We all love our furry friends, being them cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, but matter that, sometimes we might find living with them challenging. Let’s be honest, it is in their nature to be a bit smelly and be a bit messy, especially when they are bored. And even though no one wants a messy house, we really can’t live without them.
Some of the most common problems with pets are smell and hair. Dogs, but also cats, shed and leave their hair around that eventually ends up on flooring and carpets, couches, clothes, air filters and in the least expected places. Also, if your pets go from the inside to the outdoors, they are likely to bring dirt and germs inside. So how can we have both a clean and tidy house and a happy pet? We asked our friends at TidyMe for some life hacks that could definitely help you out. TidyMe is a tech platform connecting customers with fully verified, top rated local home cleaners. Having cleaned more than 25,000 homes since launching in 2014, the TidyMe crew have lots of experience on how to keep your home clean even with furry friends around.
1. Use a towel, or a blanket, for their favourite spots. You know your four legged friend, you know where they love to sit, lay and sleep and where are their favourite spots. That’s exactly where you will get the highest concentration of hair, so leaving a towel or a blanket will make it easier to clean it just by washing it.
2. Regular brushing. The best way of getting rid of excess hair is brushing your pet with the appropriate brush for the type of fur. This could be useful especially during season changes, as your friend will be getting rid of the old fur and getting the new one on. In order to avoid moving your pet’s hair straight to your house, you might want to do this outside.
3. Don’t leave your clothes hanging around, if you are tired of getting hair on your clothes, and keep your wardrobes closed so that your best friends won’t be able to sit on them. If it still happens, you can try some tape or a hair roller to get rid of the extra hair on clothes.
4. Don’t let mud and dirt in. You can achieve it by keeping a shallow container with some water by the door to wipe down muddy paws before getting into the house. If you have a dog you can train her to wait on a mat before getting in and get the paws cleaned up.
5. Make the eating zone spill safe. Feed your friends in the room with the easiest cleaning floor, like tiles, and avoid carpeted floors, also put something under the bowls (like newspapers) so that you can get rid of them after food time. Regarding bowls, metal ones are easier to clean both by hands and in the dishwasher.
Finally remember that mischiefs happens. Be it your dog getting over excited and breaking things, or your cat knocking off a pot, we love our pups also for the small disasters that they do. The important thing is to clean the mess as soon as possible and it might be useful to keep a clean-up kit handy, with pet safe cleaning products, old towels, paper towels and disposable disinfectant wipes. If you don’t have time, you need an extra hand, or your pup went really overboard with the disaster, our friends at TidyMe are here to help you. They provide reliable service straight to your house, giving you the time to be you and enjoy more time with your furry friends.
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