It's so mundane, but the house must be cleaned. I was trying to clean a nickle plated bathroom faucet, and it was still looking dingy. I remembered my mother telling me to use white vinegar on stainless steel (long before so much stainless was in fashion), so I figured I'd try it on the faucet. And voila, shiny, clean, and it didn't hurt my skin, and it smelled like a nice fresh pickle.
So here it is in The New York Times, a whole article about raiding the pantry and using natural things for cleaning HERE
I'm sure any of you have heard this before, but take a refresher course, and get a refreshingly clean house without killing yourself or the planet.