I have never really felt excited at the thought of cleaning baseboards.



You know… All that bending and gasping for breath and the back pain for a good couple of days after that dreadful cleaning day. Whew ๐Ÿ™‚


But I have always wanted to see my baseboards looking clean. Just not at the expense of my back and knees. 



I have found a very helpful and easy way to now clean my baseboards without all that stress.


And yes, I will share this tip with you.

The items you will need are very simple. You can opt to use a store-bought dusting spray, or make your own.


Here is a tutorial for making your own Homemade Dusting Spray.


Castile Soap

Lemon Essential Oil

Olive Oil

White Vinegar

Jasmine Essential Oil



DIY Dusting Spray: A good combination for these ingredients would be 1 drop Lemon Essential Oil, 1 drop Jasmine Essential Oil, 1 Tbsp Olive Oil, 1 Tbsp White Vinegar and 1 Cup of Water. Mix them together well in a spray bottle.


Now,  here is the clever way to get your baseboard cleaning job done without becoming a contortionist or ending up in the Emergency Room.

Here is what you will need:

Your Favorite Broom

Microfiber Cloth or Rag

Dusting Spray

Ribbon or Large Rubber Ban


Simply wrap the microfiber cloth around the broom.



Use the ribbon or rubber band to hold the cloth tightly in place on the broom.

Spritz your new microfiber broom combination tool with your super sparkly dusting spray.


Don’t soak the cloth wet. You just want it to be dampened.



Now, sweep your baseboards to and from, top and bottom with your cloth and broom tool.


The Painless Way To Clean Dirty Baseboards

The Painless Way To Clean Dirty Baseboards

How To Clean Dirty Baseboards Without Hurting Your Back.


  • A Regular Broom
  • Microfiber Cloth or Rag
  • Dusting Spray
  • Ribbon or Large Rubber Ban


  1. Lay microber cloth or rag flat on floor.
  2. Place broom in the middle of the cloth.
  3. Wrap the broom with the cloth.
  4. Use ribbon or rubber band to hold the cloth in place around the broom.

You can now easily use this new DIY cleaning tool to clean your baseboards without having to bend your back.

Run the broom wrapped with cloth along your baseboards- forward and backward.

This will remove dust and get your baseboards looking clean.

To get better results, use a dusting spray to help remove even more dirt and dust.

    You should have sparkly clean baseboards in a few minutes.


    Also, your back and knees should still be in sparkly good condition. Hoping they were before ๐Ÿ™‚


    But if not, no additional damage should have been done by using this super easy baseboard cleaning method.


    1. Angeles Maldonado Reply

      Gracias fabulosos y รบtiles las carpetas de limpieza

      Fabulous and useful. Thank you for the cleaning printables.

      • Cottage Notes Reply

        You are welcome, Angeles.

        Thanks too for your thoughtful comment ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Thank you so much for that idea!!! Using it today while cleaning someones house. It sure will save my back. You are a sweetheart for sharing your tips. Thank you so much.

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