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Top 10 Cleaning Tips For the Busy Pet Owner 
 

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Cleaning tips for your pets, yes, we all need to know the best and most effective way to keep our homes clean when we have pets. We all have a deep affection for our pets as they form a major part of our daily lives. Evidence shows that humans have had pets for many years. 

This article is going to highlight some quintessential cleaning tips for pet owners.

1. Easy clean throws

You probably spent lots of hard earned money on your home furnishing. The exquisite leather sofas are spotless and you intend to keep them that way. For pet owners to prevent those dirty paw print on their furnishings, acquire some throws that you can unroll on sofas, bed or other sections in the house that your pet can hop on. These throws can be effortlessly cleaned by just tossing them in the washing machine.

2. Eliminate odor with baking soda

To make sure your home remains smelling fresh and delightful, try using baking soda. Most air fresheners just mask odors in the house but baking

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soda actually absorb odors. Remove the cover of your pet’s bed while cleaning, wash it in regular unscented detergent, add a cup full of baking soda to remove all pet odors. Remember to use hot water while cleaning the bedding to dispatch bacteria that might be breeding in the pets bed cover. Do not forget to dredge some baking soda on their litter box too.

3. Robot vacuum ( Also know as the RUMBA)

The robotic vacuum appliance can be a real lifesaver for people who own pets. These appliances will spare you hours of cleaning time compared to the regular vacuum machine to clean up those pet hairs in and around the house. So if you are a pet owner and you want to save yourself some time, just

purchase a robotic vacuum cleaner that you can effortlessly program and let it do the work for you.

4. Lint Remover

Lint removers are GREAT for cleaning pet hairs off your clothing and furniture. This simple device can quickly remove all those pet hair off furnishing and clothing in just a few minutes.  Always keep one of these handy devices with you if you are a pet owner for speedy cleanups.

5. Paw towels

Reuse shabby towels lying around or acquire dog doormats that you can use on your pets muddy wet paws when they came back to the house after playing and running around in the yard. These towels/mats will make cleaning your pet’s paws a lot easier by washing and removing the dirt from their paws before they drag it in your clean home.

6. Grooming

Pets can shed lots of hair if left unchecked and this can instantly turn into an uphill cleaning task to the pet owner.  You can use a brush or opt for a grooming appliance that can be simply found in most pet stores.

cleaning7. Feeding cleanup

We know the appreciation our pets have for food and their treats, and they are willing to do anything to get it from us. Have an area in your home that is only for your pet to eat at.  Keep your pets food and water bowls on this mat for easy cleaning.  Just wash down the mat when needed. 

8. Home stain remover

All pet owners know that once you have a pet, there are bound to be accidents and there’s little they can do to prevent this especially if it is a puppy.  They will need to be trained first. Just make sure you clean it right away.  DIY stain removal that can be made easily from hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and baking soda or 1/2 white vinegar 1/2 water will get the job done. This simple magic bullet stain remover works well on those uncompromising stains that pets can foster in the house. Always read the care label of the fabric or furnishing prior to cleaning before you apply the stain remover. Some fabric might not be suitable to clean using this method and keep hydrogen peroxide in dark bottles as it easily degrades in the light.

9. Use rubber gloves

A further look into cleaning tips for pet owners is the use of rubber gloves. To rid pet hair from your furnishing, use dishwashing rubber glove. Put them on and whiz your hands on the site with pet hair. They will adhere on the rubber gloves. Once you are done, immerse the gloves in water to permit the hairs to levitate to the surface. Strain the pet hair and throw them in the garbage.

10. Clean pet collar

Pet collars usually stay on your pets necks for long period of times.  Remove the collar from the pet, submerge it in hot water for 15 minutes then scour it well with a soft brush to purge off all the grime that might have built up in it Cleanse and hung out in the sun to dry. Feel free to use dawn dish soap as well.

Pets are delightful and steadfast companions in our daily lives. Though they may be a hand full at times and need regular supervision from us, most families would not live without them.  I know I couldn’t as I have 3 loving fur kids. The companionship they offer far out weights the mess they may cause.  In the end, they are worth it.

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Maureen McCarthy
Maureen MCCarthy is the author of this blog and the owner of Love and Kisses Pet Sitting. A Dog Walking and Pet Sitting business serving Union county NC since 2006. A passion for all animals is what drives her in her business and making sure all pets are getting the love and attention when their owners can not be there. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter as it is filled with lots of information for the love and care of your pets.

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Maureen McCarthy
Maureen MCCarthy is the author of this blog and the owner of Love and Kisses Pet Sitting. A Dog Walking and Pet Sitting business serving Union county NC since 2006. A passion for all animals is what drives her in her business and making sure all pets are getting the love and attention when their owners can not be there. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter as it is filled with lots of information for the love and care of your pets.

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