I just don’t clean my baseboards often. I just don’t, baseboards are just one of those things that you think, “maybe I should clean them, or I could…” Sitting on the floor and scooting around is not one of my favorite things as I am no longer three. However, I do have a simple tip to keep your baseboards clean so you only have to clean them maybe once a year, or less often than you do now. πŸ™‚

First, you will need to clean your baseboards. Use your favorite cleaning solution, soap and water, water, whatever floats your boat.


Use a soft cloth and wipe the baseboards clean. If you’re like me, use a pole with a window washing head so you don’t have to scoot along the floor or tie a cloth to the end of a broom stick. You can see the dirt already coming off from the baseboards.


Much better, you’ll also be able to figure out where paint touch ups are needed, or decide that it looks fine as long as you don’t take pictures for a blog. πŸ™‚ Once your baseboards are clean and dry, rub a dryer sheet along the baseboards to infuse them with anti-cling powers.


Once infused with anti-cling powers, they will repel dirt and dust much better and stay cleaner for longer. Alternatively, you can spritz a cleaning cloth with commercial fabric softener and wipe down your baseboards for the same effect if you do not have or buy fabric softener sheets. The box I have was $1 at the grocery store and has yet to be used for it’s intended purposes. Anyhoo, this is a lazy great cleverΒ way to keep your baseboards clean.

Happy Cleaning!

I still haven’t quite started my spring cleaning yet, have you?


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40 Responses to How to Clean Baseboards Simply

  1. Yup, the extender pole is definitely easier on the old bones. Thanks Angela for the dryer sheet tip – I’m definitely doing this…but I’ve got to figure out how to attach the sheet to a pole. LOL

  2. Carol says:

    Love this Idea. I do not love to clean and any quick and easy tricks to keep things spotless are VERY appreciated. Thank you so much. Anymore hints are appreciated too.

  3. Wow! Who knew?! Thank you for this tip. I’m on it this weekend!

  4. Wow! Amazing idea. I can’t wait to try it . . . wait a minute, did I just say I can’t wait to clean my baseboards? Well, you know what I mean πŸ™‚

  5. Thank you! I HATE housework, I’ll try anything πŸ™‚

  6. Great idea. I usually just dust mine with a dust mop when I do the floors but I really need to wash them. NOt much fun, especially for someone with a bad back! I think I am going to try this πŸ™‚

  7. Thanks for this great tip! Maybe I’ll get into the spring cleaning mood….someday. πŸ˜‰

  8. Alicia says:

    GENIUS! Thanks for sharing! Found you via Tutorial Tuesday!
    Alicia @Adventures at Naptime

  9. What a great tip! Thanks for sharing, I hate dealing with baseboards. I assume you could do this same thing to blinds as well!

  10. That has got to be THE easiest solution to a MAJOR problem in my house! Thank you loads! I have pinned this to my “home” board on Pinterest so other moms can get it!

  11. TOTALLY doing this! I have clean my baseboards every dang week! THANK YOU!

  12. This is such a totally awesome tip! I had no idea!

  13. Diane says:

    Angela, I have paneling on my walls, but they paper printed paneling. That is how we bought them. Thanks Diane

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  16. Korilynn says:

    I hate cleaning my baseboards. But, now that my kids are old enough I give them a baby wipe and tell them to get cleaning. So my baseboards are nice and clean. Haha

  17. Tina says:

    Can’t wait to try this. I also run a duster on mine weekly or so but with 4 cats, 3 teens and all there friends we get tons of dirt and dings.

  18. Genius!! Honestly, this post came at just the right time as I am at the end of my rope (or broom!) avoiding those baseboards, esp the bathroom. Doing this tonight! Thanks for the great tip and here’s to all our sparkly baseboards – may they repel dust indefinitely. πŸ™‚ Best, jen

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