Kitchen Cabinet Cleaning Tutorial | DIY Home Care

The cabinet is the main storage station of your kitchen which can be really dirty over time. That is why you should clean it up on a regular basis.

Check out our simple kitchen cabinet cleaning tutorial that you can get done all by yourself.

Kitchen Cabinet Cleaning Tutorial

Kitchen Cabinet Cleaning Tutorial
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Prepare these supplies:

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

Follow the steps below:

Remove everything

To start with, you need to empty your cabinets first. Deep-cleaning your cabinets with the items still inside is actually possible, but will cause a lot of headache. It’s always the best idea to take the items out before you start cleaning.

Dust the cabinet

Your cabinets are one of the spots around your kitchen which collect tons of dust which needs to get cleaned up. You can’t really apply any cleaning solution without dusting your cabinet first. Work your way from top to bottom and don’t skip the interior of the cabinet as well.

Make your DIY cleaning solution

Forget the commercial cleaning agent, and let’s have some fun making your very own cleaning solution. You just have to mix some warm water with a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle.

If you have an engineered wood cabinet which comes with water-resistant finish, you can directly spray the cleaning mixture onto the surface. For unfinished wood cabinets, always spray the cleaning mixture to a clean cloth instead.

Start cleaning the entire cabinet

First, apply the cleaning solution to the inside of the cabinet with a clean cloth. Put more pressure if you notice some built-up grimes. Rinse the cleaning solution with a clan dump cloth and let it air dry by opening the door of the cabinet.

Next, let’s move the the exterior of the cabinets. Commonly, the exterior can get dirtier than the interior, so you should properly clean it. Start cleaning the top of the cabinet then continue downwards.

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Treat the grease

The cleaning mixture that you apply in the steps above may not really able to handle the grease, so you should treat them differently. Here’s what you can do:

  • Mix a 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1/2 cup of water until you get a paste consistency.
  • Apply the cleaning mixture to the greasy spots and leave it for around 5 minutes.
  • Once the time is up, you can scrub it off.
  • Wipe down the cleaning mixture residue with a clean damp cloth.

Check the corners

Dip a toothbrush to the cleaning mixture and applied it to the corners of the cabinet. Gently scrub the built-up dirt until you are sure that they are completely removed.

Return the items back

Once the cabinet is completely dry, you can put the items back. You might need to wipe each one of them if you find some stains on the items before returning them to the cabinet.

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