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Cleaning Expert: My Secret System to Cleaning Fast & Effectively!


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The first thing I knew I needed to do when I started my cleaning company was to figure out the optimal way to clean a room. By this, I mean a method to clean a room fast and effectively. This is how I developed my 3 Wave System. So, in this video, I take you through exactly what my 3 Wave System is, and how to implement it so you can clean any room in your house quickly and efficiently.

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7 Ways to Clean with Vinegar! (Clean My Space)


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Vinegar is a rather pungent, although highly effective cleaner that you probably already have in your house. In this week’s video Melissa Maker shares 7 sneaky, but handy ways to clean with vinegar!

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Clean With Me: Our Entire House (Cleaning Motivation)


Now that we’ve completed the first phase of our renovation, it seemed like the perfect time to do a Whole Home Clean With Me and follow along routine to get ready for 2020!

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The house was a bit of a disaster—we had some friends over for a dinner party and were in and out for the remainder of the weekend—so you really get an idea of what our house looks like when we don’t clean anything for 3 days!Join Melissa Maker as she tackles an all day clean with me!

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Hardwood Floors – 7 Handy Maintenance Tips (Household Cleaning Ideas That Save Time) Clean My Space


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In this video, I discuss some general care tips for hardwood floors. They are a big investment, so you need to know how to take proper care of them. Remember, this is good general advice and you can always double check with your manufacturer or installer if you have any product-specific questions. Enjoy!

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IKEA Haul! How to Buy Household Products on a Budget: Clean My Space


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Hauls are always fun to do; I love shopping and you all seem to love hauls, so it’s a win-win situation!

Here are the cool, fun, useful items we picked up on a recent trip to IKEA. Enjoy!

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How to Clean Produce (Fruits and Vegetables) Easy Household Cleaning Ideas – Clean My Space


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In this video, cleaning expert, Melissa Maker, shows how to wash produce in a quick and effective way using an eco-friendly, homemade produce wash. Produce has pesticides and other unfriendly grime, so this is how to wash produce properly and safely.

Thomas asked: Is there a cheaper way to clean my produce properly?

Answer:

What you need-
1) Fruits and vegetables
2) 2 tablespoons of baking soda
3) 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
4) 1 cup of water
5) spray bottle
6) Strainer
7) funnel (optional)

Shelf life: 2 weeks

In the spray bottle, pour the lemon juice, baking soda and water. Shake it up and set the spray bottle to mist. Put the fruits and vegetables into the strainer and douse using the spray bottle over a sink. Let the produce sit for a few minutes, then rinse with cold water. Allow the produce to air dry in the strainer and enjoy!

Did you know? Lemon juice acts as a natural disinfectant, while baking soda provides the fine grit needed to clean everything off the surface of your produce.

FYI: Thick-skinned fruit like an orange or banana don’t need to be washed since you don’t eat the skin. Thin skinned fruits and vegetables like an apple, grape or tomato should be washed before eating.

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5 Stubborn Carpet Stains & How To Remove Them!


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Carpet stains are a fact of life, but with the right treatment, they can be removed and forgotten. In this video, Melissa Maker looks at five of the most common carpet conundrums and how to deal with them.

Learn how to remove gum, red wine stains, coffee stains and more using these quick and easy stain removal techniques!

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Hardwood Floors – Cleaning with Rubbing Alcohol (Easy Household Cleaning Ideas) Clean My Space


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In this video, cleaning expert, Melissa Maker, discusses how to clean hardwood floors with rubbing alcohol! Who thought, who knew? This is a very cool trick and definitely worth a try if you are picky about keeping your hardwood in tip top shape.

What you need-
1) Hardwood floors
2) Warm water
3) Rubbing alcohol
4) Sponge or cloth
5) Bucket
6) Microfiber cloth

Take 1 part rubbing alcohol to 4 parts warm water. Wipe the floors with a cloth or sponge and dry with a microfiber cloth. The rubbing alcohol kills bacteria, dries instantly and leaves floors looking clean and shiny.

What you need-
1) Hardwood floors
2) Warm water
3) Rubbing alcohol
4) Sponge or cloth
5) Bucket
6) Microfiber cloth

Take 1 part rubbing alcohol to 4 parts warm water. Wipe the floors with a cloth or sponge and dry with a microfiber cloth. The rubbing alcohol kills bacteria, dries instantly and leaves floors looking clean and shiny.

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How to Descale a Kettle (Easy Household Cleaning Ideas That Save Time & Money) Clean My Space


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In this video, cleaning expert, Melissa Maker, answers Tim’s question on how to descale a kettle. Please note, the daytime light in my kitchen was going nuts, so if you see strange lighting, that’s why!

Tim asked: How can I descale my kettle?

Answer:

What you need-
1) Kettle with lime scale
2) 1 cup of vinegar
3) 1 tablespoon of baking soda (optional)
4) Cotton cloth (optional)

Put a cup of vinegar into the kettle and set the kettle to boil. The vinegar helps to heat the element in order to break down the lime scale, while the steam helps clean any leftover residue. Once it turns off, pour the vinegar into your sink and rinse the kettle a few times.

To clean any remaining lime scale:
Take a wet cloth and dip it into a tablespoon of baking soda. Use the cloth to clean any remaining lime scale build up then rinse thoroughly with water. Boil through again if needed.

FYI: Lime scale is not harmful for you to ingest. It’s mainly formed out of calcium and salt, however, it does look gross! It also takes more energy to boil water when you have lime scale build up, since the element needs to work harder to heat and it can cause you to burn your element. Ideally, you want to descale your kettle at least once every 6 months or as needed.

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies (Easy Household Cleaning Ideas) Clean My Space


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In this video, cleaning expert, Melissa Maker, shows us how to set up a fruit fly trap and get rid of fruit flies for good!

It is important to catch the problem fast because fruit flies breed quickly and multiply exponentially fast. While I don’t like killing things, in this video we do need to kill fruit flies to make sure they don’t come back. Thanks for watching!

Stephanie asked: How do I get rid of pesky fruit flies?

Answer:

What you need-
1) Pesky fruit flies
2) Container (like a glass)
3) Balsamic vinegar
4) 2 sheets of plastic wrap
5) Paring knife

Fill a container 1/8 of the way full with balsamic vinegar. Cover the container with taut plastic wrap. Take your paring knife and pierce 4 small holes on the top of the plastic wrap. Leave it out overnight. Take off the old plastic wrap the next day since they may have laid eggs on it. Replace it with a new sheet of plastic wrap and pierce 4 small holes again (Repeat for 2-3 days). If you notice a few are flying out, put a second layer of plastic wrap or make sure your holes aren’t too big. Make sure you put your fly catcher in an area you think it’ll be most effective.

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