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In 2007 we gutted our kitchen and replaced everything...including the floor, a beautiful solid oak floor with an antique finish. The problem is, our kitchen is a well trodden route through to the rest of the house house from the garden. With a husband who has new hobby...'the vegetable patch' coming in in his wellies, a dog who has followed him to the vegetable patch following him in and a cat who gets into all sorts of everything running in and out it takes a bit of a hammering! You notice I don't mention myself here?? I am the one cooking and spilling things all over the lovely floor whilst all this goes on around me! Needless to say, this floor needs regular cleaning.
You can't beat the good old mop and bucket, but it can be a bit time consuming. I use pledge wet wipes for a quick once over in between 'proper' moppings, or to clean up any emergencies on the floor. It is possible to buy these wipes with a sweeper to attach them to, but I just get down on my good old hands and knees and give it a wipe. Our kitchen is about 18ft long and 10ft wide and it takes me 5 wipes and about 5 minutes to do the whole thing, nice and quick (I don't hang around!)
A pack of 20 wipes costs around £3.00, each wipe is quite large, I would say around 30cm square. They have a really nice clean fragrance and are suitable for wood, laminate and linoleum floors. They quickly and easily clean your floor to a nice shine. The fluid dries quickly too, probably within about 5 minutes.
I wouldn't use these wipes alone to clean the floor, they are a quick fix as I said, but they do give a great finish, they clean effectively and you can just throw them away when you are done.
I saw my friend use Pledge Dust & Go wipes recently and they looked so easy that I bought a pack at the supermarket (£2.79 for 20 cloths). Considering to dust my front room and dining room I'd probably need 10 wipes...that works out very expensive.
PACAKAGING ~ The pack is blue and pink, and on the front Pledge Dust & Go is written. They pack is like a babywipes pack with resealable plastic cover, so they don't dry up in the cupboard.
DESCRIPTION ~ Each cloth is white and approx 30x20 cm per sheet. They are designed with criss-crossy fabric, which is to trap the dust as you sweep over your furniture...preventing you just moving it around, or the dust flying up in the air. The smell is flowery (hence the name 'Bouquet Fresh') and it quite strong...however it is a nice fresh smell, so no complaints there.
HOW DO YOU USE THEM? ~ You use the cloths like a regular duster, without having to spray the cloth or furniture before dusting. The cloths can also be attached to a sweeper, however I have not done this yet. The cloths can also be used on both sides, which I do, and the dust pickup action is still as strong on the 2nd side.
HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM NORMAL DUSTERS? ~ Well, the packet advised that these wipes removes common household allergens that is trapped in dust, ie...pollen, dust-mite allergens, and pet dander! Sounds good to me. My husband suffers from the dust with constant sneezing, however, these pick up the dust so well that it helps keep his allergy under control.
VERDICT ~ As I wiped them across my wooden dining room table, you could clearly see no trails of dust left behind, which is a plus point. They don't leave the surfaces greasy, which I tend to find with regular household polish sprays. I probably would by these again to keep in the cupboard for quick polishing, however for a cheaper cleaning spree, I still prefer polish sprays and a duster. I have therefore given Pledge Dust & Go 4 stars...it lost one star due to being overpriced.
I have had no adverse reactions to my skin whilst using these, and I do have sensitive skin. So they are gentle.
