Pets are great companions. We love them so much that we are willing to make an extra effort in making them feel special and comfortable. But, it’s no secret that they can make a mess. They topple their food and water bowls. They track dirt and mud into the house, they shed hair and leave behind an odour on your furniture and floors. However, owning a pet shouldn’t mean that your home can’t look or smell its best. Here are some quick and easy tips for cleaning up after them.

Get Rid of Stains and Odours
To prevent your home from getting messy and smelly, you have to invest in products that will help in removing the odour. However, if you had pet-resistant flooring at home, getting rid of stains and smells will be a lot easier. Cleaning spills and stains on wooden floors are quite easy and quick, all you need to do is mop it up using a disinfectant.

Hair on Furniture
If your pets have couch and bed privileges, your furniture may start to smell. You can sprinkle it with baking soda, leave it for 10-15 minutes, and vacuum it up to remove the smell. You can also use a portable vacuum cleaner to clean up the hair. A soft cotton cloth with a furniture polish is also helpful in removing pet hair from your wooden couch.

Hair on Floors
Pet hair can turn into a nightmare when it starts to build up on the floors, especially if you’re using carpets. It can hold allergens that can cause harm to your family. But, there’s always a solution to everything. A good vacuum with a beater brush or brush roll attachment is helpful in getting rid of all the fur on the floor. While carpets and pets aren’t always a good match, wooden floors and other pet-resistant flooring are perfect for your furry friends because wooden floors are the easiest to clean. Simple vacuuming or sweeping with a thick brush will do the trick.

The mess is part of having a pet; however, this doesn’t mean that we’ll love them less. There are many ways of cleaning up the mess that is convenient for you and your four-legged friends. Just make sure to choose the furniture and the flooring options that are suitable for them.

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