When I grew up we lived in a big farm house and like many I suspect we weren't taught the how to's of house keeping. My mother used Spic and Span on the tiles she laid down herself. We also used a paste wax. We also had painted floors and wains coating. I don't recall what dish soap we used. I don't remember ever seeing my mother do dishes. Truth be told she wan't the best house keeper. Like all of us she had her issues. Not the least was raising eight kids by herself and husband who took a hike, but that's another story. We all have those epiphany moments and one for me was when a neighbor friend said "it's one thing to be poor, it's another to be dirty". I don't think she ever realized the effect it would have on me. We didn't have Cupboards on the walls but a floor cupboard my mother said my father built. It was painted blue. All the dressers, beds and dinning room furniture were painted. Which may be why I like unpainted wood. I recall my sisters set was painted pink with Poodle decals. So what's my point? How do you clean your house? Right now I'm cleaning our cupboards and there is the usual grease. Is it usual? I've cleaned them before with bleach water and baking soda. DW says to use Grease Lightning and while the cupboards over the stove look clean, (see picture) they have a greasy/sticky feel. I've been on the internet and some of the advice there does NOT work. One video said to use "vegetable oil or mineral oil" Well what a mess that left. Too the hood over the stove is white but it's not coming clean like when I used the bleach water and baking soda. So anyhow you might have some advice on how to keep the house clean. For those who don't know DW had B. Cancer and the residual effects of the treatment have made things difficult. I'm trying pick up the slack. So leave your advice and I'll try not to get offended. Besides you're there, what can I do. I can't Thanks in advance. I'm off to clean some more. I suppose I should be glad the cupboards look clean. How often do you clean your cupboards? Rancher, just trying to do my best, Hicks.