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9 Genius Pet-Friendly Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

Make your life easier with these pet-friendly cleaning tips!

Keeping a home clean when you have fur babies can sometimes feel like a never-ending struggle. But don’t worry, fellow pet owners! Today, the Geeky Gecko is diving into a treasure trove of knowledge with our genius pet-friendly cleaning tips.

These tricks aren’t just your average cleaning hacks. They’re tailored specifically to make your life easier while making sure your beloved pets are healthy. With our strategies up your sleeve, you can say goodbye to pesky pet-related messes.

Whether you’re dealing with stubborn fur clinging to your furniture or muddy paw prints on the carpet, we’ve got you covered.

From natural cleaning solutions to creative organizational tricks, these 9 pet-friendly cleaning tips are guaranteed to transform your cleaning routine from a daunting chore to a manageable task.

So, grab your supplies and get ready to have a cleaner, happier home for both you and your four-legged companions.

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Pet-friendly cleaning tip: Pet repellent for furniture

If you want to train your pets to stay off your furniture, all you have to do is place some plastic carpet protectors, with the prickly side up, on their favorite spot. You can find them in the carpet/flooring department of home centers and most office supply stores.

The best part is that the protectors can be cut to the size you require with a utility knife or scissors. The little teeth will train your pet to associate the sofa as being “discomfiting.”

And soon, they’ll look for other cozier spots to relax on and leave the couch to you. Just take off the protector before you sit down!

Pet-friendly cleaning tip: Neater pet food dispenser

You can build a bin and fill the dog dish effortlessly and get rid of that annoying bag of dog food lying on the floor in your garage. Simply buy a bin holding two 20-lb. bags of food, allowing you to dispense it right into the pup’s dish.

You can even store two types of food, so your cat doesn’t get jealous. Slide the ‘blast gate’ open, and food falls into the dish. A hinged top allows easy refilling.

Pet-friendly cleaning tip: Enzymes destroy pet odors and stains

Enzyme products are effortless to use on pet stains. Simply follow the directions by spraying or blotting them on the stain. The products contain benign bacteria that chow down on the organic matter, causing the odor.

When the organic matter is gone, the bacteria runs out of food and dies. The entire process will take anywhere between a few hours and a few days. Some manufacturers recommend covering the area with a wet cloth or plastic to keep the bacteria moist and healthy.

Pet-friendly cleaning tip: Shield your doors from scratches

You can protect your doors from your dog’s claws with a sheet of plastic. Buy some 1/8-inch, or thinner, Plexiglas or plastic at any home center. Cut it so it fits just inside the door jambs and is a foot higher than your dog’s reach.

Most home centers will even cut the Plexiglas for you, but you can also cut it with a utility knife and a straightedge.

If you have a large breed dog and need plastic above your doorknob, use a 3-inch hole saw to make a cutout for the knob. Mount the Plexiglas to the door with some 3/4 inch roundhead wood screws.

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Pet-friendly cleaning tip: A faster way to eliminate pet hair

If you have a pet that sheds a lot, StickySheets can make cleaning up after it a lot more effortless. Simply peel off the backing, press the sheet against your furniture, then pull it up.

The hair will stick to the sheet, but the 24 x 36-inch sheets won’t stick to each other, which makes applying them easier. They can even be reused up to three times.

The manufacturer claims that Americans spend over 200 million hours cleaning up over 25,000 tons of pet hair annually. If that’s true, then StickySheets can be a lifesaver!

Pet-friendly cleaning tip: Fur filter for bathing your dog

You can make your own personal dog washing station in your shower for an easier and calmer bath time. Be sure to cover the drain with a hair catcher to prevent any fur from clogging it.

All you have to do is cut a hole in a bath mat to fit over the drain and place it in the shower to prevent your dog from slipping around. Using a handheld sprayer gives you more control and lets you avoid spraying water into your pup’s ears.

Everyone involved will find bath time a whole lot more enjoyable.

Pet-friendly cleaning tip: Clean upholstery using baking soda

The trick to eliminating the nasty cat smell in your home could be hiding in your pantry. Use this handy trick if a funky pet smell creeps into your couch or upholstered chair: Sprinkle an ample amount of regular baking soda onto the fabric and let it sit there for about 20 minutes.

The baking soda will eliminate odors and break up a few of those light stains in the fabric. After the 20 minutes is up, remove the baking soda… and the funky smell with a handheld vacuum or a hose attachment to your regular vacuum.

Pet-friendly cleaning tip: Stop your dog from chewing electrical cords

Some dogs love to munch on electrical cords around the house. This is not only dangerous, but it’s irritating when they destroy your phone chargers or laptop cables.

Well, you can solve the issue by wrapping the cables with a split flexible plastic pipe at automotive stores and home centers. Simply cut the length you want and push the cords into the pre-split slot.

Your dog will lose interest in the cords soon. Now, if you could get him to stop chewing up your shoes, that would be fantastic!

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Pet-friendly cleaning tip: Get rid of pet smells around your home

Occasionally, pets get into something they shouldn’t, and they bring the nasty smell indoors. One way to get rid of those smells is AtmosKlear. It can be squirted directly on your pet! It doesn’t have a scent of its own.

But what the odorless formula does is destroy, not cover up, smells. The formula is an oxidizer. And it must contact the odor source to work. This stuff works amazing, from tobacco to pets to general household odors and even to smelly carpets in your car.

It’s non-toxic and biodegradable, and, according to the manufacturer, it creates no issues for those who are sensitive to chemical air fresheners.

Bonus tip: Spritz some AtmosKlear onto your furnace filter and turn the fan on. You’ll freshen the whole house. You can buy some AtmosKlear now on Amazon.

Do you have any other genius pet-friendly cleaning tips you’d like our readers to know about? Please feel free to share them with The Geeky Gecko in the comments section below.

But don’t go away just yet! Our site has many more fantastic tips and tricks for you. For instance, we highly recommend you also read: 8 Most Common Dog Training Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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