One of the things in your house that can make it look unkempt is the baseboards. If you have dirty baseboards at home, you need to clean them immediately. However, a lot of homeowners put off the task because it’s tedious. The good thing is, we will teach you how to clean your baseboards without getting too tired. 

1. Get All Your Tools Ready

Before you commence the cleaning, ensure you have all the tools you’ll need. This means that you’ll have to have your dust mop, a bucket that has enough water, your cleaning chemicals, a dry towel that can get rid of the excess moisture, and your vacuum. 

The last thing you want to do is clean your baseboards and then spend the whole day trying to clean up the mess that you made. Make sure that you have all the things you’ll need first before you start working.

2. Get Rid of the Dust First

You can’t clean your baseboards properly if there’s a lot of dust on them. As such, you’ll have to start the cleaning by getting rid of the dust. To do that, you need to vacuum the baseboards first.

3. Choose Your Cleaning Solution

Check your cleaning products’ labels and ensure that you have the right ones for your baseboards. Also, read the instructions on the label and make sure that you use the product correctly. For example, don’t forget to wear gloves when you’re cleaning the baseboards with chemical-based cleaning products.

4. Clean the Baseboards from Bottom to Top

It’s easier to clean your baseboards if you clean them one at a time. You have to start at the bottom and move your way up to the top part of your baseboards. This way, you won’t have to bend over at a very uncomfortable angle. You’ll also be able to clean the top part of your baseboards in one go. Just make sure to dry your baseboards after you’re done with the cleaning.

5. Use Dryer Sheets to Finish Them Off

You can make your baseboards even cleaner by using a dryer sheet on them. This will give your baseboards a nice, fresh, soft scent. All you have to do is place the dryer sheet on the top part of your baseboards. Then, close the door and let them sit there for a few hours.

The benefits of this are two-fold. First, you’ll make your baseboards smell great, and second, you’ll actually be polishing them. When you open up the door in the morning, you’ll be surprised at how great your baseboards feel.

Remember, you don’t have to clean your dirty baseboards the whole day. If you follow our tips, you’ll be surprised at how quick, and easy cleaning your baseboards can be.

The Bottomline

Keeping your baseboards clean is important for your overall home cleaning. They’re the things that act as your home’s “border”, and they can define the look of your house. You don’t have to spend the whole day cleaning your baseboards, and you can see that if you follow our tips.

If you don’t have the time to clean your baseboards, you can hire an Alexandria cleaning service. Ecoverde Maids has a team of professional house cleaners. Our services are Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Hyattsville, Kensington, Bethesda, Rockville, and College Park. Book now.