Cleaning your home is no easy task, especially if you have pets. Pets can leave behind hair and dirt that are tough to get off of carpets and furniture.
After a long day at work, the last thing you want to do is clean up after your pet! However, with just a little bit of effort, cleaning up after your furry friends will be easier than ever before.
In this blog post, we’ll share ten cleaning tips for pet owners that will help keep your house clean even when it seems impossible!
PS: If you are looking for a professional cleaning service, call us today! Our team will ensure that your home will be spotlessly clean.
- 1 Immediately Clean Muddy Paws
- 2 Prevent Dogs From Digging
- 3 Brush Your Pets Regularly
- 4 Utilize Baking Soda for Pet Beds
- 5 Clean Litter Box Regularly
- 6 Use a Lint Roller
- 7 Deep Clean Pet Collars and Toys
- 8 Deodorize Your Carpet With White Vinegar
- 9 Immediately Take Care of Pet Accidents
- 10 Stop Dirt at the Door
- 11 Wrapping It Up
Immediately Clean Muddy Paws
When you come in from outside, your pet will probably have muddy paws.
Immediately wipe their paws clean to prevent any messes inside the house. If this doesn’t get all of the dirt off of their feet, it’s best to hose them down outside or give them a bath, so they don’t track mud through the house.
Prevent Dogs From Digging
If your dog loves to dig, you can easily prevent them from doing so.
You have two options: using a physical barrier or an area covered in chicken wire. Simply put, the physical barrier around any plants or bushes that are likely targets for digging and cover the ground with the chicken wire to discourage digging at all cost!
You could also try putting their favorite toy next to where they like to dig as this may distract them and encourage them to do something else instead of digging up dirt outside.
Brush Your Pets Regularly
Brushing your pets regularly is a great way to help prevent shedding.
The more you brush, the less hair will be left behind in your home. If you notice that they are shedding at an increased rate, try switching up their food or brushing them outside instead of inside – this could reduce how much fur gets into the house.
Another option is to vacuum frequently, which can also pick up loose hairs around your pet’s favorite places like on couches and beds.
Utilize Baking Soda for Pet Beds
It’s likely that your pet will sleep on the same bed every night.
If this is the case, you should try sprinkling baking soda around their bed, so it absorbs any odors and makes cleaning up easier.
Baking soda is also great for removing stains from furniture! However, if they still have an odor after doing this step or if your dog loves to chew things while laying in his/her favorite spot, consider using a fabric spray with some lavender oil mixed in – just be sure it’s safe for pets; before applying to their beds!
Clean Litter Box Regularly
Litter boxes can get stinky pretty quickly if you don’t clean them on a regular basis.
Clear your pet’s litterbox at least once every week to keep your home smelling fresh! This is also an opportunity to vacuum up any loose cat hair around the box too.
Use a Lint Roller
Pet hair can get everywhere – even on other people! To avoid this problem, consider using a lint roller before guests come over.
You could also use the lint roller to clean up furniture that is covered in pet fur or just use it regularly around your home to keep everything looking nice and tidy.
Deep Clean Pet Collars and Toys
Pet collars and toys are likely to accumulate dirt, dust, or other debris.
Consider giving these items a good cleaning every couple of weeks with some soap and water – this will make them last longer since they won’t be dirty!
If you’re not comfortable putting their toy in the washing machine, consider using an old toothbrush to scrub out any gunk that may have accumulated inside of it.
Deodorize Your Carpet With White Vinegar
Carpet stains are a common problem for pet owners, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
To remove any smells from your carpet and lift up dirt that has been ground into the fibers of the rug, try mixing equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle – then spray on top of the stain!
Immediately Take Care of Pet Accidents
Accidents happen, and it’s almost inevitable that your dog or cat will have an accident inside of the house.
Immediately clean up any accidents with an enzyme cleaner to get rid of the odor and prevent future messes from happening in the same spot!
This is also a good time to vacuum thoroughly so you can get all loose fur off their favorite rug/carpet before they come back into the room.
Stop Dirt at the Door
One of the best ways to keep dirt from accumulating inside is by using a mat at your door.
This will help you wipe off any debris that may have gotten on their paws before they enter your home – it’s also beneficial if they tend to track in lots of sand after being outside!
If there are already mats at the front and back doors, consider adding one or two more so you can easily clean up anything that gets tracked around when coming in/out.
Wrapping It Up
This blog post has shared ten great tips for pet owners to keep their house and pets clean!
If you’ve been looking for a way to make your home more welcoming, we hope these cleaning hacks will help.
If you have more questions in mind, do not hesitate to reach out!