The Step You Might Be Missing When Cleaning Your Kitchen Cabinets

Let us guess: You've been cleaning the inside of your kitchen cabinets with a cloth or disinfectant wipe. If we guessed right, we're also going to guess that you're used to dealing with the frustration of your cloth or wipe not picking up all the crumbs that somehow find their way into your pristine cabinet. Sound familiar? Though microfiber cloths are made with fibers that make them suitable for picking up dust and other tiny particles, there's an even better cabinet cleaning hack you'll wish you thought of sooner that also works in other areas of your kitchen: vacuum attachments.

Using one of the attachments at the end of your vacuum or a small handheld vacuum makes all the difference when cleaning your kitchen cabinets. That's because the smaller, narrower ends can reach into corners for trapped crumbs to suck them up. Thanks to your vacuum, you're able to have a crumb-free cabinet ready to sanitize further without the annoyance of left-behind particles.

Cleaning your kitchen cabinets with a vacuum attachment

If you deep clean your kitchen cabinets annually or bi-annually, you'll love how this simple hack speeds up the process. Start by removing the items from your cabinets or shelves before plugging in your vacuum cleaner and the selected attachment. One TikTok user decided to use the brush attachment to take advantage of the flexible bristles that were able to run over the edges of a drawer and reach deep into the corner. However, other attachments designed for corners and tight spaces will work just as well. Or, you can use a small cordless handheld vacuum for flexibility of movement like this homeowner did. 

Once you've cleaned up all the dust and crumbs you can, you can resume cleaning your kitchen cabinets. We recommend wiping them with a vinegar solution to clean the area. Not only is vinegar a versatile cleaning tool, but this solution can also remove food scents prone to causing an ant invasion in your kitchen.