6 Ways to Have a Clean House and Pets
Fuzzy and adorable critters are great. But, life isn’t perfect. Any homeowner will admit that having a pet requires more maintenance, and especially when it comes to cleaning the house. To keep your home clean and have a pet, it’s important to get creative during the home-cleaning process. We’ll be covering 6 ways to have a clean house and pets down below!
Use an Automatic Vacuum
Cat and dog hair – the bane to every homeowner. Even for “non-shedding” pets, you’ll likely still need to vacuum constantly to fight off dirt, mud, and more. The solution? Consider buying an automatic vacuum. These little gadgets are tiny yet very useful. They are designed to dash around the floor and vacuum for you. Some models can be set to run on a set schedule.
Get Yourself a Lint Roller (or Several)
Unfortunately, shedding isn’t limited to the floors. Lint rollers are designed to get pet hairs out of your favorite furniture with ease.
Contain the Food Bowl Area
Like us, our pets sometimes get messy when they are hungry. One spot that nearly always makes a mess is the area surrounding food bowls. To contain the area, simply place a rimmed tray or placemat under each food bowl. This way, you can easily discard the bulk of the mess with ease.
Rug Up Your Home
These days, rugs can be functional and stylish. Place rugs both inside and outside each door. Rugs can help to catch all or most of the dirt, mud, and debris that your pets are carrying with them after a day out. We recommend outdoor mats (even for inside your home) specifically since they are soak-resistant and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
Have a Pet-Designed Cleaner Nearby
Even the most well-trained pets will have a few bad days. Maybe, they ate something bad and threw up somewhere in the house. While not an ideal situation, having a pet-designed cleaner on hand can always help. These cleaners are designed to tackle pet odors and stains while being formulated with pet safety as a must.
Buy Durable Furniture
In the future, it might be smart to invest in durable furniture that is claw-proof and stain-resistant. In terms of furniture, consider the golden standard material for pet owners – microfiber. Microfiber, also known as microsuede, is a synthetic material that is easy to clean, hard to rip, and lasts for a long time.