It can be a lot of effort to turn your home into an eco-friendly, family-friendly environment, but also, when you’ve got pets, it adds another layer of planning. When you have pets it can result in a lot of maintenance, not least because pets make so much mess and shed hair everywhere. So, with that in mind, are there any simple home maintenance issues that you need to keep on top of to keep the house clean and allergies to a minimum?
Get Into The Habit Of Keeping On Top Of Superficial Mess
It’s something we all do, wait for the house to get to a certain amount of mess, and only then do we begin to clean. But instead, keeping on top of small bits of mess can mean you will have a cleaner house all the time. The best way to do it is to have a couple of go-to items of equipment, a handheld hoover, for example. Also, if you buy clever must haves like a sifting litter box – you could avoid mess at the first place and you won’t have mess to clean up.
Keeping Pets Away From Certain Areas
Not only because it makes the house easier to clean but there are parts that can be downright dangerous for pets. The attic being a very good example. Keeping your pets away from pokey corners, especially if you’ve got furnace repair issues or piping means the injuries are kept to a minimum, but also, you don’t have to venture into those parts of the house unless you really have to.
Brushing Your Pets
The biggest problem with pets in the house is hair. There are many cats or dogs that don’t shed much hair, but apart from a strict cleaning schedule, you need to ensure that you remember to groom your pets on a regular basis. This will minimise the amount of hair around the house. Not only is this beneficial for the house but brushing your pets, especially your cat, can reduce health problems like constipation. In addition to this, taking the time to brush your pet means you are spending quality time with them. These days, we can neglect the opportunity to bond with our pets, so it’s win-win!
Getting Everyone To Help
It’s not just your responsibility to keep the home maintained, but it can feel like it is sometimes. Make sure that the entire family knows what’s expected of them when it comes to keeping the pets well-groomed, the house looked after, and everyone happy. Getting everybody to help, whether it’s your youngest child doing a very small duty, or your significant other walking the dog more to even out the duties, everybody helping will make the stress minimal.
In addition to this, as pets can be somewhat overzealous, ensuring that you are keeping on top of superficial house issues, such as painting the walls that have been scratched by dogs or cats, can mean you will keep your house looking in tip-top shape! Maintenance is one of those things that are essential and can feel like an extra thing to do when you’ve got a massive list already. But when you have pets, if you don’t keep on top of a strict schedule, you will soon see how a little bit of hair can turn into a lot!
This is a collaborative post.