Cleaning baseboards can be a hassle to keep clean, especially if you have a sore back.
Just like any other surface in your home, they can accumulate dust, dirt, and grime.
Luckily, there are several ways to clean them without having to kneel down and strain your back!
In this post, I'll share some tips and tricks on how to clean your baseboards without kneeling down.
We'll cover various methods and tools, from using a flexible dust mop to creating your own cleaning solution, so you can choose the one that works best for you.
I'll also provide step-by-step instructions and helpful tips to make the process as easy and efficient as possible.
Whether you're looking for a quick and easy way to maintain your baseboards or need to give them a deep clean, I've got you covered.
So, let's put away your knee pads and get started on cleaning those baseboards together!
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Things you will need
Cleaning baseboards can be a tedious task, but it doesn't have to be.
With the right supplies, you can get the job done quickly and easily without kneeling down.
Here are the supplies you'll need:
- Microfiber dust mop
- Duster with an extendable handle
- Lukewarm water
- Dish soap
Using a microfiber dust mop with an extendable handle is a great way to dry dust your baseboards without bending over. The mop can easily reach high areas and tight corners.
You can make your own cleaning solution using lukewarm water, vinegar, and a trickle of dish soap.
Mix five parts warm water, one part vinegar, and a trickle of dish soap in a bucket.
Dampen your microfiber cloth and then put it on the end of your mop. A Swiffer mop is great for this because you can use the grab holes to keep it nicely in place. Then wipe your baseboards clean.
Start by vacuuming or dusting
I always start by dusting with a vacuum cleaner or a dry microfiber cloth.
To make it easier to reach, use the long pole on your vacuum cleaner with the dusting tool, or attach a dry microfiber cloth to the end of a mop.
Another option is to use a broom. If you're using a broom, make sure it has lots of soft bristles to help get off the most dust and avoid scratching the baseboards.
How to clean your baseboards without having to kneel down
If you want to save your back, give Baseboard Buddy a try. Baseboard Buddy is a cleaning tool designed specifically for cleaning baseboards without having to bend down.
It has a long handle with a cleaning pad that can be adjusted to different angles to clean the baseboards effectively.
The pad is removable and washable, making it reusable and eco-friendly.
The Baseboard Buddy is easy to use and can be a great alternative to traditional cleaning methods.
Using a Swiffer Sweeper is my favorite way to clean baseboards without having to kneel down.
I like to attach a washable microfiber cloth to the end, but you can also use a disposable Swiffer cleaning cloth. The cleaning pad is designed to trap and lock dirt, dust, and hair, making it an effective tool for cleaning baseboards.
Which ever type of mop head you go for, use it dry for dusting and then damp for cleaning. Either use plain water or use a mix of water, dish soap and vinegar for a deeper clean.
If you have a robot vacuum, you can use it to dust your baseboards. The robot vacuum does all the work for you, making it an easy and convenient alternative to traditional cleaning methods.
Most robot vacuums come with attachments that can be used to clean baseboards.
The attachments are designed to fit the baseboards and can be used to remove dirt, dust, and hair.
Deep cleaning your baseboards
If your baseboards have scuff marks on them, or dirty spots, here are some effective methods to remove them. You may have noticed from the pictures that mine certainly do!
Of course, removing stubborn stains from baseboards, often means bending down.
However, if you can get most of the marks off when standing up to clean, you'll find you won't spend so much time deep cleaning. Or maybe you can delegate the stain removal job!
Here are some effective ways to remove stubborn stains from baseboards:
A Magic Eraser is a great tool for getting rid of unsightly marks on baseboards.
Simply wet the Magic Eraser and use it to wipe away dirt and grime. The Magic Eraser is especially effective at removing scuff marks and other stubborn stains.
A vinegar solution is another effective way to clean baseboards. Mix one part distilled white vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle and spray the solution onto the baseboards.
Use a microfiber cloth to wipe away dirt and grime.
The vinegar solution not only cleans the baseboards, but also helps to disinfect them.
A baking soda paste is a natural and effective way to clean baseboards without damaging them.
Mix baking soda and water to create a paste and apply it to the baseboards. Use a sponge or cloth to scrub away dirt and grime. The baking soda paste not only cleans the baseboards but also helps to remove odors.
Cleaning baseboards can be a painful task if you don't have the mobility to bend or kneel down.
The best way to avoid having to clean baseboards on your hands and knees is to clean them regularly standing up.
If you clean your baseboards once a week or every other week, you'll be able to keep them looking clean and dust-free without having to spend a lot of time on your knees.
Use a microfiber cloth or a soft-bristled brush to remove dust and dirt from the baseboards. You can also use a vacuum cleaner with a dusting attachment to remove dirt and debris from hard-to-reach areas.
If you have a large house or a lot of baseboards to clean, consider enlisting the help of a family member, friend or a professional cleaner.