Kitchen cabinets: when the interior and the exterior are equally important
Since cupboards are used to store things and food, they also need to be as clean as possible for health reasons. In the following lines we give you some tips to achieve this feat.
First things first: the exterior
Sometimes the exterior surface of your cabinets accumulates a layer of dirt, especially near the handles.
To clean them quickly, mix one part vegetable oil and two parts baking soda. Dip a cloth or sponge and rub the surface. You can also use an old toothbrush for a detailed cleaning.
When the inside is more important than what the eye sees
When cleaning the inside of your cabinet, you must empty its contents. It is like preparing the field.
If your cabinets are not painted, you can mix some mild soap and water in a bucket. Wash the inside of the cabinet, scrubbing where needed, with a cloth or sponge.
Sometimes we put food and other items in our closets and accidents happen. If you have oil spills inside them, rub the surface with the scrub side of your sponge. The same works for stubborn dirt.
Remember that dirt can’t clean dirt, so rinse your sponge or get dressed frequently.
After cleaning, towel them dry, then use a lint-free cloth for a finishing touch.
If your cabinets are actually painted, dust them off and test in an almost hidden spot to see if your soap and water mixture will remove the paint. If not, do what we suggested above; if so, use only water.
If your cabinets are made of metal or vinyl, it’s time to use a spray cleaner instead of the water mixture. Spray cabinets and then wipe debris with a sponge or cloth.
Of course, put the contents of your cabinets back where they belong!
You can take advantage of your cabinet’s vacuum – replace any contact paper, cork, or other broken cabinet liner. Then put the content in it.
You can even re-wax your cabinets. Generally, a deep cleaning removes the old wax. Use simple non-silicone waxes and polishes. By doing this, you will be sure that no layer of dust will accumulate on your cabinets.
Do you want to share with us some of your experience while cleaning your kitchen? Let us know in our comment section!