Pets are those lovely creatures that make our lives beautiful. The value of having them is immeasurable, but with them comes the full range of responsibilities. One of the biggest tasks that love for the pets will set for you is to keep your house clean and fresh with them in it. It is demanding, but not impossible to fulfill the task, yet you need to bear in mind a few important things.
Be it dogs, cats, birds, or any other pet, they can shed a lot, or leave droppings, or make stains, producing a stinky smell that disturbs the house's freshness and tidiness. You need to fight these unpleasant occasions and be in control of both your pets and your house hygiene. Only one question is left: how?
Their corner in the house
Pets love their beddings. But unlike humans, they cannot take care of their spots. They may not take your instructions, but you as their owner should take care of their resting places. Make sure you keep their beddings or blankets clean and wash them regularly. It is these places that have the most hair, which can be spread around the house. In order to avoid that, pay attention to their favorite spots, unzip the bedding or take the blanket and wash it at least once a week. You will also get rid of unpleasant smells, which will be replaced by a fresh one.
With pets in your house, vacuuming has to become a daily routine. You have to keep up with vacuuming because some pets shed a lot, and it makes a big mess in the house which has to be treated. They love laying on the furniture and the carpet, and this can require vacuuming more than usual since you want to stop spreading the fur and the hair all around the house. The team behind howtohome.com suggests investing in powerful vacuum cleaners, for they can do a lot of work more quickly and efficiently. Being a pet owner goes hand in hand with frequent vacuuming.
What also helps a lot is using baking soda on your carpets and furniture, which is safe for the household and the pets, and helps deodorize the house as well. Carpets can be extremely difficult to deal with, so you can give your pet something other than the carpet, for example, some old blankets or mats. When letting your pets outside, make sure that you have installed a highly absorbent mat before the front door. They do accumulate a lot of dirt and allergens, and this will allow your lovely companions to wipe their paws and leave all the dirt.
Take care of their hygiene
You love taking a bath, but you should also have your pet accustomed to it. Brush your pets regularly, and take care of their hygiene. If you have dogs or cats, you should use some of the sensitive shampoos or wipes to keep them clean and fresh. Again, this will be a great strategy to defeat unpleasant odors.
Know your pet, and be supplied with their skincare products, because you want them to walk around your house clean and beautiful.
Litter box issues
This is the spot where "an accident" happens, and then comes the odor you fiercely want to get rid of. Well, you will have to empty the litter box and wash it as well, as often as possible. With cats in your house, you will also have to pick the right litter since there are different options.
Sometimes, “the accident” happens outside the litter box which can cause more problems, because then there are stains on carpets. Clean those stains immediately and minimize the smell of urine using vinegar, baking soda, or lemon juice. Speaking about the smell, regularly ventilating the house, and allowing free circulation of air is helpful.
Upgrade your sofa. To have leather or any tightly woven fabric sofa is much better in comparison to silk, which stains a lot, or velvet sofa which attracts a lot of furs. It will be much easier to vacuum or simply just wipe off.
To minimize your cleaning effort, keep your pet away from the sofa, train them to spend their time in their spots, beddings, or blankets. You will minimize the spreading of the fur and dust particles, and all that for the sake of making household chores more comfortable.
The key is to maintain not just your own, but also the hygiene of your pets. Organizing your home while having them can be a bit demanding, but you can turn it into a funny and joyful task only by following the steps. You can be both a passionate pet lover and keep your house fresh and clean.