If you have a dog or cat, you might feel like there is pet hair and dander everywhere. We love our pets but it can be challenging to keep things tidy when we share a home with them. Here are a few cleaning tips for pet owners that will help make your living spaces more comfortable for everyone.

Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners: Use Enzymes

Enzyme cleaners are great to keep on hand because they contain bacteria that digest organic matter. Since enzymes break down stains and odors, your home will smell fresh and clean when you use them. Enzyme products are available at pet stores and online. They are quick and easy to use for treating stains on floors, furniture, and rugs.

Minimize the Dirt Entering your Home

If your pet loves to play outside, they may often track dirt inside of your home. Keep a mat, washcloth, and a small container of water near the door. Train your dog or cat to stay once you let them in so you can wipe their paws at the door. Once they learn, they’ll wait for you to clean their feet every time they come inside.

Remove Pet Hair with Duct Tape

If you have pet hair on your couch, shoes, and clothes, remove it with duct tape. Duct tape is the best choice because of its strong adhesive properties. Wrap an old paint roller – or even your hand – with duct tape, sticky side out, and use it to collect fur from your furniture and belongings. Use smaller strips of the tape to get into corners and crevices.

Litter Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Spend less time cleaning and more quality time with your pet. To clean your cat’s litter box, cut the time in half with one simple step. Before adding the litter to the box, place a small plastic garbage bag in the pan. This keeps cat litter from sticking and makes it easier to remove. Clean the litter box often so that your cat is more comfortable using it.

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