Thursday, August 30, 2018

How to Keep a Clean House When You Live with Pets

   Let’s face it, living with dogs can be messy. They shed, drool, and throw up on our floors. Thankfully with a few awesome products, keeping your house clean is not an impossible dream. I am a clean-freak, so it is important that my products work the way they advertise.
   The following are all part of my cleaning arsenal. I can't imagine trying to fight grime without them!
FURminator is the best way to reduce hair in your house. Regular use can eliminate 90% of your dog’s shedding.
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Beautiful doormat from
• High-quality doormats can prevent your best friend from tracking in dirt and mud. I recommend one at your backdoor for those puppy paws!
Westie sitting on Swiffer box
Swiffer has a complete line of products to help you win the dust bunny war. I am a huge fan of the Swiffer Dusters, Swiffer Sweeper Pet, and the Swiffer Sweep & Vac.
Bissell cleaner and Basset hound
Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner can make your carpet look brand new! Whether your pet has tummy troubles or an occasional accident, Bissell can clean it up. Your carpet will be left fresh smelling and stain free. I can’t imagine living with a dog or cat without a Bissell.
Pet Genie
• My Pet Genie is the most incredible way to conceal your dog’s poop bags. There is NO smell, it is easy to use, and looks nice. I can go over a week before I need to empty the bag. This is seriously my favorite discovery and cannot recommend it enough! They also make a Cat Litter Genie that looks pawsome.
🐶There are days when keeping your house clean with pets is difficult but I know these products can help.
After all, every house needs a dog or cat.🐱


  1. yes... it is sometimes a challenge... to tell the truth we both run if we see the furminator, butt we feel much better when the old fur ist gone... and the mama feels better too when the fur is in a bag and not everywhere in our crib

  2. Da carpet cleaner gets a LOTTA use here!

  3. Mom bought a carpet cleaner when Katie started getting sick a lot and we used it all the time...a lot at about 2am. The three of us don't get sick much, so the carpet machine is gathering dust in the basement. We do need to vacuum more because we track in dirt and grass all the time.

  4. Thank you for telling us about the carpet cleaner. Mom really needs to think seriously about getting one of these SOON!

  5. Mom 100% agrees we have the Bissel Pro heat little green shampooer. Mom bought it back in 2017 when I was having tummy issues. It paid for itself the first week.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. Thank you for sharing your Pawsome tips.

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

  7. I am far less of a clean freak than I used to be, and I'm pretty sure having pets did that to me! I am obsessive about not having clutter, and having everything in it's place, but I put up with more dirt and fur around. Luckily we don't have much company! LOL
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  8. I've found that dirt doesn't demand to be cleaned so I'm pretty casual about getting rid of it. The Furminator and a good mat are our best friends.

  9. Mom has a Dyson sweeper that she just loves for keeping our hardwood floors fur free. We don't understand why she thinks she needs to scoop up our furs, but if it makes her happy, go for it,Mom.

    Thanks for the tips.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. We have a furminator and the same bissel shampooer and swiffer dusters!!
    hazel & Mabel

  11. I love the furminator, now that I use one on the cat, they shed less and vomit less too.

  12. We have a Furminator, and a sucking monster too ! Purrs

  13. Mom Furminates me all the time. She is pretty sure if she did it all day, furs would fill the comb all day. She also wishes she owned stock in Swiffer. We are huge fans and dedicated users of the duster and sweeper. When it's too early in the morning to vacuum (we're in an apartment and we don't want the neighbors to think we're obsessed), Mom Swiffers instead.

    Love and licks,

  14. The mom loves those Swiffer things. She uses them for everything.

  15. We no longer have carpets in our house because we have had doggies for the last 25+ years. Dad vacuums the floor once a week using his trusty (noisy, screeching dragon monster) shop vac. Yipes!

  16. I say Airedales don't shed, Ma says I'm a liar. whatevers. She tries to brush me, butts I'm usually not very cooperative! BOL! She is gonna check out that poopie pail thingie!
    Ruby ♥

  17. These are all great products! THe Pet Genie is a new one on me, what a great product that would be. Both my dogs track in mud, grass, and dirt from the yard and from our adventures. Icy is a Husky, so you can imagine the balls of fluff that get deposited Everywhere in our house LOL!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  18. What great tools for winning the clean house battle with pets.


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