When you share your home with a furry friend you get plenty of love and joy, but you also get plenty of dirt and dander. If your dog or cat is leaving your home dirty, they must also need a good bath and wellness once-over. Here are tips you can use to clean your home and your four-legged friends all at once.
Get Into The Groove Of Grooming
You’ll be best able to manage the amount of dirt coming into your home when you stop it at the source. Regularly bathing, brushing, and grooming them will keep them clean. While you shouldn’t use pet shampoo too regularly for the sake of their skin, schedule time for a thorough bath every month or so. For pets with shaggier hair, make sure you have a solid schedule of when they need to go to the groomer’s.
Keep The Vacuum Handy
With a high-quality, pet appropriate vacuum cleaner, you’ll be able to rid your floors and carpets of a lot of contaminants. Even when carpet appears to be clean, it can hold up to one pound of dirt in just a single square yard. Get into the habit of vacuuming at least once a week, if not more, and regularly clean out the filter so that you’re not spreading the smell of pet hair wherever you run the vacuum.
Designate A Cleaning Station
When you come in from a muddy romp with your dog, you’ll want to get them clean as quickly as possible before they track mud through the rest of the house. If you have a laundry room conveniently close to the entrance, make that area the space to clean them, since it’s already dedicated to cleaning messes. If not, simply stock your entryway with dog towels and wipes, a heavy-duty doormat, a spray bottle to clean off paws, and a couple of treats to keep the pup happy.
Having pets and having a clean home are not mutually exclusive goals. With some careful planning and good scheduling, you can keep your furry friends happy and healthy while keeping your home sparkling clean.