Keeping Your Home Clean When You Have Pets

Having pets is a truly wonderful experience, but our furry friends can also make it quite challenging for us to keep our homes clean at times. From shedding fur onto your furniture and bedding to having messy accidents all over the nice white rug in your living room (pro tip: don’t get a white rug if you have pets), pets certainly have a unique way of leaving their mark on your home.

However, with the proper techniques, tools, and know-how, you can keep your home clean and tidy, even with a small army of fur babies running around. Listed below are some neat tips and tricks for tackling the stray fur and miscellaneous stains your fuzzy family members leave behind. Check it out!

Vacuum Regularly

Regular vacuuming is a must when it comes to keeping your home free of pet fur. Invest in a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to help trap pet hair and dander, and make sure to vacuum your house every other day to keep your pet’s fur under control. This is an absolute must if you happen to have a long-haired cat or a particularly fluffy dog. Those guys shed like crazy!

Use Pet-Friendly Cleaning Products

Messes happen, especially when you have pets. If you’re a pet owner, you’ve probably come home to a puddle on the floor or a nugget on the carpet before. We’ve all been there. When cleaning up your pet’s messes and stains, make sure you’re using pet-friendly cleaning products. You can check the labels on the cleaning products at the store to ensure you’re choosing something non-toxic.

Groom Your Pets Regularly

Grooming is not only important for your pet’s health, but it also helps keep your home clean and free of fur. Brush your pets every day in order to remove loose fur, and bathe them as needed to keep them clean and fresh. Keep in mind that dogs will have to be bathed more often than cats. If your good boy won’t cooperate when you try to give him a bath, you can always take him to a professional groomer.

Keep the Litter Box Clean

Needless to say, this one specifically applies to cats. Did you know that cats prefer a pristine litter box? If you’ve been neglecting to scoop your cat’s litter box at least every other day, you shouldn’t be surprised if you start seeing little nuggets all over the house. If your cat turns her nose up at her litter box because it’s dirty, she might decide to do her business in your laundry hamper or bed instead.

Protect Your Furniture

If you have pets, they’re probably going to want to cuddle with you on your couch or bed. If you don’t want your furniture to get covered in fur, it’s a good idea to invest in some covers for your sofas and chairs. You can also train your pet to stay off the furniture, but that means you won’t get to cuddle with them, which is the best! If your pets do end up wearing down your furniture, contact the Green & Clean upholstery team! We can bring almost any furniture to like-new condition!