5 Cleaning Tips You Need To Know If You Own Pets At Home

Having a little furry friend at home is surely a whole lot of fun for the household. Not only do your pets keep you company – but they also shower you with affection, no matter what kind of pets you love – cats, dogs, iguanas, you name it!

But beyond all the fun and company, there’s also a lot of responsibility that goes into owning a pet. You need to make sure they’re kept groomed at all times, well-fed, and that they’re given enough love and attention too. You might even notice that keeping your house clean and sweet-smelling isn’t as easy as it used to be – but don’t fret! You can use these cleaning tips to keep your house in tiptop shape, even with pets around.

Use Baking Soda For A Fresh Scent

baking soda to remove stain  Photo credit: diyhomethings.com

When you bring home a new pet, their odor tends to fill the house. For a quick and easy fix, sprinkle a bit of baking soda on your carpet and then vacuum afterwards. Sprinkling baking soda can usually do the trick, but you can also spray some air freshener too to achieve the scent you want. You may also opt for natural scents such as from green tea leaves.

Dirty Paws Off

dog dirty paw marks inside the house Photo credit: rubandscrub.co.uk

If your pet loves to run around or play outside, chances are, they’re prone to leaving muddy footprints on your house floors.. Thus, this usually makes it more difficult to clean the house. To avoid this, place mats at every door, and for added measure place a mat on both sides. Or better yet, wipe the paws of your pet before allowing it to go back inside the house.

Deal With the Fur

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This is probably one of the biggest problems that a pet owner faces. Fur just seems to get on everything – cushions, pillows, bed sheets, carpets, etc. While the problem seems so frustrating, the solution is quite simple: get a strip of scotch tape, stick its ends together so that its insides (the sticky areas) are facing outward, and use this to collect the fur.

Know The Best Feeding Area

cats fed outside Photo credit: outdoorpetfeeder.com

As much as possible, avoid feeding your pet inside your home. Your pet will most likely make a mess while eating from their bowls – which gives you another mess to fix. This will be especially more difficult to clean if your pet eats on your carpet. Feed them outside instead, ideally where a sink or faucet is nearby.

Keep Your Pet Clean

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Lastly, any initiative to keep your home clean when you’ve got pets around will be futile unless you also keep your pet well-groomed. Make sure that your pet is regularly bathed, and their nails are trimmed so they won’t scratch your wooden furniture and floors!

Adding a furry companion to the family may seem like a daunting responsibility at first, but once you get into the groove of it, you’ll find that it’s actually easy. But if the mess is too much to handle alone – like if you have guests over in a few hours and there’s a lot to prepare – don’t hesitate to ask for help! Hire trusted cleaning service providers at fixed rates. They’ll get the job done for you without the hassle on your end. Request now at Gawin Direct!

written by Bea Luna