Staying in is one of the most powerful tools we have against the COVID-19 pandemic. As everything changes around us, there’s one thing we know for sure: home is more important than ever, as it can help to flatten the curve of the outbreak and to protect our healthcare and other essential workers who don’t have the same option. Having a safe place to call home is an incredible privilege, especially now. But that doesn’t mean staying in without an endpoint is easy. Here’s Apartment Therapy’s stay-home homepage: our best resources to get through this together.

(Stress Cleaning) Therapy

The First 5 Things to Do When You Walk in the Door, According to a MicrobiologistCleaning
Yes, grocery store hauls require a whole other level of vigilance right now.
Spring Cleaning Will Be More Rewarding Than Ever, And We’re Here to HelpCleaning
Beginning the Monday after you sign up, we'll send you doable assignments every weekday for two weeks.
Here’s How to Clean Your Glasses and Sunglasses, Now That You Realize How Much You Touch Them
Weekend Projects
Here's how to do it, and make the practice a habit.
The Easiest Way to Sanitize Your Bed Sheets, According to a Laundry ExpertCleaning
Even if you have access to a washer, you might want to take this extra maintenance step just to be sure you’re not sleeping in a literal bed of germs.
The Best Editor-Tested Vacuum Cleaners You Can Buy NowCleaning
We did the hard work for you.
How to Hand-Wash (and Sanitize) Clothes at HomeCleaning
If your only clothes-cleaning option is a laundromat, it's surprisingly easy to clean clothes at home instead.

(Free DIY) Therapy

35 Totally Free Ways to Transform Your HomeDesign Ideas
Turns out, the best things in life really are free.
7 Chic Maximalist DIYs You Can Do with Minimum EffortProjects & Improvements
These DIYs make every day feel like a celebration.
8 Places to Get Professional Decorating Advice for Zero Dollars
You don't even have to get off your sofa!
I Tried 3 DIY Grout Cleaners—And One of Them Blew Me AwayCleaning
I tested out three methods: a combo of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, water and baking soda, or warm water and vinegar.
Ever Wanted to Learn to Knit? We’ll Show You How It’s DoneProjects & Improvements
Not only is knitting a soothing meditative activity —a break from the outside world — it’s a portal to handmade scarves, sweaters, blankets and other home decor and accessories.