I Love My Old Spin Mop But This One Makes Dirty Water A Non-Issue

A two-bucket system is the answer to your cleanest floors.

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O-Cedar EasyWring RinseClean Microfiber Spin Mop


Find me someone who gets jazzed about a spin mop and we will be fast friends. There’s nothing like the connections that can be made over home cleaning tools . They’re the ultimate weeder-outer of pretentiousness. If you can’t talk with me about vacuums and your favorite laundry detergent , then we’ll probably find ourselves on the hamster wheel of topics that inevitably happens when trying to find some sort of common conversational ground. [I’ll save my spinning for floor day, thank you very much.] But start with a topic as down-to-earth as mops and buckets and you know you’ve instantly arrived in a judgement-free zone, a safe-haven of chitchat if you will. Lately my conversation icebreakers have been revolving around an updated version of my beloved spin mop, the O-Cedar EasyWring RinseClean Floor Cleaning System , and my is she a beaut.

O-Cedar Two-Step Mop


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I’ve been an O-Cedar fan for a few years now. The change it made to my cleaning process and overall cleanliness of my home without requiring the pricey cleaning fluid and disposable pads that I was used to was a game changer. I use a tablespoon of powdered laundry detergent along with hot water to clean my wood floors, spinning the mop until it’s just barely damp. For the tile I’ll add a ¼ cup of bleach. This strategy keeps my floors streak-free and clean until, that is, the kids get home from school. Blissful minutes.

My favorite part of the process is dumping out the water when I’ve finished, seeing all the dirt, grime, and general grossness that it managed to pick up in the 30 minutes it takes to scoot the mophead around my house. During times when I’m able to get to this task on a weekly basis the water is still remarkably murky. But, when mopping the floors is put off for weeks (which is more than likely the case) the water is downright brown by the time it’s swirling the drain. What does this mean? That I’ve been pushing gross, murky water around my house for who knows how many rooms.

The folks at O-Cedar were on the case though and have delivered with the RinseClean system, a continuously clean, dual-chamber bucket that keeps the dirty water away from the fresh, so you can be sure you’re doing your floors justice with every swish. It has the same foot-activated, no-hands spin wringer that you’re used to, which means it’s safe for everything from finished hardwood to vinyl, laminate, and more. The unit comes with three microfiber mopheads that click onto the adjustable handle’s triangular base. Tight corners aren’t an issue.

When I’m finished cleaning, I remove my mophead and clean it in the washing machine along with the rest of my cleaning towels. Let it air dry after washing because you really don’t want that mophead clanging around in your dryer for 35 minutes. What’s left is a sparkling clean floor that you can literally eat off of, though that would mean getting that spin mop out again afterward. Come to think of it, I’m not against it.

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