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Top tips of how to keep your house clean from your beloved pets
We all love our pets; life would not be the same without them. BUT, when they walk mud all through your house, urinate on your cream carpet, take a number two in your lounge or even jump up onto your brand new sofa – you want to kill them! That is why we’re going to try and lower the death rate of pets this year and share with you, our top tips of how to keep your house clean.
1) Brush Your Pets
Brushing your animal daily, or every other day can make a huge difference. Brushing your pet will stop all those floating hairballs around your home. An added bonus is that your pet will always love being stroked, so it’s quality you-pet time.
2) Home tricks to get rid of pet odour
Baking Soda is an essential for pet owners. Leaving it on any stains or areas your pets sit on the floor and let it rest for a few days, then vacuum. This is a cheap alternative to Febreeze that is equally as good at eliminating odours. If you are looking for a spray, like Febreeze, you can mix ¼ cup of Baking Soda with water into a spray bottle and the baking soda will absorb the odour. If you’re feeling in the mood for a nice aroma in the room, you can even mix in a bit of essential oils or different smelling fragrant.
3) STOP muddy paws at the door!
Bristle maps are brilliant at taking a lot of dirt off of pet’s paws before they come into a house. If they are placed at the main entrances that they use, this will eliminate a lot of the mess that they bring into your home. Make sure at the end of the day, you open up your back door and give it a good bang against the wall. This will get rid of any mess that could be picked up on the matt and traipsed through the house.
4) Don’t be lazy, clean up as soon as the mess happens!
You should never put off cleaning up a mess left by your pet on the floor in your kitchen or anywhere else in your house. This can lead to severe repercussions. If it’s on a surface such as tiles/laminate, use a disinfectant wipe to clean up the mess, as using kitchen roll only spreads the mess around and does not eliminate the bacteria. If the mess is on carpet or a type of softer furnishing, ensure you don’t bleach the surface with too much cleaner. Make sure you cover the mess with the cleaner, leave it to sit for a few hours and then wipe up or vacuum.
5) Protect your floors
If you have a lot of spare rugs or blankets, protect your floor from muddy paws once they are in the kitchen. Lay them out or even barricade your animals so they’re isolated to one area of your house. This way, you keep the mess in one space and it’s very manageable.
Please let us know if you use any of these tips and how they have a positive/negative impact on the cleanliness of your home. Alternatively, if we’ve missed a great tip that you are aware off, please share it with us in the comments and we will add it to the list.