6 Simple Yet Effective Cleaning Hacks For Dog Parents

Who doesn’t love a good hack? In this post by Dream Cleaners London, the experts offer up six simple yet effective cleaning hacks to help prevent spills, dirt, and messes in your home!

1. Does your dog eat way too fast and leave a ton of food scattered all over the floor?

There is one very simple trick that can help stop your dog from eating so fast and making a mess. Put a tennis ball or plastic ball inside your dog’s food bowl. The ball should be about half the size of the bowl (or a little smaller). This hack helps to slow your dog down when eating and stops his food from flying everywhere.

2. Does your dog drink too fast and spill water all over the floor?

There’s a similar hack for your dog’s water bowl. Grab a bigger bowl/bucket and an old tire. Use the bucket as the water bowl and put the tire around the bucket. Of course, you can decorate the tire with paint to make it look cute. But the tire will stop your dog from moving his water bowl around and help prevent spills.

3. Does your dog shed and leave hair all over your upholstery?

If your dog constantly sheds then chances are your upholstered furniture and carpets are covered in pet hair. If so, use a damp rubber glove or a squeegee to remove all pet hair from the upholstery. It works like magic – even better than a vacuum! 

4. Looking for a natural free shampoo? 

Why not ditch the harsh chemicals and make your own instead! 
Mix equal parts – 1 cup each:

  • White vinegar
  • Warm water
  • Dawn liquid soap

Mix them well and massage your dog’s entire body with the mixture. Leave the shampoo setting for about 5-10 minutes and then rinse it off! You might even see fleas floating away.

5. Does your dog excited pee, leaving a mess on the carpet?

Does your doggie get a little too excited when he sees you or guests, and makes a mess on the carpet? You don’t have to use harsh chemicals to treat and get rid of the stain and urine odor. There is a simple hack for that. Sprinkle a handful of baking soda (a natural oder eater) on the stain and let it do its job. Let it sit for about an hour and then vacuum the baking soda off the carpet. The urine smell should be gone.

6. Dirty paws from outside?

Last but not least, put a clean rag in your home’s entrance and remember to wipe your dog’s paws after every walk in the park. Prevention is a great way to keep your home clean when you have a pet!