Sure, it’s a tedious, time-consuming and back-breaking job — but in all honesty, it doesn’t take much effort to clean your baseboards.
Getting started is by far the hardest part. Once you’re finished, however, you’ll have an area that’s dust-free and brighter. And you’ll ask yourself, “why didn’t I do this sooner?”
Those baseboards aren’t going to clean themselves, so stop putting off the inevitable. Here are a few simple tips to give your baseboards the attention they deserve.
- Start with a good sweep. Use a small handheld broom or a new, clean paintbrush — assuming there’s one lying around the house – to sweep your baseboards. This process removes dust and prepares your baseboards for the next step. Another option: use your vacuum cleaner’s brush attachment with the extender pole. This way, you can get rid of dust without bending over.
- Combine liquid soap and warm water in a bowl or small tub. Dip a cloth into the soapy water and ring out any excess water. This is important because too much moisture can damage your wood or promote mold growth. Using the damp cloth, wipe the baseboards as thoroughly as you can. *You can also use wood cleaner for baseboards.
- Dip a cotton swab into the soapy mixture to remove dust and dirt from hard-to-clean spots like corners and small crevices. Use a dry cloth to remove any remaining liquid from your baseboards.
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