Clean Cabinet Corners with Q-Tips®

Heather says:

Some of you are like me and stuck with white cabinetry. From a distance, unless you’ve really let things go, white cabinetry almost always looks pretty clean. However, over time, even the most fastidious housekeepers will notice gunk building up in the corners.

Q-Tips Precision Tips®  and isopropyl rubbing alcohol are great for getting these pesky areas. It’s important to note that this isn’t a weekly or even monthly chore. The method removes a tiny bit of paint, so the rubbing alcohol trick should only be used when you can’t stand it any longer or if your mother-in-law is on her way for the white glove inspection. (Kidding! If your MIL does that, you’ve got bigger problems than gunky cabinet corners)

The pointed ends of the new Precision Tip Q-Tips are a great, disposable, and hygienic tool for precision work.

For more uses for Q-Tips® check out their Facebook Fan Page and follow them on Twitter.

This is a sponsored post.  Q-tips® product was  provided by Unilever, the makers of Q-tips®; the tips and usage suggestions are my own.

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  1. KeterMagick says:

    Q-Tips will work for this, and they also work for applying carefully controlled amounts of strong chemicals or touch-up paint, stain, or varnish if your cabinets have a ding or a stain that requires more than just cleaning.  If you have heavy grease build up in a crevice to deal with, try a tag-team of a bamboo skewer to scrape and a Q-Tip to wipe.
     
    But for bigger, messier cleaning jobs, you might want to try paint brushes.  I keep a stiff bristled cheap paintbrush and a soft, fluffy acrylic bristle paintbrush in my cleaning caddy.  They’re great for sweeping out spilled dry foods and unmentionables that sometimes happen in cabinets, like dead bugs and (OMG!) rodent droppings.  If your cabinet doors have fancy reliefs on them (particularly if they weren’t well sanded and have a rough surface), you can use brushes to dust these crevices, or, if grease or food spills have gotten into the act, squirt with some mild cleaner and scrub with the stiff bristle brush.
     
    My favorite use of Q-tips is to clean the bezel on computer monitors and smart phones – you can dampen the Q-tip with just a little squirt of eyeglass cleaner, squeeze to remove any excess, and get off the crud that can build up in these locations without any fear of frying your electronics.