The following post was commissioned by Pledge.
Regular readers of this blog know that I hate to clean. I don’t really know anyone who likes to clean, but I do know many people who don’t mind it so much, and they get it done. Routinely. One of my big problems is that I hate it so much, I tend to save it up for big projects until it gets so bad I really just need to get a blowtorch. If I could manage get a handle on doing small, quick cleanings – wiping things up here, putting away some laundry there, cleaning one floor without having to clean all of the floors, I think it would make a big difference.
I’ve been using Pledge for years on my wood furniture, but had never given a thought to using it on other surfaces, until Pledge sent me a can of its Multi-Surface cleaner to take for a spin. It can be used on wood, laminate wood, vinyl, sealed kitchen and bathroom counters, chrome, and even leather furniture. I grabbed a blue cloth and got to work – no waiting, no big projects, just tacking what was in front of me.
I started in the kitchen. My stainless steal appliances don’t really get fingerprints (they have a special coating), but they do get dirty. I’ve always used a special cleaner made for stainless appliances, but this worked just as well!
I moved right on to the counters and IKEA cabinets, including the door hardware (but not the glass, of course) – it was so quick to be able to spray one thing on one cloth and hit just about every surface in my kitchen.
The living room was next, and luckily (ha!) the furniture in there was nice and dusty. I wiped down the IKEA shelf, the plastic parts of the TV, and all of the video game stuff. When I was finished it looked fantastic.
I own every cleaning product under the sun, but I’m not very likely to take them all out and use them. If I can manage to take this one can around the house for fifteen or twenty minutes every once in a while, it will make a big difference.
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