If you own a dog, you’ll know that one of the most difficult things about being a pet parent is keeping your house clean. As much as we love them, it’s undeniable that dogs are capable of creating a mess. Chewed doorframes and shoes. Slobber all over the couch. Pee on your new rug. We’ve all been there. The good news is there are solutions to all of the above. By following our simple dog ownership life hacks, you can keep your home looking and smelling clean and fresh.
Create A Cleaning Station Just Inside The Front Door.
You’ve taken your pooch for a walk and he has decided it would be a good time to have a mud bath. Now you have to walk him through the house to the bathroom or backyard, leaving a trail of mud and dirt behind.. By setting up a cleaning station just inside the front door, you can get him cleaned up before he has time to create a whirlwind of mess which will double your cleaning time and frustration levels.
Use An Enzyme Cleaner To Eliminate Lingering Smells And Stains.
Dogs will always have accidents. Maybe they were unable to get out to the garden quick enough or they were feeling unwell and decide your new couch is the best place to vomit. By using an enzyme cleaner like Healthy Habitat®, which is completely organic and non-toxic, the solution will eat away the source of the odour or stain, and you no longer have to worry about little accidents ruining your furniture.
Brush Your Dog Regularly.
There are probably times when your couch has so much dog hair on it that it seems impossible to clean. Not only can this cause embarrassment when your friends call over but you will spend half of your day plucking hairs from your clothes. By brushing your dog regularly, it will remove most of the hair they shed and keep your furniture in much better condition.
Keep Their Toys Clean.
They all have that one favourite toy, whether it be a cute little stuffed rabbit or an old ball they’ve had since a puppy. Inseparable but unsurprisingly smelly. If your dog won’t take to a new toy, make sure to keep the ones they have clean, reducing lingering odours around the house and also keeping bacteria from spreading.
Wash Your Dog Regularly.
We can forget that dogs don’t clean themselves. Even a little trip into the garden can bring back muddy paws or half the hole they’ve dug on their coats. Washing them often keeps them clean and eliminates the less obvious dirt they may have picked up on their adventures. Keeping a dog clean keeps your home clean.
Vacuum On A Daily Basis.
Using a powerful vacuum cleaner and doing it often will pick up the little bits of dirt your dog has brought in from outside. It will also pick up the bits of fur they leave trailing around the house. They might not like the vacuum cleaner, but they will like an angry you a lot less when you see the mess they accumulate.
Wash Their Bedding.
Rex can turn his bed into a secret treasure trove of toys, bones and whatever else he finds in the garden. Keeping his bedding clean is essential if you want to have a clean and fresh smelling house. Wash his bedding and raid his secret stash of goodies regularly before mysterious odours leave you searching the house.
Now that you know what you need to do to keep your home looking and smelling fresh, are you prepared to put the effort it? Trust us when we say it will be more than worth it!