5 TIPS FOR CLEANING WITH A DOG IN THE HOME
Updated: Sep 29, 2021
Our furry friends are part of the family but no matter how much we love our dogs, we don’t want to live in the mess that often accompanies them. From dog hair to mud, life gets messier with pets. Luckily, we can have a pet AND a clean home.
Here are 5 tips for keeping your home tidy while living with a dog:
1. INVEST IN A GREAT VACUUM
Not all vacuums are created equal. The vacuum you use must be able to battle against the large amounts of hair that come with our furry friends. Aim for a vacuum that is designed for pet hair and has great reviews, they are with every penny.
2. KEEP YOUR DOG CLEAN
Keeping your dog clean can make a huge difference in the cleanliness of your home. Bathe them at home or opt for a groomer. In between shampoos, you can wipe them down with a damp wash cloth or rinse them with water. Wipe their feet at the door during muddy times of the year.
3. CLEAN YOUR DOG’S THINGS
Don’t forget to clean your dog’s things. This includes their food and water bowls, toys, bed and anything else they come into contact with.
4. MANAGE SMELLS Dogs come with all kinds of smells. If your pet has an accident, clean up the mess immediately and treat the area with an enzyme-based cleaner. Keep the air in your home flowing by opening your windows when weather permits it. Keep dog food and treats in sealed containers.
5. PROTECT THE SURFACES IN YOUR HOME Dogs can track all sorts of unwanted or undesirable things into your home. Adding a surface protectant to your cleaning routine can keep surfaces your pet comes into contact with such as your floor, from accumulating any odor causing bacteria that follow them into the house. Try EV360™ Antimicrobial Surface Protectant Spray. It provides long lasting antimicrobial protection from odor causing microbes to any surface it is applied to.