Baseboards may not be most people’s cleaning priorities due to their position. However, without proper cleaning, baseboards can become pretty grimy.
Baseboards may not be most people’s cleaning priorities due to their position. However, without proper cleaning, baseboards can become pretty grimy. The dirt and scratches can easily make the white baseboards become dismal with yellowish color. Therefore, having a fresh and white baseboard can really enhance the tidiness of your house. Sparkling and Beyond is going to share with you some cleaning hacks for baseboards. Due to the position of the baseboards, it is inevitable that you need to bend over to clean. Fortunately, there are also ways to clean the baseboards easily without lowering yourself down, which we will also cover in this article.
Firstly, here are the tools you need:
If you plan to clean the whole house, leave the baseboards cleaning to the last step. The reason is simple. While cleaning the walls, the dirt will fall down to the baseboards. If you have already clean the baseboards, you will need to dust them again.
If your baseboards are covered with paints, monthly cleaning should be adequate. Here are the steps to clean:
Spending a long time to deep clean the baseboards with back bending over is a tiring job. Here are some tools and tips for you to clean the dashboards without bending over.
More tips for for you to discover when you want to clean your baseboard without messing with the paint.
Tip 1. A flexible dust mop is suitable for baseboard cleaning. Simply press the mop on the baseboards and mop through. Longer chenille strings can cover the whole baseboards to help you wipe clean the baseboards effectively. When this is done, wash the mop head with vinegar to make it dirt-free and tender again for the next use.
Tip 2. You can use a floor mop to mop through the boards after dusting. You can do this only for dirtier dashboards. Simply dusting the baseboards will be enough for less soiled boards.
Tip 3. Instead of carrying a bucket of cleaner or water with you for mopping, you can use a spray bottle to bring the cleaner. Spray bottles are more portable and lighter so they are better for your back if you suffer from a bad back.
Tip 4. As we mentioned before, you can use a dryer sheet for extra protection of the baseboards. To apply the sheet without bending over, you can attach the dryer sheet on a swiffer wand and mop it through the baseboards.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is also true for the baseboards cleaning. In order to keep the baseboard dust free all the time and make the deep cleaning less tiring. Here are two things you can do. Firstly, we would like to repeat this point again, applying dryer sheets on the baseboards can effectively prevent the dust from building up. Secondly, make sure to dust the baseboard from time to time to quickly remove any dirt pileup. You can do this with an extension duster or a vacuum cleaner with a dusting attachment.
If you simply don’t have the time to clean the baseboards or your house. You can contact us to do the job for you! Sparkling and Beyond provide standard cleaning service for customers who need regular house cleaning. Although our typical standard cleaning does not include baseboards, we are happy to add this into the cleaning service for you. Check our website to get a free quote today!