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You Need to Know How to Take Proper Care of Your New Cabinets Before You Buy Them!

Did you know that keeping your kitchen clean means keeping yourself healthy? With kitchens being the most used areas of our homes, it’s important to keep every part of them clean and disinfected. Clean kitchens will not only look nice, but will also keep us away from various diseases, and last for a long time. Caring for your kitchen cabinets will prolong their life and protect your investment. Here are some tips for cleaning your kitchen cabinetry.



  • Daily cleaning

  To maintain your kitchen clean, make sure you take care of it daily. There is not much use of deep cleaning every two months if you’re not careful every day. Your kitchen cabinets should be your best investment, so make sure you avoid daily spilling on them. For everyday cleaning, you can use soft wiping cloths combined with dry soft cloths for removing any excess moisture. In case there are some stubborn stains, use a little bit of dish soap and lukewarm water to remove oils and grease from your beloved cabinets. Don’t forget to dry them afterward.



  • Special cleaning

Special attention should be paid to the areas like sink and dishwasher. These zones are wet and riskier to various infections. With this in mind, try to clean them more often. Standing water will not only negatively affect your cabinets, but also your and your family’s health. 



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  • Monthly cleaning

Monthly cleaning is reserved for deep cleaning. Wiping everything down, paying attention to pulls and knobs, appliances, and backsplash. Make sure you clean everything thoroughly so nothing is left uncleaned. This will keep your kitchen clean, your cabinets and you healthy, and your home atmosphere in harmony.



  • Seasonal cleaning

Do not forget seasonal cleaning. It can be done twice or four times a year. Spring and fall are usually the best time to inspect your cabinetry, to check if there is a need for some adjustments or maybe even new cabinets. This approach will save you a lot of money and time since you always know which part of your kitchen is going to last and which is not. In this cleaning, clean hinges with a small brush dipped in the cleaning solution you used on the cabinets themselves. 


  • Cabinet indoors cleaning

Some high-quality cabinetry, like Nelson’s, is made of durable, cleanable, and long-lasting materials. However, if it’s not taken care of properly, the cabinetry most surely will not last long. Cabinet interiors should be cleaned or wiped with a slightly damp soft cloth, and immediately after dried with a dry soft cloth. Items that are stored in the cabinets should regularly be cleaned and moved. There is also a good tip from a minimalist lifestyle: only 50% of the cabinets and drawers should be filled. Everything above will make clutter, will make you overwhelmed and your cabinets tired. 


  • Cleaning hardware

Just because the hardware is usually finished with a protective coating, doesn’t mean it’s invincible. Clean knobs by filling a shallow dish with warm soapy water and submerging them for 10 minutes. Use an old toothbrush to scrub away any dirt and grime, and rinse them with clean water before returning them to the cabinets. 



  • What to use

For cleaning natural materials, it’s best to use natural cleaning supplies. The best option would be a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar. Vinegar is an excellent natural cleaner, and the smell will evaporate quickly after cleaning. 


Taking care of good quality cabinetry is not easy. But, the most important thing is to be consistent. Daily cleaning combined with a monthly deep cleaning will save your cabinetry from unnecessary problems, and periodic checking for new adjustments is all the care your cabinets need. Make sure you’re treating your cabinetry just like any other living being – because by its nature – it is.



For any questions about adjustments or upgrading your kitchen, feel free to contact us. Send us an email at info@nelsonkb.com or call 832-998-6598 for a free consultation or to get a free estimate.


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