Spring Cleaning in a pet-friendly home
- 27 March 2019
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Spring cleaning on its own is not a walk in the park. Add a pet to the mix, and you might find yourself with double the workload. We love our pets and in most cases do not mind the extra workload, but sometimes we do not know where to start, and that’s when worry sets in.
Knowing the right steps to take when spring cleaning and you have pet(s) to consider is vital to cleaning right and fast. You need to handle the process like a pro and also stock the right pet food, toys and accessories to make living with your pet easy-breezy. This blog post will highlight the best way to carry out spring cleaning when you have pets and stocking options as well.
Make use of baking soda as a deodorizer for your couches, pet beds and carpets
In need of a strong deodorizer that is void of strong chemicals? Baking soda can be of help. All you need to do is sprinkle baking soda on the problematic areas. Vacuum away! You can add drops of essential oil of your choice, ensure it doesn’t turn your pet off, and you are good to go. It’s as simple as A, B, C, fill an old saltshaker with baking soda and some essential oil, mix thoroughly and use on the surface in question. Leave for 20 minutes to an hour and clean off.
Remove pet hair from the furniture with a damp rubber glove
If you have surfaces you cannot vacuum easily; then a wet rubber glove can help remove pet hair from upholstery. Simply wear the gloves and run your hands over the cushions in a swirly fashion to collect pet fur in the form of a ball.
Dust surfaces with a microfiber cloth
To remove pet hair and dander easily from surfaces around your home use a microfiber cloth. It will do the job perfectly. This cloth makes use of static energy to attract hair and dander to itself and will do a better job than a rag or feather duster would.
It can be used in difficult areas such as fan blades, light fixtures and so on, collecting allergens from these surfaces without stress.
Wash pet toys in the washer and plastic accessories in the dishwasher
Contrary to what a lot of people think, you can wash your pet toys using a washing machine. All you need to do differently is to use a natural, unscented, no borax and no bleach detergent. You also have to ensure the washer is set to wash slowly, do not forget to cold rinse and set the dryer at minimum temperature.
All plastic pet bowls and toys can go into the dishwasher. This will ensure it is washed thoroughly and all forms of detergent rinsed out.
Stock pet food and accessories, you need
Most times when spring cleaning, we toss out food and toys we might not need. Restocking should be the next step especially when it comes to food and treats, so you don’t run out when you need them most. It is advisable to go all natural and fresh with pet foods, as they tend to last longer and are surprisingly affordable. Try Pet Wants Indy and you won’t regret it.
There you have it. Five spring cleaning tips you need to have at your fingertips when you have pets. It is not as difficult as you think. Use these tips and your home will be human and pet ready in no time. Happy Spring!