The kitchen cabinets are sticky and greasy after not being cleaned for over 3 years. How can I tackle this?


Warm water
Dish soap or degreasing cleaner
Baking soda
White vinegar
Clean microfiber cloths or sponges
Rubber gloves
Soft-bristled brush or old toothbrush
Optional: Essential oil (like lemon) for fragrance
Step 2: Empty the Cabinets and Prep the Area
Start by removing all items from your cabinets and wiping down any items that may have collected grease or grime before putting them back. Protect your countertop and flooring with newspaper or towels.


Step 3: Make Your Cleaning Solution
Mix warm water with dish soap or a degreasing cleaner. For a natural alternative, combine water and white vinegar with a tablespoon of baking soda. Add essential oil for fragrance if desired.

Step 4: Begin Washing the Surfaces
Dip a cloth or sponge into the cleaning solution and start washing the cabinets, paying extra attention to areas with thick buildup. Use a soft-bristled brush for stubborn spots.

Step 5: Tackle Tough Spots with Baking Soda Paste
For stubborn grease spots, make a paste with baking soda and water. Apply it to the affected areas, let it sit for a few minutes, then gently scrub with a brush.

Step 6: Rinse and Dry the Cabinets
After scrubbing, wipe the cabinets with a clean, damp cloth to remove any remaining cleaner. Follow up with a dry microfiber cloth to prevent streaks.

Step 7: Polish and Maintain Your Cabinets
Consider applying a wood polish to add shine and protection. To prevent future buildup, wipe down surfaces with a mild cleanser once a week.

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