Inside: Tired of dealing with dirty baseboards? Learn how to clean baseboards like a pro. This easy way to clean baseboards will have them clean and looking like new.
Cleaning baseboards are one of those cleaning jobs that people tend to put off for a long time. We often forget about the baseboards until they get so dirty and scuffed up that we have to tackle them.
However, spending a few minutes every couple of months to really clean your baseboards just gives your house a clean feel. If you tend to skip cleaning baseboards check out how to clean baseboards like a pro to get them clean. It doesn't have to take a lot of time and your house will look so much better!
To start, you will need a bucket of warm soapy water and a microfiber cloth (I love these microfiber cloths from Amazon). You can use regular blue dawn to make the soapy water but, I recommend using the H2 cleaner on your baseboards. It really gets off the grease and grime better than dawn soap. Add a gallon of warm water to a bucket and 1 tablespoon H2 cleaner.
Once you get your soapy water all mixed up get the microfiber cloth wet in the soapy water and then wring out any excess water. Next, wipe the damp microfiber cloth over your baseboards to remove any dirt and grime. Slowly work your way around the room scrubbing at your baseboards.
Finally, if you have small scratches or scuffs on your baseboards you can use a Mr. Clean pad to help buff them away. Make sure you always test the Mr. Clean pad in a small hidden area (like a closet) because they can remove paint.
My baseboards had some scuff marks on them but they easily came off when scrubbed with a Mr. Clean pad. You can see below the scuffs are gone.
Once your baseboards dry you are done! Your baseboards are clean and free from dust and grime.
While you are doing your baseboards you may want to take a few minutes to clean your door frame trim too. You will be amazed at the amount of dust that gathers at the top of the door frame trim. Just scrub down the trim and tops with the microfiber cloth. My door trim usually doesn't get scuffs like the baseboards do, but the trim gets a lot of fingerprints and grime.
If you have bad knees or problems with your back this method of cleaning baseboards might be difficult. If you can't clean the baseboards like this I recommend using a spin mop. I love using this method of cleaning the baseboards if I am in a hurry or my back is bothering me. You can see how I use it in these 5 ways to use a spin mop.
Get your baseboards looking like new with these easy tips on how to clean baseboards. You will love how great they look. Want some other cleaning tips? Check out how to clean toilet stains like a pro.
- Mr. Clean pad
- Microfiber cloth (I love these microfiber cloths from Amazon)
- H2 cleaner or Dawn Soap