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Cleaning Experts Notice This Subtle Part of Your Home First

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Let’s be honest. We all miss spots when cleaning, and that’s fine. It’s one of those commonly overlooked areas, though, that professional cleaners might just notice first about your home.

Baseboards are an area that professional cleaners often see overlooked, and that can lead to serious dust collecting.

Alicia Sokolowski, a cleaning expert and president and co-CEO of AspenClean, says to use a chemical-free product to help get through all that collected dust. Then, once it’s gone, set a regular schedule for cleaning your baseboards so that they don’t get overlooked again.

Vera Peterson, president of MollyMaid, suggests cleaning your baseboards room by room so that the project doesn’t get overwhelming. After all, you will be on your floor in order to get them clean. To make sure you get each section of your baseboards, move your furniture, rugs, and any other items that might be blocking them from view before you start cleaning.

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These microfiber cloths are great options for baseboard cleaning.

“Grab a sturdy bucket or a small stool so you have somewhere to sit while you clean,” said Peterson. “A folded towel can provide cushion for your knees while you move along and scrub.”

As for what to use, we suggest a combination of warm water, vinegar, and dish soap. Dampen a microfiber towel with the mixture and begin to wipe down the surface. If there’s furniture you just weren’t able to move on your own, you can always place your microfiber cloth over the end of a broom and slide it behind the piece in order to get the area clean.

If you now realize it’s been a while since you looked at your baseboards, it might be time to get to work. You can find our full guide on cleaning them—and your floors—here.

[Via The Spruce]

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