Ask Melissa

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

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...

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...

How-to Clean Your Flip Flops (and Sandals too!)

I love summer. After our cold and nasty winter, there’s nothing as freeing as ditching those winter boots and digging out the sandals and...

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...

10 Ways to Clean with Rubbing Alcohol!

In my opinion, rubbing alcohol is one of the most underrated cleaning products in the world. But don't look for it in the cleaning aisle—it's...

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!

I have been asked the following question a bazillion times: 'Melissa, you always talk about cleaning with vinegar and the problem is, I can't...

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 Blinds! (Wood, Plastic & Aluminum Blinds)

'How do I clean my blinds?"  Oh man, if I had a nickel for every time I got asked that question... There seems to be...

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...

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 a Bathroom

Bathrooms are such a hot topic with our community. I don't know many people that love cleaning bathrooms, and I'd have to say I don't...

How to Clean Your Room! (Easy Cleaning Routine)

"Clean your rooooooom!" Man, if I had a dollar for every time my parents yelled this very phrase at me when I was growing up,...

Clean Your BBQ!

Cleaning a BBQ I love BBQs; the tastes, the smells, the anticipation of a perfectly grilled steak (my steak style is called 'Chicago'; rare on...

Wash Windows Like A Pro!

I've been asked a lot lately about cleaning windows and in particular 'what's the best way to clean a window' - so today, I'm...

How to Clean A Toaster (Pop Up & Toaster Oven)

Toasters, the unwanted wedding gift, the college dorm necessity, and the perpetuator of our addiction to carbs. Anyway, that aside,we get asked all kinds of...