Disclaimer – This is a sponsored post brought to you by Impressions Hardwood Collection. All opinions are 100% my own.
Dude, LJ is on the move. He is full-out crawling and I am so happy that he is enjoying his new found freedom. (Go ahead. Yell “FREEDOM!” William Wallace style. I know I did.) Admittedly, I did not want him to crawl too early (early as defined by my own selfish mommy needs). Weston was a crawler by 5 months and walking at 8 months and that seemed WAY too early for me…I was constantly stressed out that he would hurt himself. With LJ, I just want to soak in that baby stage as long as possible….so I did a lot more baby wearing and said that after our cruise, he could start practicing his gross motor skills. Well, by George, he is going and is fast for such a little booger.
Which leads me to my next point….our dirty floors. I am so stressed out by our floors. I am constantly trying to vacuum and clean up the mud, leaves, and random sticks/rocks/grass that is tracked into our house every single minute. It’s like the boys are magnets for the outdoors and they must bring it in with them. All of nature is in my kitchen. And then there is the food. OH THE FOOD. Basically at every meal we have a full-out Shoney’s buffet of food that ends up under our table. I literally asked Jeremy for a dog just so that I didn’t have to pick up every morsel of chicken, rice or peas that fell off our table. That being said…if we did have a dog, he probably would have a weight problem just from the amount of food that he would eat off the floor. And Jeremy never gave me the thumbs up. Sad face.
Basically after each meal and every single snack, I have to clean thoroughly or stress out about LJ finding his next snack under there.
That is why I was so excited to try out the Impressions Hardwood floor cleaning kit. We all have dirty floors….some dirtier than others….so it’s something we can all use.
Everything you need is inside the box. It comes with a mop with a reusable and washable (up to 200x) microfiber cloth and mop cloth and your hardwood floor cleaner spray.
The instructions are pretty simple. First you use the sweep cloth and go around and get the tree branches that your four year old has brought inside (or just loose dirt if you live in a normal house).
Gotta admit…this was way easier than breaking out the vacuum cleaner.
We did our first floor…and just look at this mess. And I thought our floors were relatively clean….yuck!
Then you switch out your pads and get the spray. Most people use steam mops for their floor (yes, I am sheepishly raising my hand) but it can damage the finish on your floor. It’s just way too wet for hardwoods! This spray is developed by hardwood manufacturers so you know that it’s more compatible with hardwood floors and won’t damage the wood finish.
So we just sprayed enough to get the dirt to adhere to the pad.
This product is non-toxic, dries in minutes, and 100 percent residue free…which is great because it won’t break down the finish on our floors and will still clean them to be ready for little hands.
I gotta admit that it dried a lot faster than other floor cleaners that I have used…which is a huge plus because there is nothing harder than keeping my boys off drying floors. And the fact that the entire mop breaks down into smaller parts is great because I can keep it under our kitchen sink instead of in our pantry…which is gross to put my cleaning stuff with my food. Or is that just me?!
Overall, I am really happy that I gave this a try. I can’t wait to try it on the stairs!
The best part about this post is not my clean floors. So sorry if you are flipping out over them. The best part is that Impressions Hardwood is offering a really great giveaway to so many of you as well as a discount for any purchases! The Impressions Hardwood Floor Cleaning Kit, refills and replacements can be purchased at your local dealer. To find the one closest to you, call 866-722-4442 or visit impressionshardwoodcollection.com. To print your 20% off coupon, click on the link and enter your zip code, then just print it off!
And now for the grand finale giveaway – Here is what is up for grabs….
- PRIZE: (1) IMPRESSIONS HARDWOOD COLLECTION ALL-IN-ONE HARDWOOD FLOOR CLEANING KIT
- NUMBER OF WINNERS : (8) Eight
- TO ENTER : Enter by commenting on this post with “Clean up my floors!” and tell me your new years resolution…is it cleaner floors? organization? weight loss? eat more bacon? (oh wait…those are all mine!)
- PRIZE SHIPS : Continental U.S.
- NITTY GRITTY : This giveaway closes on Monday, January 5th at 11:59pm EDT. Only one contest entry per email address. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be announced in an update to this post the following Monday morning. We will email the winner directly, so please make sure you use your regularly checked email address.