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These 7 Tips Will Definitely Help You When You Have Pets at Home

There is so much to love about your pets. They are your best friends and provide you with companionship and unconditional love. But if youโ€™re being honest, your fluffy pal can be a bit rough on your home. Of course, they donโ€™t mean to, but it is in their nature to explore and be curious about their surroundings. Thankfully, you can peacefully coexist with your little companions.

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There is a fine balance to living with pets but it can be done with the right knowledge. The main concerns are hair, odor, and stains. House training is vital but what else can you do to make your home more pet-friendly and maintain style?

7 Tips to Help With Your Pets at Home

When it comes to making your home pet-friendly, you want to consider their nature and their needs. You also want to think about how you want to present your home so that you feel comfortable. That may include things like changing your furniture, purchasing pet-friendly carpets and rugs, and simply designing around them. 

Whatever changes you make, it should make living with a pet or pets more comfortable. Here are seven tips to help you out.

1. Choose High-Performance Materials

If youโ€™re tired of cleaning stains from your furniture or worried about your pet’s nails ripping through delicate materials, switch the material on your furniture. You can purchase furniture that is already upholstered in high-performance fabric or you get your current pieces reupholstered where possible. This will save you from constantly cleaning stains and messes. 

2. Use Blankets to Protect Upholstery

A smart hack is to use blankets to cover your seating. This can collect the animal hair and other stains and debris your pets track in. These are much easier to clean as well. You can use a lint roller to take off the majority of the hair and then put the blanket in the washing machine to take care of the rest. The blankets also provide your pets with a cozy spot to settle into for an afternoon nap.

3. Potty Train Them

There is no way around it, you need to potty train your pets. If you donโ€™t, youโ€™ll be finding surprises all-around your home. You also need to dispose of your petโ€™s poop properly. Animal waste can carry a lot of pathogens that can potentially make you sick. Be sure to find the proper disposal method. Training them along with using the proper sanitation methods will keep your home smelling fresh and keep you safe.

4. Opt For Indoor/ Outdoor Rugs

Indoor/outdoor rugs will be your new favorite thing. They allow you to have style and cohesion in your home without the fuss. They are made from an easy-to-clean material that is lightweight and can be used on most surfaces. Once you get tired of them inside or theyโ€™ve become worn out, just give your rug a bit of a clean and you can put it outside to give your yard pop. You donโ€™t need to worry about your pets with these style rugs.

5. Use Diffusers to Keep Your House Smelling Good

A great way to take care of odors that your pets might produce is to use diffusers throughout the house. Diffusers use essential oils to permeate your house with scents that you love. You can customize the oils that you like to create a special blend for your home. Theyโ€™re also a lot better for the environment because they donโ€™t require heavy aerosols. All you need is a bit of water and a drop or two of your favorite oils and youโ€™re good to go. 

A good quality diffuser can be set on a timer to refresh the smell periodically. No more worrying if guests can smell your pets, you can be confident that your home will always have a lovely scent.

6. Put Breakable Items Away from Pets

When it comes to things like decor, you want to make sure you use items that arenโ€™t easy to break or that are pet-friendly. Put your more fragile pieces in places your pets canโ€™t get to. This is to preserve your items, and itโ€™s also a safety precaution. Your pets can hurt themselves stepping on broken glass and other sharp materials.

7. Store Pet Items in One Place

Another tip is to keep all of your pet supplies and accessories organized by storing them in one place. For the aesthetic, use decorative baskets that have enough space for everything or storage ottomans. You want to mix style and function. It should also be in an easy-to-reach area. 

Your pets are part of the family and you want them to have the freedom to explore your home as a family member would. Make the necessary changes and adjustments to make living with them a lot easier so you can focus on sharing the love and good times with them.

Krystal | Sunny Sweet Days
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