This post is brought to you by Squaberry. A clean house with pets and kids is a myth. You can either spend all your day cleaning or sit around and stare at the mess. One way to avoid pet hair from spreading everywhere in your house is to buy pets which shed less hair. For example, this article on bestpethairvacuum.reviews talk about dogs that shed the most/least. However, if you already have a pet and are sick of cleaning, then here are a few time-saving tips that make cleaning a lot easier.
1. Use Rubber Gloves/ Duct Tape/ Baby Wipes
One tested technique for removing pet hair is using wet rubber gloves. Put on a pair of rubber gloves and wet them under running water. Now sweep your hands on the surfaces where you can see pet hair. The fur and hair stick to the gloves magically and make your cleaning job a whole lot easier. Now while duct tape has a lot more uses, one surprising use you might come across is removing pet hair from furniture and sheets. Use an old paint roller and cover it with duct tape (sticky side outwards). Roll it over the sofa seats and corners and experience unmatchable satisfaction that comes from seeing all the pet hair being removed. Baby Wipes can also be used to remove pet hair if nothing else is readily available.
2. Use Baking Soda for Cleaning (sheets and litter tray)
Baking soda is a blessing when it comes to cleaning. Not only can it be used to clean stains but it fights off the smell in those stains as well. When you soak the pet bedsheets in warm water and detergent, add a cup of baking soda to it. This will remove any smell present in the sheets. Similarly, sprinkle on some baking soda in your pet’s litter tray to avoid the stench from spreading in the house.
3. Use Sofa Throws (or leather sofas)
If you’re tired of cleaning pet dirt from everywhere around the house, you can always try precautionary measures to avoid cleaning the mess later. Using sofa throws and extra sheets for your furniture helps prevent dusty paw prints everywhere on them. Simply throw your sheets in the laundry when they get dirty. This way you save yourself the additional hassle of vacuuming sofas and chairs all day. Leather sofas work best for houses with pets since such materials are hair resistant and can be easily cleaned.
4. Use Enzyme Cleaners for Stains
You see, pet stains from urination and poop are organic ones. In order to get rid of the stain and the stench they leave behind, you will need a strong enzymatic cleaner that roots out the origin of the smell (no, not your pet). Enzymatic cleaners work on the organic matter and feed on it until it is completely finished. Depending on the stain size, this cleaning process can take up a few hours to a few days. You can always cover that part with plastic covering to increase the bacteria life that will work on the stains.
5. Vacuum Clean
While you might be aware of cleaning the house and furniture with a vacuum cleaner, you can also use the hoover for cleaning up your pets. Cleaning your furry pets with a hoover removes all the excessive hair, dust, and debris trapped in their fur. A special tool attached to your vacuum cleaner is used for this purpose and works a miracle when it comes to removing allergens and dead skin cells.