Ask Melissa

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

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...

How to Clean Clear Plastic Storage Boxes

Clear plastic storage boxes are a popular item when it comes to organizing items around the home. Whether they're used for off-season clothing storage,...

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...

Essential Oils & Your Pets | Q&A

We love using essential oils here at the CMS HQ to add a little zing to our DIY cleaning products—they not only smell great, but...

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 Garage

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

Cleaning Silk Plants & Flowers

This is a great question that came off our Facebook page: Hello 'Clean My Space' Team, I was wondering if you have any tips or...

Cleaning Wood Cabinets

Happy Fall, all! I got a great question from one of my YouTube subscribers (love them).  It pertains to cleaning wood kitchen cabinets.  I thought...

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...

How Long do DIY Cleaning Products Last | Q&A

Anyone who follows Clean My Space knows that we love making our own cleaning products! These DIY solutions save time and money, are safer...

The Sticker Removal Challenge!

So, according to the internet, there are like a million different home remedies to remove price stickers (price tags) from glassware.  So, I investigated...

Dealing With Moldy Bath Mats | Q&A

Mold in the bathroom is a common problem—it's a high humidity area that is constantly facing a barrage of water, bacteria and other fun stuff....

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...

Clean Your iPhone (Or Any Touchscreen Phone)

In this video, we show you how to PROPERLY clean an iPhone, Galaxy, BlackBerry or any touchscreen phone! I've researched by going right to the...

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...

Keeping Things Clean While Travelling

When you really start to think about it, traveling is crusty. I always feel I need to say this so that you understand: I...