Spending time with our pet at home is a great time spent. But, not for all as the one who is having the responsibility of keeping home clean might be cursing that hair all the time.
Yeah, pets shed a lot and that’s not something new in the story. Actually, it’s a part of a pet owner’s pet keeping hobby and one must not complain about it.
Well, I’m myself having two pet at home and I know the challenges associated with pet keeping and home cleaning tasks. And, that’s the reason I left myself open with extensive research for some hacks that help in easing the job of cleaning.
Yeah, here in this article, I’ve explained some of the most effective cleaning hacks to implement in your day to day cleaning chores.
So, now, without wasting our time, let’s move towards the actual juice where we learn a few new things.
8 Most Effective Cleaning Hacks for A Pet-Friendly Home
Before moving forward, I won’t mention that hacks and techniques mentioned in this article are what I personally use in my day to day cleaning task.
Also, there are many things in this list which helped me a lot in saving more time and making home tidy and fresh.
Home Cleaning Starts with A Cleaner Pet
Yeah, our pet is the main cause of the problem and keeping it clean already helps in reducing chances of getting the home messy and dirty.
Every time you bring your pet on a walk, it brings those unwanted dirt particles as an unwanted guest into the house.
Also, irregular grooming sessions leaves your pet towards excessive shedding where chances of getting home filled with that fallen hair increase implicitly.
So, yeah, keeping your pet clean and well-groomed ensures that your home will stay cleaner and tidier for a long-time period after every cleaning session.
Train Your Pet To Use Doormat
Well, this technique will take some time as one needs to train his/her pet to clean its paw every time it returns back from a walk or an outdoor session.
Yeah, you might have noticed that every time your pet returns back to home, it brings a lot of dirt and occasionally mud on its paws to the home.
So, to tackle the issue in the right way, you could make efficient use of your doormat. Also, it’s essential to mention that keep paw-friendly doormat that don’t harm your pet’s paws.
And, at last, be patient as it will take some time for your pet to adapt this habit. But, yeah, once adapted! It will work like a magic wand.
Get a pet friendly vacuum cleaner
I’ve tried cleaning hair particles with the regular vacuum cleaner and with a pet-specific vacuum cleaner as well. And, what the difference was pretty visible in cleaning performance, quality and hygiene effectiveness.
Yeah, if you’re thinking that a pet vacuum is nothing but a fad then you’re wrong. Because, a pet specific vacuum not just ease the job of cleaning but it also helps in maintaining hygiene, reducing cleaning time and most important of all in increasing hair picking efficiency.
I’m currently using one of the best vacuum for pet hair and hardwood floors as it is most suitable for both surface and pet hair picking.
Selection of right material for sofas & furniture
Yeah, some of the clothing materials on furniture like sofas and couches attracts more hairs. Well, the law of static electricity has its own importance and that comes to the action in this case.
So, choosing either strongly woven clothing or leather material for sofas and couches is advisable. Also, selecting a properly matching color with your pet’s body shade for sofas and couch further helps in showcasing cleaner home to your guests.
Yeah, color matching is an awesome hack that I found from one of my colleague who’ve planned his entire house color theme based on his pet’s body shade. He’s having a golden retriever by the way.
Keep Pet Stuff Clean
Leaving pet stuff like toys and beds uncleaned is an invitation to harmful parasites and could impact badly in the longer run.
Also, you might have noticed that dog odor in your house. So, I assume that now you’re having a decent idea about root cause behind that undesired pet odor. Yeah, it’s your pet’s stuff in reality.
So, you should keep those stuff clean and you’ll feel like you’re already halfway done on your journey towards maintaining a tidy home.
Moreover, pet beds and clothes should be dried outside in natural sunlight so that it could kill all harmful parasites on it. Also, some of pet stuff is machine washable so you could make appropriate use of your washing machine as well.
Covering Unused Furniture
If you’ll check out your home closely then you’ll notice that there is almost 10% of the area in your house is completely unused or rarely being used. And, that’s the zone where those pet hairs usually hides.
So, by covering such spaces like unused furniture and corners you could ensure that your pet’s hair is cleaned while you ran your cleaning session.
Well, I’m personally covering some part of our home before starting out a cleaning session and results are commendable. Yeah, this single hack had helped me the most in maintaining a clean and pet hair safe home.
Use of White Vinegar
Yeah, it’s a pretty economic and eco friendly home remedy that you could use while cleaning. White vinegar helps a lot in spreading a mind-blowing fragrance and also helps in removing those pet urine stains from a variety of surfaces and even from clothing.
Use of Balloon for Collecting Hidden Hair
I knew that you’re amazed! As I was so excited to test it out myself after listening about this hack from one of my close friends. Yeah, basically you are just required to fill the air in the balloon and rub it with a cotton cloth. Then, move it around all lower surfaces, furniture edges, sofas and corners of your home. You’ll notice that it has collected a lot of hair due to the magnetic force it has.
Yeah, it’s uncommon but it works like a charm. I usually, use this method after a complete cleaning session and it just enhances my overall cleaning efforts every time.
That’s all for this round-up post for cleaning hacks for a pet-friendly home. I hope that you’ve found some new tips that you could use in your everyday cleaning chores.
And yeah, I’m using different methods for different zones like we only cover furniture when we ran an overall cleaning session. But for on surface cleaning I just use a vacuum, sometimes need to use vinegar, and the balloon is my favorite way of eliminating that left hair in the home.
Moreover, the rest of the methods involves my pet’s activity and routine that we strictly follow. And we believe that it’s the core reason behind having a cleaner and tidier home.