There are few days at the Varro Pet Services facility that it is only us and our dog. On average we have 4 dogs per day either via boarding, board and train or puppy school. What that means is paws track in mud, hair gets everywhere and occasionally a pup marks. It is a lot to manage and there is only so much time in one day and we would all like to spend the least amount of time cleaning as possible. We at Varro Pet Services have spent a lot of time researching and finding the cleaning items that will clean the worst of messes the fastest. Below are four items that we use routinely.
Miele Pet Vacuum:
Every household with pets needs a great vacuum. My family has always had Miele's and for good reason. It isn't the cheapest on the market, but with how much time it saves it's well worth it. Cleaning is a drag, we'd much rather spend time playing with the pups, but with how good this vacuum is, it makes cleaning fun. Watching all the hair, and dust from the day vanish is a satisfying feeling. It is especially good on rugs and carpets. The before and after is so satisfying. After getting this vacuum, I haven't used a car wash vacuum to clean my car, the suction out-strips those vacuums by miles. You can use this vacuum on all flooring types, without worry. One thing that makes it especially good for household with pets is the quiet setting seeing as a lot of dogs are afraid of the vacuum.
Don't overpay for bags
The only downside is the bags are expensive, I get dupes on Amazon. The Miele official ones are almost $8 a bag. These work just as well and are a little over a $1 a bag.
Vacuum Booster is another great item that will help you keep your car, bed, and couch clean in a pet household! I saw it one day in the cleaning supplies aisle, and decided to give it a try. I was skeptical, but it was pretty cheap so I figured why not? It turns out it really works, especially with pet hair. It works by attracting hair and dust to the powder so your vacuum picks up more than it would otherwise. Of course it also contains baking soda, which is one of the cheapest and best natural deodorizers.
Borax, as you might know, is great for almost everything. You can use it in your laundry, you can put it in a spray bottle, and you can even sprinkle it on your couch or mattress to help remove odors. I have had pups puke in my car, and pee on my couch among other messes and this has been a lifesaver.
Levoit Air Purifier:
My little workhorse. With all the hair, dust, and everything else that comes with working with dogs, this little guy earns his keep around here. I have terrible allergies so a great air purifier is essential in my line of work.
Bonus: White Vinegar:
The cleaning jack of all trades and the master of them too. All you have to do is mix it with warm water then spray lightly on a surface. After it dries, if the smell isn't all the way gone after that, simply let it dry and then repeat the process until the smell is defeated. I add a half cup to the last rinse of my washing cycle, and it helps my clothes come out extra clean!
As a pet owner, it is crucial to keep your house clean and these products make it easier! If you'd like more info as well as dog training tips remember to subscribe!
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