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How to Clean the Inside of Your Cabinets

How to Clean the Inside of Your Cabinets

Everyone has heard that summer is the best time of the year to clean your home from top to bottom, but no one ever talks about cleaning your kitchen cabinets. No, not reorganizing the stuff inside them, but the cabinets themselves. Years of cooking and food storage can coat cabinet interiors with filth and germs. Isn't it about time to do something about it? Here's where you can get started.

Choose the Right Cleaning Solution

Since you keep food and cooking equipment in your cabinets, you need to be careful that the cleaning solution you use isn't harmful if you accidentally ingest it. Luckily, it is easy to mix up a homemade cleaning solution which is safe. Combine three parts of water with one part of white vinegar in a small bucket or clean spray bottle. For very grimy cabinets, you can add a few drops of a natural hand dishwashing detergent. If you don't want to make your own cleaning solution, you can use a natural food-safe cleaner. 

Take it Slow

You probably have a lot of items in your cabinets, so instead of taking everything out at once, empty each cabinet out one by one. Once you empty each cabinet, it is a good time to inspect each of the items. Make sure that everything is clean and look at the packaging of food to see if the item is expired. Throw out any expired food items and wash anything which is a bit dusty.

Since you keep food and cooking equipment in your cabinets, you need to be careful that the cleaning solution you use isn't harmful if you accidentally ingest it. Luckily, it is easy to mix up a homemade cleaning solution which is safe. Combine three parts of water with one part of white vinegar in a small bucket or clean spray bottle.

Clean Your Cabinets

Wet a paper towel with water and wring it out. Give the interior of the cabinets a quick wipe to get rid of any extra dust or stray crumbs. Next, spray either a clean kitchen rag or microfiber towel with the cleaning solution and give your cabinets a good scrubbing starting from the top and working down. If you can easily remove the shelves, take them out to clean. You can use a toothbrush to get into those hard-to-reach areas like the corners and hinges. Finally, use a clean cloth to dry your cabinets immediately to prevent water damage. Leave the door open to air out. Repeat the process with each of your cabinets and drawers.

Put Back the Items You Really Need

Most people will find things in their cabinets they haven't used for years. Consider whether you really need to hold on to these items or if it would be better to save the space. If you decide to get rid of something, you can either sell or donate it. When you selected the items you really want, put them back. 

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