We all love our furry friends, but there’s no denying they tend to leave a mess around the house. We’re not just talking about muddy paw prints on carpets or chewed up rugs here either. We’re talking about those pesky, minuscule hairs and problematic germs that are virtually undetectable. Your living room might look spotless… but how clean is it really?
Tackling Animal Hair
Is there anything worse than sitting down on the sofa with black jeans and standing up completely covered in animal hair? Fighting against stray animal hair isn’t just a one-off battle, it can truly become an all-consuming war if you let it get on top of you.
Not only is animal hair a pain to try to remove from clothing (because you know no matter how much you clean those jeans, you’ll still find a loose hair two weeks later), it can also cause major problems for any guests who suffer from allergies.
However, there’s no need to panic! Removing animal hair from your living room is manageable if you follow our simple steps:
- Start off with cleaning absolutely everywhere in your living room, removing hair from the furniture, carpet and curtains. Continue to vacuum the living room regularly, and do a deep cleanse of the entire room every week.
Investing in a vacuum with a high grade filter may be particularly beneficial if you find need to ensure hairs and allergens are completely removed from the room.
- Clean your pets! Fight animal hair by going straight to the source. They might not thank for you it, but make sure you brush your pets every two to three days to prevent excessive shedding. We recommend brushing them outside the house, too.
- Nobody wants to completely ban their pets from getting comfy on the sofa, and we know that there are certain moments when we really want them to be there too (if you’re anything like us, you might appreciate having a furry friend to quiver behind during a scary movie!) You can place a blanket over the sofa to protect it from scratches and stray hairs, but if you’re looking to buy a new sofa you should try the Endurance range. It’s tough, robust and durable and very easy to wipe clean.
Erasing the Undetectable
There may be things lurking in your living room that aren’t easy to detect, like animal hairs. People often forget how many germs and potential diseases animals carry, especially those that enjoy digging around in the garden all day.
Keeping your pet healthy is one of the best ways to ensure they don’t spread any germs to your friends and family members. Make sure your pet has all of its vaccinations and takes trips to the vet regularly, and you can also do your bit too by washing your hands thoroughly after handling your pet!
Regularly cleaning the surfaces in your living room can also prevent germs from spreading. It’s wise to make yourself aware of what your pets get up to, and regularly clean spots that they like to visit frequently. If they have a habit of climbing up onto the dining room table, like a lot of sneaky cats do, then you should make a conscious effort to wipe it clean with an antibacterial solution before every meal.
It’s all too easy to forget about germs and give in to pesky animal hair, but by following our simple steps you can ensure that your living room is as clean as it possibly can be while living with a pet! After all, our pets are true members of the family, so no matter how messy they get, none of us would dream of parting with them to achieve a truly spotless home.
And let’s be brutally honest here, we all probably create as much mess as them anyway!