Cleaning Hacks,  Pets


Owning pets doesn’t have to be a hassle or force us to abandon our standard of cleanliness and order. We can live happily and harmoniously with our pets if we just apply a little imagination, a little common sense, and a little expert knowledge about proper procedures and the right tools.

dog on swing

#2 Test first! Test any chemical in a hidden area of the carpet or upholstery to make sure it does not discolor or damage the surface. Never use ammonia to clean your pet mess as it smells like stale urine and it might trigger more peeing in the wrong place.

rule of thumb

#1 Do it now! Treat the stains before it sets, chances of preventing stains and damage are far better. Don’t let pet mess go until it’s convenient, because if you leave it, the mess will spread, smell, attract pests and encourage repeat offenses.

#3 Keep pets and children out of the area when cleaning. Always store cleaners in a child and pet-safe place

Other things you may need:

Newspaper, Cloths, Paper Towels





Baking Soda

All Purpose Cleaner


How to make water and vinegar solution:


1) Mix up 1 ½ cups water to a ½ cup of vinegar.

2) Pour the solution slowly over the stain and allow it to sit and soak for 3-5 minutes. Not only is vinegar a good natural solvent, it also kills bacteria.


Cleaning Fur

On furniture, a hepa vacuum cleaner with brush nozzle is an effective tool for removing fur. Damp rubber gloves with water. Use short strokes to remove hair. Fur would be easier to vacuum or pick up. A disposable cloth is really best because it’s hard to rinse fur out of cloth – you often end up just spreading it around onto other surfaces. On clothes, pick pet fur off rolling masking tap or lint rollers. Static Magic – Using laundry softener is another way to help reduce fur on fabrics. Grooming your best friend regularly helps too.

Cleaning Pee

Blot up fresh urine with newspaper or paper towels. Wipe and clean the spot with deodorizer and disinfectant. On carpet, use a cloth on the spot and apply pressure to absorb as much as possible until the spot is almost dry. Saturate the stain with a water and vinegar solution. Sprinkle the affected area with baking soda. Kick back and let the scene of crime dry before vacuuming the baking soda.

Cleaning Poo & Vomit

Faeces can be removed with a small plastic bag or pet poo dustpan. Clean vomit quickly as acids cause permanent damage. Remove vomit with a squeegee and dustpan. Clean the surface with deodorizer and disinfectant. On carpet, same steps as cleaning urine. For dried faeces, you may wish to comb out the residue. Giving your pet a chew toy is better than letting him chew on anything which will significantly decrease the chances of poisoning or diarrhoea.