HOW TO CLEAN BASEBOARDS
If you're wondering how your living room could possibly look dirty even after you've cleaned the windows, vacuumed the couches and mopped the floors, it's likely you forgot to clean the baseboards.
Your carpets, furniture and even walls get the bulk of weekly cleaning attention, but baseboards can accumulate unsightly grime, stains, scuff marks, dirt and dust which can subtly diminish the visual appeal of your home. Baseboards are fairly easy to clean and worth adding to your cleaning routine, as a little attention can make a big difference.
Cleaning dirty baseboards with castile soap and dish soap can leave behind a film that will eventually attract more dirt and dust, meaning you'll get stuck cleaning them more often.
Clean baseboards easily by removing dirt, stains and smudges with Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner. It's important to use a non-abrasive cleaning solution that won't discolor or diminish the paint on your baseboards. Whether they are coated with latex or oil-based paint, Simple Green can keep dirt off baseboards and keep them looking great for years to come.
When cleaning your home, you should always do the baseboards last, as they tend to capture the accumulated dust and dirt from cleaning surrounding areas. Before cleaning your baseboards, move your furniture away from the walls to give yourself space for cleaning.
Bonus tip: You can prolong baseboard cleanliness by rubbing them with a fresh dryer sheet. The antistatic properties on the sheet actually repel dust.
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