This month's Parenting magazine has a great article about how to clean your house without all the harsh chemicals. It's a nice review of greener cleaners. We try to use green cleaners to reduce the number of chemicals the girls breath in and touch.
One of my favorites is using baking soda to clean sinks, tubs, etc. It's a great cleaner and really inexpensive. You can also use baking soda to gently remove stains from your laminate countertops.
If you want to really save money and help the environment, you can read the article at your local library. Our twin girls LOVE to go to the library. It's a win-win outing for you and the kids.