You’d be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn’t think that their pet is the best thing in the whole world. There are so many upsides to owning a pet that most people don’t ever really think about the downsides unless faced with them directly. In some cases, like with the uncleanliness of pets, this can be an issue if you’re not prepared. To help you make sure your house is as tidy as possible, we’ve put together a list of tips to keep your furniture clean with pets around.
Keep Pets off the Furniture
While we realize that training your dog or cat to stay off the furniture may seem like an impossible task, it’s the most effective, by far. Your pet can’t get your couch dirty if they’re never on it in the first place. Plus, the claws on your pets can be very sharp, which can rip up the fabric over time.
Groom Them Regularly
Since we know that most people like to have their pets sit with them up on the furniture, we’re going to focus on our other tips, like grooming pets as often as you can. Whether you get it done professionally or you do it yourself, removing all your pet’s dead hair and cutting it on occasion will lessen the amount of it that will accumulate on your furniture and in other places around the house.
Have Something To Clean Up Hair Nearby
No matter how often you groom them, though, they will likely still manage to get hair all over the place. That’s why it’s a good idea to have something to clean it up with. Most people use vacuums, but they involve a lot of setting up to use and aren’t readily available like a lint roller or other handheld hair removal products could be. The easy access and use of these items can make cleaning up pet hair a quick and painless process.
Wipe Up Messes As Soon as You See Them
Not all pet messes involve hair—some involve a bodily fluid that your pet couldn’t hold any longer. While these messes shouldn’t happen frequently, you’ll want to have cleaning supplies on hand to clean up any messes before they soak into your furniture. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to get out.
Cover Your Furniture
No matter what you do or how hard you try, knowing these tips to keep your furniture clean with pets isn’t always enough. Sometimes, you’ll need to actively protect your couch with a slipcover. These can be easily removed and cleaned in the washer anytime they get dirty. You can also buy ones that are better at repelling pet hair, like leather or microfiber.
Regardless of what you choose, we have sofa slipcovers that will fit your couch perfectly and protect it from whatever messes your pet leaves behind.