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3 House Cleaning Tips When You Have Pets

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Last Updated on July 20, 2021

If you have pets, you know that keeping your home clean can be a real challenge - in fact pet owners spend an extra 3 hours a week cleaning than non-pet owners!

If you have pets, you know that keeping your home clean can be a real challenge – in fact pet owners spend an extra 3 hours a week cleaning than non-pet owners!

After welcoming a new pet, pet owners soon discover that from dog hair to muddy paw prints, it seems like after every cleaning session, there is always some new mess to clean up.  With the help of these top 3 house cleaning tips for pet owners, you’ll learn how to make your home sparkle even with furry friends running around.

According to the National Institutes of Health, cleaning can help prevent many health issues. Indeed, dust allergies are common among young children. While dust mites are commonly found in homes, it’s believed that dog hair can trigger serious allergies. If your home is a breeding ground for allergens, cleaning can help you get rid of mites and allergens from your home.

Don’t underestimate the power of pet hair.

Hair can be a big problem when it comes to cleaning. It’s not just the hair you can see, but also the hair that you can’t see that can be a problem. When it comes to dealing with pet hair, it’s best to use a good quality pet vacuum and a lint roller to remove any hair that you can see. Lint can be very annoying to get rid of, leading to more hassle when trying to clean up.

When using a lint roller, you can place the hair in pools and then simply roll it back outwards. If using has or any other trap and treat type of rollers, try using a vacuum to push the pet hair back into its hiding place. Cleaning up pet hair can require a bit of effort, but if done correctly, it won’t take long to get the job done.

Spot cleaning can take away any oils that are trapped under the varnish. It’s particularly important to do this when there is piping, rugs, or upholstery that may be absorbing the oils. This process shouldn’t take more than five minutes and can really keep things sparkling clean.

Keep your pets’ litter boxes clean for a fresh smelling home

If you own a cat, then you’ve probably noticed that their litter box can smell pretty bad. When cats are done using their litter box, it’s up to us, their owners, to clean it so that it smells fresh. The best way to keep your cat’s litter box fresh is to scoop it daily and to wash the litter box often. 

The other day, I heard one of my friends talking about how the cat’s litter box smells. I thought I was the only one who noticed that smell, so I decided to experiment. I first sprinkled a little baking soda around the floor near the litter box.

After a few hours, I noticed that the baking soda had reduced the smell significantly.  This is a simple way to help combat litter box smell. 

If you have pets, you know that keeping your home clean can be a real challenge - in fact pet owners spend an extra 3 hours a week cleaning than non-pet owners!

Use natural cleaning products to keep your home clean without harsh chemicals.

If you’re looking for a way to clean your house without harsh chemicals, there are plenty of great natural cleaning products that can help you. Vinegar is probably the most well-known natural cleaner. It’s a great disinfectant and can be used to clean almost any surface in your house.It doesn’t leave any greasiness or smells and can be used on rugs, countertops, or more. However, there are a lot of other natural cleaning ingredients you can use in your home.

To start, find a container of distilled water . Then add white vinegar and warm water. You can also use rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar, tomato juice, or celery juice. Let this sit for more than 5 minutes and then use it to clean your surface. 

This natural cleaning will get rid of grease and grime from anywhere on your floors, furniture, and even floor textures. 

For furniture, you can clean cracks and crevices around the frame and clean up spills. Usually, you’ll need a cloth or another absorbent surface to do this on. Clean furniture with an absorbent pad. You can also use mild liquid soap such as Dawn for a deep clean. Brush the area thoroughly with a cleaning brush or soft bristle brush. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes and then wipe it with a fresh cloth.

DIY cleaning surfaces can be super efficient and save you a lot of money on pricey cleaning products.

Pet owners spend a lot of time and effort keeping their homes clean, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With these three tips, you can keep your home tidy and avoid spending hours on extra cleaning sessions in the future!