How do you keep your house clean when you have pets? That’s a great question and we’re going to talk about that today.
Right, on to today’s question which is, how do you keep your house clean when you have pets? Now, this is an ongoing issue with people that have dogs that shed a lot, or cats that shed a lot, or you have birds that leave droppings and all kinds of stuff in your house.
So as a person, you need a clean sanitary place to live, how do you keep your house clean? Alright, there are lots of different things you can do, but let’s talk for a second about dogs. One of the recommendations that I got when I asked my network of friends, one of the recommendations that I got was to upgrade your sofa.
Make sure that you have a leather, or a tightly woven fabric sofa, so that when your animals sit on the sofa, that it doesn’t leave all this hair stuck in the fabric, right? It’s a sofa that you can wipe off with a rag if they’re dirty, or that you can vacuum up. Also if you have a pet bed where your pet sleeps at night, they don’t need these soft furry cushiony things.
I mean we see these in the store, and we’re like, “Oh, that would be so comfortable for my pet.” Well, the pet already has a whole layer of fur on the outside of them, so they’re already cushioned, and padded, and all that stuff anyway, they don’t need extra cushioning and extra padding.
Vacuum for Pet Hair
Get a great vacuum cleaning that is designed for pet hair, because as long as you have an animal, you’re going to have pet hair. Okay?
So you want to make sure that you can vacuum that all up so that the globs of hair don’t go skating around your hardwood floors and your tile, because it just gets in the air, and you end up breathing it.
Animal in One Spot
All right, another thing that was recommended is to make sure that you have your animal in one spot. So when they come in from outside, and they’re damp and muddy, especially during these winter times.
When they run outside for a break, they come inside, and they’re wet and muddy, and slimy, and you know, then they come into your house, and get everything wet and muddy and slimy. So keep your animal in one spot.
Mat for Pet
You will need a mat that’s right there inside the garage door, or the backdoor where they come in, let that be a hub where you stop and you clean them up,
and you dry them off.
Hair Dryer for Pet
There was a house cleaner that wrote in, and she said one of the best pieces of advice she ever got was from her vet. And the vet recommended a particular vacuum/blow dryer.
It’s not for people, it’s for pets, and it has a little series of attachments that kind of comb the dog’s hair, and as the dog is wet, and he comes in from outside, you can blow-dry that extra hair, and then vacuum it up so that it doesn’t get scattered all over your house.
Brush Your Pet Outside
The number one thing I can tell any client, especially with a heavy shedding dog is too, as frequently as possible, daily if possible, brush the dog outside the home.
When you brush the dog outside the home, the hair stays outside, and it does not come inside and is less for you to clean inside.
Those are just a few tips about how to keep your house clean when you have pets. I hope that you found this helpful. Until we meet again, leave the world a cleaner place than when you found it.