Best Way to Clean Baseboards – and keep them clean!
I have tried many, many methods and thought I would share what I have found to be the best way to clean baseboards. I can tell you that this small area….that one small ledge….is my nemesis. How do you clean them and keep them clean longer? I have the answer for you! And it is so simple that you probably have everything that you need on hand already!
Start by brushing away any dirt from your baseboards. I used a small brush but you can use whatever tool works for you! One of those mini brooms would work just as well. Just try eliminating the dust from the area and that will help you to make this entire process quicker. Once you brush it away, be sure to use a broom and dustpan to get it out of your way completely. You don’t want that dust ending up back on your freshly cleaned baseboards.
Next, we need to get the area damp. I find a spray bottle with water works best for this task. Just spray down one small area at a time.
So what about those pesky corners and hard to reach areas? I find that damp cotton swabs do the job really well! You can also try to use an old toothbrush. Anything small that will fit into all of those cracks and crevices.
Now for the secret you have all been waiting for! How do you keep those baseboards clean for longer? Allow the area to dry, then run a dryer sheet along the entire baseboard. This not only repels dirt and static but it will put a coating on the area so that dust, pet hair, and more just fall right off. Amazing right? Give it a try in your own home! You will not be disappointed!