Because I married a smoker...at night, place a bowl of water in the smoking room. The water will absorb the fumes and sweeten the room....ahhhh... no air freshener needed.
A few walnut leaves placed in a room discourages flies....Buzzzz....no fly swatter needed.
Soak strawberries in a bowl of water with 1 teaspoon of vinegar added...this will clean the strawberries and make any insects hidden in the fruit come out. Then, wash in clear, cold water and drain. Yum....no fruit cleaning spray needed.
After any laundry is hand done, instead of tossing out the water, sprinkle the water on the roses, shrubs and fruit trees....suds..........no chemicals needed.