Everyone always tells me how clean my house is. It’s not really. Not since I’ve had kids. You’ve seen those cute little signs, Excuse the mess, we are busy making memories or Excuse the mess, we live here? Well that’s not really my style. In fact, my house is nothing like the clean it used to be before the kids. I’ve grown more accustomed to the mess, but so many little things tend to get over looked these days. Many people have exciting goals like running a marathon or skydiving (and I may have just become the biggest loser because I just googled Common goals people have, because I couldn't come up with 2 good ideas), you know what I’ve always wanted? To put my house on the market and have the ad say, “Mrs. Clean lives here”. I’m not kidding, I actually told my realtor I wanted that on my add. She said, your house will sell itself. OK, she was right, but I really wanted that at the time.
One thing I’ve been over-looking lately is my kitchen cabinets. I’m home cleaning today and thought, maybe today’s the day to get that grease off the cabinets. Now keep in mind, I've never been able to get these cabinets truly clean since I moved into this house. I've tried every type of cleaner, but the grime above the stove top cabinets just never seemed to come off. Years of build up have left them a mess. I wipe down my cabinets frequently, since they are white and show any dirt, but I do tend to “overlook” these top cabinets because I never could seem to get the grime off. So, get ready for some ugly, because here is what my cabinets looked like a few minutes ago (embarrassing photos enlarged and close up for detail to follow):
So this is the top edge along the ceiling. I have those god-awful therma-foil cabinets and for lack of a better term the surface is “pockey”. That means there is a little texture that allows dirt and grease to accumulate. I think the top picture shows best how greasy these cabinets were. I’ve tried many products before, but today I decided to go for some simple soft – scrub and a warm dish rag.
I love the lemon scent and use this for a lot of my cleaning. I poured it on my dishcloth and just rubbed it on the grease, and just like that, all of the grease and grime came off. I’ve tried many other cleaners and de-greasers and seriously never got such great results with not much elbow grease needed at all. I might suggest if you are working over your head that you wear some protective eyewear, because trust me when I say, you don’t want your break from cleaning to involve trying to get soap out of your eye! Just sayin. So, I now proudly show you my clean cabinets!
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