When it comes to cleaning baseboards, the thought of bending over or getting down on your hands and knees can be daunting, especially if you have back or knee issues. But fear not! With the help of eco-friendly house cleaning techniques, you can tackle this chore without putting strain on your body. Say goodbye to the hassle and discomfort as we guide you through a more comfortable approach to cleaning your baseboards. Get ready to achieve spotless baseboards without the physical strain. Let’s dive in!
Finding the right tool for the job
The right tool is essential to clean your baseboards standing or sitting. The perfect tool should give you the extra length to reach so low without relying on your body alone.
Here are some tools that will make this pesky task easier:
Flexible dust mop
A flexible dust mop can be bent every which way, making this tool perfect for cleaning difficult spots behind furniture or corners. This way, you can twist the mop instead of yourself!
There’s no need to find a specific tool as long as you have a microfiber cloth and a short-bristle broom.
All you need to do is cover the broom head with the cloth and attach it with rubber bands. The short bristles will give you better control and allow you to swipe strongly. The microfiber cloth can wipe the baseboards without streaking them.
Even if there are more options, a tool specially made for this task is always a great choice. Specialized tools (for example, a Swiffer) usually work like most mops or brooms.
How to clean your baseboards (standing up or sitting)
Once you get bending over out of the way, cleaning baseboards is straightforward. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:
Pro tip: keep a comfortable position
Remember that the tool is supposed to compensate for the length you need if you don’t bend down. So, stand up or sit with your back straight and let the tool reach.
Step 1. Dust
With your chosen mop or tool still dry, run it from side to side over the baseboards to get the dust off.
Step 2. Wash
To wash the baseboards, use a simple mix of soapy water in a spray bottle—it will help you get the solution on the baseboards from a distance. Then, run the mop or specialized tool over the baseboards to get the solution everywhere.
The soap removes stains, grime, and scuff marks without damaging the finish or paint of your baseboards.
Note: Don’t go overboard with the solution if you have wood baseboards. Too much humidity can damage the wood.
Step 3. Remove excess moisture
Dry your tool once more, or change the microfiber cloth of the DIY tool for a dry one. Then, wipe the baseboards from side to side once more to remove the excess moisture.
Extra step. Prevent dust
If you’re willing to go a little further to keep your baseboards clean, you can take this extra step to ensure your baseboards remain dust-free for longer.
To do this, attach a couple of dryer sheets to your chosen tool—in the case of the homemade tool, change the microfiber cloth for the sheets—and wipe your baseboards with them.
The oils on the dryer sheets remove static, which attracts dust. So, without the static, the baseboards will take longer to catch dust particles.
Give your back a break; let us do the cleaning
Stop putting unnecessary effort into keeping your home clean. With our maintenance or top-to-bottom cleaning packages, you can let your back and knees rest while our team takes care of the baseboards and the rest of the tasks that may require awkward bending or kneeling.