How to easily clean baseboards without breaking your back?

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  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Mar 20, 2019

    Do you have kids? Let them do it. Most baseboards will clean using a brush on the vacuum cleaner. However, it they are scuffed or have marks, I'd use the Mr. Clean eraser. You still have to do this on hands and knees, but it will be quick.

    • Tracey Landers Tracey Landers on Mar 21, 2019

      I do have kids but they’re grown boys, so I don’t think that will work for me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but thanks. I was trying to avoid the hands and knees thing. I’m getting too old for all tat stuff lol

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Mar 20, 2019

    I use a microfiber duster on a pole that extends. It gets everything from ceiling to floor.

  • Brookie Brookie on Mar 20, 2019

    I clean (OCD clean) and Organize homes for a living. First, I use the vacuum with the brush and hose attachment and vacuum the baseboards. Then, I use a microfiber mop head (like the one's sold at Walmart with the rope looking mop heads) and I put it in a mop bucket of HOT water and about 1/4 cup of lemon scented Lysol All Purpose cleaner. I twist it (ringing it out) then drag it along the baseboards. I have also used a little bit of bleach and HOT water instead. Really, it all depends on how dirty your baseboards really are. If they're not too bad any cleaning solution and water work fine. But, the really important thing to do FIRST is Vacuum. Always vacuum/dust before you clean anything. :) Otherwise, you make your cleaning twice as hard and takes twice as long. Another good tip: Starting at the room's threshold, clean from the top to bottom going around the room in one direction. (dust falls with gravity).

    Good luck!

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    • Tracey Landers Tracey Landers on Mar 27, 2019

      Thanks girl, I don’t know how you do all that cleaning with your health issues πŸ₯΄ I pray you can get relief from your symptoms πŸ™

  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Mar 21, 2019

    I bought a mop with the white floppy strings & a long broom like stick at the Dollar General, I use the mop by setting the mop head on the baseboard and walking it down to the end, it saves my back & knees and picks up the dust pretty good, not perfect, but good enough it does not look dusty. ( I am a senior too !)

  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Mar 21, 2019

    Forgot to add, the mop is dry.

  • Sharon Rybak Sharon Rybak on Mar 27, 2019

    good answer for us seniors!!