Here are quick TIPS to help.......
Even tho your kitty isn’t allowed on the kitchen table or counters when you are home – Nothing is stopping her from exploring the “forbidden zone” when the house is empty of human bosses. So… ALWAYS wipe your counters, table, and cutting boards with a disinfectant or bleach solution before using and eating. Also store your knives and other kitchen tools away or keep them covered
Keep kitty litter boxes away from kitchen and clean at least once a day. Put in basement or corner of large bathroom, etc.
Keep doggy poop picked up in the yard – they don’t always care what they step in when they are playing on the grass or rolling in the dirt. When they come back inside.. well.. it can be yucky.
BEDDING ours and theirs:
Dogs and cats carry around a lot of dust, dirt, and etc. in their fur and paws. You may want to wash yours and their beddings frequently.. ahem.
Keep your clothes put away in drawers and closets. Cats and small dogs LOVE laundry baskets full of folded clean clothes – they make perfect beds!
Some people (I’ve read) actually will change the colors of their clothesto deal with heavy fur problems. For example, if they have a pet with light colored fur – they will rarely wear black… LOL
Tape rollers – store bought or homemade to remove fur and hair from clothes.
FLOORS and those pesky FUR TUMBLEWEEDS:
Carpets – vacuum vacuum vacuum – Not much more to say.
Hard Surface floors - I myself lay down bathroom rugs (large and small) throughout the house – each room has it’s own color and matches the décor. These are great for keeping the floor clean. Besides the usual sweeping and mopping on hard surface floors, I wash these handy rugs in the washing machine. They are very washable and don’t slide on the floor. They also protect the floor from getting scratched by our pooches' hard nails.
FURNITURE: Use slip covers on the furniture wheneverpossible. You can do this and still have a nice look in your room. I use material made for outdoor furniture and sew it like a pillowcase. Then I just slip the cushion inside, fold over the open end and put it back on my couch. You can slip them off and wash whenever needed. Any fabric will do but keep in mind it needs to be a hardy fabric to endure the abuse we all impose on our furniture.
MORE loose fur solutions:
Groom and/or brush your pet often to capture that loose fur and put those troublesome little fibers in the garbage!
Rubber is a great tool (this one my hubby uses on our rugs). Run the bottom of your tennis shoe while wearing them -or not – on the rugs and furniture. The rubber catches the fur and rolls it up so you can grab it and dump it. Rubber kitchen gloves are also effective but not as much fun!
These are just a FEW ideas. Again.. you can GOOGLE- IT for more ideas on the internet.
So many many creative people out there willng to share their brilliant ideas!
If YOU have an idea or solution that can help – EMAIL me
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