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8 Great Ways to Keep a Clean Home with Pets

Pets are cherished members of the family who bring joy to our homes, but they can also be quite messy. Fur, pet dander, and the occasional accident are all part of living with furry friends. However, maintaining a clean home with pets is possible with a bit of strategy and routine. In this article, we’ve put together some tips for how to keep a clean home with pets. 

Create a Pet-Cleaning Station

As our pets go in and out of our home, their paws can bring in dirt very quickly. An easy way to reduce tracking dirt into your home is by routinely cleaning their furry feet. Designate an area by the door where you can quickly wipe your pet’s paws before they enter into your living space. Stock it with:
  • Towels
  • Paw wipes
  • A shallow water container for rinsing dirty paws
  • A waterproof mat to protect your floors

Stick to a Grooming Routine

To reduce shedding, regularly groom your pets to help keep your home cleaner.
  • Brush your pet’s fur regularly to effectively keep a clean home by catching loose hair.
  • Trim their nails to prevent scratches on your furniture and floors.
  • Schedule regular baths, if appropriate for your pet species, to minimize odors and excess dander.

Invest in a Good Vacuum Cleaner

Choose a vacuum cleaner that is specifically designed to pick up pet hair and has a HEPA filter to trap allergens. Vacuum at least twice a week, or more often if you have multiple pets or ones that shed heavily. 

Wash Bedding Frequently

Pets love cozy spots, so make sure that all pet bedding is easily washable. 
  • Replace bedding covers with machine-washable options to help you keep a clean home effortlessly.
  • Wash your pet’s bed once a week to keep fur and odors at bay.

Use Throw Rugs & Furniture Covers

Protect your flooring and furniture with rugs and covers.
  • Place throw rugs in high-traffic areas which can be easily cleaned.
  • Use furniture covers that are pet-friendly and machine washable to quickly refresh your living area.

Maintain Litter Boxes and Pet Areas Keep a Clean

For cat owners, keeping the litter box clean is essential. Deep clean litter boxes weekly or every other week to ensure the box is staying clean. 
  • Scoop the litter box daily and change it completely regularly.
  • Keep an eye on other pet areas and clean them as soon as they’re soiled.

Set up an Eating Area

Keep the feeding area tidy to prevent food and water from getting everywhere.
  • Use placemats under bowls to catch spills.
  • Choose spill-proof water bowls to minimize messes.
  • Regularly clean feeding areas to prevent any food or spills from being carried throughout the house. 

Air Purification System: 

Pet dander can affect air quality; therefore, it is important to maintain the air quality in your home. By changing your air filters regularly and investing in an air purification system, you can help reduce allergens including pet dander, dirt, and debris in the air in your home. 
  • Change air filters regularly.
  • Invest in indoor plants that are toxic free for our furry friends. 
  • Consider an air purifier to reduce airborne pet particles.
  • Dust and clean surfaces in your home regularly. 

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While pets can make cleaning more challenging, incorporating a few small changes into your daily routine can drastically improve the cleanliness of your home. Embrace these habits today so you and your furry friends can rest and relax in your home.  Beckham Heating & Air is your local American Standard Customer Care dealer serving Brunswick, Georgia for more than 40 years. If you need professional HVAC services from a company you can trust to get the job done right, call us at 912-264-2159 or visit our website. We’re proud to be our community’s #1 choice when it comes to heating and cooling. Follow us on Facebook to be the first to know when more helpful blogs are posted!