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Cleaning Expert Teaches You How to Disinfect Your Home

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During cold and flu season, it’s important to keep your home clean and to disinfect – but how do you properly disinfect? That’s where Cleaning Expert Melissa Maker can help, in this video, we learn how to effectively disinfect countertops, points of contact, doorknobs, bathrooms and more. We talk about disinfecting, sanitizing, cleaning products and everything else you need to keep your home clean and disinfected during cold and flu season.

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844 thoughts on “Cleaning Expert Teaches You How to Disinfect Your Home

  1. Are you in San Diego?

  2. If you have a plate with raw meat juice but no dish washer, is it enough to use dish soap and hot water or should I spray a disinfectant on the dish after cleaning with soap and water?

  3. Does the soap leave a film?

  4. I’m interested in steam cleaning tips.

  5. I mean as cleaning not disinfecting. If you do not have an all purpose cleaner can you just use this?

  6. Do disinfectant wipes count?

  7. All disinfectants are sold out in stores. Is there any use in cleaning the door handles with a milder cleaner? Better than nothing?

  8. If someone else cleans my place i get relaxed and feel like cluttering a bit. If i clean it myself i don’t feel like that. There are some unwritten rules about how one feels. Also there are rules specific to houses and one needs to choose among ways.

  9. awesome video, very informative 🙂

  10. Man…… I wanna run my fingers through her hair so bad….. does anybody else feel this way? Her hair is not curly it is perfectly straight yet it looks either thick or she has so much hair on her head that it looks thick either way I want to play with it….. you never see her touching her hair or flipping it she needs to flip her hair at least once in her videos…. But im a hair addict so might just be me😏😏

  11. What happens if we only use Clorox bleach wipes on bathroom surfaces a lot BUT DO NOT WASH FIRST?

    This did not answer WHAT HAPPENS IFFF

  12. That sweet first gen iPhone B-roll at 7:54 🙂

  13. Have you tried Force of Nature as a cleaner? It’s supposed to be all natural and very effective for disinfecting.

  14. I’m interested in disinfecting offices and need to know if you know if I need to have official training or certification

  15. Thank u

  16. Yes, I am very interested in Steaming Cleaner video! Great video. Thank you :)!

  17. I would love a steamer video! I have one and I used to use it and really don’t pull it out anymore.

  18. I’m 8 years old and I watched this with my mummy 👩🏽👧🏾🦄

  19. I’m immunocompromised Watching you and your family has helped me so much. I’m in Manchester. In the uk l
    Lots of love

  20. Saanitize your household objects, sofa, beds, chairs, dining tables without the use water & chemicals easily and safely

  21. I’m working in public-after cleaning thoroughly and applying a disinfectant and people come back in , how long is it disinfected?

  22. Awesome, thanks 😊 new Subscriber

  23. Amo esse tipo de vídeo!!! Muito obrigada por compartilhar tantas informações.

  24. I am interested in a steam cleaning video. Also… I find myself furiously taking notes on all of your tips – mostly for the disinfectant, sanitizing and cleaning recipes. I’m new to your channel (which I LOVE) and wonder – is there a cheat sheet somewhere where I can find the recipes or is it best to keep doing what I’m doing and sit with a notebook and write? Thank you for doing what you do!

  25. Yes, please for a video on how to disinfect with a steam cleaner properly. 🙂

  26. Your videos are awesome BTW and my household has been watching for years. We really appreciate your knowledge and your videos. God bless. – A fan from America

  27. Steam cleaning. Never thought about that. I’d like to learn more

  28. Yes, a steamer video would be great. Have really enjoyed your videos!

  29. Wondering what your thoughts are on the microfiber cloths that claim to pick up 99% of bacteria with just water? Are these a good alternative?

  30. Great video , thank you Melissa. You are getting emotional because you care. Please be safe. Thank you again.

  31. What do you think if hypochlorous acid as a disinfectant?

  32. You are so sweet, thank you for all your videos. It’s a pleasure to listen to you and learn from you.

  33. Steam cleaner video yes please!!!

  34. People actually think their stupid lysol and clorox wipes are getting rid of germs just by wiping sufaces. All they do is pollute the environment!

  35. Like&subscribe
    I enjoyed this helpful vid

  36. What steamer is that in the video? It is amazing and I need that in my life :). I have one that I use on the floor but I have never seem one with a small hose like that.

  37. Curious since rubbing alcohol evaporates pretty much immediately how does it work if it is supposed to stay wet?

  38. Excellent informative and practical advice.

  39. How would you disinfect a real/genuine leather sofa (without drying it out) after someone has COVID-19? I would suggest doing a DIY cleaning video for how to disinfect/sterilize alll types of house surfaces to help with coping with COVID-19, especially since we have so much time now 🙂 Thank you in advance!

  40. Do you make your own disinfectant?

  41. Hey Melissa how are you? Can you make a video showing how or what to do after grocery shopping? Like what to do with plastic bags and food stuff…
    Thank you

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  43. Thanks for the video, it’s very helpful during this hard time, I’ve never cleaned/sanitized/disinfect my house this crazy before, it’s hard for all of us, we can go thru this together!

  44. Do you have a disinfectant spray recipe? To spray all the boxes that are delivered home? Something like lysol spray

  45. Hi Melissa, I just found you and binged watched more than 50+ your videos!! Absolutely love you guys!! I did a big decluttering exercise when I downsized homes so had no choice but to do it and now I seem to have let things go and living the minimalist lifestyle is what I want to aim for so I’m super excited to go through all of your videos to help me get there and learn all about good cleaning tips as well. I just bought a steamer and would love for you to share all the things that we can do with it. Thank you again, you guys are great!

  46. Hi, do you have a video specific for cleaning house against Corona virus (Covid-19)? Thanks

  47. Awesome information. Thank you.

  48. Its clorox a disinfectant? And if so how do we use it?

  49. Can anyone confirm if the disinfectant in Melissa’s DIY video still work as a disinfectant when the rubbing alcohol is being diluted with water?

  50. I have a steam mop with a removable head, im steaming my life today!!!

  51. I’d love to hear more about steam cleaning!!!

  52. Which steam cleaner would you recommend

  53. Thank you. I always cleaned the space, get some desinfection spray and let it work and work and work… But I never cleaned after it. I never thought of it. I always thought that it has to stay there. So it can work.

  54. Cleaning, disinfectant is very important make you breath fresh air, Thanks for sharing we always learned ❤💙💚

  55. Yes please – please make a video about using a steamer. Thank you for your advise.

  56. Thanks Melissa I will use your tips to clean now because this will help with the anxiety when groceries come in the apt. I like the 3 categories you put cleaning in. Blessings to you for this info. 😷🙏💪❤

  57. Superb

  58. I’m so happy I found your channel, I’m wandering about damage to surfaces when using a bleach and water solution, or is that generally safe?

  59. Hi Melissa

    Thanks for sharing this video, was eagerly waiting for advice from you especially in disinfecting.
    Wanted to check your recommendation on how to disinfect upholstery or wooden surfaces? Would the diy disinfectant or even steamer damage these surfaces or even metals

  60. What exactly qualifies you to give such advice on what constitutes an effective disinfectant? I am asking because you look and sound like a moron. I wouldnt take your advice on how to make a ham sandwich.

  61. What is a professional cleaner ? Do you specialize in toilets?

  62. Would love info on steam cleaners.

  63. Steam cleaning is the bomb..com

  64. Thanks so much for this info! I would love to see a video with a steam cleaner please.

  65. My boyfriend thought of using his hand held garment steamer to disinfect/sterilize ‘stuff’ like his work uniform and doorknobs(?) . I said I think that it’ll probably take a larger steam baster. So, yes please do a video for steam disinfecting.

  66. I’ve been making dish soap spray for years since you first recommended it!!! It’s a game changer!

  67. Hi Melissa!
    How do I clean Door Mats that have a Coconut Choir? Bath mats that have a rubber backing?
    Please help.
    I’ve ruined so many bath mats that had rubber backing in the washing machine 🙁

  68. General hospital 4 7 2020

  69. Thanks for the nice post. You talked about steam cleaners…but the one in the video is a very basic sort. Why don’t you ask your nearest Karcher contact to demo a suitable Karcher steam cleaner? Here’s the link:

  70. Very informative and accurate . Thank You! Dan

  71. It gets more complicated if you have pets especially cats. Any suggestions?

  72. HEY PEOPLE YOU DO KNOW THE CDC CAN LIE !!!!!! right? also “Clean My Space” ill take what u say SERIOUS when you can clean ur face from all that fakeup

  73. steam cleaner video please!

  74. Little we knew that soap and water is exactly what we need to kill Coronavirus! But it had to be enough soap otherwise disinfectants are the best for the surfaces!

  75. The past few weeks have been really hard, especially since I am already a stay at home mom and the way I normally stay sane is take my son out but that has been out of the question. So I started cleaning my house and Illuminating things every single day. Every morning with my cup of coffee I watch one of your videos to get me moving through the day and give me something to focus on. This video has been helpful and thank you so much. This isn’t an easy time for anyone but glad to see some positive in all of this. My house has never been cleaner and every day I throw something away or put it in my “donation” box. Also not sure if you have one of these groups near you, but we have a Buy Nothing group in my city and it’s nice to give something to someone who can really use it instead of throwing it out.

  76. Should I use paper towel when I disinfect or can I use microfiber?

  77. I would love to see a steam cleaner video

  78. Can I disinfect the whole entire house everyday?

  79. I think I missed the part where you talk about how to use bleach…. since I will never have those other chemicals in my house.
    Gonna watch again…

    1. So, only mentioned in passing in the context of laundry.
      This is the one thing I needed more information on.
      8-/

  80. I really need to know how to disinfect granite.

  81. Hi Melissa. Could you maje a video about steam vacuum for corona virus. Thanku so much

  82. Hello Melissa, I’d like to learn more about steam cleaning. 🙂

  83. Very helpful information which we all need. Yes, it is an emotional time. You are not alone in feeling that way. We will get through this challenging time. Thank you.

  84. Always wash hands before you touch your face. That is how you get infected.

  85. You are a very good teacher. You give clear msg very clearly. I like the material you presented

  86. You are the best! Thank you!! And I would love a video on steam cleaning!!

  87. Thank you for a good presentation. It has corrected many misconceptions about hygiene that we get from advertising etc. And now I understand why those supermarket disinfecting trolley wipes are so soggy and seem excessively wet and unpleasant to touch and why restaurant workers wipe down your table with dissecting cloth and leave it all wet and annoying, instead of drying it off. The disinfectant has to remain wet to do its ‘dearth and destroy’ mission on germs. Many people confuse cleaning with sanitising and disinfecting. They just quickly wipe with a disinfectant without first cleaning and then wipe the dissecting off immediately with a dry cloth, instead of letting it sit and do it’s search and destroy job. And think it’s all done and dusted, hygienic. My mother, a real obsessive neat, clean type used to yell at me that just because it looks clean doesn’t mean it Is clean. I now realise she was right. Clean, neat looking houses etc are not necessarily safe, hygienic environments. And certain bacteria are beneficial to boost immunity, but you need to know what, where and how and when, for who, why etc. I commend you on just talking about things you do know about ie how to clean correctly and not what you are not expert in eg medicine. This can be so annoying. I was in a grocery store, with my freshly soap and water well scrubbed, sanitised, bare hands, in my face mask so I did not breathe germs onto stuff or breathe in others’ germs and this seemed to annoy a store shelf stacker there, wearing no mask, no gloves, no hand sanitiser in view anywhere. She kept rudely telling me that if I was going to do the mask business for Corona virus hygiene, I also needed to wear disposable gloves. I knew, from real medical experts that gloves do little to avoid this pandemic and told her this. But she kept wanting to argue about it and telling me I should be wearing gloves. I asked her is they sold any such things there. She replied they didn’t but she was always sanitising her hands. I asked if there was any hand sanitiser around, as I saw none there. She replied there was none. Hmm… Shelf stacker medical disease control experts who think they can save us all from this pandemic? By just donning our rubber disposable gloves when they didn’t even have any for sale!?! I wish that, like you, they stuck to what they are experts in eg how to stock and stack supermarket shelves correctly, so that the praises are correctly shown for goods, instead of being different when you get to the checkout to pay and you get a shock, financially embarrassed if poor, or have to argue and hold up the queue, when we are supposed to be moving in and out of such places fast and not chatting g face to face much, to avoid spreading g Corona virus. It’s these little things in everyday life that nobody notices, which often cause the bigger problems, like spreading disease, unnecessary, avoidable social aggro and irritation etc.

