I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Pledge. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating. Be sure to check out the free printable cleaning chart at the bottom of this post!
I’m excited to announce that I am a Pledge Ambassador! If you know me, this might make you laugh (that I’m an ambassador for a cleaning product, that is – cleaning has never been my, ahem, strong suit). But rest assured, I have taken this challenge to heart…and I’ll prove it in a few weeks when I show off the results of the Pledge-to-Pledge Challenge that I am taking, which has me using Pledge FloorCare wood products throughout my house over the course of the next month.
I’m very familiar with Pledge cleaning products. When I was a small child, my grandmother would pull out a can of Pledge from under her kitchen sink, spray some onto an old rag, and let me clean her dining room table, coffee table, and credenza (which I am actually sitting next to as I write this). I can still remember the smell of the Pledge on my rag (slightly lemon-y), and the feel of the table after I wiped it down, shiny and a little bit slick under my fingers (I wasn’t supposed to touch it, lest I leave fingerprints, but you know…kids, right?).
Until recently, though, I was unaware that Pledge made cleaning products for wood floors, too.
In my Pledge-to-Pledge Challenge cleaning arsenal, I’ll have the following:
- Pledge® FloorCare Wood Concentrated Cleaner
- Pledge® FloorCare Wood Squirt & Mop (this is a ready-to-use product that you just spray directly on the floors – totally my style, especially with a suggested price of $4.99)
- Pledge® FloorCare Wood Trigger (this is a ready-to-use product designed for spot cleaning)
- Pledge® FloorCare Wood Finish
When we decided to sell our old house, we knew immediately that we wanted wood floors in our new home. After 10+ years of tile and carpet in our homes, we were tired of cleaning grout and scrubbing dog vomit out of carpet (gross, but true). We wanted most of the living areas in our new home to be wood, and when it was time to buy, we wouldn’t even consider homes that didn’t meet this criteria.
The good news? We found a home with mostly wood floors. The bedrooms have carpet, and the kitchen and bathrooms are tile, but the living area, dining area, halls, entryway, and office are all wood. And wood floors are, indeed, awesome.
But the bad news? Well…I guess the grass is always greener. We love our wood floors, and I wouldn’t change them for the world, but…they have their own unique set of problems. Ours are very dark, and being in the most lived-in parts of the house, get a lot of foot traffic. They get dusty and dull and, truthfully? It’s a lot of work to keep them shiny and pretty and looking new.
When Claire was little, and spent much of day crawling around on them, I did a pretty good job keeping up with the mess.
But now that she’s bigger, she spends more time contributing to the mess than crawling through it, and I’ll admit it – I’ve slacked off in the floor-cleaning department.
I’m excited to participate in the Pledge-to-Pledge Challenge, and I’m excited to show you the before and after pictures next month…but I also need a little help to keep on top of this challenge. So, I finally did something I’ve been meaning to do for months now. I made a daily cleaning chart, in the hopes that a few tasks a day will be more manageable – and help me keep a cleaner home – than the current “clean everything once a week” method I have going on (which is tiresome, takes all day, and I kind of hate).
Just click on the picture below and download one for yourself, if you’d like (it’s designed to print as an 8.5×11)! Just fill in a few tasks that you need to do for each day to help you stay on top of housework.
I’ve never been good at sticking with a cleaning plan, so this will be a first for me (hopefully). I’ll let you know how it goes next month, and I’ll also share my floor’s before and after pictures. In the meantime? I’ll be using my Pledge FloorCare products on a regular basis as I attempt to make this place sparkle.
Wish me luck!
You can learn more about Pledge products here.
So, tell me…how often do you clean your floors?