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Ever feel like you need to have a good clear out, to get rid of all the crap that is cluttering up your life and have a really good clean? Well, I found myself with a bit of time on my hands and a desperate need for some mindless physical activity, so that’s exactly what I did. I threw out the crap, streamlined my life, and got rid of everything that was of no further use to me. Having got rid of a load of rubbish that was just getting in the way and driving me up the wall, I wanted to make a clean sweep of it, as it were, and get rid of the grime too and make a nice fresh start. I have rather lovely wood floors in my house and they really needed a good clean. But as most of you know, I broke my ankle a while back and getting down on hands and knees to give the floor a good scrubbing is a bit of a no-no right now. So off I trotted to Sainsburys (well, limped actually) and into my trolley went the Pledge Dust and Go wet and dry cleaning system. That’s a rather posh name for one of those newfangled mop-type things. In the little box you get a flat head piece and a handle which comes in several pieces and you have to screw them all together. You then buy boxes of specially impregnated disposable cloths, which are wrapped around the head. There are a lot of these cleaning systems on the market now, the first and most well known of them being the Swiffer. But I plumped for the Pledge one because it came with some wet cloths for washing the floor and some dry polishing cloths too. The mop thingy cost £5.95 and came with a couple of each type of cloth to start you off. Refills of the wet wipes come in a plastic resealable box and cost £3.95 for 12. They are impregnated with Pledge floor cleaner. The dry dusting cloths come in two “flavours”, original and citrus fresh. The original dust and go wipes cost £2.78 for 20 or £5.19 for 40 and smell exactly the same as P
ledge Dust and Go spray polish. The citrus ones come in packs of 10 for £1.52 or 20 for £2.78 and smell a bit lemony. They are both impregnated with polish, which helps to trap dust. So, I assembled the cleaner, which was a simple matter of screwing the pieces together. I was a bit concerned that it seemed quite flimsy, but it seems to stand up quite well to the job and I haven’t had any problems with it. The mop head has four little slits in the top. You take your cloth and wrap it over the head, pushing the edges into the little slits to hold the cloth in place. It’s a lot easier than it sounds. I started with the wet cloths, which have quite a strong but clean citrus smell. I found the wipes a bit too moist and gave them a wring out in the sink before using them, because you aren’t supposed to get laminate flooring too wet. The mop and cloth glided quite nicely over the floor and cleaned well. You might find you have to go over stubborn stain spots several times to remove them though. The mop head swivels and pivots quite easily, so it is quite simple to get into the little corners. Of course if there are small hard to reach areas, you could take a cloth and clean by hand without using the mop. I used two wet cloths per room when washing my floors, but they were quite dirty. And I did turn the cloths over and use both sides (because I am a bit tight-fisted). Once I finished cleaning, I let the floor dry and then put the dry polishing cloth on and gave it a sweep over to bring up the shine. The dry cloths have a kind of “honeycomb” texture that helps to attract and hold onto dust. When you’ve finished, you just remove the cloth and fold it in on itself, holding the dust inside, and throw it in the bin. Easy peasy. When I finished my floor looked lovely and clean and the rooms smelled nice and fresh. Now, I use the cloths to wipe up spi
lls as they happen, so I usually only wash the floors once or twice a week. But because dust seems to really settle on laminate floors, I usually give them a swipe over with the dry dusting cloths every day. The system is really lightweight and easy to use and takes all the awkwardness out of the usually backbreaking job of scrubbing and sweeping the floors. The polish, whilst making the floor look clean and shiny, doesn’t seem to make it too slippery. All in all, I am delighted with my new cleaning system. It was well worth the initial outlay and the mop itself cost less than a standard type mop. Because the cloths are removable, it doesn’t sit around wet in the cupboard and I don’t need to use a bucket. I have started using the dry cloths for polishing too, instead of a duster and spray polish, and find them excellent at attracting and picking up dust. I have even used the mop for cleaning the tiled walls in my bathroom. I just attach a sponge cloth soaked in bathroom cleaner to the mop and mop away at the walls – it looks strange but works very well and means I can reach right up to ceiling height without standing on anything (excellent with my gammy leg!) So, the Pledge Dust and Go wet and dry cleaning system gets a big thumbs up from me. Give it a go. It will make floor cleaning much quicker and easier. And take my advice…if all the mess in your life is getting you down, get rid of it. Have a good sort out, dump the junk and have a jolly good clean…you’ll be glad you did.