  88. Emotional? Because at the core of us, we are family!!! Thank you for continuing to share nuggets of ‘health’ with us. We rely on your expertise and appreciate your research. yep! We need each other!

  89. What is the cloth used for?? Please tell me from where we buy those cloths? Thanks

  90. Very informative Video… Thanks!!

  91. Very interested in steam cleaning video.

  92. Everyone should do standing ovation for professional cleaners. No joke you guys should get more respect than society gives you.

  93. Anyone here because of the corona virus

  94. Please make a video with a steamer

  95. Thank you for this video. I feel like such an idiot… I’m one of the dummies that thought when I wipe down things with a lysol or clorox wipe that it like instantly kills the germs, so I guess wiping off groceries with a wipe that isn’t sopping wet probably isn’t doing a well enough job at killing the germs. I’m kind of freaking out here because my husband, my son, and I all have chronic illnesses, my son & I also have suppressed immune systems, and now I can’t find any lysol, clorox, bleach or rubbing alcohol in ANY stores, or online, to purchase in order to clean and disinfect properly to keep us safe… I don’t know what I’m going to do. 🙁

  96. alcohol is way cheaper, safe for your skin and to breathe it into your lungs, and actually more effective than any cemical cleaner, thats why hospitals use alcohol to clean surgical instruments, most cemical cleaners are made of chloramine or fluorine which are chemicals designed by the Germans to kill people and is murder on your immune system when you breathe it in and get it on your skin so let me ask you why would you choose to use that?…. people need to educate themselves before they put out videos, coming from a professional not an expert, your health is your only wealth…..

  97. Just subscribed! Do you have a video on steam cleaning? Which steam product do you recommend?

  98. Is there a certain % of alcohol to use when making the disinfectant spray?

  99. Love this video

  100. Thank you Melissa

  101. How do I integrate dwell time into dish washing? It seems like we (my house) just scrub and rinse which is cleaning only. Or is that unnecessary?

  102. Please do steam cleaning video!!! ❤️

  103. Just a note, disinfecting does not kill ALL microorganisms, that can only be done via sterilization.

  104. Hey I’m starting to clean my bathroom because I’m 15 so can you show me how to get your tub shiny and look new

  105. Melissa I love your videos. Can you give any advice on disinfecting in the car. Example leather wrapped steering wheel, leather seats and so on?

  106. Wow. I really learned a lot in this video! Thank you!! <3

  107. Can rubbing alcohol, dawn dish soap (blue one) and water go together for a degreaser AND disinfectant in 1?

  108. Thank you so, so much for this very informative video! You’re truly helping so many people this way. And yes I’d very much like to see a steam cleaning video 😊❤️

  109. Yes please I love my steamer mop..I can use some extra tips!
    *Stay safe, We be alright 🙂

    1. wow, I have a steamer mop as well….time to get steaming around the house.

  110. any tips on what disinfectant to use or is this also something that can be homemade by any chance? thanks for this video!

  111. I have watched your videos for like EVER! I know you know your stuff and love how well you explain disinfecting for people to understand!

  112. Do you have any recommendations on products that are safe to sanitize granite and other natural stone surfaces? All I’m reading is most disinfectants will damage these surfaces.

  113. Thanks so much for this video Melissa. I truly appreciate that in your video you’re not pinpointing a specific ‘bacteria’ to clean, but you’re teaching us how to clean and disinfect in general. I learned a lot!

  114. Thank your so much…. my step dad has Covid 19… this was very helpful. Thanks again God bless you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  115. Thank you so much Melissa for looking out for us. We love you ❤️

  116. Yes please do a video on using a steam cleaner. Thank you for all you do!

  117. From what I understand, essential oils are toxic to pets, especially cats. Would you be able to shed some light on this? I do have a cat and would not be using essential oils if this, in fact, were true. What would you substitute?

  118. Would love to know more about steam cleaning. And thank you for this video, I have gotten those term confused and this totally helps to clarify. Love how organized you are in your explanations 🙂

  119. Thank you for the much appreciated information. I would like to know more about steam cleaners (such as, which can fit in a small apartment but get really hot to disinfect, which are the better brands, how to use, etc). I would also like to know how to disinfect a carpet without a steam cleaner or vacuum (My stairs have carpet).

  120. Steam cleaner machines and uses please

  121. 2:50

  122. Does pouring boiling water on a surface kill bacteria and viruses?

  123. 💖💖💖

  124. I would love a video about steam cleaning your home. I have a basic floor steamer only. But I am interested in learning more.

  125. I don’t feel comfortable using a disinfected surface (for fear of poisonous residue like bleach!), can I re-clean a surface (with a eco-multisurface cleaner) after I disinfect? (So clean, disinfect, then clean again) Thanks in advance!

  126. 👋🏽Hi Melissa. I’m happy to know that your family and you are safe. Thank you for this and all your informative videos. I believe you were getting emotional because this is a VERY emotional time. Please continue keeping your family healthy and putting out VERY useful information. Be well🙏🏽

  127. I’m in Portugal so we are in quarantine for some time and have recommendation to wash all clothes…… I use cleaning vinegar with regular detergent for colorful clothes.

  128. Yes, Steamer video!

  129. Melissa. How about ways to properly disinfect scrubs after working with covid-19? Work in a hospital.

  130. The water..essential oils and dish soap in your homemade cleaner can we use that for wooden cabinets in kitchen or no.

  131. Yes – please do steam cleaning video! I bought one a few years back for a specific task but realized it is probably useful for lots of things. Just broke it out again this week now that I am stuck at home. Ready to steam the whole house.

  132. @cleanmyspace is it safe to mix vinegar and rubbing alcohol together? And can it be a good diy disinfectant?

  133. Please provide a video on steam/vaporizers and how to use them to quickly clean and disinfect different types of surfaces in the home. Been trying to convince my hubby that we need one!

  134. You care and that is what makes you wonderful to watch. Thank you and yes, I would love to see more about steam cleaning. Stay safe.

  135. Hi Melissa! Thank you very much for uploading such a great video! I am Italian but I live in the UK and I am incredibly happy that you are talking about on how important it is to clean, sanitise and disinfect the house because this is exactly what I think it should be done to fight this horrible disease. But my housemates unfortunately don’t agree and they only abide to soap and water.
    Only because of this world pandemic, I recently asked my housemates (something I would never do in normal circumstances) if they could kindly add to their cleaning routine a product called Dettol (which I think is only available in the UK). This is a very valid product because it kills bacterias and some viruses but it got rejected because in their opinion only kills bacteria and not viruses. So I suggested to use a bleach based product (not pure bleach, I was clear on that) but got rejected too because bleach is bad for your lungs.
    Their argument is that the use of water and soap is good enough and when I gave evidence of the contrary with various articles and short videos like yours they said that I should not follow some ‘lifestyle magazine programs’ which they are all about scaremongering. In other words I am the only one at home following what you say and I am probably seen as the one over exaggerating and quite frankly, the ‘mad one’ of the house. So I am confined to my bedroom most of the time.
    On the other hand, I have never seen them cleaning door handles and surfaces with soap and water though….
    They also say that there is absolutely no need to sanitise and disinfect the house when nobody is ill with Coronavirus yet.
    I think that prevention is very important because you don’t know whether things you touched and things you brought from outside, like the grocery for example could be contaminated on not. They all seem to be very relaxed about this whole issue because they all have the ‘privilege’ of working from home but I cannot work from home and also being Italian and having all my family in lockdown in Italy and seeing how many deaths are adding up over there just breaks my heart.
    Would you please give me your opinion especially on the issue of preventing the contamination of this virus even if you just went to the grocery store, considering also the fact that none of my housemates ever wears a mask or gloves when they go out? Many thanks.

  136. Yes pleas which is the best steamer you recommend ! Please ASAP :))

  137. Thank you for all that great information and yes I would also like to know more about what steamer to get and how to properly use it. Thanks again!

  138. I would like as well, to see about steam cleaning and which one will be the best.
    Thank you!

  139. Hi thank you. Would you please recommend steamers when you make the how-to steam video?

  140. Hi Melissa,
    How can we disinfect foods from the supermarket? I’ve seen tons of information about fresh fruits and vegetables, but in my case the stakes are very high if I get covid19 so I only buy those is wrappers for now. However, how can I disinfect those wrappers that we will manipulate while eating, cookie boxes, milk cartons, and so on? I understand it is extreme but some of us don’t have the option to risk it. I heard about the bleach solution (9 parts of water for 1 part of bleach), but how to use it? Do I need to leave it on for 10 minutes? On a cardboard box that doesn’t seem feasible… Thank in advance!

  141. Yes, please demonstrate how to use a steam cleaner. I had 2 of them, Hahn which I enjoyed but they both died.

  142. Thanks I shared this to my Christian Facebook group

  143. Hey Melissa – do you still use the lady bug steamer or something else? The link for the portable steamer is for an iron.

  144. Now is a great opportunity for us to keep improving our housecleaning knowledge and habits. So I was excited to see this video which has some great info – such as explaining dwell time and that disinfecting requires first cleaning. Many people seem to not know that!

    However then I saw this links to her video on DIY sanitizer, and her video with a sanitizer spray for after people were sick. As commenters pointed out, neither recipe are effective against Coronavirus, etc. I don’t feel it helps the public health crisis to put out misinformation. The internet already has too many ineffective DIY recipes. Plus essential oils as awesome as they are have risks many don’t mention or know such as to pets.

    Hopefully these are all honest mistakes that’ll be fixed and explained such as deleting the DIY sanitizer video. I know none of us are perfect, best we can do is keep humbly learning. It hurts my trust in the channel. Meant as constructive criticism.

    Otherwise seems like a valuable channel from what little I’ve seen and I’m sure its cleaning tips help many. But I’ll check in sometime to see if the mistakes were fixed, or if not will just unsubscribe and move on. I hope everyone keeps taking advice with a grain of salt and doing their own research. Safety and health to all. Peace and love.

  145. In my town no store has sanitizer so I went to find items you mentioned for diy and others must’ve watched your video because they’re out of those too lol your videos are so helpful. Thank you. We just got new 3 cases our now in our town. So scary. But me and the kids pray and remain calm and have faith this virus dies soon. Praying for summer to come early 🙏

  146. Hi Melissa, Thank you for your wonderful advice. I am a healthcare worker that works directly with COVID 19 patients. Can you talk about the best way to launder my uniforms. I typically use tide detergent and the hottest heat setting. Is this the best way or is there something else I can do. Thank you.

