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Grimy Cupboards? Use This Cleaning Hack To Do The Trick!

If you’ve had your travel trailer or fifth wheel RV for a while, you may notice, just like at home, that pesky, sticky, grimy, impossible-to-get-rid-of residue on your RV cabinets! It seems like no matter how much you scrub, wipe, or even scrape, that gunk just doesn’t want to come off. Stress no more! The answer is simple, and uses ingredients you already have around the house, or even stored in your camper. Forget grimy cupboards and use this cleaning hack to do the trick!

What You’ll Need:

  • Grease eliminating dish soap (Dawn is one of the best for getting rid of grease)

  • Baking soda

  • Distilled white vinegar

  • Borax

  • Water

  • Soft, clean cloths (washcloths, terrycloth, etc.)


  • Combine two tablespoons of dish soap in two cups of warm water. Dip a clean rag in the solution and scrub cabinets going with the grain of the wood, not against it. Use a damp rag or sponge to rinse off the cabinets, then use a dry cloth to pat dry.

If that doesn’t work …

  • Make a paste out of two tablespoons of baking soda and a half tablespoon of water. Use a clean, damp cloth to apply the paste to your cabinets and scrub. Rinse the paste off with a clean, damp cloth, and pat dry with a dry towel.

If the grime is still there …

  • Add a cup of distilled white vinegar to the dish soap & water mixture previously mentioned. Scrub the cabinets with this new solution, rinse, and dry. Remember, always go with the grain to avoid damage!

Have really tough grime that just won’t go away?

  • Mix in half a cup of borax to the dish soap/water/vinegar solution. You know the drill by now: scrub with a soft cloth, wipe clean, and dry!

Are your once-grimy cupboards looking like new? This cleaning hack is so simple and inexpensive, you’ll feel inspired to go clean your stick-and-brick house’s cabinets too! Managing your RV on your own is a great feeling, but if you need some assistance, the TradeWinds RV service center is here to help. If you don’t have an RV, come shop our huge inventory of the best RVs in Michigan and save $1000s on the perfect one for your adventurous lifestyle!

Have any other inexpensive and easy RV cabinet cleaning hacks? Leave your tips in the comments to share!

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