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    Default Cleaning kitchen cupboards- dirty rental

    Hoping someone will be able to offer some experience with this

    We recently moved into a rental, it was pretty grubby to say the least! The landlords sent professional cleaners out, all good but the kitchen cupboards don't seem to be cleanable?? The house is only a year old and the cupboards are laminex (I think), a brownish colour and they have lots of fingerprint, grease marks, stains particulary around the handles, near the extractor fan and within baby/ toddler reach... I have tried Ajax, antibacterial wipes, old fashioned scrubbing and they still look really filthy. It's seriously getting on my nerves!! Anyone have any tips on how to get these stains off?? I've heard baking soda and white vinegar are really good for cleaning but wouldn't know how to start with this ie) how to mix what to scrub with??

    Any tips would be really appreciated!!

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    I would try scrubbing with eucalyptus.

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    A good microfiber cloth (norwex kitchen cloths are amazing!). My norwex cloth gets dirt/grease marks off my white laminex cupboards (which are a lot older than a year!) and also gets the grease off the extractor fan hoods/grill.

    One of those magic eraser sponges would probably do the trick as well.

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    Easy off Bam or something like that

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    Gumption always works good. I use that on kitchen cupboards.

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    theres a brand of 'kitchen spray professional' (i think its a purple bottle) it removed years of grease from the fryers of a commercial kitchen

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    I just did mine today I use bicarb and vinegar - I spray the vinegar onto my cloth and into the surface, and then sprinkle the bicarb onto the damp cloth (it kind of forms a paste), then I scrub in a circular motion.

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    Huggies Nappy Wipes

    I bought a bulk pack just before the boys TT'd, and have been using them for cleaning ever since.. you would be surprised (and perhaps slightly alarmed) at what those little beauties could get off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    Huggies Nappy Wipes

    I bought a bulk pack just before the boys TT'd, and have been using them for cleaning ever since.. you would be surprised (and perhaps slightly alarmed) at what those little beauties could get off!
    I use them to clean too very scary

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    Yesterday I was stressing as we had an inspection today.

    One of the girls black hair ribbons had been left on the bathroom vanity basin (which is white) and had run and stained.

    I tried everything!! My last ditch try was pouring a small amount of tea tree oil onto the stains. They lifted straight away!

    I will always make sure I have tea tree in the cupboard from now on. Might be worth a try!

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