This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias We are so super busy as a family, with soccer and theatre and Girl Scouts and running a business and a 2 hour commute and driving kids to and from school and so on, that it seems we never have time to clean.  Didn’t I just clean the bathroom? Oh wait, that was last week! We aren’t on a schedule, as much as I would like to be but we manage to keep things livable. As a kid I remember the hurricane of cleaning that ensued when anyone announced they were “coming over”. My mom was crazy making us mop and do all of these deep cleaning things when it was only the UPS man dropping off a package. Sheesh! Over the years I’ve come to accept that I can’t manage all of it on my own. I know there is a better way to keep the house clean while keeping your sanity intact. #Instaclean, anyone?! Windex® and Pledge® products are absolutely my go-to tools for cleaning around the house.

As one person, I cannot manage the mess of 4 people plus 4 cats and 2 dogs so I have had to figure out some ways to find “clean” peace in my home without breaking down and cleaning everything.  I focus on keeping a few areas clean all the time. I discovered that, with the right tools, it really only takes about 10 minutes to #instaclean a room and make things habitable and welcoming.

There’s one place in my home that needs to be clean the majority of the time – this place is our sanctuary from the chaos of work, my home office, and the world so I focus my cleaning efforts there daily. And it just so happens to be an easy place to clean! Our family room is where we relax, lounge, watch TV, hang out, and chat about our experiences each day. We entertain friends and visitors in the family room and use it every single day. It’s also a place I love to decorate with seasonal things, like Christmas décor and fall décor right now. I eat lunch in the family room everyday while I watch my TV shows like Revenge and Real Housewives and wind down from my work. It’s really important that this room be clean so that we can come in and enjoy it rather than be bothered by the mess in the room. So how do I keep it clean?

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I recently stopped by Food4Less and stocked up on my favorite Windex® and Pledge® cleaning products to get ready for the upcoming busy holiday season. Windex® works great for cleaning the windows, the TV screen, the glass top on my side table, and the glass on the front of the fireplace quickly and without streaks. Everything instantly looks shinier and brighter after a little cleaning with Windex® Multi-Surface Vinegar. Cleaning the windows is one of my secrets to making a space look really clean. Windex® Multi-Surface Vinegar makes the windows sparkle and the room looks brighter and cleaner as a result.  I clean all of our wood surfaces with Pledge® Lemon Clean because it helps protect the wood, cleans it well, and has a pleasant scent.

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While I was cleaning today, I noticed a ring of green stuff (probably some kind of drink) on my granite table and some splatters on the spray painted potted palm in the corner. For the palm tree pot, I used Windex® Multi-Surface with Vinegar to remove the stains quickly and without much effort by spraying the Windex® Multi-Surface with Vinegar onto the tabletop and pot and then wiping both clean with a soft cloth.

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To remove the green ring from the granite table top, I sprayed a cloth directly with Pledge® Multi Surface Everyday Cleaner with Glade® Fragrances and set the cloth on the stain to soak for about 30 seconds before rubbing away the cleaner and stain with the cloth.


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The Windex® and Pledge® products all have a clean, pleasant scent that also adds to the sensation of the room being “clean”. Since some of my friends are allergic to cats and we have indoor cats, it’s especially important to me that my house is clean for visitors. I was so pleased to discover that Pledge® Multi Surface Everyday Cleaner with Glade® Fragrances removes up to 90% of the allergens found in dust. I love the Pledge® Multi Surface Everyday Cleaner with Glade® Fragrances for my living room because I have wood, granite, and painted wood surfaces in the room and using one cleaner that is specifically formulated to safely clean all of these surfaces saves me so much time and effort.

Are you ready to create a clean sanctuary in your home in under 10 minutes using Windex and Pledge? Stop by your local Kroger store or Kroger affiliate* and take advantage of the Buy 4, Save $4 deal on Pledge products from November 10, 2014 through December 27, 2014. *Kroger Affiliates Include Baker’s Supermarkets, City Market, Dillons Food Stores, Fry’s Food And Drug, Gerbes Super Markets, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, Owen’s, Pay Less Super Markets, QFC, Ralphs, Scott’s, Smith’s, Fred Meyer, and Food 4 Less.


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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