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Cleaning Tips Every Pet Owner Should Know

Feb 23 • 2 minute read

Maintaining a clean home is one of the biggest challenges of owning a pet. Although we dream of an immaculately beautiful home, pets make it challenging to keep your home perfectly tidy. Even if you prevent them from bringing mud and pollen into the house, you will deal with pet food, toys, and hair around the home. However, cleanliness doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. With a diligent strategy and a few helpful tips, it’s possible to enjoy a tidy home with your animal companions. Keep reading to find cleaning tips to help maintain a cleaner home with pets.

Regularly Brush Your Pets

One of the greatest cleanliness challenges for most pet owners is fur. The quantity of hair your dog or cat sheds largely depends on its breed. If your pet sheds a lot, it is essential to maintain a strict cleaning and grooming schedule to remove loose fur from your pet and clean hair from surfaces around the home. Grooming your pet regularly will help to reduce the amount of hair around your house.

Vacuum Your Home Routinely

Pets with long coats may end up shedding fur all over the house and leave your home messy. A thorough vacuum cleaning is essential to keep the home clean and relaxing with pets around. Ensure that you add some cinnamon to your vacuum bag to eliminate pet odors that may get stuck in your machine resulting in a stuffy smell.

Stop Dirt at Your Doorstep

To keep your home clean and tidy, you should do what you can to stop dirt from entering in the first place. Pets, especially dogs, can track large amounts of dirt and mud as they enter your home after playing outside. Instead of spending time scrubbing the dirt from floors and surfaces, ensure that you have baby wipes or towels by your door. You can clean your dog’s paws before they enter the house. You can also place mats outside and inside the front door to reduce the amount of dirt pets carry to the house.

Deodorize Upholstery Using Baking Soda

Baking soda is surprisingly effective at eliminating pet smells from your upholstery and furniture and has antibacterial properties. You should sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the material you want to deodorize and allow it to soak in for at least 30 minutes. You can then use a vacuum with a hose attachment or handheld vacuum to remove the baking soda. The baking soda will have absorbed the smell, leaving your home fresh and clean.

Deep Clean Pet Toys and Collars

It’s easy to forget to clean your pet’s toys and collars. However, pet collars and toys can easily harbor odors and bacteria. To clean these items, you can soak them in hot water containing dog shampoo for a few hours and rinse them in cold water. If the material allows, you may also clean them in the dishwasher. Deep cleaning your pet collars and toys will ensure your pet and home smell fresh and stay clean.

A Clean Home and Happy Pets

From keeping your pets off furniture and upholstery to cleaning up fur, there are plenty of crucial tidying tips to keep your home free of pet hair, dust, dirt, and muck. Ensure that you develop a cleaning schedule to have adequate time to have fun and relax with your pets. Keep these five cleaning tips in mind to help you maintain a clean home from the mess and dirt caused by the amazing pets that are a part of your family.

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