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8 Cleaning Hacks for Dog Parents

 

Having a dog can be stressful especially if you love a neat and hair-free home.  We have discovered the best cleaning hacks to help you in an environmentally free and easy way.  It's time to put an end to your frustration and discover how to deal with dog hair and other doggie issues in the home. 

 

Hack #1 Use Covers to Keep Your Furniture Fur-Free

If you allow your dogs on the furniture, you’re well aware of how hard is to keep them clean. A great tip for keeping your furniture clean and fur-free is to use a cover. You can use sheets, blankets or slipcovers — and if you want something to match your decor you can get them custom made. When it’s cleaning time you just throw those covers in the wash & you’re good to go.  Congratulations with this tip you've successfully dealt with the dog hair.  

Dog on blanket on sofa

 

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Hack #2 Use Rubber Gloves to Deal with the Dog Hair


how to deal with the dog hair is to put on rubber gloves and rub

 

A favourite method for picking up all that loose hair is using a pair of rubber gloves. You put them on and run your hands over your furniture; it’s amazing how well pet hair clings to rubber gloves.

 

Hack 3 Use Baking Soda to Clean up Pet Urine


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If your dog uses your carpet as their toilet, use baking soda (which is also great at removing odours) to clean it up. Pour some baking soda over the spot, let it sit for 20 minutes and then vacuum it up.

 

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Hack #4 Cover Up Scratch Marks on Furniture with a Walnut

walnuts

 

Do you have scratch marks on your wooden furniture courtesy of your darling dog? You can cover them up by rubbing a walnut over them. The natural oils in walnuts seep into the wood making small scratches in your furniture less noticeable.

 

Hack #5 Use a Window Squeegee to Clean Up Fur from Carpet

dog and hair on carpet

 

Do you get a ton of dog hair lodged deep into your carpet? Use a window squeegee to pick up fur in your carpet & on your furniture. Scrape it along the carpet & just watch as that hair comes up.

 

Hack #6 Stop Dog Hair from Clogging the Drain With a Baby Wipe

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Pop a baby wipe over the plug before washing your dog – it will trap all the hair while still allowing the water to drain out. 

 

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Hack #7 Hoover your dog


hoover and dog

 

There are fantastic grooming tools that could save you loads of time - especially if your dog moults a lot. Look for products that attach to your vacuum to remove loose hair and dead skin, collecting allergens from your dog before they're left around your home.

 

 

Hack #8 Mask smells with lavender

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Lavender essential oils are said to soothe dogs and also help keep fleas and ticks at bay. Just apply regularly between their shoulder blades.

 

Additionally, it's great for on the go. Mix 10 drops with some water in a small spray bottle and pop into your car. It'll keep your dog calm on long journeys and your car smelling fresh.

 

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