Monthly Archives: September 2016

Three Ways to Clean Kitchen Cabinets

Spot cleaning wooden cabinets on an as-needed basis can be done with a soft cotton or microfiber cloth dampened with warm water and maybe a bit of dish soap for hard-to-remove items.

However, when the time comes for a full-on clean, you’re going to want to use something more substantial that won’t damage the finish of the wood. The following are three fabulous options that residents of apartments in Austin can use to clean their wooden cabinets.

White Vinegar

White vinegar provides a natural cleansing solution that is mild enough for porous wooden surfaces yet tough enough to remove buildups of grease and grime that often occur on kitchen cabinets. Vinegar cuts grease easily thanks to a compound called acetic acid. It is inexpensive and can be used in a pinch for a variety of jobs when cleaning cabinet supplies are low. One of the best reasons to use vinegar on wooden surfaces is that it won’t leave a pesky residue.

Traditional Oil-Based Soap

Those who prefer to clean their kitchen cabinets with tried-and-true commercial products from their grocery or home improvement stores should reach for a bottle of traditional oil-based soap. These soaps also do a great job on accumulated grease and grime as well as leave behind a slightly silky finish. The oil content in the soap helps keep wooden cabinets in environments with low atmospheric humidity from becoming overly dry.

A Mixture of Mild Detergent, Baking Soda and Water

If your kitchen cabinets have somehow gotten stained, you’ll want to use a cleaning solution that contains baking soda on them in order to safely and thoroughly remove the stains. For serious stains, make a paste from the baking soda and water and apply it to the affected area prior to cleaning.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at your convenience for more information and advice on how to keep your kitchen cabinets and other apartment amenities in top shape.