Half of the people of the UK owns at least one pet in their home. This means that in London there are more animals than the population of Moldova. Now imagine all those cats, dogs and other pets, what do you think the number one concern of every owner is? To find a way to maintain the home tidy and clean of course. Here are some valuable cleaning hacks that everybody who has a pet can benefit from.
How Best to Clean Pet Vomit
Every cat owner can relate to this one. Cleaning hairballs from the floor become something completely natural. In general vomit stains are quite easy to clean, and they don’t permanently damage the carpets. However, there might be a nasty leftover smell lingering in the air. In these cases sprinkle the spot with baking soda and leave it for about 5 to 10 minutes. Vacuum afterwords and be amazed by the cleansing power of the common soda. Here is a fast vomit cleaning step by step guide:
- Remove the larger piece with kitchen paper.
- Use a sponge and dishwasher liquid to clean the carpet. Always use cold water, because the hot will cause lather.
- Leave to dry out, preferably under direct sunlight.
- Treat the carpet with baking soda to eliminate any odours.
- Vacuum the carpet to remove the baking soda.
Getting Rid of Pet Hairs
Pet hairs tend to stick to everything clothes, furniture, pillows and blankets. The job of cleaning the house becomes particularly hard when you have a pet with long hairs. They may be great for cuddling but it is a nightmare to clean after them. There a couple of things you can do to minimise the shedding and keep your home hair-free:
- Buy a pet comb a make sure to groom your pet regularly, especially during the Spring when they lose their winter coat.
- The fastest and cheapest way to remove pet hairs from your clothes is by using regular tape.
- The best way to remove pet hairs from your furniture and upholstery is by wiping them with rubber gloves. Just put the gloves, wet them and wipe the couch. All the hairs will stick to the rubber surface.
- Use a squeegee to clean the carpets and rugs.
- Spray a static removal product on your floors and furniture. Wait a couple of minutes and vacuum everything. Remember to always clean the vacuum cleaner afterwards.
Cleaning Your London Home From the Pet “Accidents”
This is something every pet owner must be prepared to clean. If you have a modern apartment with designer furniture in downtown London, just wait until Mittens gets here. You will be neck deep in cleaning chores. Take a deep breath and calm your shaken nerves, here are some tips that just may help you get by:
- To clean pet urine or other stains from the carpet, pour 3% hydrogen peroxide on the damaged spot. Put a white towel on them and iron for about 15 seconds. This way the stains will transfer onto the fabric.
- To clean pet accidents from clothes or sheets just wash them with ¼ cup of apple vinegar. You can put it with your detergent in the washing machine.
- One of the nastiest smells is that of the cat litter box but you can neutralise it quickly just by changing your pets diet and the brand of cat litter you use. Remember to clean it regularly.
- Always have at least one pack of wet wipes near you when you walk the dog. Clean its paws, every time, your pet enters the home, this way you will minimise the muddy paw-prints on the furniture and carpet.