Having a pet is great and it doesn’t mean you need to live in a mess! Our team of professional cleaners shares 6 easy ways to keep your home clean and tidy, even if you share it with a cat!
Brush Cat’s Fur
In order to control the amount of hair, sticking to your clothes, furniture and carpets you need to take better care of your cat’s coat. Brush your pet with specialised glove every few days if it has short fur, and daily – if your feline has a long fur. When you brush your pets, the most of the excessive fur goes to the glove and not on your carpets and furniture, or in your cat’s stomach. Cats often swallow hair when grooming their fur. This leads to vomiting and constipation. When you brush your cat, you will not only control the amount of hair in your home but also prevent accidents like vomiting.
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Despite the regular grooming of your pet’s fur, there will still be a lot of hair getting onto your floors and furniture. You will have to vacuum around the house more often, when living with a cat, and even more – if you share your home with more than 1 pet. Moreover, dust, crumbs and soil get easily attached to animal fur. If you don’t vacuum regularly your four-legged friends will spread the dirt everywhere they go.
Take Care of the Litter Box
Many people say they don’t want to have a cat because of the smell of the litter box. However, cats are clean creatures and do everything in their power to hide the smell from their natural functions, by digging holes in the sand and burying them after they do their business. The litter box starts smelling only if it is not scooped regularly and this is your job. You can also contain the smell by placing the litter box in a designated place in your home, away from high traffic areas. You may also have to sweep around the litter box every now and then because some cats are digging their sand more enthusiastically than the others. This is why it is better to place the litter box on tiles or hard floor.
Clear the Counters
It is almost impossible to train a cat not to climb everywhere. Cats like to conquer the high ground in order to observe the whole room and it is almost impossible to ban them from climbing around. This is why it is smart to remove valuable objects from the shelves and counters your cat can reach. Another option is to buy museum wax – a sticky substance, that professionals use to anchor antiques and collectables and prevents them from falling and getting broken.
Protect Your Furniture
All cats need to sharpen their claws. Unfortunately, some ignore the dedicated scratching posts and choose your furnishings instead. Many good sofas have fallen victim these purring pets, forcing their owners to re-upholster or invest in new furniture. However, there is a simple solution – spraying the problematic areas with a repellent spray. There is a vast range of products, designed to stop cats from sharpening their claws on the furniture, without threatening their health.
Take Care of Stains ASAP
Dealing with stains from pet accidents like urine or vomit is crucial if you want to prolong the life of your furniture and carpets. Old pet stains are far more difficult to remove than fresh ones, so try to act as soon as you can. You can get a specialised stain removal product from most pet stores. If you need to deal with unpleasant odours on your carpets and furniture you can sprinkle the spot with baking soda, let it sit for 1 hour and then vacuum the area carefully.
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