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A Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning Your Kitchen Cabinets

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If your kitchen cabinets are looking a little worse for wear, it might be time to give them a good cleaning. Now, this is easier said than done, as cleaning can go awry if you don’t know what you’re doing. To help you out, we’ve prepared a brief guide on this. If you want to learn more about how to clean your kitchen cabinets properly, read on for a beginner’s guide to cleaning your kitchen cabinets.

Start from the Top

The top of your cabinets is the perfect place for grime to accumulate because it’s out of sight and out of mind. However, there are a couple of natural options you can use to remove it. Cleaning with vinegar and cleaning with baking soda are both great choices.

If your cabinets are high enough that you can’t reach the top of them, don’t worry – there are still some things you can do to clean them. Use a step ladder or stool to get close to the top, and then use a long-handled duster or brush to reach up and dust away any cobwebs or grime. You could also use a vacuum cleaner with a long attachment to help you reach those hard-to-get areas.

Empty Your Cabinets

To clean your kitchen cabinets thoroughly, start by taking everything out of the cabinets and wiping down the shelves. This can take some time depending on how much stuff is inside the cabinets. Then, clean the outside of the cabinets with a damp cloth and some soapy water. Once the outside of the cabinets is clean, focus on cleaning the inside of the cabinets. You can do this by using a handheld vacuum to get rid of any dust or dirt. Finally, put everything back in the cabinets and enjoy your clean kitchen.

Wipe the Handles, Knobs, and Hinges

Lastly, you’ll also want to make sure that you’re cleaning the handles, knobs and hinges. When cleaning your kitchen cabinets, don’t forget to wipe down the hardware as well. If the hardware is made of metal, be careful not to use any cleaning agents that contain lemon or other acidic ingredients, as they will discolor the metal.


While cleaning your kitchen cabinets may seem tedious, the steps that we’ve outlined above should make it a little more manageable. Feel free to refer back to this if you feel like you need more guidance on cleaning your kitchen cabinets. If you don’t want to clean the cabinets yourself, remember that you can always hire a cleaning service to help you out. 

If you’re looking for cleaning services in Arizona, you’ve come to the right place. Inside Out Cleaning has been operating since 2010. Our primary focus is and always will be the customer. The mission is to create a seamless booking process, a consistent service worthy of being recommended to your friends and family, and a guaranteed smile on your face at every interaction. Our services include everything residential ranging from your standard one-time clean to our sought-after recurring services. We firmly believe in the science of a clean home and how beneficial it is to your health to be surrounded by cleanliness, organization, and relaxing scents. For more information on what we can do for you, visit our website today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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