Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets the Easy Way!

A Hometalker recently told me that the best way to clean grimy cabinets is to put some dishwashing powder on a damp cloth and wipe off all the grime. In my house, we have a toddler and a preschooler (if you’re wondering how this cabinet got so dirty, that’s how!) so our cabinets get pretty grimy pretty fast. I tried out this cleaning tip and, I have to say, it was amazing!
Isn’t that magic? So, back to how it all started…
cleaning kitchen cabinets the easy way
Yep, I told you they were bad! Never underestimate the havoc two little girls can wreak on wooden cabinets. Anyway, here’s what I did… Step 1: Gather Your Materials
cleaning kitchen cabinets the easy way
I used a paper towel and some dishwashing powder. Whatever powder you have should work well enough to cut the grease. Step 2: Dampen a Cloth or Paper Towel

cleaning kitchen cabinets the easy way

I held my paper towel under the faucet and added a little bit a water until it was nice and damp. Step 3: Sprinkle Powder on Your Paper Towel

cleaning kitchen cabinets the easy way

Then, I scooped up some dishwashing powder and brought it on over to my paper towel.

cleaning kitchen cabinets the easy way

I sprinkled on just a bit of dishwashing powder — not even half a teaspoon is needed. Step 4: Wipe Your Dirty Surface

cleaning kitchen cabinets the easy way

Next, I got to work cleaning. I say work, but the coarse texture of the dishwashing powder did all the scrubbing for me. After a quick wipe, all I had to do was brush off some loose powder.

cleaning kitchen cabinets the easy way

Aaand that’s it! After this little trick, my cabinets were amazingly clean and there were signs of little messy monsters.

cleaning kitchen cabinets the easy way

The best part? You can actually use this trick on many different surfaces. I think I just found my new all-around degreaser!