A search for baseboard cleaning hacks led me to the Baseboard Buddy, an adjustable cleaning tool designed to clean baseboards and crown moldings. My Baseboard Buddy starter pack came with one cleaning tool and three replacement cleaning pads. It was really easy to assemble: I snapped the handle in place and attached the microfiber cleaning pad to the plastic head and it was ready to go. The reusable cleaning pads can be used dry to attract dust and pet hair or damp with water and your favorite all-purpose cleaner to remove more difficult dirt and stains. I knew I had neglected my baseboards long enough, so I dampened my pad with a soap and water cocktail and got to work.
With Stevie Wonder blaring, I sashayed through my apartment, gliding the Baseboard Buddy along the base of the walls. I was blown away as the pad molded to the shape of the baseboards trapping dust that had grown comfortable in the crevices. The adjustable handle expands up to four feet, letting me reach up to crown moldings and down to the baseboards without wobbling on a stool or pulling a muscle. The plastic head swivels 360 degrees, leaving me with no excuse to avoid cleaning the tough corners. And when I finished, I was impressed with my beautifully clean baseboards and a little disgusted with myself for neglecting them for so long.