Friday, March 30, 2012

Cleaning Cabinets

It's Spring cleaning time! 

Kitchen cabinets catch a ton of grime!  Things splash and splatter on them, and just think about the hands that grab hold of the knobs!  Grease and dirt build up on the cabinets over time. I carelessly wipe mine when I clean the kitchen, but sometimes they need a good cleaning. 


Here's a little tip for wiping down your kitchen cabinets and handles: Heat sponge in the microwave first!

To clean your cabinets, first heat a slightly damp sponge or cloth in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds until it's hot. Put on a pair of rubber gloves, spray the cabinets with an all-purpose cleaner containing orange oil, then wipe off the cleaner with the hot sponge.

For stubborn spots, let the cleaner sit for five minutes first. Wipe in the direction of the wood grain. Rinse and reheat the sponge as it becomes saturated. Then wipe the cabinets with a cool, damp cloth. The orange oil leaves a shiny coating. This works for any wood or metal surface.

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