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Firstly, learn everything you can about your pet’s body language, habits, and behaviors. Learning and knowing your pet’s body language, habits, and behaviors are crucial for you to take good care of your pet. After all, your pet’s body language is their only method of communication, apart from a woof or a meow! If you want a cleaner house, have a cleaner pet! It’s that simple! When you know the habits of your pet, an efficient pet cleaning routine can be easily established.
1. Groom regularly
Start by setting up a grooming schedule and stick to it! Consistency is key, as this will communicate a routine with your pet.
Grooming regularly ensures that your pet isn’t shredding a mess around the house. Shampooing is ideal for providing smooth fur, eradicating dirt underneath the coat, and neutralizing bad body odor.
Preventing pets from shedding is impossible, but reducing the amount of loose hair is extremely beneficial for keeping a cleaner home.
2. Hoover you pet (literally!)
Instead of continually brushing your pet and then cleaning up the fur with a vacuum cleaner, clean your bet by using the vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment. The ‘Dyson Groom’ is the perfect tool for this job.
This device attaches to your vacuum cleaner and comfortably removes any loose hair or dead skin, further preventing any allergens from your pet and saving you plenty of time.
3. Protect your pet with lavender
Surprisingly, lavender can be very beneficial for the health and welfare of your pet. Applying lavender essential oils onto your pet regularly can soothe and help keep pests such as fleas or ticks away.
Additionally, lavender is perfect for car journeys. Lavender scent will keep your dog calm throughout the trip as well as keeping your car smelling fresh.
4. Mask and clean smells with white vinegar and baking soda
White vinegar is the perfect home remedy for removing lingering pet odors and stains on your furniture. The method of cleaning couldn’t be simpler.
Fill a spray bottle or dap some white vinegar onto a dry tea towel and apply to the desired area. You’ll be amazed at the effect.
Baking soda is the best product for cleaning your pets’ beds. This is because baking soda can quickly neutralize any bad smells and has antibacterial properties benefitting the welfare of your pet. Spread all over the pet’s bed to clean it.
5. Keep the dirt outside
Pets love the outdoors, and after they’ve finished playing, pets tend to bring a lot of dirt into the home. To solve this problem, place two non-slip mats on either side of the entrance, so the muddy paws have two options to get cleaned.
Either clean the paws yourself or train your pet to use the doormats to self-clean their dirty paws. Mats made explicitly for this cleaning situation are widely available, ideal for making your life easier.
6. Put down placemats during mealtimes
This practical DIY tip will make cleaning quick and easy after your pets’ meal. When pets eat and drink, they leave a mess of water, food, and slobber, which can be challenging and tiring for pet owners. But that can be no longer a problem.
By placing a mat underneath the catered area, you can control the spread of the mess. Instead of wasting time and effort consistently cleaning the mess, simply pick up the matt for a quick wipe down and clean.
There is a wide range of mats that are ideal for this cleaning tip, from vinyl placemats to rigid, edged mats.
7. Cleaning of toys, collars, and containers
Your pets’ toys, collars, and containers can get swamped with large amounts of bacteria. That is why it’s crucial to clean them regularly to ensure the wellbeing and good health of your pet and also your family members.
There are two methods for cleaning pet toys, collars and containers, either place them into the dishwasher or wash them in hot soapy water.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.