Our pets are more than just animals, they’re our family and our house wouldn’t be a home without their companionship. But let’s face it, pets can be messy! That’s why I am letting you in on a few of my easy home care tips that make sharing a home with a pet a lot less work.
#1 - Clean Pet, Clean House
Regular grooming of your pet can save a ton of time cleaning up after them. By grooming them yourself, you can save 100’s of dollars and it makes for great bonding time and attention they need. Regular nail clipping keeps scratch damage down, while regular brushing keeps hair in the brush instead of everywhere else. Be sure to brush before you wash and you’ll keep drain clogging hair to a minimum.
If you have no time for a full on wet bath, try baking soda! It’s a great, nontoxic option for dry bathing your pet. Just sprinkle some on the coat and rub it thoroughly with your hands. Then, use a brush to gently spread the baking soda throughout the coat until it's gone.
#2 - Match Colors to your Pet’s Fur
Make your pet a source of inspiration when choosing colors for your room! Paint a concrete floor the same shade of gray as your cat or cover your sofa in a honey microfiber that matches your golden retriever. It’s a practical choice because the hair they leave behind won't be as visible.
#3 - Pet Friendly Floors and Fabrics
Make sure you’re selecting materials that’ll make less work for you. SmartStrand Forever Clean has become an even smarter choice for active families with pets. It’s installed in more than seven million homes and is the top choice for durability, stain resistance and comfort.
Advanced Nanoloc spill and soil shield encapsulates the fiber so its 3X easier to remove pet hair, soil and dander common with most household pets. Pet accidents can’t absorb into the fiber so SmartStrand All Pet remains fresh and odor-free forever—a HUGE advantage in a family with pets. It has exceptional durability to preserve the style, beauty and appearance of your carpet. Plus, it’s the only carpet with permanent, built-in stain and soil protection that won't wear or wash off.
Whether you use scented candles, linen sprays or air fresheners, room deodorizers are a must when living with pets.
Try to ensure at least once a week you open as many windows as possible to air out your home and bring fresh air in. Then, go throughout your home armed with a spray or light a candle for a good period of time to keep your home smelling fresh and clean.
Try these easy and effective suggestions in your home and you’ll spend less time cleaning up after your pets and more quality time giving them the love and attention they deserve!