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Clean Baseboards the Lazy Way

May 25, 2024
Clean Baseboards the Lazy Way

You know, I used to be one of those people who would dread cleaning the baseboards. I mean, getting down on my hands and knees, scrubbing away for what felt like an eternity – it was enough to make me want to hide under the covers and pretend those pesky baseboards didn’t exist. But then I discovered a secret that changed the game forever: the lazy way to clean baseboards.

The Dirty Truth

Let’s be real for a minute – baseboards are a magnet for all sorts of gunk and grime. Between the dust that settles, the pet hair that accumulates, and the random spills that somehow end up there, these poor baseboards take a real beating. And if you’re anything like me, the mere thought of tackling them was enough to make you want to schedule a week-long spa retreat.

But then I stumbled upon a game-changing tip from Ask Anna Moseley. She suggested using a mop to clean the baseboards while you’re already mopping the floors. Genius, right? No more getting down on your hands and knees, no more aching back – just a quick swipe of the mop and you’re good to go.

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Clean Baseboards

So, how does this magical lazy girl’s method work? It’s shockingly simple:

  1. Grab your trusty mop and give it a good spritz of your favorite floor cleaner.
  2. As you’re mopping the floors, simply run the mop along the baseboards, applying a little extra pressure to get them sparkling clean.
  3. Voila! Baseboards done, with minimal effort on your part.

The key is to make it a part of your regular mopping routine. That way, those pesky baseboards never have a chance to get too out of control. And the best part? You can put that newfound energy towards more important things, like binge-watching the latest Netflix hit or perfecting your couch-potato pose.

Leveling Up Your Lazy Baseboard Cleaning

But wait, there’s more! If you really want to take your lazy baseboard cleaning to the next level, try these tips:

  • Use a microfiber mop pad – the soft fibers will help trap more dust and grime, leaving your baseboards looking fresh.
  • Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the cleaning solution – not only will it make your home smell amazing, but the natural cleaning properties of the oils can help cut through stubborn dirt.
  • For those hard-to-reach areas, keep a small angled brush on hand. Just a quick swipe along the edges and you’re good to go.

Remember, the key to successful lazy baseboard cleaning is consistency. Incorporate it into your regular cleaning routine, and before you know it, those baseboards will be sparkling without you having to break a sweat.

The Lazy Girl’s Cleaning Mantra

So, there you have it – the secret to clean baseboards without all the fuss. As someone who used to dread this chore, I can honestly say that this lazy girl’s method has been a total game-changer. And you know what they say, “cleanliness is next to laziness,” or something like that.

The next time you look at your baseboards and feel that familiar sense of dread, remember this: you’ve got a secret weapon in your cleaning arsenal. Just grab that mop, give those baseboards a quick once-over, and pat yourself on the back for being the ultimate lazy cleaning queen.

And if you ever need a little extra motivation, just remember the wise words of Kim Woodward: “There is absolutely nothing wrong with being lazy.” Amen to that, my friend. Now, go forth and conquer those baseboards with the power of laziness on your side!

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