Welcome to day 27 of the ‘31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home‘ series!

Today’s task is to clean your interior doors.

You can use warm, soapy water or spray on your favorite all-purpose cleaner and wipe to clean your doors and molding. (Always be sure to test a small area first, to be sure your paint won’t be removed too much. It is normal to see a little bit of paint transferred to your cloth. What you don’t want to see is a large amount of the paint being removed. Most doors and trim are painted with semi-gloss paint and can be cleaned easily.)

Below you will see some of my 2 year old’s newest artwork. She has found that coloring on anything BUT paper is most fun! This is just pencil scribbled on the door.

After a few seconds of wiping with my soapy water and my microfiber cloth, it was gone.

Be sure to pay special attention to the area around the door knobs and the base of the doors. These tend to be the dirtiest places. We have cats, and they like to rub on the doors, so about nose height on the edge of our doors can get pretty dirty as well.

If you have a really stubborn mark, you can try to use a magic eraser. WD-40 works well on scuff marks.

If you have a lot of nicks and marks, it may be time to touch up the paint or re-paint your doors and/or trim.

See you back here tomorrow for day 28 of 31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home.

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