Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners: Keeping Your Home Fur-free

When it comes to pets, they are a big part of the family. They bring us companionship and joy through the craziness of life. However, their unconditional love is paired with lots of fur! It can be quite the challenge to keep your home clean with furry friends. If you’re finding yourself with a fur covered home, check out my cleaning tips for pet owners to keep your home fur-free!

Regular Grooming

The first step towards a fur-free home is consistent grooming of your pets. Each pet will have their own grooming needs when it comes to frequency. Find a local pet grooming professional that can give you an idea of how frequently to groom your pet. For lower maintenance furry friends, they can often be groomed at home. 

Either way, consistent brushing (even daily) can help immensely when it comes to controlling fur. Just make sure to find the right grooming tools for your pet’s fur to have more successful grooming at home. Regular baths will also help keep the fur from falling throughout your home.

Vacuum the Right Way

When it comes to cleaning up after your pets, there is a right way to vacuum up fur around your home. Start by finding a vacuum that is specifically designed to pick up animal fur with strong suction power. Oftentimes they even have special attachments to catch more fur. 

An upholstery attachment on your vacuum is perfect for cleaning couches, curtains and chairs. Hardwood floors are a lot easier to clean with a vacuum that has a hard floor setting or when using a microfiber mop to trap loose hair. Vacuuming your home twice a week (or more) will help it stay fur-free.

Protect Furniture and Surfaces

Couches can be a difficult area to keep fur-free. Consider using washable slipcovers that you can easily remove and wash when it accumulates too much hair. Using blankets in your pets favorite lounging areas can keep the hair in one place. Buying multiple pet beds and placing them around the house in your pets favorite rooms can keep fur off of other furniture.

Purify the Air

Investing in a high-quality air purifier with a HEPA filter can improve the air quality in your home by capturing pet dander and allergens. Identify which rooms your pet spends the most time in and place your air purifier accordingly. To keep hair from circulating, make sure to change the air filters in your HVAC system on a regular basis.

Additional Hair Removal Tools

Having additional hair removal tools on hand can make a big difference in keeping up with fur in your home. Lint rollers are especially helpful for quick hair removal on clothes, upholstery and bedding. Rubber gloves and damp sponges are also great tools to remove hair from furniture. To keep your rugs and carpets clean, use a pet hair removal brush or a glove with rubber bristles that will gather the hair.

Living in a home with pets doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a clean home. Start using these cleaning tips for pet owners and you’ll be one step closer to a fur-free home. If you need some help catching up with cleaning fur or other messes in your home, give us a call today!