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6 Ways You Can Clean Baseboards Without Bending Over

Cleaning baseboards may not be especially hard. There are plenty of hacks out there to make it even easier, and you don’t have to clean them too often. 

However, baseboard cleaning can become increasingly difficult if you have back or knee problems. Do you struggle when tackling this chore? Here are six ways to clean your baseboards without bending over or kneeling!

Method #1: Brooms and brushes

If your baseboards aren’t that dirty, you could easily clean them with a broom. The best part about this method is that you won’t need to purchase anything—everybody already owns a broom! 

However, brooms have a downside: they might not be up to the task if you need more detailed cleaning. In that case, you could look into getting brushes; some even have the same length as a broom, and they work perfectly on the baseboard’s crevices!

Method #2: Floor mop

Much like the broom, a floor mop is an easy tool for cleaning your baseboards! This floor mop method can be as simple as grabbing a bucket of soapy water and using your mop directly on the baseboards.

Also, if you’re willing to try something a little different, you could use a solution made with vinegar. To make this cleaning solution, pour half a cup of white vinegar into warm water, then add a splash of dish soap. This liquid will help you battle the harder-to-clean stains!

Method #3: Flexible dust mop

Sometimes having the right tool makes all the difference! As a variation of cleaning baseboards with a mop, you can get a flexible dust mop instead.

Flexible dust mops have strings made of dust-trapping materials, like microfiber or chenille fabric. Plus, these strings will make it easier to clean the top of the baseboards as well as the front.

Method #4: Flexible dust wand

Some sections of your baseboards are in hard-to-reach places (behind your furniture or at the corners of the rooms). In these cases, your standard cleaning tools might not fit adequately to get the job done.  

Don’t worry! A flexible dust wand will do the trick. The most helpful thing about this tool is that you can bend it whichever way you need. So, all those out-of-reach places? Not so inaccessible now!

Method #5: Vacuum cleaner

Everyone knows that a vacuum cleaner is one of the most effective ways to get rid of dust. Also, there are all sorts of attachments for vacuum cleaners, and we’re using that to our advantage! For example, the brush attachment will do the work of sweeping and sucking up the dust on your baseboards.

Also, most attachments for vacuum cleaners have a long reach, so there won’t be any bending over for this!

Method #6: Make your own cleaning tool

Purchasing the right tools to help with your cleaning may not be something you can do right now. Don’t worry; you can make a cleaning tool!

You’ll only need a broom, some rubber bands, and a microfiber cloth to make your tool. Now, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Put the microfiber cloth over the broom bristles, and make sure both sides are covered equally.
  • Step 2: Attach the cloth with the rubber bands; you can use as many as you need (three are generally enough). Just check that it’s properly attached! 
  • Step 3: Your cleaning tool is ready, so spray some soapy water and run the broom from side to side on the baseboards.

Too much work? Let us handle this chore!

There are many tricks and methods to clean your baseboards without bending over, but they still require a lot of time and effort. However, a cleaning service can be your best option! 

With Rochester Residential & Commercial Cleaning, there will be no more pain in your back or knees from cleaning! We can clean your baseboards without you having to do anything besides booking your service. Get your quote now!