Here is an amazingly simple Do It Yourself detergent that doesn't leave any residue on clothing, gets nearly every stain known to man out the first time around and smells clean and fresh- oh and did I mention that it costs about $ 1.76 for 128 loads of laundry?
Heres a great blog on cleaning and maintaining your home. I love how she has a notebook and goes through the house like a prospective buyer. List everything that needs attention. Why should your house only look great when its up for sale. By breaking it down into managable lists, everyone can have a beautifully clean, well maintained home!