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Summer Clean Sweep: Tips for a Bright and Organized Living Space

Summer Clean Sweep: Tips for a Bright and Organized Living Space

June 4, 2024  |  Cleaning TipsSeasonal

Summer is a time for sunshine, outdoor adventures, and a fresh start. As we gear up to spend more time outside, it's also the perfect opportunity to refresh and rejuvenate our living spaces. Explore creative tips and tricks to make your summer cleaning not only effective but also enjoyable.

Make Cleaning Fun and Functional

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Make Cleaning Fun and Functional

Summer cleaning is not just a chore—it's a way to enhance your living environment, boost your mood, and prepare your home for the bustling activities of the season. A well-planned cleaning schedule helps keep your home in top shape without feeling like a constant burden. Divide tasks into daily, weekly, and monthly activities to maintain a clean environment effortlessly.

Embrace the Decluttering Challenge

Embrace the Decluttering Challenge

Clearing up clutter helps to clear the mind and summer is the perfect time to declutter. Start by sorting through each room, and identifying items to keep, donate, or discard. This process not only frees up space but also brings a sense of calm and order to your home. To avoid feeling overwhelmed while decluttering, focus on one room at a time and set a timer for each session to stay motivated and efficient.

You can also use the Four-Box Method—sorting items into "Keep," "Donate," "Trash," and "Relocate" boxes. Since the kitchen typically lacks sentimental items, the decluttering process can be less emotionally taxing, making it easier to organize. You can start by going through your pantry to check for and discard any expired items, ensuring a clean and inviting space for gatherings.

Deep Clean High-Traffic Areas

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Deep Clean High-Traffic Areas

Thorough summer cleaning is crucial as bacteria and pests thrive in hot, humid conditions. Regularly wipe surfaces, clean spills, and seal trash bins to deter pests. Eliminating standing water reduces mosquito breeding grounds, ensuring a healthier, more pleasant home.

Start with high-traffic areas like the kitchen and living room, where spills and crumbs accumulate. For deep floor cleaning, use the RinseClean Spin Mop System. Its dual-tank design keeps clean and dirty water separate for a thorough clean every time. For quick clean-ups and everyday spills, the ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop offers convenience with the power to tackle stubborn stains. For more deep cleaning tips, check out our blog post on Mastering Deep Cleaning.

Additionally, maintain your home's air quality by checking and cleaning air vents and filters. Removing dust and debris from vents with the O-Cedar Flex & Catch and replacing or cleaning air filters every three months helps combat pollen and allergens, promoting a healthier living environment.

Explore Natural Cleaning for a Greener Summer

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Explore Natural Cleaning for a Greener Summer

It can be a great time to embrace natural cleaning products or get creative and make your own! Not only are they better for the environment, but they're also safer for your family. Choosing eco-friendly options not only makes your home healthier but also reduces your ecological footprint.

The RinseClean Spin Mop System with O-Cedar® PACS hard floor cleaner are a dynamic cleaning duo because the PACS provide a natural and effective floor cleaning solution, while the spin mop system's hands-free wringing and deep-cleaning microfiber make it easy to achieve spotless floors with minimal effort. PACS are made with 97% natural ingredients and designed to dissolve stubborn dirt and grime, leaving your floors spotless and ready to handle whatever life throws at them, which is especially great during the kids' summer break.

Manage a Full House with Ease

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Manage a Full House with Ease

During the busy summer months, adjust your cleaning routine to accommodate increased activity and traffic. Get kids involved in age-appropriate cleaning tasks like sorting toys, dusting low surfaces, sweeping floors, and watering plants. Make cleaning fun with tools like the O-Cedar Flex & Catch. Don't forget about pet hair cleanup; try using the Pet Pro Broom & Step-On Dust Pan. For more tips, read our blog on tackling summer kid messes.

Get Guest-Ready

Get Guest-Ready

Summer is the perfect time for hosting friends and family. If you're expecting guests, quick and efficient cleaning is essential. Reach for the O-Cedar ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop for swift floor cleaning, and Flex & Catch Duster to quickly tidy up guest rooms. With these handy tools, ensuring your home is spotless and inviting for summer visitors is a breeze!

Spruce Up Your Outdoor Oasis

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Spruce Up Your Outdoor Oasis

Make your outdoor areas as inviting as the inside of your home with a little TLC. Start by giving your outdoor furniture a thorough clean and refresh using a sturdy Scrunge® Heavy Duty Sponge or brush. Get your grill ready for BBQ season with some elbow grease and a pair of reusable gloves. With a bit of effort, your outdoor spaces will be perfect for enjoying the summer breeze and making memories.

Health and Happiness Go Hand in Hand

Health and Happiness Go Hand in Hand

A clean home isn't just visually appealing; it's also essential for maintaining mental clarity and emotional well-being, especially during the hectic summer months. Engaging in regular cleaning not only enhances our physical environment but also nurtures our mental well-being. Cleaning has numerous health benefits, from reducing allergens to improving air quality.

Now you can create a vibrant, clean, and inviting space to enjoy all summer long. Dive into the season with a clean slate and make the most of the sunny days ahead.
O-Cedar EasyWring RinseClean Spin Mop System
EasyWring™ RinseClean™ Spin Mop System
O-Cedar Flex & Catch Heavy Duty Dusting Kit
Flex & Catch™ Heavy Duty Dusting Kit
O-Cedar ProMist MAX Microfiber Spray Mop
ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop
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