Mothers-in-law aren’t the only ones judging you on your less-than-perfect baseboards. If you’re selling your home, potential buyers will likely notice them, as well.
Bare minimum, I urge my clients to scrub those baseboards. Get rid of dust and scuffs, which imply to a buyer that there might be other upkeep issues going on with the home.
If you have the extra time, painting the baseboards can really make them pop and doesn’t take a ton of time to do. If you’re already planning to paint the walls, you may as well give the baseboards a glow-up, too.