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Quick Tip: How to clean your baseboards

While researching this topic, I found out there are a lot of people who hate cleaning their baseboards. Maybe it’s because they have large homes or dislike cleaning in general. But for me, cleaning baseboards are no big deal. In my house, baseboards are cat fur magnets, so cleaning them is something I do every week.

I usually just do the wipe-with-a-damp-cloth thing and move on. While reading other blogs, I picked up a few helpful hints I was eager to try.

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Whoa. Maybe I need more advice on cleaning baseboards because this looks pretty bad.

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Honestly, I never noticed those black scuff marks before. Where did that come from? Also, the walls are looking pretty nasty too.

First, remove all the loose dirt and pet hair with a damp cloth. I use an old t-shirt with a dab of dishwashing liquid and water.

First, remove all the loose dirt and pet hair with a damp cloth. I used an old t-shirt with a dab of dishwashing soap and water.

To remove those embarrassing scuff marks, I used Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

To remove those embarrassing scuff marks, I used Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Oh my gosh! It's like magic!

I cleaned the left side with Magic Eraser and shot this picture midway so you could see the difference. Oh my gosh! It’s like magic!

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Here’s what it looks like after a few swipes with Magic Eraser. Granted, it still needs a good paint job. But this will do for now.

To keep it looking its best, give it a rub with a dryer sheet. This will repel dirt until the next cleaning.

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To find more information about cleaning your baseboards read:

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/weekend-wipe-down-6-easy-some-weird-ways-to-clean-baseboards-202074

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About Terri Dux

Besides being a writer and passionate blogger, Terri is also co-owner of a local t-shirt craft company. When not watching her favorite TV channel, HGTV, Terri likes crafting, gardening, and thrifting at neighborhood garage sales.

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