Ask Melissa

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

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...

The Best-Kept Silver Cleaning Secret Ever!

Sad Lookin' Silver We all have that tangled lump of silver jewelry sitting in a drawer, basket or box somewhere.  I recently came across mine and...

How to Clean a Beautyblender!

If you've seen these little pink egg-like sponges everywhere, it's for good reason. Beautyblender sponges are amazing for foundation application. People (including me!) love them...

Desk Organization, Locker Deodorizer & Clean A Travel Mug!

As the first day back gets closer, we've decided to share a few more back to school cleaning tips with all of you. Desk Cleaning...

3 Garage Cleaning Quick-Fixes!

My garage had yet to see a car in it, until now. Yes I know, embarrassing, but true. Since we moved into this house over...

4 Simple & Safe Ways to Care for Your Kitchen Finishes!

I've been going through one heck of a kitchen renovation, and it's pretty much done (yay!).  I am so pleased with the results, and...

5 Vacuuming Tips That SUCK: In Other Words, Learn How to...

There are some things I'm going to keep to myself, but one thing I'm willing to go entirely public with is my pure disdain...

How to Clean Your Garage

Garage cleaning. Just hearing those two words makes me shudder. I would rather clean anything – ANYTHING – before tackling my garage. But if we...

Manicure & Pedicure Safety: How Safe is Your Nail Salon?

The summer brings about hot weather, and hot weather brings about all kinds of adorable open toe shoes, which brings about a need to keep...

Want Your Little Girl to be a Success?

When I see a young girl at play, I remember how fun and freeing that experience was for me. The world is hers -...

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...

Keep Your Room Clean!

Earlier this year we made a video about cleaning your room and in 7 short months, it has garnered over 250,000 views and more...

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!

It's true, I love a good DIY cleaning recipe. It's also true that not everyone likes the smell of vinegar—which happens to...

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 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...