I love using a squeegee to clean up pet hair. It’s quick, cheap, and super effective. Simply run the squeegee across the carpet, on your furniture, or anywhere else that might have pet hair. The fur should come right up and you can just grab the clump and throw it away.
Another great way to get pet hair is by using rubber gloves. They help you get a better grip on the pet hair, making it easier to grab chunks of fur!
It’s important to bathe your pet regularly, but this is especially true if you want to keep your home clean. A well-bathed pet means less loose hair, less mud and dirt, and just overall more cleanliness.
Your pet should probably be brushed once a day (depending on the type of animal). However, make sure this brushes happens outside AWAY from doors and windows. That way, the loose hair doesn’t get tracked indoors.
You’ll also want to vacuum regularly in your home if you have pets. This prevents fur from settling into the carpet or furniture. You should also change the vacuum filter frequently (or at least empty it), so it works properly.
Decide which rooms your pet can and cannot go into. By limiting which rooms your pet can enter, it will keep the fur and animal mess restricted.
Because pets can shed so much, it’s important to keep the air filter to your home well maintained. This means cleaning and repairing it on a regular basis so it can function as best as possible.
Did you know most animals can be trained to wipe their feet before they come inside? I know it sounds crazy, but it’s possible. And so good for your house! You can also get special paw towels or wipes that you can use every time your pet comes back inside.
Keep a lint roller handy, and maybe even in every room. Lint rollers are great for lamp shades or furniture, but they also are nice for your clothes. You don’t want to go to work with fur all over you, so make sure the lint rollers are accessible.
A puppy placemat is great if your pet just can’t seem to eat without making a mess! It keeps all the food and water in one spot and, if a mess is made, it’s super easy to clean up!
Teach your pet that it sleeps only in its own bed. If it gets into the habit of jumping up on all the other beds, then you’re going to have to get fur out of ALL the sheets and mattresses- which is a nightmare.
If you’re in the market for new furniture, make sure it’s all pet friendly. Depending on the look and material you want, the type will vary. Ask furniture stores and/or pet owners what kind of furniture is best for your pets.
If your pet does happen to have an accident, make sure you clean it up immediately! Urine stains, when set in, are super hard to get out and can permanently dye the color of rugs and carpets. Take a few minutes to clean any pet messes up right away.
You should also make sure to trim your pet’s nails, especially if it’s a big dog. By trimming nails, you’ll avoiding getting scratches on your furniture or floor. Plus, pulled or snagged fabrics in furniture and clothes will be less likely, as well.