You know what I really love? The fact that I have carved out a little corner of our budget for a cleaning lady. Oh hallelujah! My whole house is clean approximately 2.3 seconds before my kids manage to make it look like no one has cleaned in months. But those 2.3 seconds are a little slice of heaven. She only comes every other week though, and despite my best efforts to attempt otherwise, you really should clean more frequently than that. I’m not saying I DO clean more frequently than that, I am just saying you SHOULD.
But sometimes I get ambitious during the interim. Sometimes the guilty voice in my head that says, “Aren’t you a homemaker? Isn’t cleaning part of that job description?” begins to drown out the other voice that says, “Lay on the couch and read a People magazine, you’ve earned it.” Man I love that second voice…..
And so I clean. Or something resembling cleaning. For as long as I can remember, one of things in a cleaning arsenal was that familiar yellow can. I remember my mom dusting with it. I remember “dusting” appearing on my chore list when I was younger and dusting with it myself. And I still dust with it today. (pay no attention to the layers of dust on my shelves) Seriously, I have tried feather dusters, electrostatic clothes, Swifter dusters. In my expert (ahem) cleaning opinion, they just push dust around. Nothing works like Pledge. And because there is spraying involved, my girls LOVE dusting for me. They practically beg to do so. Well…..if they insist. What kind of mom would I be to deny them the simple pleasures in life.
Recently I discovered that Pledge can be used on more then just wood. Did you know this? Here is the official info:
The Pledge® aerosol (Natural Beauty, Clean & Shine, Dust & Allergen, Protection Plus and Extra Moisturizing) family of formulas can be used to dust, clean, shine and give limited protection to the following surfaces: sealed wood and wood laminates, synthetic wood surfaces (IKEA), stainless steel, leather, sealed marble, sealed granite, vinyl and chrome. This would include car dashboards (vinyl) and car seats (leather or vinyl).
Wait, am I supposed to be dusting my car too? I’m kidding. Of COURSE I dust my car. Who doesn’t?
Um, anywho I had no idea Pledge cleaned all that, but I have got to say, I gave it a whirl on my leather sofa and it really does make it look great. If someone would like to come install some marble or granite countertops and throw in some new stainless steel appliances I would be more than happy to try that out as well. Anyone? Well, in all seriousness, I love it when I don’t need multiple products to get jobs done so I am thrilled that one cleaner can tackle so much of my house. Now if only it did the dusting itself…..
I was provided with Pledge in order to facilitate my review and was compensated for my time. As always, all opinions about the product are mine all mine.
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