So you can keep your home clean if you live with pets.
Those of us who live with a pet, be it a dog or a cat, with long or short hair, know how difficult it can be to keep the home clean and free of odors. But with these tricks, we can do it.
A hair here, a fluff there, a rainy day and your house looks like a painting by a surrealist painter…
If you have a dog or cat (especially if he walks in the garden) you will know perfectly well what we are talking about and you will think that he, It is almost an impossible mission to keep your house clean.
Even the most peaceful companion pet or the one that hardly moves from its corner can constantly dirty it and, of course, impregnate your home with an unmistakable ‘dog or cat’ smell. But you don’t have to give up.
These tips will help you maintain a certain ‘decency’ in your home so that you don’t get beaten up or have to resort to chemical air fresheners when you have guests. Expert word.
Your Animals Always Neat
To keep your house always clean, your pets must also be clean. If it is a dog, brush it daily, preferably outdoors, to remove dead hair as well as any other type of dirt that has collected from the street.
As for the bathroom, it should not be done more than once a month.
Cleans Its Paws
When it comes to a dog, in addition to brushing, it is advisable to clean its paws before entering the house. You can do it with a towel moistened in warm water or use wet wipes.
Choose, preferably, those biodegradable and suitable for animals. Clean it gently and calmly so that you’re pet relaxes.
Keep everything close at hand, as close to the entrance as possible, and after cleaning, reward him with a treat.
The Sofa, a Nest of Dirt
If your pet has become the king of the house and has made the sofa his throne, you will have verified that this looks like a magnet that attracts all kinds of dirt, hair, etc.
Ideally, you should have your own seating area (there are mini sofas specially designed for them).
But if you cannot resist, or they do not listen to reasons, use protectors of a color that is closest to your hair and wash it, at least, once a week.
Have You thought of Extra Help?
A robot vacuum cleaner is the best invention to keep your house clean if you have dogs. Most of them are manufactured with the option of programming so that it starts up at a certain time.
The most advanced ones also have the possibility of managing it from your mobile device through an app.
In addition, they also have a built-in camera that scans your home to not leave any corner without vacuuming (but does not record images or send them abroad).
The most advisable thing is that you get a reliable one and that its vacuum power is specially designed to combat pet hair.
It is very useful that you also have the possibility of respecting the area of your pet, such as his bed or his feeding trough, so as not to disturb him.
It is an advanced system called virtual wall (virtual wall) that indicates to your robot that it cannot cross that area.
Regularly Sanitize Your Mats and Toys
Mats, toys, even their straps, ooze a ‘dog or cat’ smell that will be hard to get rid of if you don’t clean them often.
Make sure they are machine washable and if not do it by hand rubbing well. Schedule yourself for a sunny day so they can dry quickly and your pet can continue to enjoy them.
Use Respectful Products
A very common concern of pet owners is what household hygiene products to use so as not to harm the health of their pets.
Ask your trusted pet store as there are lines of household hygiene products suitable for pets that respect their health. You can also go for the most natural: vinegar and / or a damp cloth.
Against Bad Smells
Good hygiene and proper ventilation will help ward off bad odors.
If you still notice that it does not smell clean, you can resort to natural remedies such as baking soda –perfect to clean your cat’s litter box and the area where it is located, as well as furniture-, vinegar or, even, vodka to clean bottom cabinets, surfaces, or their mats, toys, etc.
Wash curtains at least once a month, try not to use carpets or use small size and machine washable. To perfume, use aromatic plants and flowers such as rosemary, lavender or oriental ilium.
Kit Against ‘Surprises’
If you have a pet it is not strange that, from time to time, you come across a ‘surprise’, if you have not eaten their feces before… For these little lapses, it is convenient to be prepared.
In any case, keep an emergency cleaning kit handy, such as disposable bags, kitchen roll paper, and a clean mop to remove debris.
It is convenient that you use some disinfectant and ventilate to avoid that the smell floods you.
And Remember… Better if You Don’t Accumulate
Like Marie Kondo, the author of the bestseller The Magic of Order, points out, getting rid of what you no longer use or think you will not use will help you maintain order in your home and, by extension, that of your life.
Tidy home with no accumulation of unnecessary junk cleanses itself better. In addition, your pet will have more space. And if you don’t decide to throw something away, ask yourself if it makes you happy.