As a professional dog walker and dog boarder in Vancouver, I know all about the mess a dog(s) can make in your home.
All breeds are different, but as a whole dogs are not the cleanest of animals when it comes to having them in your home. But we of course love our furry family members, so we deal with the mess they can make. Here are some cost effective spring cleaning tips on how to maintain your dog-friendly home.
You’re always going to have to deal with dog hair in your home, there’s just no way around it. But instead of letting it pile up, there are things you can do more quickly to keep your home looking fresh. For under $25 you can purchase a dog brush or hand glove to get rid of hair on furniture and room corners, and air ducts.
Also brush your dog regularly so that all the hair doesn’t accumulate all over your house. This also makes your home more enjoyable for family members or visitors that may be sensitive to pet dander.
Bathing your dog a minimum of once a month will also control hair and dander, and keep their skin from drying out and flaking. If you’re looking to save a little money you can make your own dog shampoo by combining a cup of white or apple cider vinegar, a cup of baby shampoo, and a quarter cup of water.
Many people have carpet throughout their homes, but some overlook the fact that carpet can be a home for many parasites like fleas, dander, and dog hair, which all have a very negative effect on the air quality of your home, and can be very bad for people who suffer from asthma.
This is why it is so important to have a powerful vacuum cleaner in your home. Make sure you do your research to make sure you’re buying the best vacuum cleaner on the market that takes care of pet hair and parasites in your home, and always vacuum regularly.
Entrance cleaning station
Dogs can pick up a lot of debris from playing out in the yard or going for a walk, and end up bringing it into your house. Make sure you have a throw rug near the entrances of your home that can easily be washed at any time, and also have a towel nearby to dry your dog and its paws up before letting them back into the house.
You may want to have a brush nearby as well to give them a quick brush before letting them in. You’re basically having your own little pet cleaning station ready near the entrance of your house. This will prevent your clean home from becoming instantly dirty again after your pet has been outside.
There are many cost-effective ways to keep your home clean, and from years spent as a professional dog walker in Vancouver, I can give you many tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years. For more information contact us today!