DIY Tutorial on How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets Like Pros

The cabinet is one of the main focal points of your kitchen which, of course, need to get cleaned on a regular basis, The dust, dirt, and grime can make them look really ugly.

If you haven’t washed¬† them for quite some time, read our simple tutorial on how to clean kitchen cabinets below for your reference

How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets

How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets
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Things you need:

  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda
  • Warm water
  • Spray bottle
  • Duster
  • Soft-bristle scrub brush
  • Clean washcloth
  • Toothbrush

Follow the instructions below

Remove the items

To make your cleaning process easy, of course, you have to empty your kitchen cabinets. You may be able to clean the cabinets with the items inside, but it will take more time and energy. Therefore, removing things that may get in the way is always a better idea.

Clean the dust

Dust is the first thing that you need to deal with as it may get collected inside and outside of your kitchen cabinet. Besides, you can’t apply any cleaning solution to your cabinet when the dust is still around. Use a duster to remove the loose dirt and debris starting at the top of the cabinets (interior and exterior) and then all the way down.

Wash the cabinet

Once you are sure that you have properly dry-cleaned your cabinets, you can continue washing them. Just follow the steps below:

  • Mix some warm water with a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle.
  • If you have unfinished cabinets, it’s better to spray the cleaner mixture into a clean washcloth but you can spray it directly if your cabinets come with a water-resistant finish.
  • First, you need to clean the interior of the cabinets. Wipe the dirt and put in some extra elbow grease if you find some built-in grime. Always work your way from top to bottom. Allow the cabinet to completely dry before washing the exterior.
  • Do the same method to wash the exterior of your kitchen cabinets. Start with the top and then work downwards.

Keep in mind to put your attention to the tricky spots of the cabinets like corners and trims, You can use a toothbrush to clean these areas.

(Read also: How to Clean a Humidifier Safely in 5 Easy Steps)

Deeper cleaning, if necessary

If the step above is not enough to handle the grease, you need a deeper cleaning step. Here’s what you can do:

  • Mix a half cup of water and a quarter cup of baking soda until you get a paste consistency.
  • Apply the mixture to the greasy areas of your cabinets.
  • Leave it for 5 minutes then use a soft-bristle scrub brush to remove the stains gently.
  • Remove the cleaning mixture with a damp cloth.

Bring the items back in

When your cabinets are cleaned and dry completely. you can bring those items back in. You may also want to wipe them with a damp cloth so they won’t bring any dust to the interior of the cabinet.

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