Whether you are a dog, cat, fish, or other type of pet owner, pets can cause a big mess and make your home dirty. Today we will discuss some easy steps to keeping your home clean and smelling fresh.
When the weather is rainy, or it is muddy outside, it’s good to place a towel in a waterproof box to avoid getting mud everywhere. Then you can wipe your pets paws off and avoid getting mud everywhere. If they have an animal door, keep a pad before the entrance where you can wash them off before entering in the home.
Keep a vacuum on hand; vacuuming daily can avoid the problem of having hair everywhere. Pets tend to shed a lot so a broom is not always the best solution. You can also use an odor eliminator powder when vacuuming which will eliminate any nasty odors that can accumulate over time.
For furniture, using a slip cover or blanket can also eliminate getting hair on a couch or bed. Make sure to wash it on a weekly basis to keep it fresh.
Keep your home well ventilated (windows open), fan, etc to keep air circulating.
Change litter boxes daily, and make sure to keep them near a door, kitchen, tor somewhere that gets a lot of ventilation. It’s easier to replace often than having it on the opposite side of your home. Out of sight (and smell) equals out of mind.
It’s a good idea to disinfect your home on a regular basis, pets can pick up germs from outside, so make sure you are washing down windows, floor, furniture, etc.
Keep your pet groomed and bathed regularly; from paws, to teeth, to brushing, etc. There are animal grooming places, and animal grooming kits you can do in your home.
Protect your back yard by picking up waste on a daily basis, that way you do not end up with a collection of tall green spots in your lawn.
If you own a bird, or rodent, it is a good idea to clean the cage on a weekly basis. Also, change the water to avoid smells.
These simple steps will take some time and effort on your part, but will keep your home sanitized and smelling fresh which will make a more comfortable environment for you and your pet. It can also make your home more appealing when you are preparing to sell (or potentially save you a security deposit on a rental property).