If You're Not Using Dryer Sheets On Your Baseboards, You're Doing It Wrong

Let's admit it: We all have that one corner of the house that we skip over on cleaning day. Maybe it's your never-ending pile of laundry, your drain that needs snaking, the mountain of clutter stashed underneath your bed ... or maybe it's your baseboards, which you may never have thought about scrubbing down unless you were getting ready to repaint.

But even if our eyes don't naturally gravitate toward the baseboards of our homes, that doesn't mean they deserve to be forgotten. As a matter of fact, there's one simple hack to keep your baseboards looking as fresh as the floors you just mopped. Even better? You only have to do it once a month, and all it requires is something that you probably have on hand: dryer sheets.

Start by running through your typical tidying up routine, working your way from the walls down. Try to leave all of the dust, dirt, and grime for the very last pass-through. Once you've taken out all of the trash, swept away the kitchen floor crumbs, and vacuumed the living room carpet, it's time to turn your attention to your long-forgotten trim.

Raid your laundry room and refresh your baseboards

Once the initial cleaning is complete, grab a box of dryer sheets from your laundry room. Any old brand will do, but bonus points if it's scented — nothing smells better than fresh laundry, even if it's coming from the baseboards in your kitchen, right?

Then, take the sheet, and wipe it along your baseboards, getting into all the crevices. It's that simple. Apartment Therapy explains that dryer sheets' static-fighting capabilities remove all that stubborn dust and pet hair, and it also protects your baseboards — especially the ones in high-traffic areas — from accumulating more debris over the next month. It's a genius hack that even HGTV can get behind, and considering how spotless the homes on "Property Brothers” look, we're willing to give it a go. If you (like us) don't want to get on your hands and knees, you can even tack a sheet onto the end of a Swiffer mop and do the job that way.

No mop? Cut The Grime suggests grabbing a yoga mat to cushion your knees while you work your way through each room. It may take a bit longer, but the pay-off will be worth it when your house is finally sparkling from floor to ceiling once and for all.