A dog or cat in the house helps reduce stress and encourages family members to be more active. However, there can be housecleaning challenges related to animals. Let’s take a look at some of the best housecleaning tips for pet owners to make your life easier and keep your home looking great and smelling fresh.
Protect Your Furniture
Furry pets shed and fur and dander accumulate in the home. Protect your furniture by investing in slipcovers. There are options that are both attractive and functional. An alternative to covers is to train your pets to stay off of the furniture altogether. This will help minimize clean-up and keep your furniture clean and fur-free.
Simplify Bath Time with These Housecleaning Tips for Pet Owners
Bathtime can be a hassle for pet owners, especially if your pet runs around the house after the bath. To prepare for bathing your animal, purchase a hair catcher for the drain. This is an easy way to make sure pet hair doesn’t clog your tub drain. Smaller animals can be washed in a dish tub to help you save water.
Close the bathroom door while bathing the dog or cat. Offer treats frequently as a reward for good behavior. Have several towels on hand to dry your pet immediately and thoroughly after the bath. This helps prevent them from tracking water around the house afterward.
Meal Time Cleaning Tips
To make feeding time less messy, purchase a mat for the pet bowls to protect your flooring from spills. The mat should be made of a material that can be cleaned easily. Another great way to minimize messes is to use food and water dispensers. These products dispense dry pet food or water as needed, helping to keep food off the floor.
Housecleaning Tips for Pet Owners: Frequent Grooming
Taking a few minutes each day or every other day to groom your animals will make a big difference in the cleanliness of your home. Brushing an animal removes loose fur and keeps it off of furniture and carpets. Spending time grooming your pets is also stress-relieving for you and, once they get used to it, your pet will enjoy it too.
Keeping your home clean with pets requires routine housecleaning. These tips and tricks will help make clean-up easier so you can enjoy your home with pets.
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