Ask Melissa

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

Cleaning Greasy Stovetop Grates

Here's a recent exchange we had on our Facebook page: Maura: I was wondering if you can tell me how to clean grease build up on...

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....

What to do with Smelly Shoes?

This is another fabulous question that came from a YouTube viewer. I love these questions because it gives me a chance to help the...

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. Not only do they smell great,...

iPhone 5 Care & Cleaning Guide

I just got an iPhone 5 to replace my very old school iPhone 3Gs 8 gig (I know, how DID I survive)?   And...

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...

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,...

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...

Clean Your Diamond Ring!

You finally got the diamond you've been waiting for, and now that you finger (neck, ears, wrist) is bling-tastic, keep it that way by...

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...

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...

Removing Mystery Stains from a Microfibre Sofa

Happy Friday - may I just say, YAHOO!  What a week it's been here at CMS.  Busy to say the least.   I get a...

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...

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...

Clean Your Glass Stovetop

Letting your glass stovetop stay dirty can lead to scratching, pitting—tiny chips, craters, or dents in the glass—and cracking, which means you will need to replace the stovetop...

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...