Keeping your home clean can be a challenge as it is but keeping your house clean with pets is an entirely different ball game. We have some great tips to share with you that will help.
Being a pet owner, it is easy to find yourself frustrated from time to time when it comes to the mess that can be associated with pets. No matter how cute, cuddly and adorable they are, the mess can be overwhelming.
Keeping Your House Clean with Pets
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If you share your humble abode with furry friends, chances are you frequently find yourself struggling to keep things clean. There is a way to be a pet loving household, without your home having to look or smell bad.
Don’t Skip the Bath
Ensuring that you pet has regular baths is one of the most important steps to keeping your home and pet smelling clean and fresh. Too many baths can dry out your pets skin though, so make sure you only give your furry friend a bath every few weeks.
Brush Them Frequently
Pets with thick or long coats should be brushed daily. Brushing frequently is a great way to keep your pets skin and fur healthy, but it also minimizes shedding. No more fur tumble weeds popping out from under the furniture.
With our German Shepherd, we found that the regular brushes you find at many pet stores just weren’t enough. The ones that look more like a rake worked much better and she really enjoyed the scratching that they gave her at the same time. We found the Furminator brand worked well with her, especially with getting to her undercoat.
Wipe Them Down
Use a dampened towel to remove any loose dirt and dust from your pet in between baths. Not only will it help to keep that dust and dirt off your floor, but it will also keep the house from smelling like your pets.
Vacuum it up
Regularly vacuum your furniture to make sure that you don’t have to follow everyone around with a lint roller. Make sure to get right into all the nooks and crannies to avoid stray hairs accumulating. We strongly suggest buying a vacuum that is specially made for dealing with pet hair. We have tried some other kinds but they either clogged really quickly, weren’t terribly efficient at picking up the hair, or they didn’t last long because of the extra strain of dealing with pet fur.
Keep Dirt Outside
When your yard gets muddy it’s a good idea to have a towel near the door to wipe your pet’s feet when they come in. It is also a good idea to invest in some doormats that can help capture some of that dirt and keep it from being tracked inside. Be sure to shake them out and clean them regularly.
Having a pet is an amazing experience. They are sweet, fun and cuddly, but they can also be messy. Make sure to take the appropriate steps to ensure that your home stays clean, smells fresh and is a fantastic place for you and your family to enjoy. Cleaning your home when you have pets, doesn’t have to be stressful.