It can sometimes feel like you are always cleaning when you have pets in your home. The constant hovering of fur and emptying of litter trays is a never-ending task. With this in mind, we have gathered some tips on how to keep your house clean with pets, to make it easier for you. Some of these ideas are simple but often easily overlooked.
That's right, as basic as this sounds, there are still so many people who wonder why their home doesn't smell fresh because of their pets, or why certain parts of the house become dirty. If you are taking your pet out into the world, then bringing them back into the house might mean bringing mud, dirt, and many other things that you don't want in your home. Washing your pet before they are allowed to roam the house again can ensure it stays clean as well. When they are still not completely dry, it is a good idea to keep them in an area like a laundry room to avoid dripping on floors.
If you are one of the many pet owners who let their pets sleep and rest on the sofa, then keeping throws on their seat of choice will make it easier for you to remove it and clean it. There are also some sofas that are easier to clean, such as leather. Maybe your old one has been around pre-pet and it is time to make a change.
It also helps to train your dog to stay off the sofa, or to even just restrict their access to the whole couch.
Sometimes, if you are not around to avoid the inevitable, your pet might leave a mess in the house. Ensuring that you have everything you need to react quickly, can ensure your home can be cleaned in no time. For example, a pooper scooper is just one of the tools that can make a real difference.
This is a great way of eliminating odors from your home, but also ensuring that general hygiene is being maintained. It doesn't always cross your mind, but by washing their bowl, toys, bed, and beyond can ensure your home is a clean one.
We cannot stress this highly enough. Your pets might not be the sort that sheds like crazy but even so, getting a small amount of fur out of rugs and carpets can be a nightmare. By equipping yourself with a good vacuum that has strong suction capabilities, you are making life a lot easier for yourself. Especially since anywhere they like to go throughout the house can get covered in the stuff, only to be trampled around the house by your own footwear.
This is not only nice for them but nice for you too. Setting them up with their own bed in a dedicated area will ensure they spend a lot of their time in one place. This isn’t to say that you should confine them to a solitary life, they should still be free to roam. By giving them their own space, it can help to keep the rest of your home cleaner.
Bio: Cindy Grant is a crazy fan of dogs, cats, and other cute in-house pets. She’s also the founder of NoLongerWild.com where you can read more about pet breeds, training, and behavior.