  147. I’ve been quite confused about something…
    I have read on numerous sites and even on the packages of microfiber cloths that the cloths pick up 99% of bacteria. So it is necessary to still use a disinfectant with them?
    Thanks!

    1. They do wipe up bacteria, I haven’t been able to find any information if they will pick up virus or not, so since I have a lung condition I follow my micro-fiber cleaning with a spray of alcohol.

  148. I don’t recommend leaving wet disinfectant on electronics for dwell time.

    1. Then they won’t be disinfected. Read the lable of the disinfectant you use to see what the dwell time is to be effective.

  149. SO HAPPY i discovered your channel a while back – EXACTLY who I wanted to hear from after CDC/WHO. Glad to see you displaying your vast knowledge beyond helping us tidy up! Both of which, btw, I could not live without 😉🤗 THANK YOU! 💙

  150. Great informative video! I would also appreciate seeing a video on steam cleaners. Thanks!

  151. I am a physician and also a mother. This video is excellent. Melissa, your instructions are clear, intelligent and well-informed.

  152. Thank you

  153. Please let me know what steam cleaner you recommend to purchase. Thanks!

  154. Do u have the video how to clean white cabinets?

  155. I wonder, would my clothes steamer double as a steam cleaner? 🧐

  156. Thank you for the soap and water cleaning recipe. I used it today for cleaning my kitchen before I disinfected. It really was helpful. Keep the helpful tips coming. 🙂

  157. thanks. what to use if you can’t buy those products in the stores now. Can’t find rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, bleach

  158. Please make video on steam cleaners

  159. Steam cleaner/cleaning, please

  160. Yes would be interested on how to use a steam cleaner

  161. Thank for that video, as a lonely dad i really appreciate your helpful video. HelloFrom Luxembourg.

  162. Hope this is not redundant, I haven’t looked back on all comments. You sell microfiber cloths. Do they disinfect surfaces? There is another brand that claims they do, but I feel better with liquid cleaners. Thank you for all the great video’s through the years. The reason you get emotional is because you are now a mom. It changes you, not just toward the one, but toward all. We will get through this together.

  163. great video! Btw Your hair is beautiful!!

  164. We have a steam cleaner and would like to get more use out of it.
    Please make the video you suggested.

  165. I am So Glad that You said the Steam cleaner Needs to be 220 degrees! A lot of them don’t heat up as far as that. Make Sure You Check People, when You buy a Steam Cleaner, that it is that Hot.

  166. This is incredibly useful. Thank you sincerely.

  167. Definitely make a steam cleaning video! Thanks

  168. Yes, please on the steam cleaning video! 😀

  169. May I ask what brand of washing machine you have. And what is the brand of steam cleaner shown here.

  170. On the news they were showing one city cleaning the transportation areas. The pros were spraying on and wiping off immediately. They have a training issue there🥴🤢

  171. Love this!

  172. Melissa, this was timely and super helpful. Thank you so much for doing your part to make our world a cleaner, safer place for us all to live and thrive in!

  173. Your marble are shiny… How U maintain it ? Thank you! From Malaysia

  174. Helpful video. You seem to use “bacteria” to mean all microorganisms. The distinction between bacteria, which is not of particular concern right now, and viruses, which is very much of concern for everyone, is an important one, I think. Maybe something to keep in mind for next video, to avoid confusion.

  175. Thank you, this was very informative.

  176. Yes please to a steam cleaning video x

  177. Do you guys have the ladybug steamer after the review video?

  178. Thanks Melissa
    This is all important stuff we need to know especially during this time.Please do a video on steam cleaners and do they disinfect

  179. Thanks for the video..valuable information..I liked the way you looked when you mentioned you daughter..May Allah bless you and all your loved ones💜

  180. Would love a video on steam cleaning!

  181. If you don’t have access or cannot afford a steam cleaner, a wet cotton towel and an iron work in a pinch.

  182. A steamer “how to” would be really helpful.

  183. Bleach and water. 😉👍

  184. Thank you! Yes please do a steam cleaning video!

  185. Thank you, it’s tough not to become emotional. Many blessings to you.

  186. great video

  187. Very interested in learning about steam cleaning!!

  188. Thank you for this. I was waiting for you to approach this topic. Now off to clean and disinfect.

  189. Thank you from Ireland 💚

  190. You are amazing Melissa! Thank you for all your wonderful and inspired videos! Thank you 🙏🏻

  191. Thank you for your calm and caring explanation. I learned and feel empowered, not freaked out! 🙂 Love your channel and book. Thank you! And pls do a video about steam cleaners!

  192. Melissa, How many corana case reported reported in Taranto

  193. Yes, a video on steam cleaning, please!!

  194. Hi Melissa… can we use HOCL as a disinfectant?

  195. YESSS! I want to see that video on how to use a steam cleaner, and what steam cleaner you recommend for sanitizing. Please & ty,

  196. Great information … I am one to spray and clean although recently after watching your youtube channel have been cleaning and then spraying and leaving on etc. I would like to see a video on steam cleaning. I have the green machine pet (which I hardly use) and also a hoover product.

  197. Great information

  198. thank you for the advise. I have a question, how to disinfect carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture?

  199. Thanks so much. Sharing on Facebook with family and friends.

  200. Is this a routine that everyone can follow to keep their homes out of COVID-19? I ask because it is not a bacteria, is a virus. Does it work on viruses, too?

    1. Clean My Space thanks <3

    2. What I shared will apply for this virus.

  201. Thank you Melissa 🤍💛🤍💛🌼

  202. Thank you 😊 Very informative

  203. Thank you Melissa!❤️. That was so informative and enjoyed it very much! Keep doing what you do! You are awesome! Take care!

  204. how do you disinfect a cutting board that has had raw meat on it?

  205. Yes please. I’m interested in steam cleaning. Thankyou

  206. steamer video please

  207. how do you apply disinfectant ? With a piece of cloth or spray bottle? How do you clean cleaning cloth after use? Thanks

  208. Please make a video on steam cleaning. It’s been sitting in a closet for 2 years because I’m scared to use it.

  209. Thank you for making this video! It was super helpful! Have a great day!

  210. If you don’t like using harsh chemicals, do you know natural remedies that disenfect?

  211. Would anyone happen to know if I could use the salav gs18-dj/120 to sanitize. I looked online trying to see if I could find out how hot it gets but had no luck.
    Thank you

  212. Yes, please share info on steam cleaning. Thank you.

  213. Lots of people try to clean with sanitizing wipes and as the wipes pick up the schmutz it makes them less and less effective. Our lives get so busy , it seems like we run from one thing to the next, perhaps if we were more dedicated to keeping things cleaner might be less virus outbreaks. With cleaning products everywhere wiped out, I’m glad the bottle of Dawn is half full still. At least cleaning it with soap and water helps. Cleaning helps me to stay busy and keep my mind off of things.

  214. I don’t know if you’ve heard of force of nature, it’s a fairly new product but it’s an epa approved disinfectant with natural ingredients. I swear on it.

  215. Wondering how disinfectants affect marble or stone. Is there a way to disinfect without ruining these surfaces.

  216. How can I make my own disinfectant at home or what do you use?

  217. Vinyl flooring aren’t supposed to be handle
    to handle steam. Any deep clean advice for vinyl floors? 💗

  218. Hi Melissa! Great to watch this latest video of yours…a lot of concepts clarified. Can you please elaborate on how/when to use dry iron for disinfecting, say if want to disinfect my clothes that I have worn for two hours only and are clean but just want to be sure if they are germ free. Thank you so so much. Together we will survive these trying times . Stay safe ❤️

  219. Thank you for this information I appreciate you and what you do!

  220. Can you share link for steam cleaner you have. The link above seems to be a link for clothing. And yes video on steam cleaning

    1. The Reliable Pronto is the one I like!

  221. Can you do a video on cleaning from a zero or low waste perspective? I don’t like using paper towels for this reason, but I know they’re helpful to use to reduce cross contamination.

  222. *TOO MUCH PAPER TOWEL*
    use cloth. It’s reusable. Can be used a hundred times! 🙏🏼❤️

    1. @Clean My Space it doesn’t cause any cross-contamination, Ma’am:) 🙏🏼❤️
      Maybe we could try and reduce the use of paper towel and substitute it with cloth..
      Lots of love..

    2. Yes, but when disinfecting specifically, I prefer something disposable to avoid cross-contamination.

  223. Thank you for this video. Yes I would like a video about steaming. I just shared this with my family

  224. thank you for this beautiful ♥

  225. We all know we’re because of covid 19

  226. Found your station while searching for how to clean door knobs and light switches because I know about dwell time. My question: would you use wipes to clean these two items or a spray? Spray seems the way to go to keep it wet but I hesitate to spray a light switch and would it damage the wall if you miss? Wipes seem like a pain because there’s no way the surface will stay wet for ten minutes and I’m so not babysitting it to wipe and then wipe again. So witch is the best way to go?

    I’m enjoying your videos! A positive side effect of this craziness. Lol

    1. Spray is fine for anything without electricity. Wipe for electrical items/objects!

  227. Very interested in steam cleaning routine. I don’t have a steam cleaner but I have a steam mop. After watching your video I put on a clean cloth head and used it on my couch and beds.

  228. More about steam cleaning please!!!

  229. Don’t forget contact kill time for products.

    1. Yes that’s what I call ‘dwell time’

  230. A steam cleaning video could be interesting 👍

  231. Can you use bleach on granite tops?

  232. What percentage to use of alcohol for DIY disinfectant? 70% or 90%? It does not specify on the link for the DIY disinfectant

    1. Higher the better! You need at least 60% alcohol by volume in a recipe.

  233. Great video thank you! Definitely want to know how to use a steam cleaner and which is the best to buy that could be multi purpose.

  234. Melissa we love you ❣️👏🏼👌🏼🙏🏼. Just watching your vids makes me feel so bright and clean!!! 💙🤩✨

  235. Thank you for this information now that is mostly needed…and yes please steam cleaner info would be great 👍🏻

  236. It makes me so uneasy when my boss “disinfects” our customer contact areas and doesn’t let the product dwell as per instructions.

    1. Maybe this will change their opinion!

  237. Hello! I would also like a steam cleaning video and your recommendations for which steam cleaners to buy(not the ladybug, I can’t afford it.) I am researching them and I don’t see many that reach 212 degrees at the tip. Thanks for your videos they’re awesome!

  238. Please put up a video on how to steam. I bought a very expensive steamer and it has so many parts I do not know how to use it. Also I have stains on my car seats and would love to also know how to remove with my steamer. Thank you love your channel

  239. I would love to see a video on how to use a stream cleaner. I love your videos!! Thank you for the motivation and stay safe!

  240. Thanks for the great info!

  241. For the DIY disinfectant. Does the alchohol have to be a certain percentage? It is hard to even find any in stores but I have a bit left I think it is like 50 or 70%

  242. I do not have a steamer… Can blower be an alternative?

  243. Yes on steam cleaning please.

  244. Very informative video, thanks. Yes together we shall overcome all hurdles. My best to u n team

  245. Such great tips, thanks so much!

  246. Yes I’d like to see how to clean with a steam cleaner. Thank you

  247. Thank you so much for this video. It comes at such a perfect time❤

  248. I can’t stop looking at the empty soap during the intro

    1. lol

  249. Can you please show how to make hand sanitizer without alcohol.

  250. Hello Melissa, thank you for explaining this information in a way we can understand. Can you please do a video on home made disfectants and sanitizers. I love cleaners without harsh toxins on the cheap.

