How to clean baseboards - a fast and easy cleaning guide

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Here is a super easy cleaning tip for cleaning your baseboards that will make the chore much easier on you. Baseboards tend to be one of the overlooked areas in our homes. They are tricky to clean, and they can collect a lot of dust over time. Baseboards are added as a finishing touch to walls, to cover up the gap between the floor and the wall. There are many different styles of baseboards, from ones with ridges and those with just a simple curve. There are also modern baseboards which are larger than baseboards of the past, and they have straight edges instead of curved ones with no indentations. No matter how modern or old your baseboards are, they all collect dust the same since they are low to the floor where dust and dirt gathers. So to keep your home clean and tidy, you will have to clean your baseboards regularly. Usually, people clean their baseboards once every couple of weeks to stay on top of the dust, but you can clean yours less if you like. If you haven't cleaned your baseboards recently, or you've just moved into a place where the baseboards are dirty you may want to give them a good deep clean which is what these cleaning tips and simple life hacks from Homedit will teach us how to do.

You will need a cleaning toothbrush which will make this job a lot easier. You'll be able to get into the little crevices of the moulding with the smaller bristles. A toothbrush can come in handy for a lot of simple life hacks and cleaning tips since they fit where other cleaning brushes and scrubbing pads can't. Start out by loosening up the dust on the baseboards with a dry toothbrush. Then, get a damp cloth or a paper towel and wipe down the baseboard you just cleaned with the brush to pick up any dust. If there are stains or anything stuck on the baseboards, you can use some water or cleaner on your cleaning toothbrush to scrub until the gunk is removed. Baseboards can sometimes get black marks from shoes, especially wherever you kick off and leave your shoes. You can use some natural cleaner like vinegar or baking soda which will help to lift the stain out of the baseboard. Just allow your cleaner to soak on the stain for a little bit before you take your cleaning toothbrush or a scrubbing pad to scrub it. You can even try a Mr Clean Magic Eraser if you like.

Some other simple life hacks you can try to make cleaning your baseboards much easier include using your vacuum cleaner to vacuum up any loose dust on your baseboards. As you're vacuuming your floors, just remove the long hose from your vacuum with a long attachment on it and gently pass it over your baseboards to collect the dust. You can also use your broom to sweep off any dust as you're sweeping your floor. Then, you can take a big bucket of warm water with a cloth and go around your home washing the baseboards and rinsing out your cloth as needed. Or, another cleaning tip is to use your floor mop to wash your baseboards if you don't want to bend down to do it. Whenever you're cleaning your baseboards, it's also a great idea to clean your window frames and door frames while you're at it too, as well as any moulding on your doors. Try out these cleaning tips and simple life hacks to keep your baseboards nice and clean.***

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