You have an adorable pup that you just love having around.
But sometimes he or she can create messes that are a pain to manage.
Here’s a few tips on how to live with that dog you love, but keep your home clean in its midst.
1. Keep The Fur From Flying
Brush your dog every day. You’ll be amazed how spending a short five minutes a day brushing your dog, will cut down on all that hair floating around your home. Brushing daily also gets rid of flaky skin by distributing natural oils through your dog’s coat. You’ll notice that your dog looks and smells better. And since most dogs love being brushed it counts as quality time with your dog.
2. Swiffer it Away
If you need to get rid of hair in a hurry, go for the Swiffer. It works much better than a broom. These little cloths grab hair, dirt, and dust, and other dirt quick, and you just throw away the cloth when you’re done.
3. Use Common Household Items
Baking soda is a miracle when it comes to getting rid of pet odors. Sprinkle it on your carpet and let it sit for a couple of hours and vacuum.
For a quick, easy, and cheap air freshener that really works:
Mix 1/4 cup baking soda with water in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray. The baking soda absorbs the odor. You can also add a couple drops of essential oils, vanilla extract, or even cinnamon for variety.
Another quick way to keep your house from smelling like a kennel is to spray vinegar into the air. As the vinegar smell goes away so does the doggie odor.
And here’s an extra tip: put a fabric softener sheet in an envelope under the sofa or chair cushion where your furry friend like to hang out. This is a simple way to keep the area from smelling like a dog house.
4. Stop Dirty Paws At The Door
Stop muddy paws at the door. Place mats at both the outside and inside of every door. They really help cut the dirt down. Be sure to get a washable mat.
Another way to keep the mud out is to use pet wipes. It only takes a few seconds and you’ll be amazed to see how much dirt comes off your dog’s paws when they come in. Most dogs don’t seem to mind the routine.