Ask Melissa

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

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...

Move in Cleaning Routine (Moving Series Part 3)

Welcome to part three of this info-packed series all about how to get ready for a home sale and a move. In my 10+ years...

Clean Food Off A Burnt Pot Or Pan!

Melissa Maker shows us a quick way to clean off burnt food from pots and pans.. Tamara asked: What’s the quickest way to clean uber dirty...

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...

How to Clean A Backpack & Lunchbag!

Back in my school days, the end of August brought me bittersweet feelings. You see, summer has always been my absolute favorite time of year...

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...

If Your Cat Could Talk: Kitty Cleaning Requests!

Have you ever heard that saying, ‘you don’t own a cat, a cat owns you’? While I’d like to think that’s not entirely the case,...

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...

One Stain, Two Stains, Red Stains, Blue Stains: Your Ultimate Stain...

Stains happen to the best of us - and always in the most inconvenient locations, right? Common clothing stains fall under 3 main categories: oil-based,...

The Laundry Routine You Can’t Live Without!

Laundry.  Easily one of the most loved or most hated, chores in the home. You either think it’s loads of fun (pun intended) or...

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...