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Avoid These Mistakes When Cleaning Your Kitchen Cabinets
Using Abrasive Products On Painted Cabinets
Cleaning products that are too abrasive can leave scratches on your cabinets’ paint or even deteriorate layers of varnish and top coat. These include scouring pads and steel wool.
Opt for a microfiber cloth, dish soap, and warm water to tackle tough stains, or only use abrasive cleaners every once in a while, being extra careful not to use too much pressure.
Not Using Shelf Liners
Installing shelf liners can reduce the grime in your cabinets and give them an attractive upgrade. Stains can't absorb into the cabinets if a protective layer is covering the area.
Vinyl, rubber, and cork are some of the various kinds of liners that you can get. Vinyl and rubber liners are durable and will protect cabinets from scratches, stains, and spills.
Skipping Over Nooks And Crannies
Neglecting to clean nooks and crannies will create a bigger cleaning job down the line. Dirt, dust, and grime can accumulate in these hard-to-reach areas that are
often overlooked.
Once or twice a year, use an old toothbrush or a small bristle brush to clear out these pesky spots. Be sure to reach into the corners and tackle the spaces around the hinges.
Not Using A Degreaser
The steam and heat from cooking will rise and spread grease on the tops of your cabinets. That sticky buildup of grease will attract dust and dirt, then become a layer of grime.
To tackle buildup on your cabinets, get a degreasing product designed for tough kitchen stains. These products are formulated to dissolve grease buildup with minimal scrubbing.
Not Adding Your Cabinets To Your Weekly Cleaning Routine
Cabinets are high-traffic areas where you can expect frequent spills, splatters, and stains. By cleaning them every few weeks,
you can avoid overwhelming cleaning projects later.
It's also important to toss any old items that can gather inside kitchen cabinets. Make a note to scan your shelves each week on trash day and toss anything that has expired.