A dog can be your best friend; every pet owner knows this. But owning dogs also comes with great responsibility, and one of the biggest responsibilities is cleaning. Cleaning your home is tough enough -- let alone, with dogs! In this article we want to provide some daily cleaning tips to help you get the most out of your cleaning, and make life easy for both you and your furry friend.
Bathe Your Dogs Regularly
If you keep your dogs clean, then that can help you keep your house clean. You should bathe your dog at least once a month (or when necessary). That will minimize the dirt and fur that could be left around the house. Also, brushing them regularly will keep the fur to a minimum.
Dog expert Cesar Millan recommends cleaning your dog’s collar as well. Soak the collar in hot water (mixed with a little dog shampoo) for 15 minutes and then hang dry.
Vacuum your house regularly. When you have pets, vacuuming needs to be much more frequent to stay on top of the dirt and fur. Make sure to have an empty vacuum bag to maximize the sucking power. For tile surfaces, mop and disinfect regularly. Also, stay on top of urine stains, as that can leave an unpleasant smell.
Lint Roll Your Clothing
The lint roller can become your second best friend (after your dog), because it can conveniently remove so much fur from your clothing and furniture. It doesn’t replace dry cleaning and vacuuming, but it makes those jobs simpler.
Groom Your Dog
Grooming your dog is also a great way to keep excess hair off. In addition to vacuuming the floor, some vacuums have a special fixture for dogs (Dyson Groom). It takes care of two jobs in one go. You might have to train your dog to get used to it, but it will certainly be worth the effort.
Keep Your Home Well Scented
Make the effort to keep you home free of dog odours. In addition to bathing and grooming, fill your home with aroma candles or other room deodorizers.
By cleaning your house and grooming your dog on a regular basis, you can experience the joys of dog companionship without the hassle of cleaning a large mess. Sometimes it might be best to call in a cleaning professional, and by following these daily tips, you can maintain your home easily. Call us for a free quote, or browse our website for a full range of our services.