I have just laid a laminate floor, and I own a dog so you can imagine what my floor looks like by the end of the day. Well my nan has just give me £12 to buy a cleaning item for my floor, as they are about that much in Tescos. Imagine my suprise when I was looking on halfpriceorless.co.uk and seen them for under £6 well I was so chuft I ordered one straight away. It comes on like a mop handle but thinner and you attach the cloths which are slightly damp onto it. You then just wipe it across your floor,and watch all the dust being wiped away. You may think your hoover is picking it up, but it isnt, I have a dyson and that will not even pick up dust, can you imagine something like a tv with dust on, well they need to be polished and the pledge wipe is excellent for this, you can wipe anything with it. The replacements are expensive about £5 for a pack of 10 but of you get them on the above site you are laughing. They do last a while and you can turn the cloth around when you have finished with one side and get double the use They really are a magnet for dust and dirt
We have laminated flooring which is good but it does half show up any marks on it so it is often down on my hands and knees to wipe it. So when we saw Pledge Wet Wipes Cleaning System advertised on the television we thought that it was such a good idea that we would buy one to see how good it is. We got it in Tescos for £5.95 The first thing upon opening the box is to firmly screw the 5 sweeper pieces together as they all undo to fit in the box. Next open the wipe out (there are 2 free in the box) and put the sweeper head in the centre of the cloth. You then have to push the edges of the wipe into the grippers of the sweeper. Wipe your floor next. An average room will only need just the one wipe to do it. You use a different wipe every time though. The wipe is pre moistened with special cleaning fluid that tackle the marks easily. You dont need water and you dont need to wait for the floor to dry. You can use it on most floors whether they are tiles, sealed wood or lino. I expect you have also seen that dust and go advertisement where you use a sweeper and put on the dust and go clothes and it picks up all the dust? Well this sweeper can also be used with that so basically you have the two in one. You only need to buy the separate clothes. It is by Johnson and Johnson so you know that it is well made and a real asset to the home. No more bending to clean the floor or those squeezy mops to do it with. This is simple and non messy.
New toy. Since I bought the Pledge Dust and go I have not had to do the dusting for weeks. It's like having a new toy in the house. When I say I need to do some house work this afternoon then, up he jumps out of the arm chair, under the sink to get out ?. The New Toy. 5mins fiddle and then dusting ? job done. I will not be rushing to have a go at ? The New Toy the less I have to do the better. I am sure the novelty will wear off in due course. The only thing is please Pledge could you put a mute in the handle to dampen the singing into the end?
I have recently bought a Pledge Dust and go and must admit I am not that impressed. When you buy one it comes in a fairly small box so easy to get home (rather than a Mop), It fixes together easily with the handle being in 4 screw parts and then the flat base which you attach the cleaning cloths to. The set included 10 cleaning cloths and cost me 7.95 for the complete set. It says it works on hard floors and gets rid of dust, dog hairs etc. As we have got laminate flooring I thought I would find it very useful but although it does do as the box says I find myself still having to get the dust pan and brush out as well because the dust and go doesn’t pick up any bits. The refills are 1.75 for 10, which I can easily get through in a week so this is not the cheapest method of cleaning. The good thing about this product is that it has a swivel head so it can easily get into corners and pick up the dust and also if you are an Asthma sufferer or have allergic reactions to dust mite’s etc this can get rid of them.
If you have wooden floors in your home, I would strongly recommend the Pledge Dust and Go System. I've just brought one, and am really impressed with it. The first time you buy it you need to buy the complete system. This is a flat headed mop, and a pack of ten cloths. The cloths are then attached to the mop when you clean. Once you have finished, you throw the cloth away. The cloths really pick up dust, hair, (we have 3 cats), and small pieces of rubbish. I use it a lot in the room the computer is in, as that seems to attract a lot of dust and has a wooden floor. The system is not cheap to buy, and you have to replace the cloths regularly, but I use them to dust all the surfaces before attaching them to do the floor, so it saves on another cleaner/polish. It also saves you time. Now instead of sweeping the floor, and then picking up the rubbish with a dustpan and brush or vacuum, I just wipe over the floor, and it's done. Brilliant!
