Tips on Keeping a Home With Pets Clean

If you want to avoid the problems that can come with having pets, it's worth keeping up a routine to make sure the house stays clean and healthy.
Tips on Keeping a Home With Pets Clean

Last update: 10 November, 2019

Do you have pets? This is an article for you, then. We’re going to give you some tips on habits you can maintain to keep a home with pets sparkling clean. There are lots of uncontrollable things that can make a home dirty, but there are also also plenty of other things you can be in control of if you want to.

Animals shed fur, stain the floor, clutter up spaces, and mess up decoration in all kinds of ways. If you don’t keep all the problems they create under control, then you may end up with a disorganized and dirty-looking home. That’s also a problem simply because it will make you feel less comfortable in your home, and cause bigger problems.

The main thing for you is to have cleaning routines and always be checking up on the state of your home. But if you aren’t doing a certain amount every single day, you won’t be able to truly achieve the goal of keeping your home clean despite your pets. That’s why we wanted to give you some tips.

Creating a habit is key

Your daily routine may keep you from spending too much time on your home. It can be easy not to give yourself the time to make your bed, clean the bathrooms, or dust. But that can actually be a big problem in the long-term.

Those problems may be magnified even more if you have a pet. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a dog, a cat, a rabbit, or anything else. Any animal can be a source of dirt in the home. That’s without mentioning the fact that they can create bad smells and poor hygiene if you don’t address them.

This is when it’s time to take matters into your own hands and try to create a habit of cleaning to avoid these build-ups. The best you can do for your home’s cleanliness is to dedicate about 30 minutes to an hour of time every day and focusing on a specific part of the home. This is the most efficient way to go about it.

We live our lives with our eyes on the clock, but that’s no excuse for leaving your house dirty.

5 tips on keeping a home with pets clean

If you have a pet that makes your home dirty, you need to maintain efficient cleaning habits. That means cleaning every day. There’s no room for slackness here. You need to also pick the most important spots to clean. Here are 5 things to focus on to keep your home clean if you have pets.

  • It’s good to vacuum at least a couple times a week. Focus especially on the room your pet spends the most time in. This can vary depending on the pet and your home, but the living room is generally the place where you’ll find the most hair, because it’s also where you tend to spend the most time.
  • You absolutely have to dust. Again, twice a week should be good. Use a damp rag or a duster to make sure you’re removing as much dust as you can. This will also help you prevent allergies and mites.
  • Mop every single day. Use a mixture of water and vinegar if you have parquet floors. If it’s a tiled floor, you can use bleach in water to disinfect the floor. This is ultimately good for both you and your pet.
  • Air the rooms in the home starting in the early morning. If you have a dog or cat (or both), they may give off a strong odor that seriously invades the space. Airing a space is generally enough to keep that from happening.
  • Tidy up anytime you see disorganization. Make sure you check underneath your furniture. There are often toys and other objects there that go unnoticed.

Keep your pet clean

Keeping a home with pets clean also means keeping your pet clean.

You can’t forget about keeping your pet itself clean, either. Try and brush its fur anytime you get the chance. Make sure you do that outside or with a towel or sheet down to avoid the fur getting all over your home. You can either use a specialized hairbrush, or something more generic.

It’s also good to teach your pets to do their business in the places they’re meant to do it it in. You should train your pet to do that from an early age to keep this from ever being an issue.

Keeping your pets clean is basically another way of helping to keep your home clean. It’s also the best way to prevent issues of dirtiness and the discomfort that it can create in a home.

Use air fresheners

There’s no doubt that air fresheners can make your home environment much more welcoming and improve your quality of life. If you have a pet with a strong smell, you could really benefit from an air freshener with a powerful scent. You’ll be killing two birds with one stone – solving the odor problem, and making your home smell great!

So, remember, the real key to keeping a home with pets clean is habit and routine. These tips are here to help you get started. Find a routine that works for your home and keep it happy and healthy!

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