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 this.
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 for pets.
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 perfect harmony!