Kitchen Cleaning

How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets

The kitchen can be the busiest place in your home. To keep it looking clean & organised, the kitchen cabinets need regular cleaning. Read on for handy tips!

From throwing away old ingredients to wiping greasy handles, kitchen cupboards need regular attention in order to keep them clean and tidy. However, alongside all the other kitchen chores that need to be done, they’re easy to forget about, resulting in the need for a deeper clean every now and again.

If you’re looking for advice on cleaning cupboards, this guide is here to help. From how to clean laminate cupboards to tips on storage and organisation – read on to find out how to get your kitchen cabinets spotless (and keep them that way)!

Cleaning Kitchen Cupboards – What You’ll Need

Before you begin, make sure you have the following products handy:

  • 2 microfibre (or good quality) cloths
  • A washing up liquid, such as Lux Sunlight Lemon
  • A multipurpose cleaning product like Jif Ultra Fast Multipurpose Spray
  • A bucket of water, or nearby access to a sink

How to Clean Kitchen Cabinet Doors ­– Exterior

From greasy fingerprints to splashes from the frying pan, cupboard doors can quickly get dirty. For sparkling clean kitchen cupboards, follow these easy steps:

  • First, mix together washing up liquid in a bucket or sink of warm water. A dishwashing product like Lux Sunlight Lemon is mild enough to be used on wood, laminate, and various other common surfaces yet is still effective for cutting through grease.
  • Soak a cloth in the water and ring out the excess. Use to wipe over the kitchen cupboards.
  • Use a dry cloth to absorb excess water and lingering dirt. A microfibre cloth is ideal here, as its material is highly effective at buffing surfaces dry.
  • For extra clean kitchen cupboards, repeat the previous steps using a good quality surface cleaner like Jif Multipurpose Spray. Remember to follow the instructions and only use products suitable for the surface material.

How to Clean Kitchen Cupboards – Interior

We’re all guilty of keeping out-of-date ingredients or unnecessary items in cupboards. For organised and clean kitchen cupboards, do the following!

  • Empty the kitchen cupboard of its contents. Do this one cupboard at a time; otherwise your kitchen will become too chaotic!
  • Vacuum inside the cupboard, before using Jif Multipurpose Spray on a microfiber cloth to wipe away any dirt or dust lingering in corners.
  • Sort through the emptied contents and set aside any items to throw away or recycle.
  • Put everything back in an organised manner, with larger, lesser-used item at the back and smaller, commonly used items at the front.

Cleaning kitchen cabinets doesn’t have to be a time-consuming chore – don’t forget to regularly wipe down inside and out to keep them clean, fresh, and spotless at all times.

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Use an all-purpose product such as Jif Ultra Fast Multipurpose Spray when cleaning kitchen cupboards as it can be used on a variety of surfaces! Don’t forget to read the instructions beforehand.

Key Steps:

  • Use microfibre cloths to remove dirt easily
  • Clean both inside and outside of kitchen cupboards
  • Throw away old or unused ingredients while cleaning

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