How to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets are subject to a lot of abuse. Splatters from food, fingerprints from the chef, and grease that can act like a magnet for dust and dirt are all common.
So what can be used to clean cabinets?
3 things to keep in mind when cleaning your cabinets
1. Do not get wood excessively wet. This can cause damage, and won’t help you get your cupboards any cleaner.
2. Many household cleaners are too harsh on wood. If it can get the job done sufficiently, natural cleaners are best. This might require more elbow grease.
3. Clean often- at least weekly- to decrease build up.
Making your own cabinet cleanser from ingredients you already have
One of the best natural cleaning solutions can be created by mixing a ½ cup of white vinegar with a ½ cup of water, and then adding a few drops of lemon juice for a fresh scent.
Applying the solution with a spray bottle and then wiping down with a non-abrasive cloth will easily clean the average dirty cabinet door.
For cabinets that are heavy on grease, look to the grease cutting cleansers that you already own. A few drops of dish soap or laundry detergent (that is specifically formulated to remove dirt/oil) can be added to the solution.
When your cabinets can’t be saved
If your cabinets are still an eyesore, you can refresh the look of your kitchen by refacing, not replacing, your cabinets. Swapping your well-used cabinet doors for brand new ones is extremely cost-effective, and can have a huge impact on the appearance of your home.
If you’re interested in learning more about the refacing services that we provide, request a free consultation.