Love your dog, not their messes. These are 5 Things Every Dog Owner Needs for a Clean Home.
This post with cleaning tips for pet owners was sponsored by RFCI, but all opinions are my own.
I was a dog mom long before I was a mom to my girls. Over the years I’ve learned a lot of tips and tricks to help me keep a clean house…no matter how many pets we have.
Sometimes when we think of pet messes, we think of those one-off accidents that happen from time to time. But our pets are constantly going outside and tracking things back into the house. And, I don’t know about your dog, but mine never seem to stop shedding.
You can’t get rid of dirt, hair, and smells completely but there are some things I’ve found to make cleanup easier. Having your house equipped with these items will help you be ready for life with a dog.
5 Things Every Dog Owner Needs for a Clean Home
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2. Robot vacuum
Robotic vacuums are amazing tools everyone can benefit from. You can operate your vacuum from your phone and even set regular schedules for cleaning your floors.
I actually have two robot vacuums since we had a 2-story house. The upstairs vacuum swept, mopped, and even sensed where the stairs were so I didn’t have to worry about blocking sections off.
The other vacuum isn’t quite as intuitive but still super useful to have. Especially since this is where the majority of our foot traffic is. Tip: If your vacuum has a sensor for creating barriers, make sure to establish one around your pet’s water bowl to avoid an even bigger mess.
3. Waterproof furniture cover/blanket
Keeping your dog off the furniture will really help with having a cleaner home. But doing this can be a challenge. Especially if they’re used to being on the couch or sleep in your bed.
A waterproof furniture cover and/or blanket can help protect your furniture from accidents and hair. Just throw them down wherever your dog is and take it off when you need to clean.
4. Stain & Odor Eliminator
As hard as you try to prevent them, accidents do happen. When they occur, cleaning up the mess as quickly as possible is key.
You’ll want to remove the mess with paper towels first before treating the stain and odor. Then, treat with a stain and odor eliminator that will neutralize the smell to hopefully prevent your dog from returning there in the future.
5. Deshedding Tool
While you can’t control all messes, you can help minimize them. Bathing and brushing your dog regularly with a de-shedding tool goes a long way in keeping hair, dirt, dander, and even smells to a minimum.
Do you have any cleaning tips for dog owners?