Dogs are man’s best friend. There’s no denying that we love them like family. And just like for any of our loved ones, we want to keep their environment clean.
We know how maintaining a house with pets can be hard work. Especially with dogs since they can be very playful in nature. So, how do we keep up with the challenge?
Here are eight cleaning tips that you can do:
1. Keep Your Pets Clean
A clean dog basically means a cleaner house. If they’re clean, you can let them loose without worrying about him going up your sofa, your bed, or your carpet.
To keep your dogs clean can be a simple chore and will start with a suitable pet grooming routine. After a walk, give them a quick bath. Make sure that you dry them well after wash. Comb their hair so you won’t have problems with the shedding.
Just keeping your pet clean at all times can bring a lot of difference in your house.
2. Set Up a Dog Cleaning Station
This is something that is not really common in households but it’s surely nice to have.
A dog cleaning station doesn’t have to be fancy. All you need is to add a few more dog cleaning materials in your entrance or doorway.
You can place a big mat, hang some towels on the side, and a spray bottle. This way, if you don’t have time to bathe your dog after a walk, you can at least clean his paws so that he can’t spoil your floor.
3. Get Control of the Clutter
As mentioned above, dogs are indeed playful creatures. So in order to make sure that they’re entertained, as well as to make them stay away from our belongings, we buy them toys.
But we must also make sure that we control the clutter. Arrange the toys neatly or place them in baskets throughout the house after your dog plays with them.
If the toy is worn out, simply throw them away. You can also wash dog toys your pet is no longer interested in and donate them to your local shelter for other dogs to play with.
4. Deep-Clean Your Dog’s Belongings
Aside from keeping your dog clean, you must also ensure that their belongings are clean. Their toys, rugs, towels, pet bowls, and their bed can easily catch dirt without even you noticing. Plus, they smell bad if not cleaned properly or regularly.
We always advise our clients at Planet Maids – Maid Service NYC to throw their pet’s spoiled toys into the dishwasher or washing machine for thorough washing.
You can also place them in a bowl of warm water, pour dog’s shampoo in it, soak, wash, rinse, and dry. If you’re not sure what best washing method to use, refer to the manual.
Deep-cleaning your pet’s belongings will not only keep you and your home clean but also your dog’s as well.
5. Groom Your Dog Regularly
We’re pretty sure that having dog hair in almost every furniture around the house is a common problem for dog owners. Especially if you own a furry breed that sheds a lot.
In this situation, the only solution you have is to regularly groom your dog depending on their needs. So, create a grooming routine and brush your dog’s hair a few times in a week (or as much as needed).
This will not only help control your dog’s hair problems but also reduce certain health issues. Another great benefit grooming has is that it serves as a great bonding moment for you and your little buddy.
6. Invest in Durable Materials
If you’re too tired of frequently changing ruined carpets, washing couches, and changing furniture, then it’s probably time to give them all up and invest in more durable and sturdy materials.
Buy house decorations that are not easily torn and are made of stain-resistant materials. These might turn out to be expensive but you’ll save more money in the long-run.
7. Use a Lint Roller or Handheld Vacuum
A handheld vacuum is very nice to have if you don’t want to grab the big vacuum to clean. Lint rollers, on the other hand, is an affordable option and can generally pick up hair from any surfaces
These two are great weapons for dog hair problems. They’re both very easy to use and pretty convenient. Perfect for those occasions when unexpected guests turn up your door.
8. Cover Up
If you want to spare yourself from extensive cleaning, the simplest thing to do is to cover the furniture.
Since dogs can also be territorial, there might only be certain places where they love to nap. Observe this and cover those up. This way, you can just easily remove the covers and replace them with a clean one.
For the dirty cover, you can simply shake the fur off and throw them to the washing machine. No need to worry about your furniture getting dirty.
Dogs are truly great beings. They can love us unconditionally throughout their lifetime. They can be our saviors, friend, and emotional support. They are part of our family and they deserve all the love from us. And one way that we can show our love is by providing them a clean and fresh environment.