It can sometimes feel like you are always cleaning when you have pets in your home. The constant hoovering of fur, even emptying of litter trays is a never ending task.

With this in mind we have devised some advice on how to keep house clean with pets to make it easier on you. Some of these ideas are simple but might have escaped your mind.


Clean Your Pet

That’s right, as basic as this sounds, so many people wonder why their home doesn’t smell fresh because of their pets, or why certain parts of the house become dirty.

If you are taking your pet out into the world, bringing them back into the house might mean bringing mud, dirt and all other things you don’t want in your home.

By washing your pet before they are allowed to roam the house again can ensure it stays clean as well.

When they are still not completely dry it is a good idea to keep them in an area like a laundry room to avoid dripping on floors.


Throws on the Sofa

If you are one of the many pet owners who let their pets sleep and rest on the sofa then by keeping throws on their seat of choice will make it easier for you to remove it and clean it.

There are even some sofas that are easier to clean such as leather, maybe your old one has been around pre pet and it is time to make a change.


Have the Right Tools

If you are out during the day, or sometimes are not around to avoid the inevitable, your pet might leave a mess in the house.

By ensuring you have everything you need to react quickly can ensure your home can be cleaned in no time. For example, a pooper scooper is just one of the tools that make a real difference, our guide to the best ones going is here.


Clean All of Your Pets Things

This is a great way of eliminating odors from your home, but also ensuring that general hygiene is being maintained.

It doesn’t always cross your mind but by washing their bowl, toys, bed and beyond can ensure your home is a clean one.


A Good Vacuum

We cannot stress this highly enough. Your pets might not be the sort that sheds like crazy but even so, getting a small amount of fur out of rugs and carpets can be a nightmare.

By equipping yourself with a good vacuum that has strong suction capabilities, you are make life a lot easier for yourself.

Especially since anywhere they like to go in the house can get covered in the stuff, only to be trampled around the house by your own footwear.


Give Them Their Own Area

This is not only nice for them, but nice for you too.

Set them up with their own bed in a dedicated area will ensure they spend a lot of their time in one place.

This isn’t to say that you should confine them to a solitary life, they should still be free to roam.

By giving them their own space it can help to keep the rest of your home cleaner.



Bio: Cindy Grant is a crazy fan of dogs, cats and other cute in-house pets. She’s also the founder of where you can read more about pet breeds, training and behavior.