Home improvements: Cleaning your kitchen cabinets

Have you taken a look at your kitchen cabinets lately? More than likely, your cabinet doors are collecting a lot more than just a smudge or two from daily handprints.

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Have you taken a look at your kitchen cabinets lately? More than likely, your cabinet doors are collecting a lot more than just a smudge or two from daily handprints. Grime can collect over time and your cabinets probably don’t receive the proper amount of care they deserve.

However, there’s a solution to rid your cabinets of that disgusting grime and make them look new again – one that doesn’t include forking out a ton of a cash for a brand new kitchen. You probably already have all the necessary materials lying around your house: a toothbrush, vegetable oil and baking soda. Mix one part vegetable oil with two parts baking soda. Apply as much as necessary to the areas that seem grimiest and go to town scrubbing with the toothbrush.

For those really hard-to-reach places, like the crevices in untreated wooden cabinets, try using your finger (or fingernail, if necessary, though we wouldn’t recommend this for the freshly manicured). For wood cabinets, mineral oil also works well. Not only does it work as a replacement for vegetable oil, but it helps prevent the wood from drying out.

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