I know that the holidays can be hectic and stress people out—I know I've experienced this before. You have family coming over, food to make, presents to buy, the house to clean... the list goes on. Staying on top of all of these chores is a challenge to say...
I get asked all the time, "Melissa, after all of these years cleaning stuff, how do you still hate cleaning?" Well, the truth is, it just hasn't grown on me! I can, however, say that I know how to clean quickly and efficiently—so at least I don't have to...
Not too long ago we put together an article looking at our top 10 rules for a cleaner home. We then asked all of our fans to tell us their number one rule for a cleaner home. We received a ton of responses, so much so that we decided to...
Over the years we've gone through countless tips and tricks concerning how to clean, declutter and take care of various items throughout the home. Some of these tips are very specialized, while others are more broad in nature. That got us to thinking, if we had to come up...
Was this the year that you resolved to clean your house on a weekly basis, or lose a certain amount of weight, and then halfway through the year those resolutions fizzled out? Well, we've all been there—myself included—and I can tell you, it's never too late to get back...
When cleaning becomes overwhelming - which I know happens a lot - taking a step back and trying to adopt some simple habits into your daily routine can really make an impact. One of the easiest ways to fight overwhelmed feelings, when it comes to cleaning, is to have...
Living in a family is warm and fuzzy. But, let's be honest, it also comes with its fair share of challenges. One of the challenges that I hear about often is how frustrating it is to get everyone on the same level when it comes to cleaning. Whether it's...
Spring is right around the corner, and that means it's time for Spring Cleaning! For many of us (myself included), that can feel really overwhelming. Well, spring cleaning doesn't have to be that big, thankless job that eats up a whole weekend (or worse, several weekends). Here are my seven tips...
Do you get overwhelmed by the idea of decluttering? Do you find it difficult to purge personal belongings—even when you really want to clean up and organize? That's because, for some people, decluttering is more than just an organizational task—it can become an emotional one. I hear several common excuses for...
Cleaning doesn't need to be tedious or boring and in this video Melissa shares 7 great ways to make cleaning more fun! So, turn up the tunes, pop a cork and let's get cleaning :) COMMENT QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU DO TO MAKE CLEANING MORE FUN?
Recently, I shared a video on how to declutter, but what I did not cover is how to deal with some of the emotional aspects of decluttering. Today I want to share some tips and tricks about declutter – and especially when it comes to the more emotional side...
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 messy people. We have had people writing in asking for advice about how to live/cope with messy loved ones on the daily, so we have...
Let's face it, there's not too many people out there that love to clean. Sure there may be aspects that you enjoy - the end result for one, but for the most part cleaning is something that we all need to do and not many of us, including myself,...
Cleaning Headspace! (Uh, what's that?) A while back, we made a video about cleaning your room—and in that video I said that you shouldn't even attempt to clean if you are not in the right headspace. Since then, many of you have asked what exactly I meant by that, and many others...
A place for everything and everything in its place. Cliché – yes. But super important for all the teachers getting ready for the school year to start. With so many young minds to shape, having an organized and welcoming classroom is a great first step, especially when so many other...
It may come as no real surprise that one of the biggest causes for tension in a couple’s relationship is housework and more specifically, the seemingly unfair workload that may fall on your shoulders - while your partner sits back and reaps the benefits of your hard work. We feel...