Dear Heloise: What is your suggestion for cleaning doors and cabinet fronts? We have been remodeling, and grimy hands are all over our doors and cabinets. Please help!
— Kathemarie H., Louisiana
Here is my easy solution: Mix 1 part vinegar (apple cider or white) with 2 parts water. Submerge a clean rag or a microfiber cloth in the solution. Squeeze out excess liquid. Wipe the cabinets, then dry with a clean cloth. This should be safe for most finishes, but test in a small spot first. Find more cleaners you can make in my pamphlet with homemade cleaning solutions. To order, send $5 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (66 cents) envelope to: Heloise/Cleaners, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. Vinegar alone is great for cleaning buildup off barbecue grills, removing burned-on food in pots and for removing decals and price tags.
— Heloise, King Features