  251. Thank you for this video! Very informative and helpful.

  252. I would appreciate a video about using steam cleaners.

  253. Steam clean video please!!!!!💨

  254. How to use a Steam Cleaner episode please 🙂

  255. Great video! Thank you for the sanity! 💕

  256. You didn’t speak much about sanitizing, and when to sanitize and how? In which situations would you sanitize vs disinfect?

  257. Which is the best way to desinfect my floor, I have a toddler and it’s important that I do not harm her health by desinfectants… Is “Domestos” (Chlorine gel, bleach) safe while having children? Or what can I use for the best desinfection and also keep my family safe from dangerous chemicals? Can I use betadine for floors??

  258. I would love to see a streaming in your home

  259. Thank you for this helpful video. I am interested in steam cleaning as an option.

  260. Where is the alcohol recipe

  261. Steam cleaning video! And steamer you recommend

  262. Separate video for how to ise steamer

  263. Thank you! How would we go about disinfecting our kids things like toys and surfaces they’re bound to touch and put their mouth on?

    1. Kick them in the teeth if they keep putting shit in their mouth

    2. I put them into the dishwasher, washing machine if they’ll “live” through that treatment. The ones that that’s not appropriate for, I wipe down with soap and water and soak in a bucket of disinfectant for a few minutes and then let air dry. The fluffy stuffed toys and toys that won’t take this type of treatment, I put out in the sun. I’m not sure if there’s any better way to do this, but I’m open to suggestions.

  264. From what scientist say, it does not kill but disengage.

  265. I’d like the steam cleaning video!! Thank you

  266. Would love a vide in steam cleaning! I try to use natural cleaning methods so that would be a great option to invest in if I knew more about it! Thank you for sharing all these tips, I love your channel!

  267. Thank you dear and same to you and your loved ones! 🙏🏻💗

  268. Thank you so much! we appreciate you ❤

  269. Yes! Please put up a steam cleaner video! Maybe you could include how to select a steam cleaner to purchase? 😉 Thank you for all of your advice!

  270. Thank you very much for this useful video. and please i want to know about steam cleaners.

  271. Great video! Thanks for sharing and stay healthy and safe. Regards from Mallorca, Spain

  272. Do still clean surfaces first before using the steamer. I’m immunosuppressed and need to keep my surfaces extra clean.

  273. I would love to see the steam cleaner video!!!!!!

  274. Thank Melissa, this is very useful information for me. God bless you and your family.

  275. Would be very interested in a steam cleaner clean

  276. Good video. P,ease don’t over-use disinfectants in the home. Soap and water is sufficient for most surfaces. Use disinfectants sparingly.

  277. Do we need to disinfect grocery items besides vegetables and fruits ?
    And what brand of the steamer is shown in the video ?

  278. Great fkn video!!!

  279. I am interested in the steam cleaner video

  280. Yes please! Video on steamer!

  281. So happy I found your videos
    Can you make a video with the names of all your go to whole house cleaning & whole house disaffecting products for flu season
    Please & thank you
    Promise to watch & share
    Stay safe & thank you for your videos

  282. Thank you! Miss your videos.

  283. Yes steam cleaning video

  284. I hate chemicals and have so many things i could use a steamer for. But what brand…?

  285. Very useful, thanks

  286. This was truly informative. I do have your book too which I keep going back to time & again. It does mention DIY floor cleaner recipe but which DIY recipe can I use to disinfect my marble flooring using bucket mop method?
    I am kinda confused for your disinfectant spray recipe if you add ½ cup of water to ½ 99% rubbing alcohol, doesn’t it become v. diluted like approximately 50% rubbing alcohol whereas what we require is at least 70%of rubbing alcohol to disinfect?

  287. Steam Cleaning Video Please!!!!!

  288. Experts don’t exist. An expert is someone who know anything and everything about something, past, present and future. You do know a lot, so I would consider you knowledgeable, but not an expert ☺️

  289. Yes, I am interested in finding out more about steam cleaners.

  290. I am just starting. I have a LONG way to go. I am a busy single mom and my apartment walls, flooring, (that I am unable to change) furniture, etc. It is not all the greatest. I have some things I love and some that are okay but It does not streamline at all. I can’t always afford furniture but I can afford TJ Maxx decor so I feel like I clutter to cover up my house. Any tips on minimalism for a “hand-me-down-house”?

    1. I am sorry if this is off-topic. I am not being insensitive, and appreciate the tips. I had been thinking about this question and was anxious to post.

  291. Thanks for this clear explanation, these are exactly the methods that I use as a professional cleaner, except for the steam cleaner which I don’t own. I don’t suppose a steam iron could be used to disinfect surfaces?

  292. Thank you! This video is so useful

  293. Please do a separate video on steam cleaning and types of steamers that work.
    Thanks

  294. Yes I am very interested in how to use a steam cleaner

  295. “Roberto’s” wipes 🤣🤣🤣

  296. So many people are not” staying in their lane” on this. I wish everyone would just listen to the experts like you in every field. I think this could go a lot easier.

    1. @Amy Gregg I agree 100%. Our government here in Indiana needs to the same. They have kids out of school until May 1st. O think it’s a too soon to make that call

    2. Rebecca Lunsford LoL. I wish our US president would “stay in his lane” and not talk about stuff he doesn’t understand in the national press conferences. But that would mean he would have to quit talking altogether. Sorry. Couldn’t help it. So hard watching him this am.

  297. I’m engineer now. But in college I was a janitor between internships and I learned all these tips. My supervisor julio would yell at me for using the disinfect without cleaning first. Good info.

    1. julio is an idiot who just wanted to give you extra work

  298. Thank you!!

  299. yes, please put together a steam cleaner video!

  300. Can I use baby wipes instead of paper towels to make diy disinfectant wipes using (70° isopropyl alcohol, water and essentials oils)?

  301. i work in grocery store people cant find saterzire what the recipe any diy recipt thanks mellisa

  302. I would like some information on steam cleaners. Never used one but sounds like a good idea.

  303. I purchased 99% isopropyl alcohol to disinfect against the Coronavirus. I am not sure if I made a smart purchase or not as I have never used this before. Can it be used for disinfecting my household and if yes how would I get the right mixture for disinfecting. Thank you for your time and knowledge.

  304. Please make a steamer video 🙂

  305. I’d love to know more about steam cleaning.

  306. I noticed there’s a change in your ingredients of the all-purpose cleaner: are we getting rid of the rubbing alcohol part as mentioned in your book?

  307. What is the best way to disinfect fruits and vegetables that we buy during this Covid 19 crisis. Is soapy water enough? Germs from persons handling produce at the grocery store, and not waxy residue is my concern, although I know how to clean waxy residue from my fruit.

    1. @Danielle B Thank you for your suggestion/reply. I posed this question to CBC News and the response from the doctors (guests) are to basically use soap and water for produce that has skin that we eat. They are also recommending that consumers buy the produce that you touch at the grocery store.

    2. I don’t know if it’s the right thing to do but i fill my sink up with cold water put a drop of Dettol in and put apples, oranges and veg ect in leave for few mins, rinse individually with water lay them out on a clean t’towel and air dry before putting in my fridge or fruit bowl. Then wash in water whenever i fancy an apple. If you’re worried try this method but peel skin off apple x I might just carry on doing this this then peel and chop fruit and veg cut up and place in zip lock bags then store in fridge. Hope this helps x

  308. Steam cleaning routine please!

  309. Look up the list EPA for the tested desinfectant approve to deactivate the covid19 .

  310. I’d like to see a video on how to use a steam cleaner. Thanks for your awesome videos, Melissa 😊

  311. Melissa, are disinfectants safe during pregnancy?

  312. Isn’t sunlight a natural disinfectant?

  313. Thank you. This is very much appreciated 💕

  314. Thank you for this video! Very informative. Would love to see an in-depth video about steam cleaning if you’re able to make one

  315. What do you use to disinfect your cutting board.?

  316. Please do the video on how to use a steamer!!

  317. She use to make her cleaner with 1 tsp of dish soap, is she making it now with 1/2 tsp

  318. I would love a steamer video!

  319. I love you ! Thank you for making this video !!!

  320. is vinegar also antibacterial?

  321. Since the beginning of the video I felt that you were sensitive and worry about all of us. I have been watching your videos for long time now and yet this face in this video is full of love for us and stressed to teach us what you know, it feels “not fake” or acted. Thank u for making this videos

  322. I had been using disinfectant wipes on my counter after having a package of chicken or beef on it. Thanks for the info to clean the area first before using those wipes!

  323. Love your practicality🙋💚💡🌎❤🌎✌🌎🙌

  324. Has she mentioned a good disinfectant diy?

  325. Definitely interested in steam cleaning!

  326. Bleach is the best to kill germs, they use it to sterilize compounding room in medicine.

  327. I am interested in a video about steam cleaner.

  328. What do you recommend to disinfect microfiber cloths?

    1. I fill my sink up with biling water out of the kettle and add 2-3 drops of zoflora then pop all your cloths in over night so they’re all ready to go next morning x

  329. Really appreciate the calm and clear information. I’ve been watching your videos for a while, but missed the advice about letting the disinfectant sit for a few minutes. Thanks so much for re-stating that info here! Hoping everyone is staying safe out there.

  330. Melissa, can you please talk about how to disinfect porous wood and stone surfaces without damaging them?

  331. Thank you for telling people how to disinfect. Working as a nurse in a hospital allows us to get the information directly from companies, but a person from another field may not understand. Ultimately this causes panic and overuse of harmful products. This video will help people strategically disinfect their home consistently. Thank you!!!

  332. Melissa, where do rubbing alcohol and peroxide fall on the scale? Are they acceptable disinfectants or sanitizers and do they require the same wait time to sit on a surface? Thank you!

    1. @Danielle B what are rubbing alcohol boots?

    2. It takes 20 to 30 secs for soap and water to wash away bacteria and viruses. It takes alcohol that is 60% or more straight from the bottle to kill germs and viruses. If you mix a 60% alcohol with water or anything else it will dilute the strength making it useless against germs and viruses. To mix well you need 90% or more for the final product to be 60% and above (this is if you’re trying to make hand sanitizer). You don’t need any wait time though to make sure you want to make sure you have enough on the surface you’re applying it too for 10 secs to 20 secs if it dries up before that then you need to add more. This goes for hands and surfaces. Example: If you made a homemade hand sanitizer with 90% alcohol and half aloe vera gel then the final product would have 60%+ alcohol level which is best. Then to apply it, you apply enough on your hands to spread on your entire surface back and front of hands rubbing for 10 secs to best kill all germs and viruses. If the sanitizer drys up before 10 secs then you need to apply more.

      Hope this helps, stay safe out there.

    3. @Danielle B Report any price gouging you see on eBay or Amazon. It’s illegal

    4. I’ve been looking everywhere all week for rubbing alcohol boots, chemists and they’ve all sold out. I was trying to find it to make my own sanitiser as I’ve run out and can’t afford to pay the stupid prices people are charging for hand sanitiser on amazon. Have you seen the prices on amazon for Calpol? I can’t believe it.

