Ask Melissa

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

Getting Your Kids to Clean!

Cleaning doesn't really come naturally for kids, does it? It sure didn't for me.  So it's no surprise that we get asked about the best ways...

Hate the Smell of Vinegar? Here’s How to Mask it!

I have been asked the following question a bazillion times: 'Melissa, you always talk about cleaning with vinegar and the problem is, I can't...

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...

How to Clean Blinds! (Wood, Plastic & Aluminum Blinds)

'How do I clean my blinds?"  Oh man, if I had a nickel for every time I got asked that question... There seems to be...

How to Clean Plastic Containers

For those of you who brown bag it everyday, you probably are quite familiar with the plastic container. For those of you who have ever...

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...

How To Clean a Bathroom

Bathrooms are such a hot topic with our community. I don't know many people that love cleaning bathrooms, and I'd have to say I don't...

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,...

Clean Your BBQ!

Cleaning a BBQ I love BBQs; the tastes, the smells, the anticipation of a perfectly grilled steak (my steak style is called 'Chicago'; rare on...

Wash Windows Like A Pro!

I've been asked a lot lately about cleaning windows and in particular 'what's the best way to clean a window' - so today, I'm...

How to Clean A Toaster (Pop Up & Toaster Oven)

Toasters, the unwanted wedding gift, the college dorm necessity, and the perpetuator of our addiction to carbs. Anyway, that aside,we get asked all kinds of...

How To Make A Bed in Two Minutes!

In the military, a neatly-made bed is a reflection of a soldier's discipline and attention to even the smallest details - they have beds...

How to Clean a Microwave

A microwave is pretty necessary in a kitchen. We use ours at least twice a day, and there's only two of us here.  That's 14...

The Sticker Removal Challenge!

So, according to the internet, there are like a million different home remedies to remove price stickers (price tags) from glassware.  So, I investigated...

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...

Say Goodbye to Greasy Fingerprints!

If you live in a house, you have greasy fingerprints on the wall. You can't avoid them.  And heck, you can't really figure out how...

How to Clean a Bathtub!

Cleaning your bathtub can seem like a scary, overwhelming, even back-breaking chore—but it doesn't have to be! In this video, Melissa Maker shows us a...