So what can you do to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals in your home? First of all, remove the most toxic substances, like oven cleaners and drain cleaners from your home as soon as possible. These should be taken to your local toxic waste disposal facility to be handled safely for you and the environment.
Next, buy “greener” products or at least buy regular products without fragrances. These are fairly easy to find for doing the laundry and for washing dishes. You can buy concentrated commercial green products and dilute them, which will save you money.
Learn to make your own cleaning products. Basically you can clean almost anything with various combinations of Borax, salt, washing soda, baking soda and vinegar. Not only are these products non-toxic they are incredibly inexpensive. Plus buying them in bulk reduces plastic waste. Here are two books that cover it all and contain tons of cleaning recipes for everything in your home.