That's not to say, however, that we're OK with a home overrun by animal hair, toys and other such messes. If you're in need of some pet-proofing, we've got you covered. Below are some tips for keeping your home clean, even with a pet (or pets) in residence.
Manage the Fur
Pet fur on everything is the most common complaint among pet owners. The best way to combat this is to regularly take your pet to a professional groomer and brush your pet yourself everyday—and even then, some pet hair will linger on the furniture. Now is the time to invest in a heavy-duty, pet hair-approved vacuum. Regular vacuuming and dusting will keep your home free of unwanted pet hair and oil. And not only will it keep your space clean, it will also improve air quality.
Decorate in Stain-Resistant Fabrics
Between muddy paws, drool and whatever else your pet may drag in from the yard, stain-resistant fabrics are a must. Crypton sells an array of stain-resistant furniture and home accessories that are easy to clean and disinfect. If you're not in love with this idea, you can always go for items in leather or pleather. Though these materials can be scratched, they are virtually strain-resistant and easy to clean and maintain.
Ditch your old area rug for a trendy new indoor-outdoor rug. These rugs are designed for outdoor use but chic enough for indoor use, and they're designed for longevity. Easy to clean and made from stain-resistant fabrics, these rugs can easily be washed in the event of a pet-related accident.
Make It Machine Washable
They Can't Ruin It if They Can't Get a Hold of It
What do you do to make your home pet friendly? Let us know in the comments below. We'd love to share your tips on To Dog With Love!