Moms, as well as fur moms and the members of the family, share the same space at home with their pets. Nothing beats the moments that you are having fun playing with your dog or cuddling with your cat. Having pets adds to the positive vibe that every home should have. Whether you have a big house, or a limited space for an apartment, having pets can definitely stir up joy in your heart.
However, there are many things that you have to consider in having a pet at home. With the good stuff that your pets can provide, you also need to accept and acknowledge that there are also its negative sides.
Pets can get really dirty. The more playful they are, the more chance that they will bring dirt and stains all over the place. They may unintentionally spill your food, or leave their droppings in places where they shouldn’t, or be fond of biting a portion of your sofa and leave their saliva on its surface. Especially for houses with farmhouse wall signs, these decorations are what should be the highlight of your house and not the mess that your pets leave behind
You need to expect that things like these can happen. Which means you need to regularly clean them. And as for mom, whether be it for your kids or your pets, or both, and who want their house to stay clean and tidy, here are ten helpful ways to clean up the stains made by pets:
- Clean stains immediately the moment you spotted them. You can’t avoid having stains anywhere when there are pets around. Whether your pet is trained or not, they don’t clean up on their own. If their stains stay on the floor or on any surface for too long, it might be hard for you to remove them. Remember to be proactive when you are a pet owner, especially in cleaning their stains.
- Your pet should be trained. It doesn’t need a professional trainer to achieve this. Dogs and cats can be disciplined and you need to make them recognize your commands. In doing this, you need to make sure that pets are aware of the places where they are forbidden, and they can recognize the commands that you are giving them. Some pets can also be trained to have a place where they can do their number two – so that you don’t have to pick them up from all over the house. The earlier that you can train your pets, the easier for them to get disciplined in the long run. As a pet owner, patience is the key to training your pets to be more disciplined.
- Know the right stain removers. There are many ways to clean your pet stains. Some are easily removed by water, and some require appropriate cleaning agents. Fortunately, most of these agents are found in your very own home. Identify the materials and the surfaces where the stains are found, and apply the right cleaning agent on them. This will not only hasten your process of cleaning, but this will ensure the furniture or the surface of your home will not be further damaged if you used the wrong cleaning agent.
There are also solutions and ingredients found at home that can remove the foul odors that these stains leave behind. Baking soda for one is a good item for removing unpleasant smells. Alcohols and hydrogen peroxide, when used properly can remove the stain without the need to wash your clothing or sofa covers.
- Designate a place for your pets. If you have limited space in your house, you can train your pet to stay only in designated places. Keep them outside your bedroom or places where they can damage your furniture or appliances. If you have a yard, you can train your pets to stay outside. Or you can build a house or a small box where they can rest. This way, you can keep them from staying inside the house and minimize your time cleaning their stains. Just make sure that the places you are leaving your pets are safe, stress-free and enjoyable for them.
Since you cannot avoid pets from getting dirty, you need to know the ways on how you can minimize the stains in your house. The most important thing to have in your home with pets is your discipline. If they are adequately trained, you can enjoy the same space with your pets, stain-free and full of joy and love.