Summer cleaning hacks from DIY guru Tracy Metro

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Tracy Metro, star of the hit UK TV show House Doctor shares simple housework hacks that will keep your home clean and save time doing it with a little help from the Libman Company.

The summer is almost over, but many of us are still expecting the invasion of relatives and squeezing that last little bit of family fun as long as we can before school and more obligations beckon. Keeping your home clean can be a challenge, but L.A. Designer and hack goddess Tracy Metro thanks to the great cleaning products has come up with some great hacks that will help you and your family enjoy a squeaky clean space, by spending less time and effort.

A bit about Tracy Metro

First, a little more about Metro—and yes, that is her real last name. She is a Los Angeles based Jill-of-All-Trades. While originally from Washington, D.C. earned a BFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in 1992 in set design. She is an actor, producer and writer, but her passions seem to thrive in home improvement and living a green life. She is known for her work on hit UK show House Doctor, as well as starring in Beverley Hills PawnExtreme Small SpacesI Live With My Mum and on the OWN show Home Made Simple. She and her husband live the green life as they live in a 560 square foot houseboat that they dubbed "Green Anchors" with their rescue dog, Bernie.

She epitomizes DIY work, is also an accomplished cook, has an eye for repurposing objects and finding the best deals, gets rid of clutter, often serves as the voice for products and services and is known for being as sweet as she is entertaining and informative.

Some hacks include:

  • Best-kept secrets for keeping the cute things in your life clean – like kids and pets
  • Cleaning tips for getting a new home move-in-ready
  • Safe-for-baby (and puppy) cleaning supplies
  • Surprising DIY hacks like using mayonnaise to remove water stains from wood
  • How to get the most out of you mop without getting your hands dirty.
  • How to make your windows extra clean.
  • How to set up a cleaning calendar so your home will always be at its best.

Tracy Metro told's Michelle Tompkins about her experiences and gave some terrific tips on how to make your home as clean as possible for the end summer.

Please see the interview here:

Learn more about Tracy Metro here and Libman Company here.


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Michelle Tompkins

Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.

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