How to Clean Dresser Drawers Properly in 5 Simple Steps

Wondering how to clean your dresser drawers? I've got you covered! Over time, dresser drawers can accumulate dust, grime, and even unpleasant odors.

In this step-by-step tutorial, I'll guide you through the process of cleaning and revitalizing your dresser drawers, leaving them looking and smelling fresh. Let's get started!

Tools and materials

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Soft cleaning cloth
  • Howard's wax
  • Sponge brush
  • Old sanding sponge
  • Small bowl (optional)
  • Microfiber cloth

Step 1: Clear Dresser Drawer

Empty the contents of the drawer, placing items in a safe and clean space. This will give you ample room to clean and work on the drawer's interior.

Spraying and wiping the drawers

Step 2: Spray and Wipe

Start by spraying the interior of the drawer with an all-purpose cleaner.

Wiping down the drawer with a soft cloth

Use a soft cloth to wipe down the entire interior of the drawer, removing any visible dust, dirt, or sticky residue. Pay extra attention to corners and edges.

Applying Howard's Wax to the inside of a drawer

Step 3: Apply Howard's Wax

Using a sponge brush, apply Howard's wax to the inside of the drawer. This high-quality wax not only cleans but also nourishes the wood, leaving a protective layer.

You can pour a small amount of Howard's wax into a small bowl or just pour it straight onto the wood for easier application with the sponge brush.

Sanding the interior of drawers

Step 4: Sand the Interior

Once the wax has been applied and allowed to sit for a few minutes, grab an old sanding sponge.

How to clean dresser drawers

Gently sand the inside of the drawer, focusing on any rough or uneven surfaces. This step helps smooth out the wood surface and enhances the absorption of the wax.

Step 5: Wipe Away Excess

Using a clean microfiber cloth, wipe away any excess wax or dust particles from sanding. This ensures a clean and polished finish on the interior of your dresser drawer.

How to clean dresser drawers

Now you know how to clean wooden drawers and give them a fresh and welcoming feel. By following these simple steps, you not only maintain the cleanliness of your furniture but also extend its lifespan.

Feel free to repeat this process periodically to keep your dresser drawers in top-notch condition. Now, enjoy the organized and refreshed space you've created within your furniture!

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