How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets: A Brilliant Hack Using Dawn and Tide

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If you're like me and always on the lookout for clever cleaning hacks, you're in for a treat! Rach Plus Five recently shared a fantastic video where she put viral cleaning tips to the test.

Among the gems she revealed, one in particular caught my eye – using a mop to clean kitchen cabinets. It's nothing short of genius, and I can't believe I hadn't thought of it before!

In her video, Rach cleaned the cupboards with a spin mop, but there was one minor issue. She used the same mop she used for cleaning her floors. The solution? Buying a separate mop for the cabinets. However, I had a different idea in mind.

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Floor squeegee and cloth

I happened to have a handy floor squeegee at home, which I thought would be the perfect tool for this project.

The beauty of the squeegee is that you can easily wrap it with a floor cloth and wash it once you're done, eliminating the need for dirty used mops on your cabinets.

How to clean kitchen cabinets with a floor mop

Here are my cabinets before, they aren’t super dirty but there are a few grimy marks I can test.

My primary motivation for giving this trick a try was the ongoing challenge I face when it comes to reaching the uppermost section of my cabinet doors during my cleaning routine.

Bottle of Dawn Ultra

1. Prepare Your Cleaning Solution

Begin by filling a bowl with a bit of water. Then, add six pumps of Dawn Powerwash* to the water, and for an extra cleaning boost, include a tablespoon of Tide wash.

Dawn and Tide cleaning hack for kitchen cabinets

Handy Tip

You can make your own DIY Dawn Powerwash substitute by mixing 2 TBSP Dawn dish soap and 1 TBSP Isopropyl 70% Alcohol (rubbing alcohol) with distilled water.

1. Prepare Your Cleaning Solution

Begin by filling a bowl with a bit of water. Then, add six pumps of Dawn Powerwash* to the water, and for an extra cleaning boost, include a tablespoon of Tide wash.

How to clean the top of kitchen cabinets easily

2. Apply the Solution

Wet your microfiber cloth in the mixture you prepared and place it on the squeegee.

You're now ready to tackle those kitchen cabinets.

Cleaning kitchen cabinets with a squeegee and cloth

3. Clean Your Cabinets

Use the squeegee with the cloth attached to wipe down your cabinets, and you'll be amazed at the results.

Using a squeegee wrapped with a cloth to clean kitchen cabinets

It's truly a brilliant trick.

Best way to clean kitchen cabinets and walls

4. Bonus - Cleaning Your Walls

The beauty of this nifty trick doesn't end with just your cabinets. You can extend it to cleaning your walls as well.

Cleaning a staircase wall with the squeegee and cloth

I decided to give it a go in my living area and loved it so much that I even cleaned my staircase walls. The cleaning solution worked like a charm, the dawn and tide really removed any stubborn marks.

Clean cabinets with dawn tide and a squeegee

How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets With a Mop

This cleaning hack is a game-changer that will find a permanent spot in my cleaning routine.

It's not just about cleaning kitchen cabinets; it's a versatile method that can be used for walls, baths and other surfaces.

Now I need to try the other great tip Rach Plus Five suggests in her video, cleaning the walls with a paint roller, can’t wait to see how that turns out!

If you have any great cleaning tips and ideas to share, we'd love to hear them!

Leave your suggestions in the comments below, and let's make cleaning more efficient and enjoyable for everyone.

Happy cleaning, folks!

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