If you're stuck inside this spring, and feeling a bit fixated on germs, turn that energy toward a deep clean. In the process, you'll wash, dust, and scour often-neglected areas (such as baseboards, grimy handles and knobs, and the hidden spaces underneath large furniture). The result? A germ-free home that sparkles and a fresh outlook. "Even tiny cleaning victories can boost your mood and give you a sense of accomplishment," says Jennie Varney, brand manager for Molly Maid, a Neighborly Company.
Not sure where to get started? We spoke to experts for advice, including must-have supplies and a room-by-room guide on what to clean—and how.