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Have a Clean Home in 10 Minutes a Day with Pledge & Windex

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 14, 2014 | Categories: Home and Garden

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Clean Home in 10 Minutes a Day

Did you know it’s possible to have a clean home in just 10 minutes a day? I know, crazy, right! It’s true, though. If you have a plan and a chore chart along with the right cleaning products like Pledge and Windex… it is possible.

You do need to thoroughly clean your home at least once, and then all it takes to keep your home clean is 10 minutes a day.

Pledge and Windex at Kroger Clean House #InstaClean #shop #cbias

While I was at Kroger (*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.) the other day, I picked up some cleaning supplies:

  • Pledge MultiSurface in Rainshower
  • Pledge Orange Clean
  • Windex Crystal Rain Glass Cleaner

With these three products, I can maintain a clean home, every day.

clean home in 10 minutes

One of the most important areas of my home to keep clean and neat is my entry. It’s the first space anyone sees upon entering my home… the first impression of my home.

Not to mention that many people come to my home, like the UPS guy, that never see past my entry. So it’s important that it stays clean and neat.

I use Pledge All-Purpose Cleaner on my outlet covers, which for reasons I don’t understand (my son), stay smudged with fingerprints and sticky stuff. I use Pledge Orange Clean on my cherry table in my entry and Windex Crystal Rain Glass Cleaner on my storm door. Between our dog and son, the glass always has fingerprints and smudges on it.

I can literally have it clean in approximately 2-3 minutes, which leaves me 7-8 minutes to clean other rooms of my home. See, clean home in 10 minutes a day.

I usually do my entry and one other room every day. Some days I’m the one doing the 10-minutes of cleaning a day. If that’s the case the other room I clean besides the entry is the kitchen. Then on the other days, my husband, son, and I each do different rooms/areas for 10 minutes.

clean home in 10 minutes

Tips to a Clean Home in 10 Minutes

  • Keep a caddy or bucket (something to carry cleaning supplies) with a furniture polish like Pledge® Orange Clean, a multi-surface cleaner like Pledge Multi-Surface, and a glass cleaner like Windex®, along with sponges and rags/towels/microfiber cloths.
  • Keep separate sponges for bathrooms. You do not want to cross-contaminate through your home. Always have designated sponges for the kitchen and bathrooms, and throw them out weekly.
  • Use microfiber cloths, even for windows and old towels or rags to do all of your cleaning. I try not to use paper towels, it’s much more economical and eco-friendly.

We have a family chore chart we use to keep us on track. As we do our chores we initial the day we did the task.

Family Chore Chart Finished #instaclean #shop #cbias

Blank Family Chore Chart #instaclean #cbias #shop

Download your free printable HERE.

If you notice, I don’t have bedrooms on my chore chart because we all know that we have to make beds every morning. And the days we vacuum, we vacuum the bedrooms.

Same with dusting, even though I only have my living room and family room on the chart, it is known and expected that whoever dusts, does so throughout the house.

However, you might find it better to make your chore chart more specific. Do what works for you.

As you can see, I can keep a clean home in 10 minutes a day using Pledge Multi-Surface, Pledge Furniture Polish, and Windex.

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