  333. Great space. thank for sharing

  334. Not only now we have to clean & disinfect. We have to be clean always everyday desinfincting & clearing the area @ home

  335. Silly question but if you make your own cleaning spray but with antibacterial dish soap, will that then be enough to disinfect surfaces?

    1. It doesn’t disinfect, it cleans. So you use that soapy solution to clean first then use a disinfectant after that.

  336. I am interested in steam cleaning.

  337. What about dark clothing? you can’t use hot water and bleach to kill the bacteria

    1. There’s a Dettol for your laundry now don’t know if it’s new or I’ve just recognised it i bought some the other day you just put a cap in each wash to any clothes especially good for gym wear, towels, bedding ect it was on offer for £3 x

  338. Hi THERE 🌹

    Does vinegar and water kill bacteria or do you have to use store disinfectants … 🌹

  339. i would definitely be interested in a video about how and where one could use a steamer to sanitize. The majority of products are strong smelling and contain a number of evaporating substances. My kids are quite healthy and resilient on the whole, but react strongly and quickly to strong, airborne substances with streaming eyes and noses.Ergo, any sanitiser without a smell is something I would definitely consider

  340. Could you PLS answer HOW E-Cloth + Norwex microfiber cloths are efficient cleaning or sanitizing w JUST water?! Understand w it’s tight weave it traps bacteria but is this really sufficient? Are Maker’s microfiber of the same? Thx

    1. Just wanted to thoroughly understand their claims w this. Was wondering since you have a similar item/ expert. 😬 but Idk if yours is of the same? Thx

    2. If you are concerned about cold or flu or other virus, I would still use a disinfectant on an affected surface.

  341. Thank you.

  342. Would love you to do a video on – various ways to use
    Lysol Concentrate ( Brown bottle )
    Thanks

  343. I haven’t cried about this at all, until you started, now the waterworks are going. Thanks a lot. 😉

    1. Oh man! Sorry! It’s a tough time 🤗

  344. Melissa you are my long distance friend in all my house cleaning chores.You made me dress well and clean…instead of look like a rag myself while cleaning the house which made me hate cleaning even more.You are very inspiring Please keep up the good work and your baby n husband are both cute.love from India. 👍✌

    1. Thank you 🤗🤗🤗

  345. I would love to know all about steam cleaning

  346. Thanks for this! Yes, please make a steam cleaner video. I forgot I even had one because I don’t really know what to do with it.

  347. great video – the link for the steamer doesn’t seem to be the one used in video or one that would do the right job? any help for correct one.

    1. @Clean My Space thank you

    2. The one in the video is a professional model not readily available. The link is another one I really like!

  348. Rubbing alcohol – can I use it on my wooden furniture? I’m guessing not right?

    1. I would avoid anything with a varnish.

  349. Healthy and happy energy to all 💚🌱. Please a video on the steamer 😊

  350. Hey Melissa! I’m sure a lot of people are going to have similar situations as the one I’m about to tell you and I would greatly appreciate any help you can provide or advice. My parents are travelling back to Canada soon, and as advised I will be quarantining them in a room in my house for 14 days. Can you please make a video About how to make sure I can contain anything they might be bringing back, ie how to launder their clothes, how to clean their dishes, and just how to stop anything they may have carried over from spreading throughout my house. I’ve cleaned before after my sick children, disinfecting and sanitizing everything, but this just seems so much more serious to me and it’s giving me a little anxiety as to how to go about making sure everything is cleaned properly without getting sick myself or putting the rest of my family members at risk.
    Any help is soooo greatly appreciated.
    Thank you for all your helpful videos.

    1. Clean My Space thank you so much!

    2. Hi, on our website, I wrote a companion post to this that goes into even more detail and covers off many of your concerns. Good luck and I hope they are ok!

  351. I’d like to know a procedure, like work top down, left to right, and don’t track my dirty feet over a cleaned surface…HOW on earth do I do this correctly?

    1. Work clockwise around the room, too to bottom, and work your way out of a room. We have several videos about our 3 wave system!

  352. Thanks for the info last night I was depressed watching steam cleaner and disinfecting today you gave me light of chemical free cleaning. Plus don’t worry about uploading video for hand sanitizer with rubbing alcohol or aloeVera gel nothing is available anywhere.

  353. Great video! Thanks so much for posting. I would love to see you do a video on how to clean with steam! Thanks.

  354. Viruses are smaller than bacteria and have a different life cycle.

  355. I would love to see a steam cleaning video!

  356. Great information thanks for sharing ❤️🌹

  357. Hi Melissa!! I love your channel!! And yes a video about how to use the steamer is useful.

  358. Please explain how to use the steam(er) mop. I had one and used it on tile floors. I LOVED IT! I was able to walk barefoot in my kitchen and bathroom without having a reaction vs using a floor cleaning product. I’m asking because I know have faux wood (vinyl flooring) and I was told I couldn’t use a steam mop on it. 🤷🏾‍♀️

  359. Thank you! What steam cleaning device is that? I want one now. So glad to get the update on disinfecting. Can you please do one on receiving Amazon + boxes?! Thanks Melissa! Good job.

  360. For the soap and water cleaner how often should you pour it out and make a new bottle?

    1. Whenever it runs out. I make a new one at least once a week because we go through it so often.

  361. I’d love a video on steam cleaning and I get emotional too about things like this. I live in Scotland and I often leave comments on YouTube and Instagram saying that we might be on the other side of the planet but we don’t know when we will need each other. So I well up to. It just shows that you’re a genuinely caring person. I’m feeling really let down by the human race just now because of the bulk buying. Its completely unnecessary and very selfish. On Monday people couldn’t get formula for their babies because adults are buying it for their tea and coffee, now that’s pretty low behaviour. Today, a woman in a supermarket swiped every tin off the shelf and a young woman with her baby asked her what she was doing and that she needed formula for her baby. The woman responded with tough, fortunately there was a man who saw this and said to the girl you come with me love. They went and got the manager who explained to the woman that under normal circumstances you’re only allowed to buy two tins of baby milk anyway, she made so much of a fuss that they had to call the police. The way people are going about their shopping is actually disgusting and I’m really disappointed in the human race. When I’m out most people are lovely so it must be the early shoppers that are hoarding. Unless they’ve got plenty of massive freezers, there’s going to be a lot of wasted food which again is appalling because there’s people starving. Sorry to go off topic but I live in a small part of Ayrshire, I dread to think what other places are like. Love and health to everyone and I truly mean that, there’s too much hate, cruelty, resentment etc goes on, let’s show each other a bit more love, kindness and respect because it costs nothing 💖💖💖💖

  362. Any tips on making hand sanitizer

  363. Any one else here just because she is the prettiest woman on the internet.

  364. Yes please, steam cleaning video!

  365. stay safe cms and everyone else

  366. Great source of good info! Thanks Melissa and stay safe too.

  367. Very, very helpful video! Thank you!

  368. Thank you. Be safe.

  369. Thanks for this. Simple and straight forward.

  370. does the Lysol sanitizer for laundry help? Our washing machine is old

    1. It would, if you needed it!

  371. Yes please – steam cleaner video. Thank you for this video. Best wishes to your family

  372. More info on steam cleaning, please!

  373. You got this girl 👍🏻
    Thank you Melissa

  374. I love using a steam cleaner so I’m not wearing myself out with hard scrubbing or gassing myself with chemicals

  375. If she did this in a bikini it would be more powerful.

  376. Yes how to use steam cleaner!

  377. Thank you! Can you do a separate video giving some tips on how to temporary store dirty cleaning towels, kitchen hand towels/0placemats, and other reusable cleaning cloths? Someone said something about have a bucket with vinegar to put them in? That would help too! Thank you so much!

  378. Love this. New subscriber

  379. Yes, I have a steam cleaner not being used. Would love to know more about a steam cleaning routine instead of so much product and other uses. Never thought to use it as a garment steamer! Wow!

  380. Oh would be great if you had a cheat sheet to outline each cleaning level 😊

    1. I have a companion post to this on my website!

  381. Hello first thanks for all the tips 🙂 love your videos!
    Secondly I can’t find rubbing alcahol in my area can surgical spirit be used instead? And thyme essential oil can be substituted ?

    1. Surgical spirit is the same!

  382. With everything going on right now I want the heavy duty stuff. I love DIY and green cleaning but I live in NY so I want those chemicals right now. I’m using bleach and Lysol for the most part. My son is high risk for getting really sick if he comes into contact with COVID-19. I’m not worrying but I’m being just a bit more diligent so thank you for this video. I think I get to the sanitizing part but not so much the disinfectant-part …..wait or is it the other way around

    1. Disinfecting is what you want! Stay safe!

  383. I cannot find disinfectant spray anywhere. Is there a DIY disinfectant recipe that you recommend? All I have is 1 bottle of Clorox. All the stores are out of Clorox so I cannot get any more. I have no rubbing alcohol. The store is completely out of rubbing alcohol so I cannot get any. I do 1 bottle of hydrogen peroxide. But the stores out of that too. I am trying really work hard to work with what I do have and I can really use some tips.

    1. Steam would work!

  384. How to use a steam engine video please

  385. I had no idea that it was a two step process.
    Yes! Please do a video about steamers and how to properly use them.
    Thank you for sharing✌💛☺

  386. Definetly how to use a steam cleaner!

  387. There is any way that I can sanitazing and Disinfecting my house with out bleach?

  388. How do you disinfect hardwood floors?

  389. Steam cleaning video please!

  390. YOU ARE SO ADORABLE LOOKING!!

  391. I would love to see a video about steam cleaning. I want to clean that way but I’m not sure how to and could you recommend a brand or type

  392. How long does disinfect need to sit for? I missed that.

    1. Yes, my hope is that people do read the instructions. Each product varies.

    2. She should have advised to read the product label on that count. Some require up to 10 minutes dwell time per a supplier we use at work for EPA registered products that are listed to kill the Coronavirus.

    3. Thank you

    4. 3-5 minutes!

  393. So steam cleaners are able to kill viruses ?

  394. You stay safe too: )

  395. Yes please do a steam clean video and which one you recommend

  396. Please do a steam cleaning video

  397. How do you disinfect carpets and couches? Almost my whole house is carpet 😩

    1. @Danielle B or rubbing alcohol work not so🤔

    2. You can even spray it on pet beds, it’s safe for everything I can’t recommend the stuff any better it’s a must have £2-£3 a tin

    3. And it comes in all different scents and fragrances as well x

    4. I have always used Dettol spray can its suitable for everything fabrics like sofas, soft furnishing’s, carpets, beds ect. Hope this helps x

    5. Leigh-Ann Amsing I used to have a hand-held UV sanitizing light vacuum. I think they make Roomba style vacuums with this capability.

  398. Thank you so much, Melissa! This video has come in the best possible time, a few weeks ago my 2 year old nephew was diagnosed with kidney cancer and I was trying to gather as much info on how to clean a house for a cancer paciente, this really is helpful, so thank you so much!

    1. Oh my. I hope he is doing ok and best wishes to you and your family.

  399. I would love a tutorial on steam cleaners particularly if they can be used on couches and upholstered beds. I have had mine for many years and they have NEVE been properly disinfected 🤦🏽‍♀️. I always thought I had to have an upholstery cleaner come to do that. If steaming is an option I’d like to try

  400. Thank you 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🤲🏽we will get through it.

  401. Yes, please show steam cleaning routine.

  402. Thank you for addressing the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting. Very important. I’m very interested in a steam cleaning video. I have one, but don’t use as often as I could. Stay safe😊

    1. Cleaning

  403. Yes please do a video on a steam cleaning guide

  404. Thank you, Melissa. Very helpful!!

  405. I wish YouTube had CC in Spanish. Love this video!!! C I feel less crazy for all my cleaning and disinfecting process.

