My cabinets are only about six years old, and I like to keep them looking nice. When I see splashes and finger prints on them, I usually wipe them off with a damp cloth. The problem is I don’t look very well. I notice the dirt that is right in front of my eyes, but don’t pay close attention to all areas of the cabinets.
For this month’s Keeping a Clean Kitchen challenge, I took a more careful look. While my cabinets aren’t super dirty, I did find that the lower cabinets in particular were in need of cleaning. The black spots on this corner cabinet door are not supposed to be there.
I also found that a couple of my drawer handles were collecting dirt. A toothpick was a useful tool for that job. It’s not perfectly clean, but I can’t remove the handles without removing the entire drawer front. I decided that could wait.
Still to do: I have finished almost all of the lower cabinets. I still have the upper ones to do, but they are not as dirty.