you.

*Removes, does not kill, over 99% of E. coli and Staph. aureus from pre-finished hardwood flooring and ceramic tiling using tap water, as tested at an independent accredited lab.
O-Cedar EasyWring RinseClean Spin Mop System
EasyWring™ RinseClean™ Spin Mop System
O-Cedar ProMist MAX Microfiber Spray Mop
ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop
O-Cedar Playtex Living Gloves
Playtex® Living® Gloves
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