SPICK & SPAN
Restore order with these pet-friendly solutions
Pet hair is a big challenge for cat and dog owners. Place a towel or throw in their favourite spot to help keep the problem contained, and shake it out or pop it in the wash. Use lint rollers to remove surface hair from furniture before vacuuming for a deeper clean. For hard floors, use an electrostatic mop rather than a vacuum. Finally, groom your pet on a regular basis, brushing them outside if possible.
Paw prints are a common sight for most pet owners, but by following a few simple steps you can keep your floors tidy. leave a towel or a pack of paw wipes by your front door to clean mucky paws after a walk. Pop your animal’s food and water bowls on a mat so it’s easy to clear up any spillages, and invest in a good quality freshening spray to eliminate any strong odours, particularly in their bed or basket.
Keep medication and cleaning products away from pets in a cupboard, and always close the toilet lid when you’ve been cleaning it with chemicals. Hide cords and wires behind furniture or under rugs, or buy strong cord covers so they cannot be chewed through. a lot of houseplants can also be dangerous for animals, so ensure they are out of reach and don’t let pets drink out of the plant’s saucer.