Learning to clean with animals in the house can be a bit of a challenge. Especially if you’re a first-time pet owner. But don’t worry, we’ve got some of the best tips and tricks to help you keep your house clean and pet-hair free.
Below are 6 ways to keep your house clean when you have animals in it:
Brush your pets often
Brushing your pets often will minimize the amount of hair they shed throughout the house. You can take them outside and brush them or get them groomed each month. But this one’s important if you want to keep your house clean as a pet owner.
As a pet owner, you should vacuum your house as much as you can. At minimal, you should be vacuuming your house weekly. Pet hair, especially from cats and dogs, has a tendency to make it’s way to the corners of the house where it builds up over time if left unattended.
Cover your furniture
Keeping your furniture protected is another great way to keep clean with animals in the house. Consider buying a couch cover or a wrapping certain furniture to help protect it.
Clean up any messes immediately
If any messes or spills occur in your home on behalf of your pets, try to clean them up as soon as possible. The longer you leave it sitting, the harder it will be to clean later. This includes making sure that if you’re a cat owner that your cat’s litter box is clean too.
Use automated food containers
Automatic food and water dishes will save you time and energy when it comes to caring for your pets and cleaning up after them. Gravity feeders consistently feed your pets without you having to drag their dishes back and forth which is less of a hassle and it creates less of a mess.
Deep clean on a monthly basis
Getting your house deep cleaned on a regular monthly basis is a great way to keep it clean when you have animals running around. Consider hiring a cleaning company to come in each month and give your house a nice deep clean. They will dust, disinfect, vacuum, mop, and remove pet hair from all surfaces.
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