There are numerous non-toxic solutions that you can use around the house. Not only is this safer to use but it is great on your budget. To start with did you know that there are many uses for baking soda and vinegar? For example a combination of vinegar and baking soda can be used to scrub your stove and counter tops. You can also use a spray bottle of vinegar and mix with hydrogen peroxide to sanitize your countertops before scrubbing them down. Another use for vinegar is to mix with water and use to wash your kitchen floors. This works really well to clean your floors. Some moms have also used vinegar as a fabric softener. Of course your clothes will not be as soft as store bought fabric softener, but it is better than nothing. Many of these cleaning products are referred to as homemade cleaning products. The fumes from commercial cleansers can sometimes be harmful to young children or those with chronic health problems.
Another tip is club soda which can be used as a glass cleaner, although it will not have that nice fresh scent. You can also purchase non-toxic laundry detergent. It cleans your clothes and is a lot safer for your family. When mixing your own homemade cleaners be sure to use 50% water in all of your mixes. Some moms however do not like to have their house smelling like vinegar. To fix this problem you can add a little bit of lavender oil to your water, vinegar mix prior to cleaning. Make sure you don’t put too much lavender it may overwhelm you. When using baking soda to clean your floors sprinkle the baking soda first then add the water and start scrubbing. It really does not take long to clean your floor, but it will definitely get clean. Try searching online for frugal websites, there is a large resource of websites that offer tips and suggestions on how to clean your home with your own homemade non-toxic cleaners. I would also suggest looking at a few books. Your local book store or library should have a large amount of books on this topic. This is really something that would be worth your time especially if you are looking to save money.