The Easy Way to Clean Dirty Baseboards

This cleaning tip may just blow your mind! It is the easiest, most effortless way I've found to clean grungy, dirty baseboards, and it works on other stuff as well!
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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!

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 😉

Clean Baseboards in Seconds!

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. Until I met my cleaning hero!

This cleaning product is so powerful it literally melts the dirt and gunk! And best of all, it costs less than a pack of gum!

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! Your baseboards probably look similar to this! The dust collects here but it's such a pain to bend down to clean them!

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! First-hand experience guys! 😉

You simply lightly 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 fact, it cleans them too! Please be sure that your painted surfaces are not fresh before trying this at home!

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

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

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 DollarTree. 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!

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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)

Check out my brand new post for effortlessly cleaning your silver and stainless utensils!

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

  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!

    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!

  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.

  4. OMG this IS a total game changer! My baseboards were so filthy I just figured it would be a waste of time (and energy) trying to get them clean. But this worked like charm! Thanks so much!!

    1. So glad you found it useful, it's a great product!

  5. Great post. Baseboards are always a problem area in my house. I even thought about getting new ones at one point thanks for the great information Cindy, and have a good day.

    1. Thanks Shelby, I love how easy this product is to use!

  6. Started cleaning my baseboards with this and it is magic. I noticed it says to “dilute” before use on “woodwork.” Did you do this?

    1. Nope I spray it on full strength and it cuts through the crud!

  7. This stuff is seriously amazing! For some reason my bathroom baseboards are the worst but this stuff makes them good as new. Thanks for posting!

  8. I love Totally Awesome and have been using it for years! I first found it at Dollar Tree but there are actually quite a few places that carry it now including Walmart. Of course it’s definitely more than a dollar elsewhere. Let me tell you my husband is a pretty heavy smoker but used to smoke in the garage in the winter time and always outside otherwise. The inside of my garage door was absolutely yellow from nicotine and you know it yellows everything if they smoke inside. I tried everything to get that nicotine off that door and finally one day I tried Awesome and OMG it just fell off the door!! I kid you not as soon as you sprayed it was dripping down the door! I’ve been a believer ever since! Not only is it an awesome (no pun product but it is also not harmful to pets, humans and I believe I read on the bottle years ago you could even drink it.

    1. While I agree it's great for cleaning, I would be very cautious! It irritates my nose and throat if I am too close to the spray. I would definitely Not put it anywhere near my mouth!

  9. Oh I completely agree with you and would never put it near my mouth either. I’m absolutely not trying to get anyone trying that! My apologies!

    1. No problem, just didn't want anyone to read this and think it was safe to drink!!


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