Ask Melissa

Here are some of the great questions Melissa gets asked and her answers to them. Ask, peruse, enjoy!

How to Clean a Beautyblender!

If you've seen these little pink egg-like sponges everywhere, it's for good reason. Beautyblender sponges are amazing for foundation application. People (including me!) love them...

How To Get Motivated To Clean

Cleaning Headspace! (Uh, what's that?) A while back, we made a video about cleaning your room—and in that video I said that you shouldn't even...

How to Clean A Backpack & Lunchbag!

Back in my school days, the end of August brought me bittersweet feelings. You see, summer has always been my absolute favorite time of year...

Desk Organization, Locker Deodorizer & Clean A Travel Mug!

As the first day back gets closer, we've decided to share a few more back to school cleaning tips with all of you. Desk Cleaning...

3 Garage Cleaning Quick-Fixes!

My garage had yet to see a car in it, until now. Yes I know, embarrassing, but true. Since we moved into this house over...

4 Simple & Safe Ways to Care for Your Kitchen Finishes!

I've been going through one heck of a kitchen renovation, and it's pretty much done (yay!).  I am so pleased with the results, and...

If Your Cat Could Talk: Kitty Cleaning Requests!

Have you ever heard that saying, ‘you don’t own a cat, a cat owns you’? While I’d like to think that’s not entirely the case,...

5 Vacuuming Tips That SUCK: In Other Words, Learn How to...

There are some things I'm going to keep to myself, but one thing I'm willing to go entirely public with is my pure disdain...

One Stain, Two Stains, Red Stains, Blue Stains: Your Ultimate Stain...

Stains happen to the best of us - and always in the most inconvenient locations, right? Common clothing stains fall under 3 main categories: oil-based,...

The Laundry Routine You Can’t Live Without!

Laundry.  Easily one of the most loved or most hated, chores in the home. You either think it’s loads of fun (pun intended) or...

How to Clean Your Garage

Garage cleaning. Just hearing those two words makes me shudder. I would rather clean anything – ANYTHING – before tackling my garage. But if we...

Manicure & Pedicure Safety: How Safe is Your Nail Salon?

The summer brings about hot weather, and hot weather brings about all kinds of adorable open toe shoes, which brings about a need to keep...

How to Clean Costume Jewelry

Costume jewelry, so pretty and usually cheaper than the real thing. I love it! What I don’t love is when it turns funky colors...

How-to Clean Your Flip Flops (and Sandals too!)

I love summer. After our cold and nasty winter, there’s nothing as freeing as ditching those winter boots and digging out the sandals and...

Keep Your Room Clean!

Earlier this year we made a video about cleaning your room and in 7 short months, it has garnered over 250,000 views and more...

10 Ways to Clean with Rubbing Alcohol!

In my opinion, rubbing alcohol is one of the most underrated cleaning products in the world. But don't look for it in the cleaning aisle—it's...

Clean Your Keyboard!

Wondering the proper way to clean your keyboard? We've looked at the manufacturer's instructions to determine the safest and most effective way to clean a...