How to really clean my baseboards?


I want to clean my baseboards, BUT NOT ON MY HANDS AND KNEES. I like to use a wood spray to clean them thoroughly, due to all the nooks and crannies....please help!

q how to really clean my baseboards

An entire house of this is too much for my knees...

  6 answers
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 09, 2019

    You can use one of those baseboard mops they advertise on TV. You could sit on a low stool to avoid being on hands and knees, but would require a lot of bending. I am no spring chicken, but I do my floors and baseboards on my hands and knees quite frequently. I just think they get cleaner using a rag and a bucket of water and not spread the dirt like mops, Swiffer, etc. can easily do.

  • Gk Gk on Mar 09, 2019

    If you want to get them really clean the best way is hands and knees so you can see that you wiped off all the dirt! I agree with Nancy. A rag and a bucket of warm water with some Mr. Clean will do a great job. If it is too hard for you to get up and down do you have any family who could help you? Neighbor children for pay? Spring cleaning time!

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Mar 09, 2019

    Take a long handled brush which you would use for a floor and drape a rag onto it. The rag should be damp with a mixture of warm water, baking soda and dish liquid. Keep rinsing the rag and keep moving along the baseboard until you are done. Change the water when necessary. If you use a spray it will get onto your floor and make your job much more difficult since it looks like you may have a hardwood floor.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Mar 09, 2019

    Hi Geri,

    I agree with the others about using a mixture of water and your favorite cleaner. Here's my take on the position. I have found that hands & knees hurts my knees! My solution is to actually sit on the floor and move along the wall to clean. Before you start, dust the baseboards. That will remove a lot of the dust and some dirt. My favorite cleaner is baking soda or vinegar, mixed with water and a few drops of Dawn. You don't need a wood cleaner on a painted surface because you're not actually cleaning wood. You're cleaning the paint. Does that make sense to you? The idea of a long handled "mop" is good, but you have to be careful that you don't allow it to just slop on the cleaner. Just keep it damp, not wet. I hope this helps. Wishing you the best.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 09, 2019

    get yourself a low rolling stool, hot water and Dawn dish soap in bucket, 2 wash cloths one to wipe one to dry(don't really need to them dry), pushing yourself backwards with feet/legs along baseboard as your wiping. I cleaned at a College that's how we did the miles of baseboards we had to keep clean

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    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 10, 2019

      we used 5 gallon buckets cut off to different heights since us girls were different sizes and just sat them on the dolly that we used for our trash cans you can get cheap dolly anywhere put board on it then bucket upside down

  • Mca29961700 Mca29961700 on Mar 10, 2019

    You can get a gardening stool or cart at Loews or Home Depot.