Okay, maybe that’s going a bit too far – let’s face it, housework is never going to be more fun than clicking away on dooyoo, is it? But I am so impressed by this new invention that I simply have to write about it. Being severely allergic to housework, I am always on the lookout for anything that will help make mind-numbing chores like dusting and vacuuming quicker and easier for me. Well, Pledge Dust & Go does just that! It looks so simple, it’s hard to believe at first. For £9.99 you buy your starter kit, which consists of one sweeper and 10 dry disposable dusting cloths. The sweeper takes about 30 seconds to assemble, you just have to screw the five parts together. It’s a good system because you can make it longer or shorter just by removing a part. Then you take one of the cloths, lay it flat and place the sweeper head on top of it. Then you just have to tuck the cloth into the grippers on top of the sweeper head and you’re ready to push that sweeper around your floors for all you’re worth! (Obviously, you can’t use it on carpets or other fabric surfaces). For furniture dusting, it’s even simpler. No need for any polish, just grab a cloth and wipe over. Because the cloths don’t contain any polish or cleaning agent, they don’t leave any residue, so you can use it just about anywhere! Apparently, it works by creating an electro-static charge that attracts dust particles and hair and makes them cling onto the cloth. It’s supposed to be more effective than vacuuming or dusting because these medieval (!) methods simply stir all the dust up into the air, only to settle again later. Now I’ve got my system, all I have to do is buy refill cloths, which are cheap at around £1.69 for a pack of 10. One cloth goes a long way (depending on how dusty your house is, of course!). There’s something refreshingly lazy about this system,
which is why I love it. I never would have thought I would feel so passionately about a household cleaning system that I would want to write a review of it, but here I am! So give it a go – I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
ok, it might be an expensive initial outlay for the Dust and Go Broom, it is about £16, but it is well worth it. You can do everything with it...walls, floors, wooden furniture. the list is endless. We used it on a wall , a white wall as well, and it was amazing the amount of dust that was on the cloth after we had finished using it. An absolute must for everyone, very easy to use and very quick as well.
After writing about Mr Sheen and its non effective dust guard! I looked around my local Wilkinsons, and found Pledge Clean and Dust, and I have to say, its brill! I have seen it in 2 different sents, original, and another I cant remember the name of, but I think it is ''something' amber'! and it says on the tin, 'Multi-surface, smear-free cleaning'. This does exactly what it says! I done the polishing 2 days ago, usually I would HAVE to do it every day, but with this, NONE, and I stress NONE! of the dust has come back yet! I really can not fault this product, and I cant think of anything elce to write about it apart from, if you do your polishing every day, and hate it! get this, its FANTASTIC!!!! I got my tin from Wilkinsons for .98p, but I think it may be a bit more in super markets?
Ill do anything to make cleaning quicker and easier and this product is one of thoughs that do just that. Not only is it a great furniture polish but it will also clean away all thoughs other little bits you sometimes find like sticky coffee stains or finger marks or water marks on mirrors , you dont have to wipe them off before you start to dust/polish this product will do it all in one. Its polishing preformance is 2nd to none as well you only need a tiny amount and it will bring wood to a high shine and glass benefits too as the sparkle ofter useing this. You don't have to spend hour buffing and rubbing to get rid of smears because it just doesn't smear. I personally use the 'amber' fragrence as it is just that bit different to the usual 'polish' smell and it leaves the whole room smelling lovely.
Pledge Dust and Go has to go on your shopping list..trust me :-) A pack of 10 cloths "from Tesco" will set you back £1.69. They are great for furniture,mirrors,window sills,'puter screen,infact anything that dust settles on...you do not use a polish with them,just the cloth. They are also excellent for hard floor surfaces tiles,Vinyl,wood floors etc.there is a Dust and Go sweeper for using on floors,but I do not have the price. When I saw an instore demo a few months ago,the lady said one cloth would do an average size living room,rubbish !!I use the same one for days and days,and I use it in every room in the house. Unlike ordinary dusters,the Dust and Go cloth attracts the dust,so when you wipe, the dust is not just moved around the furniture,it stays on the cloth,you really have to try them.... When I have opened a new pack,I always slip the opened pack into a lunchbag to keep the cloths airtight,I dont know if it helps or not.
Pledge Wet Wipes gently clean and care for wood and laminate floors / The strong absorbent Pledge Wet Wipes are pre-moistened with special cleaning fluids that tackle day-to-day dirt, spills and stains / Simply attach a Pledge Wet Wipe to your sweeper, mop the dirt, spill or stain and dispose of the wipe when you are finished / There is no need for water and no need to wait for the floor to dry / Pledge Wet Wipes are suitable for use on virtually all hard floor surfaces including ceramic tiles, sealed wood, laminated wood and linoleum.