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The Great Pet House Cleaning Challenge

It's time to do a deep clean of your home. Is it just you and your spouse? Or do you have kids running around too? It doesn't really matter because the process is going to be different for each case. And if you have pets, then things are going to get even more complicated! How can we make this situation better?


Keep your pet's litter box clean

Cats litter box should be cleaned at least once a day. If you have more than one cat, the litter box should be scooped twice per day.

Dogs are not as picky about this task but it is still important to keep their waste clean and fresh smelling so they won't go somewhere else in your house! We recommend cleaning out the dog poop at least two or three times per week (your pets may vary) with an enzymatic cleaner that will break down the bacteria, making things smell better too!

Cover the floor with a mat or rug to catch hair and dirt

Cats and dogs shed, there's no stopping it. You can try to brush them often but they will still find a way to leave behind some hair on the floor! To avoid stepping in things that you don't want to be around (and spreading around your house).

Use an air purifier with HEPA filters

This is where we get into the more serious side of pet ownership. If your pets sleep inside then they probably spend about 20-30% of their time in bed right next to you . That means without proper filtration, all those particles floating through the air go straight up onto your skin and clothes.

Vacuum up all pet hair regularly

You should be doing this anyway! Not only is it important to have clean floors, but you want your vacuum cleaner can handle pet hair. If the brush roll on a machine has been clogged up with all that fur and doesn't spin anymore, then you are losing suction which means not getting as much dirt out of your carpet or rugs.

Create barriers for those areas where pets hang out

This one might sound silly at first, but think about it: having something like a gate in front of certain rooms will stop animals from entering them (or leaving them) if they don't need to be there. That way you can keep things nice and tidy without worrying about your cat destroying everything else .

Use chemical-free cleaning products

We recommend using a steam mop to clean your floors. They are good at removing dirt and debris, have microfiber pads that can hold up against pet hair, and don't use chemicals as they heat the water inside them!

Clean off any pet food spills before they become stains

If your pets eat outside of the bowl, chances are you have some residue on the floor or countertop. If it has been there for a while then it might be too late to get it out completely but at least try to wipe up what you can before things start staining and smelling .

Create a designated area for your pet's food and water

This goes along with the last point. If you have a separate place for your pet food and water, then it won't be spread around everywhere! This will help keep things clean but also ensure that they are eating regularly.


Cleaning your home when you have pets can be a challenge, but it doesn't need to feel overwhelming! With some extra work and attention to detail then you should see an improvement in the cleanliness of your house. If not, there are always professionals that can help with pet odor removal.

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