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Save Money With These 4 DIY Cleaning Tips

Save Money With These 4 DIY Cleaning Tips

JULY 18, 2022 | Cleaning Tips

Cleaning your home can be expensive! Between cleaning supplies, cleaning solutions, and the time it takes to clean, the costs of cleaning certainly add up. Fortunately for you, you can follow these DIY cleaning tips using O-Cedar products to save money on freshening up your home. Read on to learn how to give your home a great clean while cutting costs.

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Switch to the ProMist® MAX Spray Mop

One of our favorite DIY cleaning tips is switching to our ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop, because of the cost-savings you can enjoy for years to come. 

The ProMist® MAX uses washable and reusable microfiber mop refills that can be used over and over again. Mops that use single-use disposable mop pads, on the other hand, are expensive. That’s because disposable mop pads are made to clean just one room before they absorb their maximum mess. 

Using a mop with single-use disposable mop pads to clean just two rooms a week would amount to buying and using more than 100 disposable mop pads every year! In fact, households that use another sweeper spray mop spend $187* on cleaning annually, according to our research.

With the ProMist® MAX, you don’t just save money on mop refills, either; it doesn’t require costly batteries. Imagine having to replace as many as four AA batteries regularly to use your mop! 

Make Your Own Cleaning Solutions

Cleaning solutions you use to freshen up your countertops, floors, and other surfaces can come with a hefty price tag. In addition to the cost of the solutions, the smell that many solutions leave lingering around your home aren’t always very pleasant. It’s tough to enjoy a freshly cleaned home with chemicals in the air!

Creating your own cleaning solution is included in our list of DIY tips because it's a great way to save money, and it’s incredibly easy to do.

One simple recipe requires just two ingredients: water and your favorite essential oil(s)! Just fill a spray bottle with tap water and 40 drops of lemon essential oil or 20 drops of orange essential oil. 

Shake the bottle until the liquids are mixed well, and then start using your new cleaning solution! It’s great to spray on all hard floor surfaces and perfect for cleaning with your ProMist® MAX or EasyWring™ RinseClean™ Spin Mop.

Interested in more money-saving organic cleaning solution recipes? We have a few more to share here.

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Choose Mops With Reusable Refills

You know that reusable mop refills will save you money over single-use disposable mop pads. But did you know that our reusable mop refills
are durable and effective enough to tackle your biggest messes in large spaces? Choosing reusable mop refills helps you use fewer refills and get a better clean. Plus, our reusable microfiber mop refills have all been tested to remove over 99% of bacteria with just water!*

The last of our DIY cleaning tips to save you money is to stock up on several reusable mop refills. That way, when you wash and air dry your reusable mop refills after mopping, you have fresh mop refills ready to go, and an uninterrupted cleaning experience. Just remember to skip the bleach when you wash your refills, and always air-dry! 

Check Out TikTok Tips to Save Money

O-Cedar mops might be designed with your hard floors in mind, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be used to clean other surfaces around your home! 

We love seeing our
TikTok community share videos of how they use their O-Cedar products to keep their houses sparkling clean. In this clip, @HammsMom gives us a sneak peek at how she puts her EasyWring™ RinseClean™ Spin Mop to clean much more than her floors! She uses the mop to wash her windows, walls (even spots that are tough to reach!), pesky baseboards, and even her shower!

Follow our TikTok account for more DIY cleaning tips from our fans. And if you’d like us to share your own O-Cedar cleaning video and repost it for the rest of our community to enjoy, tag us!

Want to save money and DIY your way to a cleaner home? Shop our mops and mop refills today!

*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.

*Leading spray mop results in “$187 spent on cleaning per household every year” and ProMist®️ MAX Microfiber Spray Mop results in “$50 spent on cleaning when using just water per household every year”.
Findings: Assumes the following average costs from the leading spray mop based on IRI Scan, MULO, L52 Weeks 6/14/20: $22.70 cost of spray mop, $70.62 spent on single-use pads, $94.48 spent on solution. Compared to the following average costs of ProMist®️ Max Microfiber Spray Mop: $20.35 for the unit, $30.32 for refill pads.

O-Cedar EasyWring RinseClean Spin Mop System
EasyWring™ RinseClean™ Spin Mop System
O-Cedar ProMist MAX Microfiber Spray Mop
ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop
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