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Learn our favorite homemade cleaning products and tools. These are effective and economical!

7 Sneaky Ways to Clean with Vinegar

I have long touted the benefits of cleaning with vinegar.  Most of us know it's a great cleaning product, and even though it makes...

DIY Poo Spray (Make Your Own Poo Pourri)

You've likely seen the commercials with that sassy English lady speaking in a very classy manner about the unsavoury topic of bathroom duties...err..dooties (with...

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...

Everything you Need to Know About Cleaning with Essential Oils

Essential Oils – I’ve talked about them for years.  Not only do they smell divine, they actually help elevate your cleaning efforts and your...

10 Cool Cleaning Uses for Vinegar!

Vinegar. It's pungent, acidic, tangy, makes you crumple up your nose and tear up, or brings up memories of eating fish and chips out of...

Remove Marks & Stains from your White Board!

I have this white board in my office, and it has all of my strategies, ideas and sayings about work, along with a few...

5 DIY Homemade Cleaners!

We made a video a couple of years ago about 5 homemade cleaners, and, well, it alllllllmost broke the internet.  Almost. I know that DIY...

7 Great Ways to Use Hydrogen Peroxide!

You usually find hydrogen peroxide in the first aid aisle or in your first aid kit at home, but there are so many other...

Melissa’s Secret DIY Room Deodorizer!

The simplest things are often the most impactful.  I love when things are easy! If you notice a smell coming from a room, area or...

The Many Uses of Dish Soap!

There's a simple reason why dish soap is a true workhorse in the cleaning world: because a good rule of thumb is to always...

10 Unexpected Uses for Corn Starch!

Corn starch is the forgotten ingredient so many of us have purchased for one recipe or another. Whether it was to thicken up a...

Coconut Oil is Awesome!

Coconut oil doesn't just smell nice (assuming you are cuckoo for coconut like I am), it works wonders on your body and around the...

Cleaning Kit Essentials

So often, we hear from new grads, newlyweds or people who are moving out of their parents' house and into their own place.  Their...

DIY Fabric Softener

Who doesn't love a good DIY cleaning recipe? The good news is, you can make your own, residue-free fabric softener for a few cents! What the...

10 Cool Cleaning & Organizing Products! (IHHS 2017)

We're back in Chicago for the 2017 International Home & Housewares Show (IHHS) and I'm bringing you my favourite cleaning, organizing, and storage products from...

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths: Everything You Need To Know!

Cut up t-shirts, cheap rags from the dollar store, expensive paper towels and crusty old dish towels—these have been the tools of the cleaning...