CABINETS & RANGE HOODS
Grease, dust, and food particles float and settle on anything up high. Fight the sticky grime:
Get a scraper (like a plastic putty knife) to remove goo from hard surfaces. If the buildup is really thick, Amanda Thomas (founder of Moxie Girl Household Assistants) uses straight dish soap to break down grease first.
Spread rolls of plastic shelf protector over cabinet tops, and replace after six months, says Michael Dimopoulos, owner of Lazy Susans Cleaning and a Thumbtack.com pro.