Admit it or not, cleaning kitchen cabinets tend to takes time and a lot of effort. That is why, at times, we feel that we need to spend an ample amount of time to carry out this task. We always need to keep our kitchen cabinet clean, that is a rule of thumb. We put everything in there! Most notably, things that we use in either cooking or eating. Do we not want anything dirty to be attached to what we eat, right? That is why in this article, we will talk about the 7 ways to deep clean our kitchen cabinets.
What do we need?
May it be dust, grease, stains, or the invisible bacteria, all of these can be removed by knowing how to use the correct materials. Some of the things which you may opt to use are cleaning cloths; all-purpose cleaner; baking soda; dish soap; vacuum cleaner; and vinegar. You might be thinking now, why are we not using the spray type of cleanser? Well, as much as possible, we go for something natural in deep cleaning our kitchen cabinets because we do not want the content of it to be contaminated with artificial cleanser.
What are the steps to be taken?
Step 1: Wipe the exterior
Begin from the outside. Starting from the knobs down to the surface panel, wipe it using dish soap and warm water. This is where stains and grease usually stay because this is the much-exposed area of the cabinet. You might want to re-do the scrubbing if needed for stubborn stains.
Step 2: Empty the Cabinets
Remove all its content beginning from the highest shelves! In doing so, make sure that you protect yourself from possible falling content. Put them in a safe place while you are trying to clean the cabinet. Watch out for likely insects inside if you have not deep clean yet your kitchen cabinets for quite some time.
Step 3: Vacuum it
The visible dirt that you can get inside would be dust and webs. Yes, making use of a vacuum before the scrubbing part is necessary. This will help you a lot since it could remove the thick layer of dust even before you begin working thoroughly. Just be careful in using the vacuum since the cabinet may be narrow in terms of space.
Step 4: Wash with Dish Soap and Warm Water
This is the scrubbing part! It is time for you to work out those muscles and remove all possible dirt and stains that you could remove. Just be careful in scrubbing since it might cause your hands some wound if you would overdo it. I would recommend that in this part, you wear a pair of gloves to protect your hands from the possible strong effect of the soap and the actual scrubbing.
Step 5: Rinse with Clean Damp Cloth
Remove all excess water and bubbles by using a clean damp cloth. Let it absorb all the dirt you were able to take off. In doing so, be sure to rinse the towel now and then to remove all the dust and dirt thoroughly.
Step 6: Let it Dry
Do not close the cabinet right after cleaning! Let it dry by leaving it open for quite some time. If in a hurry, you may also use a blower for it to dry. But I would suggest that you let it dry and open for a while to make the scent to be released. After all, you do not want molds to begin developing just because you closed it while it is still not dry enough.
Step 7: Re-placing the items inside
Be sure that the materials are also cleaned before putting them back again inside. If these are plates, you may consider rewashing them and letting them dry before putting it back inside, if these are consumable good, using a feather duster, or a dry cloth to remove the dust will work.
Now we are ready to deep clean our kitchen cabinets, It may cause us time and effort, but it could maintain the overall cleanliness and beauty of our home. So, be sure you spend some time doing some deep cleaning tasks!