If you are anything like us, you absolutely adore your pets. But if you’re really like us, you know that our furry friends can sometimes leave an unpleasant smell in our homes. Humans are very fortunate to have an adaptable sense of smell, and we become less sensitive to our pets' odor overtime. However, if you are looking to sell your home or just love having people over, we gathered a list of tips and tricks to help you remove the pet smell from your home.
Trust us, it’s worth the read.
#1 Vacuum pet beds once a week
Be sure to vacuum your pet’s bed at least once a week! This simple task will not only keep your home smelling nice but also stop fur from making its way to every inch of the room. Plus, your pet will thank you for keeping their place tidy.
#2 Wash your pet beds twice a month
In addition to vacuuming your pet’s bed once a week, it is a good idea to give it a thorough wash twice a month. Consistent washing is a sure solution to keep your home smelling great!
#3 Use ventilation
You should consider leaving your windows open for a little bit each week to allow the fresh air to enter your home and the poor smell to leave your home. Even in these cooler months, a little fresh air can make a big difference. You’ll thank yourself later.
#4 Wash all fabrics
It is actually surprising the places that your pet’s odor will hide inside your home. When you really want to deep clean your home and get rid of your pet’s smell, make sure to wash all of your fabrics. Sheets, blankets, and curtains are a few examples of fabrics that may be housing your pet's odor.
#5 Vacuum/clean your carpets twice a week
We all know that our pets shed and leave a hair (or 1,000) behind. Carpet is notorious for collecting the hair and leaving a bad smell in your home. If you have a puppy that is being potty trained, you may also need to deep clean your carpets
Tip: If you are selling your home, you may even want to consider hiring a carpet cleaning company to professionally clean your carpets before buyers visit your home.
#6 Scrub hardwood and tile with a cleaning solution
In addition to vacuuming and cleaning your carpets, it is important not to neglect your hard floors. Tiles and hardwood are also likely to capture your pet’s smell. Taking the time to scrub your floors with a strong cleaning solution will help your home from housing that stinky smell.
#7 Spray and neutralize
It is important to use an air freshener and odor eliminator frequently in your home. This is a simple task that you can do once a day to keep your home smelling good and fresh.
Tip: Use an automatic air freshener to frequently neutralize the pet's odor.
Sources: Realtor.com and K. Hiscock