Tips for Keeping Your House Clean with Pets
“We may have pets but when it comes to unconditional love, they are the masters,” Donald L Hicks says. If you believe that statement, you probably have a four-legged friend at home. While having dogs, cats or any other pet is rewarding, it can also make life (and your home) a little messier. We’ve got some tips to help you keep your casa clean even with a fur friend.
Get a Pet Placemat
Put your pet’s food bowls on their own placemat. This will keep your floor clean from water and kibble. If you have multiple, you can switch them out for their weekly deep cleaning. There are a variety of options but this Amazon placemat is less than $10 — and it’s waterproof.
Keep Your Pet Properly Groomed
If you have a long-haired dog, this tip is especially important. Keep your fur baby on a grooming schedule and your space will have (a little) less fur floating around. If you can’t do this on your own, make sure you keep appointments pre-scheduled with your local groomer. It also helps to have a vacuum cleaner that's great with pet hair.
Put Toys in Chic Storage
If you have a spoiled dog or cat, they probably have a surplus of toys lying around. Get those toys their own home with a chic toy basket or bin. It’s easy to find one that matches your own decor style so it will look good and keep your floor free of stuffed toys and bones. While you’re getting a storage basket, check out matching pet food containers. It will keep your dog or cat’s food fresh and look nicer than its bag.
Opt for Indoor-Outdoor Rugs
This tip may not go with your interior design style but it’s worth it to try to replace just one rug with an indoor-outdoor rug. It’s easier to remove stains, and smells from them, thanks to the material.