  406. Can you just clarify how much your advice kills bacteria versus how much it kills virus? I want to make sure I understand that.

  407. Thank you for doing this. I was already disinfecting every 2 weeks, but hearing you go over the concepts really helps right now🙏 Appreciate your help and support💖

  408. Precise as usual of course. And you have to be, because crazy minds at this time are getting things wrong. Thank you Melissa🙏💖

  409. You are getting emotional because you love us! 🙂

  410. Zep products are fantastic. CASINOS use them. They clean so fast. I use nothing but zep

  411. My husband is going through chemo and radio. Thank you for your professional and honest advice ❤

    1. Good luck 💕💪

  412. Right Disinfectants aren’t cleaners “But it says disinfectant as she sprays it everywhere………………….my boss was dumb

    1. After I cleaned it first, and then sprayed disinfectant on it after….make sure you watch again so you understand!

  413. How do I disinfect my granite countertops? I was told never to use Clorox wipes and the like as granite is a porous surface. 🤷🏼‍♀️

  414. a lot of experts and even my government ask people to disinfect their living spaces with 1:99 dilute bleach. but i don’t want to use chlorine bleach. would oxygenated bleach have the same disinfecting power and would the ratio to water is the same as chlorine bleach? can’t find much info about this

  415. Been following you for about a year. I remember your vid about how bleach is a disinfectant not a cleaning agent!!!!

  416. Definitely interested in the steam cleaning routine and what one you would recommend. Also is it possible to disinfect with essential oils or something natural along those lines or is it recommend that a good disinfect is purchased ? Usually if someone is sick in our home I use isopropyl alcohol but I’m wondering if that is not eno ugh, also I like to stay away from as many chemicals as possible.

  417. I just bought your book! I use the library a lot, but I felt like this book was something I needed as a reference on my bookshelves. Love it so far! <3

  418. Thanks for a wonderfully informative video. 🏆

  419. Apologies for the language you getting emotional like myself as this is cheap time that we shouldn’t be enduring I’m middle aged with autoimmune diseases so I’m at a high risk…like to know more about floor steamers…do they kill bacteria…please thank you 🙏

  420. Thank you. You are wonderful!

  421. Love this. You’ve done such a great job in helping me clean & organize properly over the years. I’ve had strokes & asthma & my husband has horrible asthma, you’re cleaning instructions has been a game changer in our lives. & this video is just what i needed right now, it gives me some control when I feel helpless. Keep up the great work, Melissa! Thank you!💛

  422. Great video. I thought I’d throw in some more info as I work in contamination control in the life sciences industry. Please note, Disinfectants are not efficacious against spore formers; for example, c. Diff. The two types of disinfectants are actually phenolics and quaternary ammonium based compounds (think Lysol). Quats are actually better cleaners than phenolic based compounds. All EPA registered labeled claims are listed on the product labels on the product container. COVID-19 is an enveloped virus, like HIV, herpes etc and is actually much easier to kill on a surface than vegetative bacteria, gram negative bacterial, etc…
    But what you said is correct that the surface needs to be cleaned first; all residue needs to be removed first prior to a sanitizer or disinfectant being applied. This way the chemical can thoroughly penetrate the surface and do its job. Hope this helps. 😊

    1. What?!!!!

    2. Most are simply interested in what specifically kills coronavirus right now, and all are not going to comprehend what your’re saying here. Can you break it down to specifics for the coronavirus, please.

    3. Heather Bray that’s good to know thanks

    4. Thank you for sharing this additional info! 🤗

  423. Thank you so much for using the visual example of a traffic signal (and even showing it in the video). As someone who considers himself a visual learner, and who has autism, it was a very useful metaphor to help me remember.

    Keep up the amazing and helpful content that helps many people like me <3

  424. Thank you for this video; very timely and well done. I also just have to ask (off topic) do you use a teleprompter? Your presentation is excellent and professional. Keep doing what you’re doing it is very helpful and needed.

  425. Would love a tutorial on how to best use a steam cleaner.

  426. My Rowenta garment steamer has been sitting in the closet for years, I almost took it to Goodwill. Sounds like I can use it to disinfectant areas of my home. Great video topic

  427. Homemade disinfectant?

  428. I would love a video on using a steam cleaner. I have one and haven’t really used it much because I’m just not really familiar with it.

  429. would love a steam cleaner recommendation please. What disinfectants do you recommend

  430. Yes please in the steam cleaner video!

  431. Thank you for this video stay safe Have a great time educating people

  432. Yes please a demo on steam cleaner would be great. Had no ideal that you could use it to steam clean a bed. You and your family stay safe since you have a little one.

  433. Thank you so much for such sensible, articulate and practical advice. Please keep the videos coming – all cleaning tips are most welcome right now ✌🏻

  434. Great vid!!! I cried too! It’s so scary now. Don’t want to leave my house until it’s sparkling clean.

  435. Yes Steam Cleaning would be great and which ones will get that hot. Thanks.

  436. Lots of love to you Melissa and the CMS crew. It’s a strange and very emotional time. I appreciate you making this video. I’m sure it will help lots of people feel a little more in control and that is so important right now! 💜

  437. Yes I would love to know about cleaning with steam cleaners and steam mops

    1. I’d definitely recommend my Shark steam floor mop. One of the best things I’ve ever bought. I know nothing about hand held mops though I’m looking and trying to find the best reviewed one x

  438. Good. Following the programme

  439. You’re getting emotional because you care about us all. As I do you, Chad and Riley and all of us. Now your making me cry. We will get through this.
    The test of time where we truly can put all of your information you’ve taught us over the years. I just finished my Mrs. Meyers lavender multipurpose cleaner the other day. And I reused the bottle using the recipe that was in your book same one you just showed in the video. ❤️🙂

  440. In this hard time of covid19 .. I hope everyone is safe …

  441. Please make a video about steamers

  442. Can you please post some method s to clean blender gasket

  443. Thank you so much for sharing this vitally important information without any of the fear-mongering tactics we see all too often right now. It’s GREATLY appreciated! 💜💚
    **I SERIOUSLY WISH my home could look as uncluttered and pristine as yours, but I am down-to-earth realize that’s just a pipedream; what I REALLY NEED is a practical guide to minimizing the risk here of anyone getting sick that might’ve been preventable! So, minimizing the risk on a high-risk homestead that is VERY lived-in, feeling it, and is in a constant state of flux.

    It is SO DIFFICULT to try and determine a way to keep our home clean, sanitized, AND disinfected at any ONE POINT IN TIME, much less all the time, though I feel that we really need to. My home is a mix of the immunocompromised & mostly bedridden, high-risk due to underlying health issues, elderly who don’t come into excessive contact with the outside world… And the youngest and healthiest of us (in the main/family house) who, ironically, travels constantly to un-/install equipment in hospitals all around the country! Added to that, we have multiple families with us (in other areas on the property) through work exchange programs who have young children and teens that often get sick and a couple of the ladies are nurses and daycare staff for disabled or very young children.

    There is never a calm moment, especially with the children running through the house after playing with the animals or in the dirt, and there are ALWAYS multiple projects active at any given time, added to the logistics of running and maintaining a small homestead and farm. We try to always stay somewhat prepared for natural disasters (mostly hurricanes) as we live in the middle of nowhere, but everyone who can works so much that it’s very difficult to try and make them properly wash up and disinfect!

    Do you have some kind of checklist or schedule to help in these types of situations? During troubled times like these? This would be something I’d REALLY APPRECIATE! (Though I honestly am appreciating them all!)

  444. Yes plz …. video on steamers will be great

  445. Thank you!

  446. So I ran out of Lysol spray and rubbing alcohol at the very moment it went out of stock. Now I have bleach and hydrogen peroxide for disinfecting. But nothing for disinfecting fabrics now. What should I do? And my everyday all purpose cleaner is the diy from Melissa which also includes vinegar. How long after cleaning with vinegar can I then go back with bleach or peroxide to disinfect??

  447. Thank you! How to use a steam cleaner! Yes please!

  448. Please do us the honor of making a steam cleaning video and a white stovetop cleaning video. Yasssssss!!

  449. Bleach works for everything. It kills all the germs.then i follow up with lysol

  450. Guys I love it that you guys didn’t ask your viewers to ‘Like this video’ and ‘Subscribe using this button here’ to your channel! It just shows that you care more about people than ‘Likes’ and the commerce behind it.. Really appreciate it! Love you guys!

  451. Thanks Melissa, Chad and the CleanMySpace Team! This is a very timely video.. We should do everything we can to control this epidemic! Everyone – stay safe!

  452. Do have a good and cheap recipe and easy for an air freshener

  453. Yes, I would like a steam cleaner video. Also, your recommendations on a good hand held or small steam cleaner.

  454. Thank you so much for this important information. I would like to know what is more effective to disinfect. Alcohol with water or bleach? How do they need to be diluted? 😘

  455. Yes, please do a steam cleaning video!!

  456. I actually went to CDC website on how to clean in this particular situation we all are in and different depending if a person is ill or just in general. Quite interesting. They also give a list of disinfectants. Thank you as always Melissa for giving the How To…very much appreciated.🥰. Yes do the video on steamer.

  457. Yes – steam cleaning please.

  458. What an interesting, informative video! Holy smokes! Embarrassed to say I’m 55 and a lot of this was relatively new to me. Thanks for the info!

  459. Yes a video please on how to use a steam cleaner and ones you recommend!

  460. Is anyone wondering about Riley

  461. Unfortunately cannot make our own disinfectant when every crazy person is hoarding bottles of alcohol. 😩

    1. I disinfect in 2-steps..first spray vinegar, then spray hydrogen peroxide on top. Let sit for 5-10 min until dry. No alcohol or bleach involved.

    2. If ppl just take one everyone will be fine

    3. @Jules im sorry but it is not only crazy but down right selfish to get 10 bottles of it. Then we have Joe Shmoe buying 20 and selling it on Ebay for an unGodly amount of money, thank goodness the stores and online sites like Ebay are trying to nip that in the bud!! You all stay safe and healthy ❤

    4. Well, there goes that idea 😠

    5. @Jules you’re right. It makes them selfish and irresponsible. The more an individual has, the less their community will have access to. So you can have all the bleach or alcohol but the rest of your community doesn’t, and can’t use them to disinfect.

  462. Would LOVE a steam cleaning video!! And recommended steam cleaners. Thank you for the tips!

  463. Yes!! Please do a video on how to use a steamer!

  464. I want to be in quarantine with Melissa.

  465. Great introduction, Melissa!~ This question goes out to Melissa or anyone who knows quite a bit about cleaning. Warning: It has nothing to do with this video. Right now I have what I call, a “normal” vacuum cleaner. But I want one that will pick up cat hair from those fancy looking rugs you put on wooden floors (What are they called?). Also something light, something that can get into small places. I need help, badly. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

  466. Would like steam clean video, thanks.

  467. which steam clearner is that . i would like to know the brand and the model # please

  468. I have been to a lot of channels and I have to say Melissa is right on each time. Especially with what’s going on with the virus. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. No matter what. I’m in the medical field and trust me we can beat this if we just pay attention. Start with Melissa!

