Ask Melissa

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

The Secret to a Streak-Free Mirror

A streaky mirror is not a clean mirror, despite the number of times you've tried cleaning it. Streaks are frustrating, unsightly and off-putting.  We all...

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 Sperry Top-Siders!

Sperry Top-Siders Are Awesome. Don't get me wrong, I love high heels just as much as the next girl (or guy, or transgendered person, or...

Clean Your Pillows!

Pillow talk. It's usually sexy and almost never about how clean or dirty your pillows actually are. I've investigated the situation and demonstrate the...

The Best Litter Box Cleaning Routine

Well, I'll admit it, I love my cats. I never liked cats before I had my own; in fact I remember being horrified when I...

Rubber Rain Boots: The Cleaning & Maintenance Guide.

I recently got a pair of Hunter Wellies (matte black). They are thick, comfortable, stylish and liberating.  Think about it, when you wear shoes...

How To Clean A Plastic Shower Curtain & Mat

Grunge was cool in the 90s, not in your shower.  Just sayin'. If you have a shower, there's a really good chance you have...

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...

Clean Your Baseball Cap!

Baseball Caps. Most guys wear them. Most guys sweat in them.  Most guys never clean them. Ok, girls wear them too and probably don't clean them...

Clean Your Glass Stovetop

Letting your glass stovetop stay dirty can lead to scratching, pitting—tiny chips, craters, or dents in the glass—and cracking, which means you will need to replace the stovetop...

How to Clean a Shower

One of the most common questions I get asked is how to clean a shower properly. This is definitely one of the jobs that seems harder...

Cleaning Greasy Stovetop Grates

Here's a recent exchange we had on our Facebook page: Maura: I was wondering if you can tell me how to clean grease build up on...

How to Clean Baby & Kids Toys

"How do I clean baby toys?" Great question, people!  And I wish I had lots of pictures and experiences to share with you on this...

Clean Food Off A Burnt Pot Or Pan!

Melissa Maker shows us a quick way to clean off burnt food from pots and pans.. Tamara asked: What’s the quickest way to clean uber dirty...

How to Clean Your Room! (Easy Cleaning Routine)

"Clean your rooooooom!" Man, if I had a dollar for every time my parents yelled this very phrase at me when I was growing up,...

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...

Kickstart Your Cleaning – Welcome!

Hello and Welcome! I am so excited that you’ve signed up for my Kickstart Your Cleaning program! I’ve always taken great pride and responsibility in inspiring...