From hair on the furniture to muddy paws on the floor, there’s no denying that pets are messy.
But cleaning up after them is part of the deal when you become a pet owner. It’s your responsibility to provide them with bags full of love and a clean and safe home. So no matter how annoying and frustrating their hair and dirt might be, getting rid of it is something we need to do. Not only for your pets sake but for your own sake too. You might think that you need to complete hours of cleaning each week to maintain a clean home when you have pets. While you could do this, why not try out these quick and easy cleaning tricks instead.
Have your pet groomed
Grooming is particularly important if you have a cat or dog with long hair. Not only can this make them look their very best, but it can help keep your home clean too. During their grooming session, your pet will be washed, trimmed and brushed. This can remove dirt from their fur and get rid of any shed hair they may have. This means you have less pet hair and grime to clean up around your home. Getting their paws cleaned and their nails trimmed can also prevent muddy and scratched floors. Find a reputable grooming service near to your home and have your pet groomed regularly.
Use old towels
Towels are an essential tool in any pet owners cleaning arsenal. They have endless uses and make quick work of cleaning up pet hair and dirt. Grab an old towel from your bathroom and place it where your pet most enjoys sleeping. Once they’ve have their afternoon nap, take the towel outside and shake it to remove the hair. You can also place a towel inside your car or by your front door for when you return from a muddy walk. You can use the towel to protect your car or floor, while also using it to clean your dog and their paws. The towels can then be put in the washing machine, and your home can remain as clean as always.
Upgrade your vacuum
The easiest way of removing pet dander from your home is by using your vacuum on your floors and furniture. But if your current vacuum isn’t up to the challenge of collecting your pet’s hair, your home is never going to be spotless. So use this opportunity to upgrade it to ensure your home is getting the deepest clean possible. Talk to other pet owners or read reviews to discover which is the best vacuum for carpet and rugs. You may also want to find a model that has various attachments that allow you to remove pet hair from all areas of your home. You should use your new vacuum at least twice a week to prevent a buildup of dander.
Until you buy a cat or a dog, you don’t realize how much of an impact they can have on the cleanliness of your home. But following the advice and suggestions in this guide will make cleaning up after them a breeze.