Baseboards often go unnoticed when it comes to cleaning, but neglecting them can result in a buildup of dust and grime that can tarnish the overall cleanliness of your home. The problem is, cleaning baseboards usually involves bending over and putting strain on your back. But fear not!
I’ve got a 5-step guide that will help you clean your baseboards without the need to bend over. It’s time to say goodbye to dusty baseboards and hello to a fresh and tidy living space. And if you prefer to leave the task to the experts, I’ll also introduce you to top-notch residential cleaning providers who can take care of this chore for you.
If you want a detailed guide on how to clean your baseboards without bending over, here is a step-by-step approach tested and approved by our cleaning professionals to help you!
How to steam-clean your oven with vinegar
Most modern ovens have a handy function that makes steam cleaning even easier. If yours doesn’t have that option, don’t worry! There’s still a way to use the power of steam and make your oven clean again.
Step #1. Get your oven ready
To avoid accidents and clean your oven efficiently, you’ll need to take out the racks and everything else inside. Before you continue, you may want to use this opportunity to scrape loose burnt food or wipe excess grease from the walls.
Now, you can wash the racks in your sink. Use lukewarm water, dishwasher detergent, and a rough sponge to remove the grime off the racks. Once done, dry them with an old towel and return one rack to the oven, placing it in the middle holder.
Step #2. Prepare a cleaning solution
In a casserole dish (or a similar-sized, oven-safe container), pour one cup of white vinegar and fill the rest with distilled water. Using distilled water will keep your oven spot-free once you finish the cleaning.
Place the dish in the middle rack and jump to the next step.
Pro tip: If you use tap water, be sure to rinse thoroughly at the end to avoid mineral spots.
Step #3. Turn on the heat
With everything in place, you can now turn on your oven to 450° F. You should leave it like that for about 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how grimy it is. During this time, steam will form and cover your oven’s interior, loosening the grime.
Step #4. Make your oven shine
After time’s up, your dish and rack will be burning hot, so let it cool before taking them out. Once your oven is empty again, use a damp sponge to scrub the grime and gunk with the rough side. For particularly stubborn stuck-on food, use a scrub pad.
Finally, rinse the area with a dampened microfiber cloth. And just like that, your oven will return to its former glory. Time to bake a cake in celebration!
How to clean your oven using vinegar and baking soda
Although helpful, steam-cleaning your oven with white vinegar could not be enough if your oven is extra filthy. There’s an even better option for those cases—it takes more effort and time to do it, though. Check it out here:
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