All cat and dog owners should know this: 14 tips for cleaning

Alina MilsentLife
Tips for cleaning up after animals

Pets, in addition to positive emotions, also bring a lot of trouble. First of all, it's about cleaning. From hair on the carpets and upholstery to embarrassments in the most unexpected places, pets can make a real mess.

Simple but effective tips will help you clean your furniture quickly. Experts have published 14 tips that will make cleaning much easier.

Tip 1: Use a lint roller

A lint roller is a great way to remove wool from clothes, but you can also use it on sofas, chairs, curtains, and other furniture. "Lint rollers typically cover a wide surface area and are effective for picking up pet hair," said Alicia Sokolowski, president of AspenClean.

Tip 2: Eco-friendly ingredients

Baking soda acts as an effective disinfectant. It quickly absorbs and eliminates unpleasant odors. You can make a spray by mixing baking soda and water and spraying it on carpets or furniture. Or use baking soda in its pure form by sprinkling it on the surface. Wait 15-30 minutes and then vacuum up any abrasive particles.

All cat and dog owners should know this: 14 tips for cleaning

Tip 3: Protect the shower drain from hair

Pet hair can clog the drain after a bath, but there are ways to minimize the negative effects. Brushing your pet before bathing helps remove loose hair. It is worth using a brush that is appropriate for your pet's coat type to reduce shedding during bath time. In addition, it is advisable to place protective parts over the sewer outlet to keep clogs at bay.

Tip 4: Use furniture covers

If you can't keep your furniture away from pets, use covers to protect the fabric from damage, stains, and unwanted odors. Covers should be durable and resistant to wear and tear. Avoid materials that can be easily pierced or torn by claws.

Tip 5: Wipe paws after a walk

If your pet has been outside during bad weather, wipe their paws with a damp cloth right at the doorstep before bathing them in the bathroom.

Tip 6: Use a litter mat

Cats tend to scatter litter when raking. Experts recommend buying a litter mat. Particularly effective are mats with a textured surface.

Tip 7: Choose the right litter

Another way to protect your home from ubiquitous litter is to choose the right litter and a quality container for it. Containers with large sides are ideal.

Tip 8: Wash pet bedding regularly

Whether it's a dog bed or a cat tower, your pet's bedding should be cleaned regularly to prevent odors and hair buildup. Use pet-safe cleaning products and consider purchasing covers that can be easily removed and washed. The bedding can be sprinkled with baking soda for 10-15 minutes and then vacuumed thoroughly.

Tip 9: Regular cleaning

Use vacuum cleaners with pet hair attachments that thoroughly clean floors and furniture.

Tip 10: Grooming your pet

Daily brushing and regular bathing of your pet will help protect your home from hair and odor. In addition, protect the floor and doors from damage by trimming your pet's nails when they become too long.

Tip 11: Use a rubber glove

Pet hair on furniture upholstery and other fabric surfaces can be removed with a rubber glove.

Tip 12: Protective mat around food containers

Mats can catch any spills and make cleaning up easier. It is better to choose mats that are easy to clean and have a non-slip surface.

Tip 13: Life hacks for cleaning

Cleaning up pet mess quickly and efficiently is essential to maintaining a clean and healthy environment. If an embarrassment does occur, first try to scrape off as much waste as possible, and then clean the surfaces with water and a pet-safe detergent. Baking soda will help get rid of the odor.

Tip 14: Scratching post for cats

Cats may scratch surfaces to mark their territory or simply to sharpen their claws. You can prevent scratches on furniture by purchasing a scratching post.

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