Cleaning doesn’t have to be a hassle
Kitchens are probably the messiest place in the house and your kitchen cabinets can show everything that goes down, like spills and grease. Cleaning your kitchen cabinets doesn’t have to be a hassle. You don’t need to consistently wipe them down. One day a week is just fine to clean your kitchen cabinets and keep them lasting longer. You will also want to keep in mind that kitchen cabinets need to have a deep clean at least twice a year, three times is preferable.
A deep clean will involve taking everything out of the cabinet and wiping down the shelves, inside of the doors, and all the corners. You might want to use an old toothbrush to get those small corners and crevices. Below are some other tips to clean your kitchen cabinets properly.
Fingerprints – Our fingerprints are always going to leave a mark because of how oily they are. A good way to get all those fingerprints, especially the littles ones, is to use 50% vinegar and 50% water and wash with a clean cloth.
Grease – When cooking at your stove, grease can leave stains everywhere. You don’t have to be a messy cook to have grease all over your kitchen; It happens to everyone. A good way to clean the grease off your cabinets is the same way as you would clean off the fingerprints, water and vinegar. You might need to repeat the process of scrubbing a few times to completely get rid of the grease.
Food – Cooking spaghetti is not a tightly clean job, especially when the sauce is boiling and a splatter of it lands on your cabinets before you can put a lid on the pot. If that happens, wiping up the mess as soon as possible with a wet cloth is always the best. Use baking soda and a dash of water to make a paste to make sure the stain doesn’t settle into the cabinet, especially if it’s wood. After waiting a few minutes, wipe away the baking soda with a wet cloth as well.
Water – Most of us who live in Utah have hard water and that doesn’t go well with cabinets. Unfortunately, hard water can leave stains on your kitchen cabinets and it makes it difficult to come off. The best way to prevent the hard water from leaving a stain is to replace your tap water to distilled water. Distilled water is not as harsh on your wood cabinets and can easily go away after you wipe it.
Scratches – To remove scratches from shoes, chairs and other objects running into your cabinets and making a mark is to use a soft eraser. This is especially handy if you have white cabinets. Gently rub the eraser along the mark and then wipe with a cloth.
Colored Kitchen Cabinets
If your cabinets were painted a bold color to enlighten the room and make it more vibrant, cleaning can make things a little different. You don’t want to accidently scrape the paint off. To easily clean your colored cabinets, use a multipurpose cleaner on a microfiber cloth. That way there won’t be any scratches from scrubbing. To clean excess grease off your colored cabinets, use a wet cloth with diluted ammonia to gently wipe.