Ask Melissa

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 Cleaning Tools (without bleach) | Q&A

One common mistake the people tend to make is not cleaning their actual cleaning tools. Yes, they're for cleaning, but it's difficult to get...

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...

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...

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...

How To Clean Your Yoga Mat!

When's the last time you cleaned your yoga mat? Well, if you're anything like us, not as often as you should! Well, using some...

How Do You Clean Kitchen Cabinets? | Q&A

Kitchen cabinets can get quite dirty over time from spills, splashes, and greasy or dirty fingers. The challenge becomes not only how to clean kitchen...

Get Rid of Fruit Flies!

Fruit Fly Problem? Here's a quick and easy way to get rid of fruit flies! What You Need Pesky fruit flies Container (like a glass) Balsamic vinegar 2 sheets of...

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...

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 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...