It’s nice to give your kitchen a thorough cleaning. While you may think about the floors and countertops, what about the kitchen cabinets? The outside of cabinets can get really grimy. How do you get rid of that stuck on nastiness? Believe it or not, it’s easier to clean your cabinets than you might think. Once you get started and get some momentum, this dreaded chore won’t take that long at all. Best of all, you don’t have to use any harsh chemicals. Let’s take a closer look at how to clean kitchen cabinets.
4 Tips to Clean Kitchen Cabinets Like a Pro
Remove Everything From Your Cabinets
First things first. Remove everything from the cabinet you’re working on. As you do this, get rid of any items you no longer use or food that is expired. You don’t have to empty all your cabinets at once. Just focus on one cabinet at a time. Once your cabinet is clean, replace everything in an organized manner. This way you’re killing two birds with one stone.
Vacuum Up Any Crumbs
Once your cabinet is cleaned out, use a handheld vacuum or an extension on your vacuum to suck up any crumbs. This is really quick and easy to do. There shouldn’t be too many crumbs in your cabinet, but a quick vacuum will certainly make a difference.
Create an All-Natural Cleaner to Clean Kitchen Cabinets
You don’t need harsh chemical-filled cleaners. You can create a cleaning mixture using 50% hot water and 50% white vinegar. Add the water and vinegar to a spray bottle and spray the inside of your cabinets. Wipe down the surfaces and you’re done. You may want to add shelf liner to your cabinets to make any future cleanup easier.
Add Dish Soap to Make a Stronger Cleaner for the Outside of the Cabinets
For the outside of your cabinets, add a couple drops of dish soap to your water and vinegar mixture. Spray the cleaner on the outside of the cabinets and allow to set. This will loosen up any grim that may be on the outside of the cabinets, making it easier to get them clean. This will eliminate the need for any hard scrubbing.
If, however, you find tough spots that do require a bit of scrubbing, you should try our homemade scrub cleaner. It, too, is made with natural ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
Sometimes you just need to make time for some deep cleaning even though it’s not in your regular cleaning schedule. That doesn’t mean it has to be hard work though. Cleaning your cabinets is really easy. It just takes a bit of time. If you have a large kitchen, start with three or four cabinets and then take a break. Also, remember to use hot water when you c so that the grime is easier to loosen. And, if you want, you can add a few drops of essential oils to your cleaner to make it smell better.
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