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velvetcandy Mon 10-Apr-17 21:11:02

How do you keep them clean? We have a new build and every other day i find they are dusty and scuffed. I Hoover the house everyday as we have 3dc and cant gwt away from not Hoover loads due to all the mess the kids make. Any tips would be amazing.

WildCherryBlossom Mon 10-Apr-17 21:32:14

I have 3 DC too. I empathise - my home gets messed up quickly too. But I only hoover downstairs daily ( upstairs less frequently). My skirting boards are often shameful. But my sister in law stayed with a friend recently who wiped all skirting boards with a wet wipe daily (children & guests were handed out wet wipes to do their bits of skirting boards)

BackforGood Mon 10-Apr-17 21:34:32

Wet wipes are good for all paintwork scuffs.

llangennith Mon 10-Apr-17 21:45:17

Glad I've never been houseproud enough to worry about skirting boards grin

Emphasise Mon 10-Apr-17 21:46:25

I just run a duster round them when doing the other dusting, about once a week. If you didn't hoover so often, they might not be as scuffed grin

velvetcandy Mon 10-Apr-17 21:47:12

Thanks. I was using a microfiber cloth but found it was just moving the dust around? And if i hovered it first the Hoover would leave black scuff marks. We live in a town house so the kitchen is downstairs but living area upstairs so we get mess everywhere angry

Mu123 Mon 10-Apr-17 21:49:32

My dh is a painter, I like to borrow his dusting brush when hes not looking blush its just sooo quick. Usually give them a proper wash down maybe once a month

Emphasise Mon 10-Apr-17 21:50:05

Oh, I always dust with a slightly damp cloth, stops that moving the dust around thing.

Redyellowpinkblue Mon 10-Apr-17 21:51:08

I use a duster brush attachment on a Henry hoover, and I just go round them once a fortnight or so then I use a regular fabric mop - damp with flash and hot water but not wringing wet - and mop the skirting boards. Minimal bending down and pretty quick too.

e1y1 Mon 10-Apr-17 23:06:17

Same here, in a brand new build and it's amazing how quickly the skirting boards can look "old". All you can do is wipe them down, and paint them when they get beyond looking good after a clean.

Bouncealot Tue 11-Apr-17 09:57:18

Magic eraser is good for those black shoe/hoover scuff marks

Rumtopf Tue 11-Apr-17 10:08:27

Slightly damp cloth is easiest to stop the dust just floating off and then magically reattaching. I agree with the the magic eraser for scuffs and black marks as well, those things are great.

Astro55 Tue 11-Apr-17 10:13:06

Lived here 7 years a- never felt the need!

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