Don’t use household cleaners in a closed room. Turn on the fan and open some windows. This is really important if someone with asthma or other breathing problems lives in your home. Fumes from household cleaners may irritate your lungs or sting your eyes.

Another healthy way to clean your house? Try homemade cleaners over more toxic commercial brands. They are generally safe, cheap, and easy to use. Hydrogen peroxide kills germs and can be used instead of bleach. One cup of white vinegar in a gallon of water cleans, deodorizes, and kills germs. And baking soda makes a great scrub.