Tips and Guides

6 Ways to Clean Kitchen Cabinets

Regular cleaning can keep your cupboards free from dirt, grease, and more


Kitchen cabinets are prone to food spills, grease, dust, and even moisture. Without regular and proper cleaning, these elements may affect the material of your cabinet and the items kept inside, too.

Here are six handy hints to help you keep your cabinets and cupboards spotless. 

Source: Martha Stewart. Main photos from Country Living and

Keep these tips in mind:
  • Start by removing all of the contents of your cabinets—including the shelf liners. Clean the inside thoroughly using a damp cloth. If you're returning the items already, you may use old newspapers as shelf liners.
  • Avoid using harsh cleaning products as they can damage the finishing of your piece. You may use a mild cleaner first then consider using a stronger solution if the need arises. 
  • Wipe the cabinets weekly using a damp cloth and a mild dishwashing liquid. Read and review the labels of your cleaning products before proceeding. There are cleaning materials that aren't meant for wood or steel finishes.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

  • Spray cleaners on the cloth and not on the cabinet itself. Directly spraying it to the cabinet may cause material damage.
  • If you own glass front cabinets, clean it regularly with a homemade vinegar solution and a microfiber cloth. Avoid using sponges as it can cause streaks and scratches.
  • Avoid using oil-based cleaners on wooden cabinets as these products attract dust. Consider using shoe polish or a special wax cleaner instead. This helps treat scratches as well. 

How can you update the look of your kitchen cabinets?

1. Decorate it using washi tape.

Since washi tape is easy to add and replace, you can change the design weekly! Click here for the complete guide.

2. Change the drawer pulls.

Instantly update your cabinets by changing small parts like the pulls or handles. Click here for a quick guide on how you can change drawer pulls.

Photo from Country Living.

More on

RL Picks: Top 8 Condo Kitchens


Latest Stories

This Online Store Sells Pretty Woven Planters and Handmade Items

The plus side? Buying a piece helps local weavers and craftsmen, too!

The Best Divisoria Shopping Tips for 2018

Here’s our ultimate, updated guide on how to navigate Divisoria, the best bargain shopping spot out there

5 Renovating Mistakes To Avoid

DIY can only go so far—sometimes, you need the help of a pro

Get Ready to Shop: MUJI Is Lowering Their Prices

It starts today so run to a store near you!

A 100sqm Coffee Shop-Inspired Home

To turn this home in Singapore into a cozy haven, designer Kuay Mei Yee of Distinct Identity perfectly mixed Scandinavian and industrial details

5 Household Uses For Silica Gel Packets

Those tiny things you see in boxes of shoes and new bags go a long way

Smart Tips For Styling Mismatched Furniture From A Decorator

Take a quick lesson on asymmetry with these tips

Bathroom Picks For High, Mid, or Low Budgets

Because you can have a stylish bathroom, regardless of the price points!

7 Resort-Inspired Design Ideas for Your Home

Turn your house into an idyllic escape with these simple but striking styling tricks inspired by the beauty of Bali, Indonesia

IKEA PH To Open Soon!

The Swedish furniture giant finally found a local partner

This Mom Built Her Kids a Tree House in Their QC Backyard

Read on to find out how she did it—you can do this, too!

You Can Earn An Extra P20K Every Month By Managing a Home

Discover how one Pinay does it
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!