How To Keep Your Kitchen Cabinets Clean
You take great pride in keeping your home neat and tidy, but when was the last time you gave your kitchen cabinets a good cleaning? These tips and tricks can help you to maintain neat and clean kitchen cabinets no matter how busy you are during the day.
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Don’t wait until you can see the dirt. You always take care of any spills or smudges that you can see. That is great, but what about the germs which are invisible? You shouldn’t wait too long to give the outside of your cabinets a thorough cleaning. Incorporate maintaining your cabinets into your regular household cleaning schedule. At the very least, scrub down the exterior of your cabinets once a week to avoid dust and the build-up of oil and grime which is responsible for that rough, tacky feeling. If you do a lot of cooking on the stovetop, you will probably want to clean the underside of the cabinets and the door faces more often.
Make plans for a deep clean. While you should frequently wipe down the exterior of your cabinets, you can wait a while longer to clean the interior. A good rule of thumb is to remove everything from your cabinets for a good cleaning at the start of every season. Sweep out any crumbs or loose debris and give it a once over with a clean cloth. You can use a diluted mild soap and a soft-bristle brush to get rid of any lingering spots or stains. For heavy grease build, try creating a paste out of baking soda and water. Make sure to wash off all cleaners and allow the interior to entirely dry before replacing the items from the cabinet. You can use your seasonal deep cleaning as a way to reorganize your cabinets, throw away any expired food, and replace any broken dishes.
The devil is in the details. Don’t forget that small details like the knob pulls and hinges make a huge difference in the appearance of your kitchen. Use an old toothbrush and a 50-50 solution of white vinegar and warm water to clean up the hardware. Once a year you may want to remove the doors from cabinets to get in there and give it a good scrubbing. After all of that, you are still not finished if you have wooden cabinets. Cleaning with even a mild soap can dry out the wood, dull the finish and may even cause cracking. To prevent this, apply orange oil or any other food-safe wood oil as directed.
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