Kitchen Tricks: How to Clean your Cabinets

Aesthetically pleasing wall hanging and built-in cabinets are always a charm in the kitchen but one stain can ruin it all. Let us identify it and help you clean and keep your kitchen cabinets in tiptop state effortlessly.

Types of Dirt Found in the Kitchen Cabinet

  1. Dust

If your cabinets aren’t looking as vibrant as it used to, perhaps dust build-up is present.

  1. Grime

This type of dirt is those ingrained on the surface of your cabinet visible to the naked eye and can be spot check by running your fingers.

  1. Grease

Grease stains are expected on most cabinets as most dish preparations produce grease which is harder to remove if left unchecked.

  1. Cobweb Build-up

Creepy crawlies that go working in the night leaving art and trap for insects, though admiring still can be frustrating and a sight for sore eyes. But no worries, this one only needs your time, bravery, and a brush. Brush off the cobwebs and voilà! Dirt is removed in no time.

No need to boil down your frustrations with these types of dirt so here are simple yet effective tricks to remove those mess quickly.

4 Ways on How to Thoroughly Clean Kitchen Cabinets

  1. The Easy Detergent and Water Trick

The ingredients needed are in the title itself and a piece or two of towel paper, all of which are a staple in the kitchen. It’s just an easy wiping technique until the grease stains are properly removed. Be sure to wipe off dry your cabinets to avoid leaving blot stains.

  1. The Dish Soap, Borax, Vinegar Mixture

In a bowl just mix the ingredients mentioned in the title. Mix well then soak a cloth until damped. Just simply use the cloth in wiping the grease away. Remember to also wipe the sides and the knobs. For the crevices, use a cotton swab soaked in the mixture. Then finish it off with a final wipe dry.

  1. The Sponge and Warm Soapy Water Trick

This one is a tutorial made by Ann Myrick from eHow. All you be needing is in the title and a few energies to wipe off the grease stains. One reminder note from her is to avoid creating thick soapy film and just combine 3 tablespoons of soap and just enough warm water. Also, for the crevices, you could use an old used toothbrush to brush off the ingrained dirt. Then wipe off-dry.

  1. Spray it With Undiluted Vinegar

Just pour undiluted vinegar into a spray bottle and mist your cabinet with the solution.  Avoid spraying too much as it can cause rusting metal or peeling which could damage the look of your cabinet. Let it sit for 10 minutes then wipe off in circular motion. For stubborn grease stains, use a gentle sponge and lightly scrub it. Finally, wipe it off-dry with a lint-free cloth. Repeat as necessary.

Bonus Trick:

Here’s a full video I found on how to clean your kitchen cabinets plus organisation tips.

Remember, dirt won’t go away even if you leave it unattended. The more you ignore, the more it builds up thus resulting to further lasting damage to your kitchen cabinets.

So tidy things up and clean on!

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