You just put your dog’s toys back in the toy box. You vacuum the floor to remove the excess pet hair and you throw your dog’s bedding in the wash to remove pet dander and get it smelling fresh and clean again.
Then, after you’ve finished, you sit back on the sofa, survey your clean room, and close your eyes for just a minute. When you open them, dog toys are strewn around the room. Your dog is rolling blissfully on the carpet, his shedding fur attaching to the rug like a bee to honey.
You only closed your eyes for a minute and the room looks the same as it did before you cleaned.
Most pet owners deal with that same problem. It sometimes seems impossible to keep your home clean.
Fortunately, you have some easy, effective, and all natural ways to keep your home clean for as long as it will last.
Have you noticed that your house smells like dog, even though you’ve got the cleanest dog in the neighborhood? Sometimes pet odors, no matter how clean the pet, can be overwhelming. One of the best remedies for removing pet odors is baking soda.
You can add baking soda to litter boxes to help lessen the smell of the urine. You can also sprinkle baking soda on fresh urine on the carpet, dab with a paper towel, and it should remove both the smell and the stain.
Vinegar and club soda
Sometimes pets – especially young, elderly, and ill – have accidents. Carpets can easily become stained with pet urine, which will begin to smell and be harder to clean over time. However, one surefire way to clean pet stains is to combine white vinegar with club soda. Pour some of the mixture on the stain. Let sit for a minute then blot with a paper towel or an old rag.
Use a HEPA vacuum and HEPA air filters
A home with pets will have pet dander. While some people claim pets are hypoallergenic (having no pet dander), that’s not really true, according to many experts. A HEPA vacuum and air filters will help trap the pet dander and keep the air in your home cleaner.
Don’t let the dirt in
Use a door mat or make sure you clean all of your pets’ feet before they come into the house, which will save you time vacuuming and cleaning furniture.
Keeping your home looking and smelling fresh and clean with pets is possible and you can do it all naturally, using baking soda, white vinegar, club soda, and HEPA filters.