  469. Please may you let us know where you purchase your Zep disinfectant? It’s not coming up at Amazon (even as currently unavailable). Thank you. I learned a lot today and I am immunocompromised.

  470. How long does rubbing alcohol need stay wet in surface to disinfect? Like say a wipe on your phone?

    1. @Richard Galvez i dont weae shoes into my house, should i still be clesning the soles?

    2. Alcohol evaporates and to disinfect you need at least 90 percent nothing less if it stays wet you probably have one that is in the 50s. Higher percents are hard to find right now. I would follow this video and do a 2 step cleaning like she says.
      This is the best time to clean. Remember to clean the bottoms of all shoes that have been outside. AND clean where you keep the shoes.
      This is airborne take clothes off immediately put in a seperate plastic bag right away.
      Wash them separately from stuff that never goes outside like sheets blankets.

  471. If you dont mind I want to ask something that I want to ask for years that why your palm color is different like yellowish red I guess

  472. Steam clean video please!

  473. Yes please do a video on steam cleaning and which steamers you recommend.

  474. I’m emotional too. We will get through it. But it hurts to watch every single person we know and love struggle in some way.

  475. I’d love to watch a video about steam cleaners. I recently bought one which came with many instructions for the device itself but none about where to use it.

  476. Thank you

  477. Thanks for this! What about antibacterials? Was hoping to see some diys 🙂

  478. Thanks for the info! You’re getting emotional because you’re a sweetheart and this is serious. You all stay safe too.

  479. Is it safe to use disinfecting wipes on granite

  480. The green/yellow/red stop light analogy is BRILLIANT!! As always, I appreciate you!

    1. Thanks. I thought so, too!

  481. I love watching your channel and i wash and sanitize my hands reg at work and when i get home from work i also try to clean and sanitize my counters but wondering if i dont have a steam cleaner what is the best way to sanitize or disenfect your mattress? Is it best to use baking soda or a dissenfecting wipe on it?

    1. Steam is really the way to do it…

  482. Thank you so much for this excellent video Melissa.

    I’ve been using disinfectant wipes and drying the surface immediately 😱 I needed this information. Explains the differences between sanitising and disinfecting was great. Yes please do a video on steam cleaning. Thank you.

    Just one question about laundering. I don’t have a specific “sanitising” cycle but my machine has a hot cycle for cottons at either 60 degrees or 95 degrees (I’ve never used that one) Celsius. What temperature does your sanitising cycle use? I rarely use 60 degrees, except to clean the machine. Mostly 30, or 40 when something needs sanitising.

    1. As far as I’m aware bacteria is destroyed at around 89°C so I’d go with 90°C+ cycle

    2. If you don’t have it specifically, go the hottest you can be based on what your items can tolerate. I am glad you learned about the wipes here!

  483. How do I properly use bleach and or vinegar? Obviously not together. Will rubbing alcohol even work?

    1. @Clean My Space, ok thank you. 🙂

    2. Bleach – 4 tsp. to 1 litre (or quart) of water in a solution. Don’t use vinegar right now, it’s not effective for the current situation.

  484. Thank you 🙏 thank you 🙏 thank you 🙏

  485. I watch your videos all the time. Thanks for all the tips and yes pleaseee do one on steam cleaning 😍

  486. Thank you for this!!

  487. Thank you SO much. You really hit all the major points. I am VERY grateful for your advise!

    1. @Clean My Space seriously, you REALLY make a difference!!! 💖

    2. Thanks for watching Terri!

  488. Keep safe Melissa and thank you xxxxxxxxx

  489. Hi guys/ Melissa ,
    Where the yellow pineapple is from ?? Thank you.

    1. Once the craziness is over, I am gonna try going to the store. Thanks Melissa !! God bless you guys and Riley !

    2. it’s very old – from Home Sense!

  490. This is such great information, it can be confusing how to use products properly and which thing does what. I am definitely interested in steam cleaning; I hope you do a video about that soon! Thank you!

  491. Ty this was so informative and by no way was it misleading like other very important figures have done . So I thank you

  492. Thanks for this email. I have followed you for a long time you are very professional and love all your DIY’s!

  493. Is a steam cleaner the amazon was those steam mops?

  494. You are getting emotional because you are a REAL human who is dedicated to help others. Thank you for being emotional, thank you for your good advises. I wish you and your family health. Greetings from Bulgaria. <3

  495. I’d like to know more about steam cleaning! A product-less way to clean seems amazing.

  496. I would love to see a steam clean video please. Thanks for all these great tips

  497. I have feet psoriasis, and I get injections that lower my immunity. Thank you. I want one of those things now.

  498. Thank you for this, I’ve seen so many people that don’t seem to understand how to disinfect properly, it was great to hear someone actually explain it correctly, including the wait times needed for the products to work. You mentioned that steam cleaners kill bacteria if they get hot enough do they also kill viruses at those temperatures? I am unable to find any information online about it that I’d call reliable as they tend to be trying to sell steam cleaners. If you do a video on steam cleaning that might be some good information to include

    1. 200 degrees or above is what she said in video!!

    2. I had heard that steam cleaners don’t actually sanitize or disinfect carpet but just freshen it. But I forget what it said about other types of floors.

    3. I have a Shark floor steam mop it’s amazing. I’ve seen them being used in hospital’s so it must work. I really want a hand held steam mop though. Does anyone have any recommendation’s on what brand, make or model to get?

  499. So necessary right now. I’ve told loads of people about dwell time! I’ve shared this on my fb page. Xx

  500. Does the KÄRCHER sc 3/4/5 steamers have the right temp for desinfecting? I can’t find the details. 😊

  501. I was waiting for this! Thanks, Melissa!

  502. I love knowing you

  503. THANK YOU!

  504. Would love to see a steam cleaner video before I decide to purchase one.

  505. I love that you didn’t say corona but cold and flu season !

  506. Can we use the DIY alcohol disinfectant recipe for disinfecting surfaces during this pandemic?

    1. I have begun a 3 step cleaning. Do what she says, then I go over it with alcohol disinfectant afterwards. I have also taken it a couple of steps further. Disinfecting shoes that were outside. And the places where I keep my shoes. Taking everything off if I were outside and putting in plastic bag to wash seperate. Basically treating everything a little over the top.
      Nothing to do right now but stay home. Everything is closed here in NJ. So I am cleaning my house like crazy going crazy with NO SPORTS.

  507. THANK YOU!!!!

  508. Thanks Melissa, this was very helpful. And yes, a video on how to use a steam cleaner would be helpful too.

  509. Thanks! I had no idea there was a difference between the three. Very timely and helpful info.

  510. Great video. I may or may not have cried at the end too.

  511. We don’t have any alcohol, antibacterial wipes or bleach in my town. Will Vinegar disenfect stuff? Or any other suggestions 😉👍

    1. Steam cleaner might be the way to go. She said she likes the reliable steam cleaner answering someone in the posts. I plan to look it up.

  512. Perfect timing. Thanks, really thanks from Spain, and not just for sharing your tips, but also for not gossiping about other areas that are somebody else’s expertise.
    If it’s useful for anybody…stay calm, but alert.

  513. Yes please on the steam cleaner video! I have one and always forget to use it.

  514. Love and prayers from Alabama ❤️🙏 Hope you are all safe and healthy 🙂

  515. Change bedsheets.

  516. Interested in which steam cleaner you use and a video showing how to use a steam cleaner. Thanks!

  517. Thanks Melissa! And YES we will get through this! You and your family stave safe!

  518. Superb video. Warm regards from Italy 🤞⛑

  519. it is at times like this that I find myself unsubbing from so many channels…

  520. Would love a steam cleaning video and thanks for this one 👍

  521. As a microbiologist, I see that the terms are used very loosely. Disinfecting does NOT kill all microorganisms. It reduces the numbers of microorganisms. The only way to kill completely spores and microorganisms is to sterilize. The claims on lysol and other products that you buy at the store state that 99.9% of bacteria is killed which is ok for household purposes. In this context, I also suggest having a separate cutting board for meat only to avoid cross contamination.

  522. Thank you. That was very thoughtful for you to take time to coach us on how to effectively make our homes safer. Thank you. Also, love that belt!

  523. Thank you! We will get through this!

  524. DEFINITELY DO A VIDEO ON STEAM CLEANING! AND WHICH ONES TO BUY?

  525. My cleaning life change completed since I met you in YouTube in 2017 when I was pregnant of my first child. Thank you for sharing all you knowledge!

  526. Those last few seconds got me emotional too!

  527. Hello, love your videos!!! Can you please share a link to your steamer?

  528. Yes please…. love to see steam cleaning video!!! Thank you.

  529. A diy sanitizer using ingredients that are no longer available, hmmm.

  530. Or can I use my steam cleaner on the quartz ?

    1. I want to know this also

  531. thank you, this really helps a lot. I would like to see a video for cleaning with steamer. I’ve bought for my mother something like a steaming vacuum, from Vileda company, would love to know if it’s usable for this specific situation we’re in. Also, can I use my clothes steamer for cleaning? It’s quite handy 🙂 take care

  532. Can i use disinfectant on my quartz surfaces?

  533. I just bought a clothes steamer and would love to see a video on how to use it on other surfaces and the bathroom
    Cheers

  534. What steamer brand and model do you recommend? The ones I’ve seen on Amazon don’t go up to 300 degrees.

    1. I really like Reliable!

  535. Really good information. I guess I don’t read labels. I spray and wipe.

  536. I have a good question…doesn’t your dryer get to a high degree of heat that will be just as sanitary or disinfecting as a steam mop?!? I’m honestly curious.

    1. It depends on your dryer..but steam mops and cleaners are for things you cant wash and dry..like floors and mattresses etc. Also if it is a good steam cleaner that reaches 212 degrees it kill 99 percent of allergens most molds fungi baceria viruses dust mites etc in seconds and can be used to clean almost everything inc your car. Only exception would be anything electrical.

    2. @Kathleen Fannin yeah I assume she doesn’t that’s why she asked. I am wondering the samething.

    3. @Prophetess Frye maybe she doesn’t know the answer.

    4. That is a good question, I have wondered that also.

  537. Yes, please do a video on steam cleaners.

  538. Yes, how to use steam cleaner video pls👍🏻☺️

  539. Yes! Steam cleaner video please!!

  540. This is the video I’ve been waiting for! Great tips, thank you .

  541. The Coronavirus!!! OOGA BOOGAAAAAAAAAAA!!! OOGA BOOGAAAAAAAAAAA!!! OOGA BOOGAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

  542. Please post a steam cleaner video😊

  543. Thank you <3 sharing

  544. Our local stores were out of disinfectant EVERYTHING. So I had about 20 packs of baby wipes that I always keep on hand… and made a Mr Clean 99.9% solution and poured it In 5 packs to have for the car.. the bathroom… phones,electronics… etc

    1. it won’t work to kill the corona virus it has to be epa certified but you’re free to listen to the person that wants to be politically correct and tell you i’m wrong

    2. ANGEL CHRISTINA Yassssss Thank you ❤️

  545. I just bought a steam cleaner yesterday! I think people have not yet thought about steam cleaning as a disinfecting option and I know this because I could still easily buy off the shelf at the hardware store. Otherwise they would be all sold out like everything else. I am currently in a situation where my daughter has come back from overseas and is required to self isolate in Australia. However, she is still living with the rest of us, so I will be going through the kitchen and her bathroom regularly with the steam cleaner to give us some extra protection just in case. So please teach us about steam cleaning Melissa!

