So, how can you eliminate those foul-smelling odours, fur shedding and everything else in between? The number one rule is to always keep up a regular cleaning routine. It’s much easier than having to clean the litter box once every two weeks or picking up all the fur that has clogged up the house for a month! You just need a few cleaning tools, decent products, and lots and lots of patience!
Although this mainly applies to all those who have animals such as cats and dogs, a good cleaning routine also applies to people who have fish tanks for example. Just as you need to clean up after your cats and dogs, it goes without saying that things like fish tanks and bird cages need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Don’t leave them lined with poop; it’s not fun for them and it certainly won’t be fun for you and the other members of your household.
It’s also important to keep toys and bowls clean and tidy. Considering that these things are prone to bacteria infestations, you really need to keep on top of things. Vileda can make this 10 times easier for you with the Colours Scourer Sponges. Not only are they extremely effective, but since they come in different colours, you can use one for bowls and another to scrub the toys.
Dog and cat owners, you know what we’re talking about here. How many times do you pick up the fur your pets shed? Let’s face it, sometimes you can make up another puppy or kitten from the amount of fur you find on your clothes, your bed, the floors and in every corner of your home.
However, there are ways to go about this. For starters, it’s good to have products like the VR 102 Cleaning Robot, a superb tool for year round maintenance. For shedding season, we definitely recommend Vileda Superscoba Rubber Broom – it’s definitely what you need to combat fur! Made especially with rubber bristles to pick up fine and coarse hair, this is a must-have for every pet owner.
The number one rule is to keep up a grooming routine. This doesn’t mean that you have to take them to a groomer on a weekly basis, but it’s not difficult to keep up a basic TLC routine. All you need is a few brushes and you’re good to go! Some pets need more attention than others, but if you manage to brush and groom them at least once a day and bathe them every now and then, you’re already reducing the amount they are likely to shed on your clothes, sofas and everywhere else. Additionally, the Lint Roller System is a lifesaver. Say goodbye to hairy-looking clothes! Trust us when we say that you need this in your life.
This is not fun for everyone. Nobody enjoys smelling the cat’s poop from miles away but it has to be done. Cats in particular, are extremely fussy with this. If you leave the litter clogged for far too long, they may decide to tinkle another area they’re familiar with.
Bottom line; clean your pet’s litter regularly. We highly recommend you to give it a good scrub around twice a week. First, you have to empty the dirty litter in a trash bag. Once that’s done, get your cleaning kit out and scrub the box with warm water and dish soap. Unless you have an additional litter box, rinse it and let it dry.
Let’s face it, all pet owners have had to deal with these kinds of incidents. Especially if you’ve just brought home a new kitten or a puppy, you will most likely have to wake up many times during the night to change your duvet, their bed or clean the carpets.
So, how can you deal with pee stains? Simple! This is where you can put some homemade products to good use. First of all, don’t scrub the area; try blotting it instead as this method helps to soak up the moisture. This also applies to poop; as disgusting as it sounds, don’t pick it up right away, let it harden first.
Onto the cleaning process. You can do this by dipping a clean towel into a mixture of white vinegar and warm water. Dab the area with it and let it dry. Alternatively, you can use baking soda if your carpet is made of natural fibres, after the stain has dried. Let it be for a while and then just grab your vacuum and scoop it all up. Ultimately, it’s safer to opt for homemade ingredients, as ammonia-based products may not only damage your carpets, but also intensify the urine/poop smell. That’s definitely not good for anyone!
No doubt pets are hard work. Although they are the best companions you can have in life, you have to be ready for the full commitment. Let’s face it, who wants to clean up pee stains at stupid o’clock in the morning? Nobody, but we love ‘em anyway.