How to keep your house clean when you have a dog or cat

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How to keep your house clean when you have a dog or cat
How to keep your house clean when you have a dog or cat

Yes, we love them, but sometimes they add to the hassle around the house. How to make life together with a pet more comfortable?

9 ways to keep your house clean if you have a dog. Or a cat
9 ways to keep your house clean if you have a dog. Or a cat

1. Smell on furniture

If the beast has the privilege of sleeping on your couch (or thinks it has), the couch may begin to smell like a runway. Sprinkle baking soda heavily on his self-appointed lair and vacuum thoroughly after 15 minutes.

2. How to remove urine stains

Not reported to the street? It happens. Grate a large pinch of laundry or stain-removing soap and dissolve it in a glass of warm water. Wet the stain with this solution. Then remove the soap with a vinegar solution (a tablespoon of white wine vinegar to a glass of water), blotting the stain with a swab of vinegar. Dried stains on tiles are removed with a thick paste of soda and a drop of water.

3. Collect wool quickly

A wet rubber glove will instantly pick up hairs scattered around the house. But during the molting period, of course, you need a good vacuum cleaner. Do not be too lazy to read reviews on the forums, which model is best for wool.

4. Find the Black Mark

It stinks, but from where? If the urine stain is not visible to the naked eye, close the curtains, dim the lights, and use an ultraviolet lamp to search. The spot will glow.

Hint: Banknote detectors, quartz lamps for tanning and disinfection, and even UV nail polish dryers give UV radiation.

5. Paw prints

It's a paradox, but sometimes it's easier to let them dry and then vacuum than to wash them fresh. After vacuuming, wipe stains with a solution of dishwashing liquid and water (or something like Mister Muscle's water solution).

6. Cat litter box

Change fill as often as possible. Cut a cat window at the bottom of the toilet door and hang a swing door in the cat passage. There will be less smell than if you just keep the toilet door ajar all the time.

7. Bone debris

Chew toys or bones, of course, save your furniture from the invasion of beavers. But they have an unpleasant property to leave small shreds and sometimes spots. Choose toys for teeth that are light in color and limit your puppy to where he can chew on them from the start (not on carpets). Both educational measures and actual barricades and fences around the rightful beaver place of your beast are suitable for this.

8. Excrement stains

So, we were touched and for the cause. Solution: a tablespoon of dishwashing detergent, a tablespoon of vinegar, two cups of water. Wet until the stain is gone. If it doesn’t help right away, put hydrogen peroxide on the stain (a couple of drops with a pipette) and a couple of drops of ammonia. Caution, may damage the color of the fabric. Then rinse with clean water. And now - we are touched again.

9. Removing fur from the washing machine

Wool from your clothes can clog the drum and drain the machine. The drum should be vacuumed periodically when it is dry, and the filter should be disassembled and cleaned regularly (see instructions).

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