Top 10 Tips To Clean Your Baseboards Fast
The best way to clean baseboards: I guess some of you read the title of this post, and you probably thought to yourself:
Honestly, the fact is that we ignore our baseboards; when we ignore a problem for a long time, solving that problem becomes a lot harder.
Today your baseboards were something that didn’t cross your mind at all.
Later, your baseboards are caked in dust and keeping you awake in a big ball of anxiety all night.
Knowing how to clean your baseboards fast and effectively will come in handy, it’s good knowledge to have.
So, I am going to show you our best way to clean your baseboards fast and effectively with ten easy to follow steps.
Tip One: Sweep/dust your baseboards
Just like you would if you were going to mop your bathroom or kitchen, first you have to sweep up and dust around the area.
Furthermore, sweeping or dusting your baseboards before you clean them will ensure that no dust or dirt sticks to them.
Tip Two: Vacuum the surrounding area
Now, to make sure the dust doesn’t find its way back to the baseboard, it’s time to vacuum.
Of course, you don’t have to do it excessively; just go over the area you just dusted.
Tip Three: Get some warm soapy water
Next, you need to mix a solution of warm water and dish soap. Try not to be too liberal with the dish soap to avoid soap scum.
However, if your baseboard has finishing instead of paint over, use a wood cleaner to preserve it.
Tip Four: Wash your baseboards
Dip a clean cloth in your solution, and make sure you don’t over soak your cloth.
Now, if you leave too much moisture on your baseboards, it will cause water marks and soap scum, which will mean going back to square one.
You don’t want that, so make sure to wring out whatever you are using to clean your baseboard.
Tip Five: Get your baseboards dry
You can leave your baseboards to air dry if you want, but to speed things up and to avoid streaks, dry it manually.
Now, get a towel or cloth that doesn’t have loose hairs and dry off your baseboards.
Tip Six: Get in the corners
Notice that now the corners of your baseboards have little black lines.
To get into these hard to reach crevices, use a cotton swab dipped in warm soapy water and wipe them clean.
Tip Seven: Vacuum the debris from the corner
Vacuuming the debris from the corner is a semi-optional step. However, if you want to make sure that the dirt you removed from the corners won’t return, you need to do a quick vacuuming.
It will take only a minute and your mind will be at rest!
Tip Eight: Wipe down the corners
The corners of your baseboards will get the dirtiest, the fastest.
So, to ensure you completely clean the corners, get a cloth (wet wipes work quite well also) and wipe the remaining dirt (if any) from the corners.
Tip Nine: Dry the corners
Once you sufficiently clean corners, dry them off with cloth or towel.
Again, make sure the cloth or towel does not have any loose hairs.
Tip Ten: Admire your hard work
You’ve quickly and thoroughly cleaned your baseboards. Finally, you can look at them with a gleeful smile and declare yourself a real cleaning pro.
You might think that baseboards are only meant to be cleaned by those with great eyesight, but it makes quite a bit of difference.
While it’s not the biggest deal in the world, it is still an important part of cleaning.
See how fast and easy it is to make your home look complete.