Cleaning baseboards can be tiring, and it only gets more difficult when you have back or knee problems—after all, it implies spending a lot of time on your knees scrubbing the dirt.
So, if you're having trouble keeping your baseboards clean, you've come to the right place! Keep reading to learn how to tackle this chore without bending over.
Step #1. Finding the perfect tool
Having the right tools will stop you from bending over and make this whole process much more manageable! Here are three different options depending on your needs:
You can get a dust mop to help you clean the baseboards. They have a long reach, so you won't have to worry about bending over even slightly. Plus, their fibers are soft and won't damage the baseboards.
Flexible dust wand
The dust mop works perfectly fine for any visible areas on the baseboards. However, when it comes to hard-to-reach places, like behind furniture or tight corners of the rooms, it won't fit so easily. That's where the flexible dust wand comes in.
You can bend and twist this tool to fit anywhere you need so that not even the most hidden spots remain dirty!
DIY cleaning tool
If you can't afford the time or money to find the perfect tool, don't worry! You can still have one that works just fine. All you have to do is grab a broom and some microfiber cloths.
To make your baseboard cleaning tool, attach the cloth to the broom bristles with rubber bands. That's it! The length of the broom will give you similar reach to the other tools, and the microfiber cloths will be perfect for dusting and wiping without scratches.
Step #2. Dust the baseboards
Once you have found the tool that works best for you, run it from side to side on the baseboards. Doing this will get rid of the dust, which is mostly what makes your baseboards dirty.
Another great option is to employ your vacuum cleaner with a wand attachment for quicker dusting!
Step #3 Wipe the baseboards
After dusting the baseboards, if some stains or grime remain, use a homemade solution and wipe them off! Make this agent by mixing a cup of white vinegar with a splash of dish soap in a bucket filled with water. Then, dip your cleaning tool into the bucket and wipe the baseboards.
Extra step: use dryer sheets to prevent dust
To add a finishing touch, attach a few dryer sheets to a broom and run them along the baseboards after you wipe them.
The dryer sheets have a coating that removes static, which is how dust chooses where to settle. So, removing the static will help your baseboards remain dust-free for longer!
Is cleaning still too hard? Let us help you with this task!
Even following these steps, cleaning your baseboards may still be a hassle. So, if going through this whole process still feels like too much, let us take care of your baseboards (and other cleaning tasks that may be difficult to do without bending over).
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