The Simple Trick to Keep Your Baseboards Clean

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I just don’t clean my baseboards often. I just don’t, baseboards are just one of those things that you think, “maybe I should clean them, or I could…” Sitting on the floor and scooting around is not one of my favorite things as I am no longer three. However, I do have a simple tip to keep your baseboards clean so you only have to clean them maybe once a year, or less often than you do now. :)

First, you will need to clean your baseboards. Use your favorite cleaning solution, soap and water, water, whatever floats your boat.

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Use a soft cloth and wipe the baseboards clean. If you’re like me, use a pole with a window washing head so you don’t have to scoot along the floor or tie a cloth to the end of a broom stick. You can see the dirt already coming off from the baseboards.

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Much better, you’ll also be able to figure out where paint touch ups are needed, or decide that it looks fine as long as you don’t take pictures for a blog. :) Once your baseboards are clean and dry, rub a dryer sheet along the baseboards to infuse them with anti-cling powers.

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Once infused with anti-cling powers, they will repel dirt and dust much better and stay cleaner for longer. Alternatively, you can spritz a cleaning cloth with commercial fabric softener and wipe down your baseboards for the same effect if you do not have or buy fabric softener sheets. The box I have was $1 at the grocery store and has yet to be used for it’s intended purposes. Anyhoo, this is a lazy great clever way to keep your baseboards clean.

Happy Cleaning!

I still haven’t quite started my spring cleaning yet, have you?

Angela

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41 thoughts on “The Simple Trick to Keep Your Baseboards Clean

  1. Love this Idea. I do not love to clean and any quick and easy tricks to keep things spotless are VERY appreciated. Thank you so much. Anymore hints are appreciated too.

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  4. I hate cleaning my baseboards. But, now that my kids are old enough I give them a baby wipe and tell them to get cleaning. So my baseboards are nice and clean. Haha

  5. Can’t wait to try this. I also run a duster on mine weekly or so but with 4 cats, 3 teens and all there friends we get tons of dirt and dings.

  6. Genius!! Honestly, this post came at just the right time as I am at the end of my rope (or broom!) avoiding those baseboards, esp the bathroom. Doing this tonight! Thanks for the great tip and here’s to all our sparkly baseboards – may they repel dust indefinitely. :) Best, jen

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