14 Useful Cleaning Tips For a House With Pets

Written by on February 26, 2019 in Environment with 0 Comments

All pet owners know how messy pets can be. But that shouldn’t be any reason for not having a furry companion in your house.

If you’re a new pet parent and you’re worried about cleanliness, don’t fret! Having a pet in the house doesn’t mean living in a dump!

I own a cat and a dog. So, believe me when I say, it’s not so bad having them around. I’ve actually got a few tricks up my sleeve to keep my house clean, which I want to share with you.

Keep on reading to find out what they are and how you can have a clean house even when you have a pet!

Clean Paws Make a Clean Home

Pets get up to all sorts of dirty shenanigans outside. And when they come back inside, they bring in all the mud, grime and dead leaves with them.

But worry not, because tackling this problem is pretty simple. All you need to do is wipe your dog’s paws every time it comes back from the outdoors.

Keep a cloth and a bucket of water nearby. Even baby wipes will do. This is a guaranteed method to keep your floors clean!

Rugs are Your Best Friends

Consider putting rugs near every doorstep. When your pet storms in, the rugs will handle the initial cleansing.

Although they are a little old school, this simple addition can do wonders to keep your house clean. You could also place rugs beside your couches, dining table and wherever your pet likes to lounge.

Rugs will save your furniture and floors from getting dirty. What’s more, they are comfortable for your furry friend to rest on as well.

Choose Your Colors Wisely

We all know how much dogs and cats shed. So, it's wise to pick furniture that’s similar to the color of your pet's fur. This way, no matter how much they shed, the fur will be less visible.

Some people invest in dark-colored furniture, carpets, and curtains to prevent their little pets from leaving long-lasting stains on them. You could try it too!

Choose Pet-friendly Furniture

If you have pets in your house, you should invest in some pet-friendly furniture. When you’re picking couches, opt for stain-resistant fabrics. That way, you don’t have to throw the furniture away just for a little bit of stain.

You can ask for Microfiber, Crypton and Ultra-suede couches and chairs as they are easier to clean and are stain-resistant. Besides, cruelty-free pleather and leather are great options to have in the house as well.

Keep Those Claws Trimmed

Long claws are disastrous for the furniture and the floors. But did you know that long claws can also spread dirt?

Additionally, when cats get mad, they make it a mission to ravage your property. Hence, get them some manicure and pedicure as often as possible.

Regular Brushing Will Make Your Life Easier

Dogs and cats shed a lot, and there’s nothing you can do to avoid it. But you know what, grooming really does pay off.

If you brush your pet daily, you can maintain a fur-free home. Make sure you know which brush you’re using. Soft, thick brushes are the best choices.

A Lint Roller is Mandatory

A lint roller is part and parcel of every pet owner's cleaning kit. You know those tiny furs that a vacuum cleaner just can't get rid of? Well, a lint roller will solve that problem.

Lint rollers work for pillows, lamp shades, curtains and whatever that has been graced by your pet’s furry presence. What’s more, if you have one of these, you can easily clean up fur from your clothes.

Buy a Pair of Latex Gloves

Speaking of persistent pet hair, getting a pair of latex gloves will also help you. This is especially good for on the go, quick hair removal.

Just put on the gloves and slide your hands across your furniture. All the pet hair will stick to the latex. And then, by simply placing your hands in the water, you can get rid of those pesky hairs for good.

Shaving Cream is Good for Stains

Despite the rigorous potty training, pets will still make a mess of your carpets. Of course, there are special pet stain products in the market. But if you want to save some bucks, foam shaving cream works just as well!

All you have to do is spray some foam on the stain. Let it rest for around a minute and then wipe away with a cloth soaked in water. Use warm water for best results.

Baby Wipe on a Skewer Works Wonders

This one might be a little weird. But I read about this and tried it out myself – and believe me, it’s a complete game changer! Pets soil everywhere, even in the hardest to reach nooks and crannies.

Cleaning those far off places is not an easy task. But if you simply wrap a baby wipe around a skewer, you'll be able to reach through the tiniest of cracks and corners.

Invest in an Automatic Vacuum Cleaner

If your pets in the house, you must own these tools – carpet cleaner for pets and automatic vacuum cleaner.

So, do yourself a favor and invest in a quality vacuum cleaner. These automated vacuums can even be scheduled to do its work even when you’re not home. Handy, isn’t it?

Don’t Let the Mess Spread

Pets get dirty and that is okay. But letting it spread will make your job worse. That’s why you need to make sure that the mess does not spread.

Let me give you an example. When your pet is eating, I'm sure it's a messy affair.

By keeping a large tray under the food bowls, you can prevent the mess from spreading. All you have to do afterward is clean the tray, and you’re done.

Final Thoughts

Pets are like your little babies. They will run around, play in the mud, drool on the floor and stain your carpet. In fact, you can’t stop them from doing these things.

As their parent, you have to be mindful, dutiful and proactive about it. Let them know that you have their backs.

By using the right tools and techniques, you will be able to keep your home nice and clean all the time. Minding the colors and fabrics of the furniture can save you a lot of trouble as well.

So, go ahead. Utilize your new-found knowledge and get started!

Author Bio:

Shawn is a content writer at FeedFond. A pet enthusiast, he loves all things animals. To read more of his articles, visit FeedFond.com.

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