Tips For Keeping Your Home Clean When You Have Pets

Pets are wonderful to have around the house, but they can also be a nuisance when it comes to furniture and mess. Even though your pet is a part of the family, they are animals at the end of the day, and their concept of keeping a couch clean may not be the same as yours. That means it’s up to you to make sure that things stay clean. The following tips will be a big helping hand so take note and fight the battle against your pets to keep your home clean and tidy.

Keep your pets clean

Keeping your pets clean will be one of the key ways to stop them bringing in dirt from outside. If you have a particularly muddy yard, you might want to stop them entering certain parts of the house before you get the chance to inspect them and see if they need a clean. If an accident does happen, you’ll need to act quickly to get rid of smells, and homemade pet cleaning products could help you keep do this without resorting to chemicals from store-bought cleaners. Regular baths will keep dogs clean and odor-free, and while cats are perfectly capable of grooming themselves, you could benefit from giving them a brush to limit the amount of cat hair they molt over your carpet and furniture.

Choose hard floors or dark carpets

No matter how clean you keep your pets, mud is still bound to creep in at some point, and will show even worse on a light colored carpet. Investing in a hard floor will be its own reward as it will be much easier to clean and won’t need replacing every couple of years like a carpet. If you have to have a carpet, pick a dark one and buy some scratching posts to deter cats from snagging on it.

Make sure they’re flea-free

Fleas are a bother for pets and for you, and they can be hard to get rid of if they invade your furniture too. Make sure you give your cats and dogs regular flea medicine and treatments that will keep everyone in your home happy, and your textiles pest free.

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Give them their own bed/sofa

It’s nice that your pets like to cuddle up next to you, but if you’d prefer to keep your chairs and sofas a pet-free zone, you’ll need to give them their own bed to sit on. Cover a bed or mini couch with their favorite toys and items such as blankets and encourage them to use that instead of jumping on the couch with you. You can watch TV in peace this way without a pet clawing at your lap or getting mud on your lovely furniture.

Invest in a good vacuum cleaner

Vacuum cleaner manufacturers have caught on to the demand for vacuum cleaners that need to be able to pick up pet hair effectively. Get one that has the right attachment to pick up even the finest of pet hair, and your weekly task of vacuuming will be much easier to manage.

 

The mess is one thing you’ll have to deal with when you have a cat or a dog, but could your puppy be biting a hole in your wallet too? Having pets comes with a lot of responsibility, but it’s all worth it in the end, right?

 

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