If there is one room in the house that is very prone to dirt this is definitely the kitchen, as this is where we prepare our dishes, and this is where steam is released when cooking food. Not to mention, then, the wall cabinets that not only get dirty outside, but also inside since they contain our food and are used daily. Therefore, today, we will see together how to clean the inside of kitchen cabinets quickly and easily by resorting only to homemade and natural ingredients.
Obviously, before proceeding with cleaning the inside of your cabinets, we recommend that you empty them completely and take the opportunity to tidy up as well, throwing away any food that has expired. Also, use some paper towels to collect food residues such as pasta, rice, coffee and other things so as to speed up the subsequent cleaning. At this point, let’s see together how to proceed!
A first ingredient that can clean thoroughly, thanks to its cleaning and degreasing properties, is organic soap, known starting with our grandmothers. In a basin containing hot water, then, pour a few flakes of this soap and dip, then, inside it a small sponge. At this point, run it over the countertops of your kitchen cabinets and scrub if there are any stains. Finally, rinse with warm water and you’re done! As if that were not enough, your cabinets will also smell better!
N.B Remember that you should always dry the surface thoroughly before reintroducing all food and closing the doors.
Another pantry ingredient that can degrease, clean and neutralize odors that build up in the kitchen pantry is vinegar. In fact, not surprisingly, it is also used to clean the refrigerator and remove bad odors inside! All you need to do, then, is to add half a glass of vinegar to a bucket with about 2 cups of lukewarm water and soak a soft cloth inside the solution. After that, wipe it over the interior surface of the furniture, rub it gently and rinse with a clean damp cloth. Finally, dry thoroughly with a dry cloth.
N.B Vinegar should never be used on marble or natural stone surfaces, as it may dull them. Also avoid it for painted and polished wood and laminate.
After organic soap and vinegar, how could we not mention baking soda, a pantry ingredient known for its gently abrasive effect that can remove encrusted grease? All you need to do, then, is to pour some baking soda into a small bowl containing water and then soak a clean, soft cloth in the resulting solution. After that, wring it out and wipe the surface of the wall unit several times to clean it thoroughly. Finally, wipe dry: your furniture will be as clean as ever!
Ah the lemon! If there is one ingredient famous for its versatility that can be a godsend in eco-friendly household cleaning, it is certainly this citrus fruit, as it can clean, degrease, polish and scent! Because of its properties, in fact, it is also a godsend for cleaning the bathroom!
So, cut a lemon in half and soak it in some baking soda. After that, run it over the cabinets as if it were a sponge, leave it on and rinse! In particular, this remedy can also be used to whiten white wall cabinets that have yellow stains.
Finally, let’s look at one last remedy to use in case of more stubborn stains: DIY natural degreaser! Therefore, equip yourself with:
- ½ lb of organic soap
- ¼ lb of baking soda
- 1 quart of demineralized water
Start by cutting the organic soap into flakes and pouring it into a steel pot on the stove containing the already slightly heated demineralized water. After that, stir everything thoroughly so that the soap is completely dissolved, and a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
At this point, all you have to do is add the baking soda a little at a time and let it sit for about 6 hours or even overnight. In case you find the mixture to be of a little soft consistency, you can also add another ½ cup of demineralized water to make it more fluid.
Finally, all you have to do is decant it into a spray bottle, shake it well before use, spray the mixture inside your kitchen cabinets and then wipe and rinse with a sponge. Due to the presence of organic soap, this product will be really effective, as this ingredient is often used to make various DIY detergents!
N.B Please remember to shake the bottle and always shake well before use.