Whether you just brought home a new untrained puppy, or your house is overflowing with furry friends, it can be tough to keep your home both pet-friendly and organized. Most of the time, pet’s do not need a lot of maintenance, but just care and attention. It is important to create a pet-friendly home that is comfortable for you while providing extra thought to your pet.
If you are needing a little extra help with maintaining your pet-friendly home, here are some helpful tips that help to keep your pet happy, while keeping your house as in order as possible.
- Puppy Corner: Did you just happen to get a brand new couch for your living room that you are particularly not ready to be disheveled by your pet? Create a space for your pet in your home that is just for them. Whether this is a cozy crate or a fluffy pet bed with their favorite toys beside it, it is important to allow your pet to have its personal space to spend time in, especially for mid-day nap time.
- Organize Pet Foods Cabinet: Your pet may just have a regular diet of one type of dry food, but some have an array of food items to choose from daily. To keep your pet’s food items organized, choose a cubby area in your kitchen if you can to keep daily food and treats stored. You can even find cheap glass/plastic containers to hold the food for even more organization.
- Pet-Friendly Flooring: One of the essentials in any pet-friendly home is safe flooring. If you are looking to replace your flooring, make sure to pick the flooring that will not easily be scratched up by your pet. Laminate and hardwood flooring are the most recommended because good quality hardwood will not scratch. These types of flooring also allow for easy cleanup for any accidents in the future.
- Keep the Smells Down: If you have an abundance of pets running around your home, sometimes it can create unwanted odors. Buying an essential oil diffuser for your home. They are very easy to use - just add in some water and a few drops of your favorite clean-smelling oil and you are good to go!
Maintaining your home can be difficult with your pets, but not impossible. Check out these helpful tips for keeping your home beautiful while staying pet-friendly!