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Simple Hacks to keep your house clean when you have Pets

March 21, 2019 2 min read

GET A FUR CLEANER AND LINTER

A fur Extractor offers an eco-friendly means of fur and lint removal that is both quick and easy – giving you more time to spend with your furry friends!

You can use one right here :  https://petsfamily.co/products/fur-cleaning-brush

KEEP YOUR PETS CLEAN

If Buster looks like he's run a Tough Mudder after every walk, it's time to set up a pet grooming routine. It sounds obvious, but dirt removed through grooming is dirt not lying around the house. While you shouldn't use pet shampoo too often, a quick wash down with plain water can make a world of difference. Keep damp dogs confined to one area, preferably with an easy to clean floor e.g. laundry room, kitchen. Better yet, thoroughly dry them afterwards to avoid any eau de wet dog. From time to time you'll need to give them a proper wash with pet shampoo. Depending on the breed they may also require trimming or de-shedding; use a professional dog groomer for a thorough job.

 

M&H Donut Dog Bed, Peacock Print
Mutts & Hounds Donut Dog Bed, Peacock Print, £95, www.muttsandhounds.co.uk
MUTTS & HOUNDS

UPGRADE YOUR SOFA

If you can't bear to push your pooch off the couch it might be time to upgrade your current sofa. The wrong material can act like a hair magnet, hold undesirable odours and show up the slightest stain. While scouting your new sofa, look for leather or tightly woven materials, ideally in a similar shade to your pets. If you can't spring for a new sofa, add a pet friendly throw which can be chucked in the wash when needed.



BUY A QUALITY VACUUM CLEANER

Look for a pet appropriate vacuum cleaner to pick up pesky hairs and help banish odours. You'll need an extra strong suction, quality filter and a good brush action to pull hair out rather than glide over the surface. Consider the type of flooring you have in your home and if your pet goes on the furniture, look for one which can tackle upholstery too. If you've got yourself a shedder, you'll need to vacuum daily to keep on top of things. Be sure to regularly clean out the filter too as a hair and dirt clogged filter will spread the smell of pet hair wherever you vacuum. Ah, pet ownership!

 

SET UP A DOG CLEANING STATION

Your Danish console table and fiddle-leaf fig might look like the perfect entranceway, but not when you're armed with a muddy dog. Of course, if you have a laundry room, set up your dog cleaning station there. But if not, simply tweak your entranceway. We're talking a heavy duty doormat, easily accessible dog towels and wipes and a water spray bottle to clean muddy paws. Maybe a couple of treats, too.

 

sofa.com Cecil in 'Pug' by Fenella Smith
Cecil in 'Pug' by Fenella Smith, £200, sofa.com

BUY A SENSIBLE PET BED

Walking down the pet bed aisle, it's easy to get lured in with decadent design and extra fluffy lining. But don't be fooled – they will be a nightmare to clean. Instead go for a water resistant, easy to wipe down option. Give it a quick wipe down once a week and leave it out to air in the sun whenever possible.