Your house is never going to be the same once you bring a pet home. Whether it is a cat or a dog, they are messy, and especially the first few days when you have just brought them home, there are bound to be disasters. Right from unwanted stains to pet fur flying all over, it is a challenge to keep your house clean with a pet around. Here are five tips you can follow to keep your house spick and span.
- Cleaning the spots and stains
Clean a spot or stain as soon as you notice it. The earlier you work on it, the better the chances of getting it off. The trick is to blot the stain before rubbing to absorb all the moisture. Rubbing at the spot can make it spread or seep further into the sofa or carpet. Always rinse the area using a towel or cloth dipped in a mix of detergent and warm water. Then, blot the stain with a clean and dry towel.
- Spread out a newspaper at mealtime
Place your pet’s food bowl on a big sheet of newspaper. This will help with convenient cleaning up post mealtime. You could also use a laminated mat, so that you can wipe it clean effortlessly, and you won’t have to change it after every meal.
- Wash paws after walks
Place a small tub of water and a towel near the door step. After you return from your walk, gently wet your pet’s paws and wipe them with the towel. This will not only keep your floor clean but also keep your pet’s paws hygienic and healthy.
- Air out the cushions and carpets
Every pet owner is aware that cushions and carpets trap pet odor. You can get rid of this musky smell by drying out the cushions and carpets occasionally. You could also dust some baking soda on the cushions and carpets before leaving them out in the sun to neutralize any unpleasant odor.
- Getting fur off the sofa and clothes
One of the most common problems every pet owner faces is shedding, and your pet’s hair falling on furniture and clothing. The best way to avoid this is to groom your pet regularly. Apart from this, just wet your hands and run them all over the sofa; the fur will get stuck to your hands and come off easily. Alternatively, you could use a wet sponge to run over the surface, then rinse and repeat.
While all pet owners love having their furry friend around, they are constantly in need of tips to handle the mess and keep their house prim and proper. With these few quick fixes, you can create a healthy and happy environment for both you as well as your pet!