Do you love your pets, but
not so much love the way they can sometimes make your house look? Our animal friends
can add a lot of joy to a home, but they can also make it a lot more difficult
to keep the home clean. But it is possible to have your pets and a clean living
space! Read on for some tips to maintain cleanliness, no matter what type of
little friend you have running around.
The key factor in this is to
try to keep your pet itself as clean
as possible. Regularly scheduled baths and proper grooming can keep your pet clean
and smelling fresh. If they go outdoors, check them over right when they come
in to make sure they won’t be tracking anything undesirable inside.
Spot clean any messes your
pet makes immediately- this will
keep anything from getting tracked around the house and prevent anything from
causing a lasting odor or staining.
Make an effort to regularly
clean your pet’s items, and set aside a specific place for them. Things like
chew toys, scratching posts, or favorite blankets can easily hold onto odors
and germs. Don’t forget their bedding!
Stock up on the proper
cleaning products and de-scenting solutions for all types of surfaces in your
home. This way you can always be prepared and keep your home smelling fresh, no
matter the situation.
Invest in a really good
vacuum cleaner. There’s no way around it; a pet-friendly home should probably
be vacuumed daily to keep the hair from building on the surfaces and
contaminating the air.
If you want to cut down on
the cleaning time but need to have a clean living space, consider sectioning
off the parts of your home that you do or do not want the pets to share. Keep your pets in parts of
the home that are easiest to clean, such as non-carpeted areas or rooms that
are a tad emptier. Baby gates are an easy and generally effective method for
Be sure to keep items off
the floor that could be at risk of being chewed on or eaten. This is for the
protection of items and also because a lot of household things are dangerous
Having animals in your home
is a big responsibility, but it shouldn’t have to be stressful. Simply make
some small adjustments, and the people and pets in your home can live in