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

Essential Oils & Your Pets | Q&A

We love using essential oils here at the CMS HQ to add a little zing to our DIY cleaning products. Not only do they smell great,...

How Long do DIY Cleaning Products Last | Q&A

Anyone who follows Clean My Space knows that we love making our own cleaning products! These DIY solutions save time and money, are safer...

How to Get Coffee Stains Out of Clothing | Q&A

While I'm no longer a caffeine drinker, early morning coffee is a staple for many people. As such, it's pretty much a guarantee that we've had...

How to Clean Clear Plastic Storage Boxes

Clear plastic storage boxes are a popular item when it comes to organizing items around the home. Whether they're used for off-season clothing storage,...

Dealing With Moldy Bath Mats | Q&A

Mold in the bathroom is a common problem—it's a high humidity area that is constantly facing a barrage of water, bacteria and other fun stuff....

How to Navigate Social Media While Building Your Brand

Social media has become a part of life these days, and it is a platform to have fun with, yes, but also to use...

Mastering the Work, Life & Clean Balance!

Lots of people talk about the work/life balance, with good reason—many of us spend our lives perfecting ways to be productive at work and...

5 Tips for Business Success!

Time to switch gears from cleaning and talk about something that I get a lot of questions about. And that is my businesses! I...

10 Secrets to Hiring a House Cleaning Service!

I started a cleaning service company here in my home town of Toronto back in 2006, it’s called Clean My Space - who would...

5 Habits to Try Today for a More Productive Tomorrow!

I've been fortune enough to have met a lot of successful people, and I love to talk to them about the habits that have made...

Everything You Need to Know About Lunch Containers!

If packing lunch means assembling various foods in a million containers (after you've spent 10 minutes trying to find the matching set) I've got...

Living with Messy People!

Keeping your home clean can be a challenge, especially when you have got external factors cramping your style. Yes, that’s right, we’re talking about...

How to Clean Your Dirty Vacuum!

Do you know what job is even LESS exciting than vacuuming? Cleaning your vacuum! Nevertheless, it is an important job that should be done...

How to Clean Oven Racks!

Cleaning those crusty oven racks is one of those cleaning jobs that rarely, if ever, gets done. It also gets the kitchen and bathroom...

Clean Food Off A Burnt Pot Or Pan!

I love to cook, but getting burnt food from pots and pans can be a tricky task. Tamara asks: What’s the best way to clean super...

My Daily Kitchen Cleaning Routine

The other day I was standing in my kitchen after we had eaten dinner (I get to rest while my husband cleans up), and...