Owning a pet is one of life’s many pleasures. Coming home to a furry friend every evening after work can immediately calm you down and help you to relax.
However, as a pet owner, you usually need to take extra steps when it comes to cleaning your home. Pet’s fur can easily shed, especially in the summer months, and covers your floors and furniture.
There are also the muddy paw prints and odors to deal with when you have a pet running around your home. No matter how clean your pet is and how many times you wash them each week, it can be difficult to keep your home paw print-free and odorless.
But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible! We’ve got three top tips to keep your home looking and smelling great as a pet parent.
- Hire a Professional Cleaner
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the amount of fur and paw prints that there are to clean around your home, leave it to the professionals! With specialized equipment, a professional cleaner will be able to zap away any dirt and quickly hoover up any fur.
You can hire a specialist cleaner that focuses on a specific area of the house and do the rest yourself to save money. For example, hiring a professional rug cleaning and repair service means your carpets and rugs will be spotless in just a few hours. This way, you can focus on cleaning other areas of your home to make it spotless.
- Use Candles and Essential Oils
When you’ve got a doggy odor looming in your house, one of the best ways to cover it up is using scented candles and essential oils. You can find lots of affordable candles that will fill your home will sweet and fruity aromas to cover up the smell of wet fur and mud.
Essential oils are also a great option to make your home smell beautiful. Many essential oils have a range of health benefits too. They can help you to relax, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, and boost mood, just to name a few of these benefits.
Every oil has a unique set of benefits and its own aroma. If you want to get essential oils that provide specific benefits, do some research online to find the best oils for your preferences.
- Cover Up Your Furniture
Odors can easily stick to the fabrics and furniture around your home. It doesn’t help that dogs and cats love to curl up on the sofa or drag their muddy tail around the bed!
To prevent any lingering smells on your furniture, keep them covered. Place a large throw on the sofa and lay a pet blanket over the bed. Your pet will enjoy snuggling up on the warm, soft material and it keeps your furniture odor-free. Plus, you can easily wash the throw or blanket if it starts to get dirty.
Do you have a pet? Let us know in the comments below!