Tips For Cleaning Crevices, Moulding & Other Tight Spaces

by Dianne
(Earp, CA)

Dianne shared her tips for cleaning crevices, moulding, and other tight places around your home, where it is hard to get your hand to clean dust, dirt and grime that seems to flock to these little spaces.

Dianne says:

I use old toothbrushes to clean around the hardware and framing/moulding at doorways.

I use a sponge to get most of the hand and finger prints off of the painted surfaces, but sometimes the grime is in that odd angle around the doorknob assembly.

I keep a small supply of "soft" bristle toothbrushes for cleaning painted surfaces and for cleaning the carved places on my furniture before applying a new coat of polish.

This is usually just a dust buildup and the soft bristle brush will clean it out without damaging the finish and the wood.

Taylor says:

Thanks so much for sharing these tips Dianne.

As I'm sure you're aware, there are lots of uses for toothbrushes for cleaning and stain removal in your home. They're a cheap but effective tool for getting into those tight space and gently removing the stuff that seems to accumulate there. Click the link to see more suggested uses that have appeared on the site already.

If you've got other ways you like to get into the tight space for cleaning and dusting I'd love to hear them. You can share your cleaning tips here, and I'll add them here to the site!

First photo courtesy of Crown Molding

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