5 Tips for Cleaning with Pets in the Home

Cat stood against a scratching post looking up a toy

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Pets are a welcome addition to many homes. They provide not just comfort but companionship. But pet owners know that caring for them requires a lot of maintenance and cleaning with pets is not easy! It might prove difficult to always keep your home clean when you have a pet, so there are some tips you may want to follow to ensure that your home is always spic and span. 

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Invest in quality furniture

One of the best things you can do is to invest in furniture made of good quality material. These can be materials that will not smell bad straight away and can be cleaned easily should any accidents happen.

Give your pets a pedicure

Pedicures are not just for people! But for pets, it’s not really about feeling beautiful. You don’t need to put nail polish on, all you have to do is make sure that their nails are always clean and cut short. It’s necessary because if you fail to do so, you will have floors that are scratched and furniture that may be punctured or destroyed.

2 dogs sat side by side on a rug looking up

Buy a good vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner is one of the most worthwhile investments you can make as a pet owner, especially if you have a pet that sheds hair constantly. Cleaning with pets is something that you will probably have to do daily, and if you don’t have a vacuum cleaner, you will need to sweep the floor. But with a quality vacuum cleaner, not only will you be able to tackle hairs on the floor and even on the furniture, but you will also be able to eliminate odours. If you are not sure what model to buy, check out the ones featured on Squiffy Clean to get an idea of which ones are worth investing in.

Clean up accidents straight away and clean their things regularly

You can house train your pet in order to ensure that they know where to do their business, but there are times when accidents do happen. This may be because they are not feeling well. In times like these, it’s important to clean straight away. This way you can avoid any stain on the floor or furniture.

You should also consider having a cleaner that can eliminate any bad smell that might linger. And speaking of smell, you should also regularly clean their toys, bed, etc. You can wash them in the washing machine (check the labels) and make sure to dry them under the sun so that the bad smell does not stay. 

Cat stood against a scratching post looking up a toy
Buy a lint roller

It’s a small thing but it can be very helpful. While a vacuum cleaner can be good for cleaning the floor, carpet, and furniture, you can’t use one for your bed, your clothes or some nooks and crannies that cannot be reached by a vacuum cleaner. A lint roller is handy and portable, so you can also bring it with you when you are traveling, whether it’s to the park or for a short road trip.

Hopefully you will find some good tips here for cleaning with pets. What do you do to keep your home clean around animals?

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