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Cleaning Base Boards

Our baseboards are in dire need of a good cleaning and I just hate to do it. They are painted with white semi-gloss paint and they show everything. Having a Saint Bernard and 3 cats doesn't help either. Does anyone know an easier way to clean them than the "on my hands and knees" deal. Thanks so much.

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January 15, 20050 found this helpful

I sweep mine regularly with a broom and use a mop to clean them!

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By Allison (Guest Post)
January 15, 20050 found this helpful

Pay a neighbor kid 25 cents per foot to clean them. Hehe.

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Anonymous
January 16, 20050 found this helpful

homeschoolin_mum has the right idea. I am a janitor and this is how I do them. Much faster and a lot less painful.

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By rtrouble2 (Guest Post)
January 16, 20050 found this helpful

Place an old pair of sports socks, sprayed with a bit of vinegar and water. Then just use your feet to do a quick cleaning.

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January 17, 20050 found this helpful

Use a sponge mop and put a squirt of mop-n-glo in the water and the next time all the gunk will wipe off easily.

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Next time you paint, use glossy paint on baseboards for easier cleanup.
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By Michele (Guest Post)
January 17, 20050 found this helpful

You can buy a tub cleaner. It is a plastic wand with a sponge and scrubber attached. I clean my kitchen floor under my table with them. My chair legs have the rubber caps and it leaves black marks on the floor. This way you don't have to get down on your hands and knees. I also agree with the gloss paint.

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By Diane (Guest Post)
March 13, 20050 found this helpful

Would 409 cleaner give them a kick? I'll do anything not to have to get down on all 4's to clean them. I use a mop too, but it does get the ground in stuff up.

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April 9, 20070 found this helpful

try mr clean magic erasers,they clean almost everything.

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By Allison (Guest Post)
July 5, 20070 found this helpful

I love sock method. Sweeping them every time you vaccum the room is a quick preventative measure that prevents heavy buildup and back-breaking work.

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