Try This Genius Trick To Make Cleaning Your Baseboards Easier

Cleaning your baseboards isn't exactly fun but it is one of those chores that needs to be done. Fortunately, there's a minimal hack that you can take advantage of that will leave your baseboards spotless without leaving you exhausted. That's not to mention the fact that you won't have to paint your baseboards as often if you keep them nice and clean. Tackle this task with the help of a little trick that will see you dusting your baseboards with your own DIY tool that you can make from a broom and use as a duster.

All you will need is a Swiffer sweeper or any kind of broom that has the same kind of long handle. On top of that, you'll also need a rubber band or piece of string as well as a rag or a towel that you don't mind using on or near your floor since you'll be targeting baseboards. Once you have these items, then you're ready to go. Next, grab a broom or Swiffer sweeper and remove the bottom section. All you want in this case is the broom handle. If you don't have one, pretty much anything long and sturdy will do the trick. Next, take the towel or rag and wrap it around the bottom of the broom handle. Secure the towel in place with the elastic or string. You've now made yourself a baseboard cleaning tool.

Use a broom and a towel to clean your baseboards

When you've put together your very own baseboard-targeting tool, then it's time to tackle the dirty spots in your home. All you need to do is hold the broom handle in the same way you would grip onto a mop and start wiping away any dust or grime that's on your baseboards just like you would if you were dusting. You should be able to get into any curves or nooks thanks to the fact that the towel is soft and can get into small spaces. It will also leave your baseboards safe from scratches. If the grit is persistent, you can add some soap and water to the towel before putting it to work in the same way.

Because it's so versatile, you can use your new tool for other spots in your home. Use it to get into tight corners, to clean radiators, or to clean and dust wainscotting. It's also a useful tool for cleaning stairways or ledges.