  546. You are so sweet 😍

  547. What about using a hot steamer?

  548. Yes I am interested in steam cleaning routine.

    1. Yes, a video would be great!!!!!! How do you know if the steam is hot enough coming out to disinfect??

    2. Yes I’m very interested in a steam clean video as well 🙌🏻

    3. Heat destroys bacteria and VIRUSES. But with the heat cleaning, it is a continuous effort. The Clorox to water ratio is BEST! Dwelling time is 3 minutes. Fill your clean sink with the correct proportions, some dishwashing detergent. Wear a good pair of cleaning gloves. This will clean and sanitize your surfaces the best. Mainly the kitchen counters, touch points and toilets. This video up front should have mentioned that cleaning and sanitizing can be accomplished in the same step. Just one step. I am a professional cleaner, 15 years, with combined cleaning experience of major universities-public settings, commercial and private cleaning. .

    4. Me too!!! Please

    5. Me too

  549. Should not talk about desinfection if you are not familiar with that term. Desinfection can not kill all the bacteria. Only sterilisation can do that!!!!!!! Sterilisatin kills all the bacteria and their spores. Just so we’re clear.

  550. Meat juice= Animal flesh drippings, blood and body secretions from a dead, rotting corpse. Let’s call it what it is.

  551. I have a new puppy who still poops on the engineered hardwood floor. Is it OK to use a disinfectant on the floor? I don’t want it to get damaged.

  552. Thanks, Melissa 🥰

  553. Am I the only one who thinks that title is a bit condescending? 😂

    1. Clean My Space lol 😂 ! to be fair it was justly condescending , you are an expert and I did learn from that so thank you.

    2. Hahah, YUP!

  554. Steam cleaner video, yes please!
    Great breakdown video. Thanks

  555. Hey Melissa you should do a q&a even if it’s in blog form. There are some excellent questions in these comments that I’m sure quite a few people are wondering

  556. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  557. Great information, and yes, I would love to know more about steam cleaning. I have one, but mostly use it for floors.

  558. Thank you! 🙏

  559. Keep safe, and take care everyone xx love from the uk

  560. Thank You!! I certainly learned a few things today. Appreciate all your hard work & care that goes into sharing important information with us.

  561. Hi Melissa.. my life has changed when it comes in cleaning after i follow/subscribe you.. actually i even share this in my facebook account and ask my friends to follow you too

  562. You’re getting emotional because you care about other people and want to help during this scary time, thank you and stay safe y’all ❤

    1. Yes. Shows you’re human and that you care.

    2. Agreed

    3. Stay safe! ❤️

  563. Yes, I could use a video about steam cleaning. Thanks for all your expert cleaning information!

  564. Great video Melissa. The 🚦 is an excellent prompt to remember how to go about keeping our homes safe. So glad I have your book too!😊

  565. Yes, please make a video on steam cleaning and product recommendations!

  566. Thank you for emphasizing the need to read the packaging. the video was very clear and easy to follow!

  567. Thank you so so so much for sharing this video. I have learned an invaluable amount of information from this video.

  568. Super insightful video – great way to support during a time like this. Thanks x

  569. Really enjoy your videos Melissa. Yes please do a video on the steam cleaner. I bought one off your link of Instagram I believe.
    Blessings

    1. Lorelei Steinhagen me too! I just got it in and trying to figure it out

  570. Can we use your microfiber clothes (makers) with ammonia or vinegar?

  571. Thanks so much. Your calm professional presentation is very helpful. May you and yours remain well😊

  572. in this time of crisis
    can i just say
    you’re hot

  573. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and positivity! 🌷

  574. Yes please do give steamer demo. Also can you discuss vinegar vs hydrogen peroxide vs ammonia. Love the Channel. Take care

  575. So helpful!! Thank you! And i would love to see a video focused on steam cleaning and options for the cleaners themselves. 💚

  576. Thanks for this video, so helpfull and well explained. Stay healthy everybody ❤️❤️

  577. Hi Melissa, I was wondering, to properly disinfect something, do we have to spray the disinfectant directly on the object, or can you spray it on a cloth and rub it in? I’ve heard contrary things about this, and I don’t know what to think anymore…

    1. Spray directly on. A cloth absorbes too much. BUT be careful what you spray DO NOT spray electronics directly. and do not spray the stove. I spray curtains, bedding, counters, all handles, ….. Do her 2 step cleaning then spray disinfectant. Nothing else to do now everything is closed here in NJ. Put on so music and start cleaning.

  578. Melissa, please can you clarify?? Disinfecting kills bacteria, but Coronavirus is not bacteria. It’s a virus!! Antibacterials don’t kill viruses! How do you disinfect viruses?

    1. Also here’s a link to the approved disinfectants:

    2. Correct, however, it defines disinfection as: For disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.
      I’m not trying to argue with you, I’m just trying to understand as I’m really confused..

    3. The CDC is using the term disinfecting on their website. The virus can be killed with disinfectants and the methods I have mentioned here.

    4. I think if you make a diy spray …if you add some essential oils that are antiviral, it would kill it.

  579. Thank you! Love your videos! And the fact that this one is speaking to the situation we are in currently, and the fact that I had started Spring Cleaning a few weeks ago. 🙂

    1. Thank you – stay well!

  580. Thank you. What percentage alcohol do you use in spray bottle with water for disenfecting counters etc. Alcohol to water ratio ? Thank you

    1. @Linda Grant I think it will be fine.

    2. So, if you use 70% isopropyl alcohol, could you use that straight from the bottle without mixing anything to your counters to disinfect. Would it harm granite countertops

    3. You need at least 60% alcohol by volume to have it be effective. So keep that in mind when making a recipe.

  581. Hi, I purchased the steamer you showed on the social the other day I would love if you made a video on how to use it properly 👍🏻 thanks

    1. Also could you recommend a good disinfectant to use besides wipes 👍🏻if you have a recipe that would be awesome too if not what would you recommend for daily use .

  582. Great explanation, I would like to know how to use the steamer, I have one and I want to use it during this time, thank you.

    1. Clean amazing

  583. Yes can you do a steam cleaning video and link the one you showed or ones you’d recommend!!

  584. Thank you for this video. I was wondering if you have any ideas for the grocery store carte, I thought using my bacteria wipes was safe , but I guess not. A spay bottle of the alcohol water mix, spray the carte?

  585. Needed this video! Thank you

  586. Thank you Malissa

  587. Great advice. Thanks, Melissa! One of the good things about being mostly at home is it’s an excuse to tackle some of my cleaning projects. Take care, everyone!

    1. YESSSS

  588. EXCELLENT informative video. Thank you for doing this and sharing this video. I greatly appreciate it and have learned so much watching this.

  589. Thank you Melissa!! Great, informative video!!

  590. thank you for this very informative video…

  591. I have a very important question. Due to my illnesses and my autoimmune disorder I am very concerned on how to properly disinfect when I can’t really breathe around all the chemicals and I don’t know how to make homemade a disinfectant that will not set my COPD on high alert mode. I have a small steam cleaner but I spend more time having to refill it than actually working with it. Please help me, I am at high risk at this point with my illnesses and homecare coming in and my husband working at a very busy bank, I don’t know what to do.

    1. I think a proper and powerful steam cleaner would be your best bet.

  592. Melissa, how do U know which steamer 2 get?regular clothing steamer?or specialized?how do u know how how hot steam is coming out? Have been watching ur channel 4 awhile&written down a lot of useful info! Thank u 4 video! U&Family stay Safe&Healthy💟😍🙏

  593. I’m so glad to find this today! With concerns of covid-19, this will help me at home and work.

  594. Her 1.4M subs would jump to 3M if she cleaned in Daisy Dukes and stripper heels. She’s a smokin’ hot MILF.

  595. Thank you so much for sharing this wisdom with us! It is great information that is really needed at this time!

  596. Just remember never to use vinegar and bleach or ammonia together or right after each other. It creates a toxic gas.

    1. Katarina S. White vinegar is NOT a disinfectant. White vinegar has a 5% concentration of acetic acid; this will only kill a maximum of 80% of bacteria.

    2. No lie! A guy passed away from chlorine gas a couple years ago where I am from. CDC recommends bleach should be mixed with water ONLY.

    3. You are right, I make some combinations of disinfectant which almost kills me in the bathroom 2 years ago, is dangerous thanks for sharing.

    4. Made this stupid mistake when cleaning my toilet last year and almost killed my entire household. My harpic wasnt enough so I poured in bleach. Boy oh boy…. Just breathing alone Burns so you end up not being able to breath
      !!!!! Opened the windows to everywhere and everyone ran out of the house. I wore a mask and ran back in to flush. About 1 hour before we felt safe to get back in the house.

      Bet your ass I picked up all bleach and locked it away before the kids wanted to experiment with.

    5. @Service Manager- TCG I mix bleach, hot water, and Dawn.

  597. Thank you Melissa! This is very helpful at a time like this. You got me emotional; we are all in this together! God Bless you and your family!

    1. Hugs to you

  598. Thank you Melissa, I actually never realized there was a difference between “sanitize” and “disinfect”. Good to know.

  599. I was waiting for this video! Thank you for saving the day Melissa ❤️

  600. Shared. Thanks!

  601. Thank you Melissa. YES more info on steam cleaning. PS I have been using my Steam washer and drying more than using HOT water. I am assuming that is safe and more cost effective. Can I use powder of Oxygen (Oxi Clean) when Steam washing for stains?

  602. “I’m gonna stay in my lane” Melissa Maker, 2020

    1. She is a big baller now.

  603. I’ve been waiting for this video from you ! THANK YOU

  604. I know this is off topic but I love your outfit<3

    1. I wish I could tell you how helpful your Channel has been over the years! Can’t thank you enough. Stay safe and healthy♡♡

  605. Thank you, Melissa. Please stay safe…

    1. Thanks, you too Kathy!

  606. Great tips! Thank you! I’ve shared with my friends!

  607. Yes! Steam cleaning video please

  608. Yessss! I need reasons to invest in a steam cleaner!

  609. 👍⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐😘

  610. Great information. I am a steam cleaner and would like to see your recommendations.

  611. Yes please! Show us how we can steam clean our house please! Can we use alcohol in the water we put in the steamer?

    1. I guess using alcohol would render useless since it evaporates faster than water. While the mix is being heated up, the moment the steam gets out of the nozzle it would be just water vapor. Also if water steam is effective already why add something else?

  612. I love all your vids. This is an important video, but…… why am I distracted by that succulent😂. It’s showing signs of elongation which means it’s not getting enough sun. Just an FYI.

    1. Hahaha! Thank you! I’ll find a new home for it!

  613. Common hygiene myth: bathrooms need to be disinfected more than kitchens. Truth: the pathogens in your bathroom are less liause illness than the ones on your raw vegetables. Another truth: disinfection and/or sanitization are not necessary for even people tsking immunosuppressants. (From not only my traying in ansplant doctors, but an Infectious Disease doctor I saw since then.) You are not staying in your lane.

    1. @one hour Good thing I don’t listen to random people on the internet, but the people with the education and experience to know better. Don’t be a fear monger.

    2. disinfection and or sanitization arent necessary for people who are on immunosuppressants ? in this time and place i’d disagree with you.

  614. Thank you for making this video Melissa!!

  615. THANK YOU MELISSA, yes please steamer video! Love from Italy