Hygiene is also for pets
Share a flat with your best friend
Having pets is a pleasure that only those who have experienced it will understand: unconditional love, boundless loyalty, hilarious moments and even a scare from time to time!
Having pets involves a lot of hard work in terms of cleaning and housekeeping. Let’s face it, it’s quite a battle, often an exhausting one, for whoever gets this slice of the pie. But it’s worth it!
As for the most common pets, cats are very independent, they wash themselves, comb their hair and even rebel against their owners when the litter box is dirty! To avoid accidents and in times of hair change, it is practical to use waterproof, anti-dust mite and anti-hair mite fabrics on beds, sofas and chairs. In this way, we protect ourselves from dirt, odour and stubborn stains.
Dogs, on the other hand, are experts in loyalty and intelligence and some can become downright obedient if they are taught a number of commands from an early age. Being larger than cats, and a little less neat, they get dirty more often and generally shed more hair. In addition, it is usually thicker and longer than a cat’s, making it more difficult to clean.
And if you have other animals, I’m sure we could add many more anecdotes!
Adapt your home to your pets
How to keep the house free of hair,
odours and stains?
Living with pets means accepting that the house may sometimes smell different, that our sofa will have more hair than we would like, or that at some point our pet may cause liquid accidents on places like the sofa or bed.
Undoubtedly, the love they offer us without asking for anything in return and the company they keep us weighs much more.
Here are some tips for keeping your home clean:
- Brush your furry friends and vacuum often, ideally daily
- Clean the carpets weekly or get rid of them directly
- Ventilate the house every day, even if your nose gets a little cold, even in winter!
- Use microfiber mops and cloths, they catch dust and hair better
- Use apple cider vinegar for cleaning, one capful in the basin and you’re done!
- To eliminate unpleasant odours, sprinkle bicarbonate of soda on your pet’s bed and other areas of the house where your pet spends the most time. Remove it the next day
- If you want to invest a little more, get yourself an air purifier
- Use an enzymatic detergent, it dissolves organic substances from stubborn stains such as urine without the use of chemicals
- Protect upholstery by putting covers on bed, sofa and chair cushions