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The Easy Way to Clean Dirty Baseboards

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You won't find a lot of cleaning posts here at diy beautify! I much prefer sharing beautiful crafts, DIY projects and other ways to beautify your home. In fact, I would go so far as to say that cleaning is not my friend. I don't like to clean, and I'm often frustrated by products that just Do.Not.Work!

How to clean your baseboards, the easy way!


Maybe it's because as a young girl, blessed with two brothers, I ended up doing the dusting, vacuuming and dishes while my brothers were outside doing the 'fun' chores. Raking leaves, mowing the lawn, and taking the dog for a walk.

You can understand my pain, right?!

Unfortunately the cleaning still needs to get done...and being the modern mom that I am, I happily relegate unloved chores to my kids and Mr DIY!

However, there are certain chores that I just don't mind doing myself now, especially when they are super easy. I used to despise cleaning baseboards. Nothing seemed powerful enough to remove the gunk.

But then a friend introduced me to a fabulous (and cheap) product. It works on a ton of surfaces, and just happens to practically melt all the gross stuff off my baseboards so that cleaning them is now a breeze!

Let me show you exactly what I mean.

Exhibit A: Grimy, Dirty (nay, Hairy) Baseboards!


Ew!

dirty baseboards

Exhibit B: My Favorite Power Cleaning Spray


Here's the answer to dirty baseboards, and other hard-to-clean areas and surfaces...Totally Awesome!

Now let me just say that if your baseboards are incredibly hairy (with built-up dust), you'll get the best results if you vacuum them first to remove the most of the dust...otherwise, unless you clean your cloth after each swipe, you'll just end up moving the dust around! I know, another step - sorry all you cleaning-phobes out there!

my favorite cleaning product for dirty baseboards

I just spray the product on, let it sit for a few seconds, and then effortlessly wipe all the gunk off with a wet cloth. As you can see, it's hard not to get it on the walls, but I've found that it doesn't harm the painted surface...in fact, it cleans them too! Please be sure that your painted surfaces are not fresh before trying this at home!

spray on this cleaning product and watch the grime melt away

Dust, dirt and grime are no match for the amazing cleaning properties of Totally Awesome! It literally melts the grime away!

Exhibit C: Clean Baseboards...just like magic!

how to get clean baseboards in seconds

Since I've found Totally Awesome, cleaning and I are on speaking terms again! I wouldn't say we're besties yet though!

You can find Totally Awesome at Dollar Tree. If you don't live somewhere with a Dollar Tree, you can also find it here. Check out all the other cleaning products by the same brand, including laundry spray, spot remover, carpet cleaner, an Oxy orange cleaner and more! I haven't tried all these cleaning products, but the ones I have tried really work well!

a simple way to clean your dirty baseboards

Imagine all the other grimy areas of your home that could benefit from Totally Awesome! You can clean not just your baseboards, but your ceiling fans, that grimy area on the floor in your pantry, your kitchen appliances, window ledges and so much more!

I know, it sounds like I'm getting carried away...but I have a game plan...and it involves sharing this cleaning tip with Mr DIY and letting him have at it! (wink)


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5 comments:

  1. I love this post- and your site is darling! If you ever want to contribute on SomewhatSimple.com, we are expanding our team and would LOVE to have you! (Email me if you’re interested!) Have a great weekend!

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  2. Nice post! Baseboards often are overlooked at home and sometimes when I notice them I feel sick and need to clean them immediately! I also feel excited when I find a new cleaning product that is cheap and works perfectly! Thanks for the cleaning tip!

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    1. Thank you Judith, I have always hated cleaning my baseboards because I felt I never really got them clean. Totally Awesome has been a game changer!

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  3. I just started spring cleaning. It's such a big job, I just go from one room to the next. I usually do a bit here and there. When I do, I get nothing done.

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