Vinegar: add a few drops of an essential oil to cleaning bucket, with baking soda and vinegar (lavender, eucalyptus)
Glycerin: to remove fruit juice stains, rub a clear liquid glycerin into the stain, let sit for an hour, rub with white vinegar and launder as usual
Vacuum: do before dusting, it stirs up dust
Mattress Mishaps: press on the area with a dry towel, to remove odors, wet a towel with baking soda and water, dab it on the mattress, pat dry with another towel; sprinkle cornstarch over the areas that are still damp and several hours later-vacuum it up!
(Julie Skinner, Judith Darsky, Kristen Rooney, and Amy Maslowski/Real Simple, May 2012)