Here is an article that shows you a multitude of easy and inexpensive ways to rid your home of flies (fruit, black, et. al.).
Here is an interesting and ecological idea that is new to me: instead of cellophane, using beeswax to wrap your food in the kitchen. You can get these wraps from a company called Patabee. patabee.com/
Here is a nice guide to nontoxic methods for removing a variety of stains:
I find this site particularly creative in their ideas for cleaning and organizing. It's a very interesting site for other things too--specializing in the needs of small apartment dwellers. www.apartmentherapy.com
Magic Erasers are not completely eco-friendly but in a pinch they are very handy. Here is a resource for many handy things that you can use a Magic Eraser for including piano keys, leather, and clothing stains.
Washing soda. It derives from baking soda heated up to 400 degrees for an hour, cooled and heated again. Supposed to be an excellent cleaner with stains and difficult cleaning issues. Haven't tried it yet but I'll let you know the results after I do.
Here is a way to get more space for your clothes closet. Take the summer cloths, sort through them, those you keep roll up so that they're compact and store. Put out your winter clothes. Here is a link for more detailed instructions:
Be sure to get the floor right around the base of the toilet. Use an old toothbrush or use a wet piece of toilet paper (with gloves) to clean that band that often gets overlooked in cleaning. While you're at it, be sure to get the floor area behind the toilet.
Behind the toilet. Go over it with wet toilet paper first, then mop with the rest of the floor.
Here are three truly original, useful things you can use your dishwasher for. I won't tell you what they are and spoil the surprise.