As much as we love our pets, we have to admit they can get our homes dirty. It's important to be on top of your cleaning routine to keep every family member happy. You can let your pets play AND live in a beautiful and clean home!
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Set A Schedule
It's important to get into a daily or weekly cleaning routine to keep your home fur free! Use a high powered vacuum and a lint roller daily to keep pet hair from building up on your furniture, rugs, and floors. Using a swiffer or mop daily will help keep your floors spotless for dogs that may be a bit more active outdoors and carry in dirt. Make sure to use pet safe cleaning supplies while cleaning. Avoid using supplies with toxins like bleach and opt for all natural cleaners.
Keep Paws Clean
Implement a paw cleaning station to remove dirt from your pet's paws before they enter the house. Keep a bowl of water by the door and dip your pets paws in it to clean away dirt and mud, then wipe them with a cloth. A durable door mat is a great way to catch unwanted dirt from your pets while entering your home, as well.
Address Pet Odors
Keep your furniture clean to avoid odors. Washing your dog beds, couches, blankets or pillows weekly will keep your home smelling fresh and clean. Certain fabrics will hold odor more, so you may want to invest in furniture that is stain resistant or that has slip covers so it is easy to remove and wash. Investing in laminate, vinyl or tile floors will be beneficial as well, because they are durable and very easy to clean.
Groom Your Pets
Keeping your pets groomed is very important to keep your home clean. Brushing your pet daily will help minimize loose fur, and bathing your pet once a week will help minimize odor and dirt around your home. Bringing your pet to the groomers once a month for a hair cut and nail trim will consistently help your home stay clean and smell great.