A pet can make you happy, but it’s a responsibility that requires more than love and training. Not only good pet care can help you maintain the overall cleanliness of your home, but also it’s good for your and your pet’s health.
Not sure if what you’re doing is enough? Here are some house cleaning tips for pet owners:
Tip #1. Invest in a good vacuum cleaner
Having a pet means one thing: they’ll shed hair inside your home. Pet hair can make cleaning difficult, and a simple broom won’t cut it. On the other hand, a good vacuum cleaner will remove hair from your floors and your furniture effortlessly.
This way, your clothes won’t be covered in hair, and your cleaning routine will be a little easier to tackle.
Tip #2. Be sure to groom your pet regularly
Not only will grooming keep your pet neat and handsome, but it also will keep them healthy and happy. Brush your pet frequently to remove excess loose hair that otherwise would end up throughout your home. Also, keep the nails at a good length so they catch less dirt.
Tip #3. Wipe their paws
Having a very active pet means going outdoors. If you walk your dog, or your cat likes to step outside from time to time, be sure to wipe your pet’s paws when re-entering. It will prevent them from bringing dirt from outside, along with some nasty bacteria in the process.
Tip #4. Urine is an issue
If you own a dog in the process of potty training, your four-legged friend will likely go number one on your floor. Be sure to clean it fast, not only because of the stain or smell it leaves, but your puppy may catch on to the smell and come back and do it again at the same spot.
You can use a special solution or a DIY cleaner (such as water with vinegar and baking soda), so the smell won’t linger and the acid from dog urine dissolves.
Tip #5. Clean the bedding
The bedding of your four-legged household member needs constant cleaning to prevent dirt buildup and bad odors. Since pets can carry dirt on their bodies, you have to wash where they sleep even more frequently than your own sheets and blankets.
Tip #6. Put a cover on their favorite spot
If you allow your pet to sit and take a nap on your furniture, put a blanket on the spot. It’ll prevent stains and odors from sticking on the actual surface, and you’ll only need to throw the blanket in the washing machine!
Tip #7. Avoid air freshening products with bleach
Reading the labels on cleaning products becomes crucial when you are a pet owner. You need to be sure the solutions and air fresheners you get don’t contain bleach or other strong chemicals. Due to some pets’ acute sense of smell, these chemicals could harm them.
Making a habit of these tips will improve their quality of life, and your home will be more comfortable—for both you and your pet.
However, we know that taking care of your animal buddy is no easy task. If you ever need a professional and thorough cleaning for your home, you can always rely on The Cleaning Force. Our services are built on trust and the best cleaners around.