Nothing feels quite as satisfying as coming home to a house that sparkles. Since cleaning your house from top to bottom can be overwhelming — not to mention, tiring and time-consuming — take it room by room or appliance by appliance with these spring cleaning tips from organizing and cleaning pros. No matter if you only have five minutes to freshen things up or an entire weekend to spare, give all of your home's trouble spots a much-needed refresh with these cleaning how-tos from Jeffrey Phillip, organizing expert, and Carolyn Forte, Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab. While there are some givens on this list (how to clean your microwave or mattress, for example), there are also a few spots that often go unnoticed, like doormats and ceiling fans.
Consider this to be your unofficial spring cleaning checklist: Go slide-by-slide for a whole home makeover or tackle your home's dirtiest spots (the refrigerator, shower curtain, to name a few) when you have some extra time on your hands. But before you even get to work, make sure you have all the best cleaning products to remove stains, vacuum dirt, shine floors, and so on. The end result: a more livable space just in time for summer.