With two small children and two dogs, using harsh chemicals to clean always worried me. Now I save myself the worry (and money) by mixing up my own homemade cleaners!
For and all-purpose cleaner:
1 part Vinegar
2 parts water
A few drops of Citra-Solv (optional)
Mix into a spray bottle and enjoy. I use this to clean my counter tops, tables, bathroom sinks etc.
Mix Baking soda and a few drops of essential oils (I like the scent of tea tree) and put into a mason jar. You can make a great shaker by poking holes in the jar lid. Shake on your carpet and then vacuum up!
Mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water. Mix in a spray bottle and clean your windows!