Indoor cats are great for so many reasons. So what about when it comes to learning how to keep things as clean as possible? Thankfully, learning how to keep your house clean and safe when living with an indoor cat doesn’t have to be as tough as it seems.
Regularly groom your indoor cat
One of the best ways to keep hair – and any pests such as fleas – out of your house is to ensure you regularly groom your indoor cat. This means investing in an appropriate brush to suit your cat’s fur and sitting down to bond with your pet a few times a week. While grooming won’t eliminate all hair, it stops every piece of dropped fur from finding its way around your house.
Invest in a good vacuum cleaner
If there’s one thing many pet owners will learn as soon as they have an indoor cat, it’s that they need a good vacuum cleaner. Of course, it’s important to look for one that comes with abilities to pick up pet hair and maybe even think about one with hair wrapping features built-in. A vacuum cleaner with smaller tools for getting all the hard-to-reach places around the home is also a must with an indoor cat.
Regularly clean any bedding
It’s no secret that cats love to sleep. Spending hours every day asleep in the same spot means it won’t be long before it gets a little dirty and covered in hair. Regularly washing your cat’s bed should become a part of your weekly cleaning routine to keep on top of the mess. This also means regularly changing your sheets if your indoor cat loves to use your own bed. Don’t forget about the cat trees too if your feline friend spends a lot of time in their tower.
Consider your cleaning products
Not all cleaning products are suitable for pets, meaning indoor cat owners need to pay particular care to labels to ensure everything is safe for their feline. Some essential oils can upset their airways, while others have dangerous chemicals like bleach. Various owners opt to make their products instead, while others turn to eco-friendly chemical-free products to be safe.
Clean any stains as soon as possible
There are times that we can avoid doing chores for a few days, such as letting the laundry build up or avoiding the dishes. However, it’s best to clean up any stains as soon as you can when it comes to indoor cats. This is because the longer a stain has to sit, the more likely it is to leave a permanent mark. Just be sure to keep your cat away from the area as you clean just in case the chemicals are dangerous.
Learning how to keep your house clean and safe with an indoor cat might sound like a lot of work, but thankfully, we only need to make a few small changes to keep everything as fresh as it was before our feline friend walked into our lives. Who would have thought?