4 Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

If you own a dog or a cat, it can be challenging to keep your home clean. However, with the right house cleaning techniques, you can reduce dander, dirt, and pet fur in your home. Below are some helpful cleaning tips for pet owners.

Use a Lint Roller

A lint roller is a convenient tool if you have pets. This device picks up fur and dust from almost any surface. A lint roller is easy to use and quickly cleans surfaces such as throw pillows, lampshades, and furniture.

If you don’t have a lint roller, you can use duct tape in the same way. Duct tape is a fast pet hair remover due to its stickiness. To use duct tape, wrap it around an old paint roller cover with the sticky side out. Roll the tape over carpet or furniture to trap pet hair on the duct tape.

Tips for Deep Cleaning Pet Toys

Make it part of your routine to wash your pet’s bedding, toys, and collars. Most can be cleaned in the washing machine, but for a deeper clean, soak the collars and toys in hot water with pet shampoo for at least twenty minutes. Deep-cleaning your pet’s belongings will improve the cleanliness of your home and keep your pet healthy.

Clean Bedding with Baking Soda

When shopping for a pet bed, choose an option with a removable cover so that it’s easy to wash the bedding. While using regular detergent is effective, adding baking soda to the wash gives it an added boost and helps to neutralize odors. You can also use baking soda on furniture and carpets to help remove pet odors. Pour the baking soda generously on the area and wait at least thirty minutes before vacuuming.

Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners: Grooming

Almost all dogs and cats will shed. Some shed seasonally while others lose hair throughout the year. Groom your pets regularly, especially if the pet is a heavy shedder. Regular brushing helps reduce the amount of fur in your home and grooming helps prevent hairballs in cats.

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