In the past few years, cleaning companies have been switching to effective cleaning methods that reduce reliance on chemicals. Using distilled water for floor cleaning is one such method that I've adopted in my cleaning services. Distilled water, like de-ionized water, leaves floors squeaky clean while not leaving any chemical residues.
Here is an excellent article outlining how to keep your mattress clean and in good condition for a healthy, restful sleep. It covers regular, easy maintenance, spot cleaning, getting rid of bedbugs and mites, and more. https://www.sleephelp.org/how-to-clean-a-mattress/
Here is a public service website with ideas that can enhance your sleep. This article is about how to organize your bedroom to make it the most restful. https://www.sleephelp.org/organizing-your-bedroom/
Leaky pen? Ink stains can be difficult to remove. Here is a very good website to guide you in getting out ink stains. It has specific instructions for different kinds of ink. https://spotremoval.coit.com/ink-stain-removal
Here is a methodical test made of eight homemade oven cleaning recipes. Very satisfying to one's thirst for scientific certainty.
World’s Best Oven Cleaner: 8 DIY Natural Oven Cleaners Tested
Here's an eco-friendly solution that beats out commercial drain cleaners. I just tried it. One cup of washing soda (or baking soda), one cup of boiling water, and a cup of white vinegar. It will bubble and sizzle.
Here is a very simple, very handy tool for the kitchen: a small whiskbroom to clean crumbs off of surfaces.
Carpet cleaning is not a service I provide but there are companies that do provide eco-friendly carpet cleaning. Some, like "Zero Rez" use de-ionized water, an effective cleaner that doesn't require chemicals. Another local green carpet cleaning company, which offers a choice of steam extraction or a dual process method, both of which are supposed to be residue free, is Green Clean Care (www.greencleancare.com).
This is the perfect tool for most enamel stove tops. It gets the baked on crud that forms rings around the burners that we just assume after awhile are permanent. Steel wool soap pads! Start gently until you get some confidence in it. I haven't had it scratch yet.
Fabric lampshades can be tricky to dust not only because dust clings to the surface but because they are often delicate and easily damaged. Vacuuming with a soft-bristle brush is effective and generally safe if you do it gently. Another way to do it is with a microfiber cloth, again gently.