Welcome to day 29 of the ‘31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home‘ series!

Today’s task is to clean your baseboards.

Remember how I said at the beginning we would be working from the top down? Well, we are finally on the bottom!
The first step is to vacuum your baseboards with the brush attachment. This may be all you need to clean them if you have recently painted or they are not that dirty.
Tip: At least once a month vacuum your baseboards as part of your normal cleaning routine. This will virtually eliminate the need for scrubbing, except if something gets spilled on them.
If you have spots and scuff marks, wipe them down with warm, soapy water or your favorite all purpose cleaner. Be certain to test a small area to be sure your paint can handle your cleaning solution.
Magic erasers can work wonders for scuff marks. You may need to use a scrub brush for really stubborn marks. I have found a solution of oxi-clean and water, and a scrub brush removes just about any kind of mark.

The two black marks are nail holes. I have not caulked or touched up the nail holes in our
kitchen on our baseboards because I am hoping to get new flooring in the future!

If you still have a lot of marks that you cannot get out with scrubbing, it may be time to re-paint your baseboards or at least touch up the paint.

As in every other day of this series, if you don’t have enough time to devote to today’s task, choose the dirtiest or most used room in your home and just clean those baseboards.

See you back here tomorrow for day 30 of 31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home.

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