Instead of running out and buying more chemically constructed stuff to use for cleaning (or other similar situations), some of the food stuffs you already have in your pantry & cupboards will do the trick(s).
Crisco can be used as a cheap and efficient makeup remover
A bowl of cheap wine placed in a cupboard, will kill roaches: they’ll get drunk, fall in and drown
Left over cola drinks, poured into your toilet will give it a brilliant shine
Peanut butter will remove chewing gum from your hair. Rub around the wad of gum, then wash your hair as usual
Baking soda on a damp cloth removes crayon marks off walls (& a little cleans your teeth fluoride free!)
Olive oil can be used as furniture polish
Egg yolk mixed with warm water removes coffee or tea stains from fabric. Soak stain, then wash fabric as usual
Tomato juice removes ink spots on clothing. Soak spot for 20 mins in the juice, then wash as usual
To get glue off containers after removing labels, rub vegetable oil on the label area with a cloth
Orange juice cleans and polishes chrome
Vinegar or salt poured into driveway cracks, removes unwanted grass
Whole cloves or sage placed around windows etc keeps ants away
and remember, Be Prepared!