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You know how some scents take you back to another time or place? Pledge® Lemon Clean Furniture Spray is one of those smells for me. There were always a lot antiques around as I was growing up. My mom, grandma and great-grandmother all collected beautiful pieces of wood furniture and always did everything they could to ensure that those pieces stayed gorgeous. Pledge® Lemon Clean Furniture Spray was one of their secrets.

These days, our home is more of an eclectic mix with some of those same antiques scattered here and there. Pieces that remind me of the past but also provide some useful function in our everyday life. For example, this buffet was always in my mom’s bedroom when I was I growing up. She used it as an extra dresser, now we use it to store random things in our loft.

Sometimes the best products for cleaning your home are the ones your mother, grandmother and even great grandmother used. #MyPledgeCastle #CollectiveBias

And this bookcase? For many, many years it protected my huge doll collection in my childhood bedroom. These days, it’s home to memories — photo albums, framed pictures, assorted knick knacks. They used to be a little neater, but the boys recently figured out there are photos in those big, old books so now everything is just the way they like it (also known as, super messy).

Sometimes the best products for cleaning your home are the ones your mother, grandmother and even great grandmother used. #MyPledgeCastle #CollectiveBias

When my mom gifted me with these pieces, I was hesitant to use the same products she had used. There’s always something newer, better, more awesome on the market. And then there the DIY route. I tried all of those but in the end I went back to the same product my family has been using for years.

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I mean, look how shiny Pledge® Lemon Clean Furniture Spray makes my wood surfaces. And as much as I love the lemon, I was super thrilled the day I also discovered the Pledge® Orange Clean Furniture Spray at my local Ralph’s. Citrus scents are my favorite and, in my head, they always translate to CLEAN.

Sometimes the best products for cleaning your home are the ones your mother, grandmother and even great grandmother used. #MyPledgeCastle #CollectiveBias

Pledge® Lemon Clean can be used for furniture cleaning all around your home to quickly clean, condition and protect – all while leaving behind the classic, fresh lemon Pledge® scent. It also features Allergens Trappers® to remove dust and up to 90% of the allergens found in dust – which is HUGE in this house full of people who are allergic to dust. And did you know that it can be used on a variety of household surfaces including wood, laminate, stainless steel, leather, marble, granite and plastic? Good stuff.

I never really think of myself as sentimental, but it makes me so happy to have these gorgeous pieces of furniture in my home. It makes me feel so much closer to these beautiful women, the ones who made me the strong, sometimes stubborn, woman that I am today.

Sometimes the best products for cleaning your home are the ones your mother, grandmother and even great grandmother used. #MyPledgeCastle #CollectiveBias

Circa 1978. I’m the one on the far right.

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