Tips for Keeping a Cat-Friendly Home Clean and Odor-free

Tips for Keeping a Cat-Friendly Home Clean and Odor-free

Cats make for great pets. They are smart, funny and simply make our lives a lot better. But as any other pet they need care. From brushing to feeding and cleaning the litter box. Along with the regular vet visits, but all of that isn’t much in comparison to what we get from them in return. Now, it is no secret that a home with cats as pets does need a bit more TLC and this article will help provide you with tips to maintain a cat-friendly home that is clean and odor-free at the same time And, yes this is quite doable.

Keep the fur under control

Fur is something you have to accept if you own cats. Of course, you can avoid it all together by getting the Sphynx cat, but not everyone is a great fan of this particular breed. Now, back to fur control. The best and easiest way to keep you cat’s fur in check is by getting a quality pet vacuum. It will help you get rid of the fur around your home quite easily. You can also limit the spreading pattern by keeping some of the rooms off limits. And finally, don’t forget regular brushing, that way you can get a lot off yourself before is starts getting around your home.

Keep your air fresh

Having a cat can affect the quality of air in your home, and it is not only fur related. Animals have their own odor, and plus their sandboxes have one too, even if you clean them rigorously. The best option for maintaining clear and odor-free air in your cat-friendly home is installing a reliable air purifier for pet hair and dander, that will be able to get all the desired cat odors out of your home in no time, enabling you and your cat to enjoy fresh clean air in your living space at all times.

Keep your furniture clean

As we have already mentioned cats have their own smell, and it can get transferred on to your furniture especially if they have a favourite rubbing chair or a sofa they particularly enjoy resting on. Now in order to avoid that smell spreading around your home it is essential that you clean your furniture on the regular basis. You don’t need strong cleaning products, you can use something as simple as baking soda works wonders on soft furnishings, as well as in and around litter boxes. In addition, add some nice candles around your home and light them up when guest come, just to ensure that the present smell of scented candles is what greets them when they come in.

Devise a system for dealing with the ‘surprise’

Even the best trained cats tend to leave you a surprise or two around your home. Especially if they want to show you they are dissatisfied with something. This could be a urine stain on your favourite cushion, or poop in your shoe. Yes, you red that last one correctly, and there are quite a few cat owners who can relate. Now it is important to have a system in place for this type of issues, that way you can react quickly, get the odors out and protect oth your furniture and your footwear. There are various ways to get the cat urine smell out, you should find the one that works best for you personally. Have the cleaning items in one place so you can take them out whenever the need be and get rid of the unpleasantries quickly and easily.

Your home is now clean and odor free, and both you and your cat can start enjoying the new, fresh living space.

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11 thoughts on “Tips for Keeping a Cat-Friendly Home Clean and Odor-free

  1. Pingback: Tips for Keeping a Cat-Friendly Home Clean and Odor-free - Katzenworld Shop

  2. zodiacimmortal says:

    I have a few suggestions to help. Be it cats or dogs

    Not only can you use the baking soda but for those of you that have herd of Fabreeze… (or whatever the name your country sells) Its great.

    For any Puke or poo probs…. mostly those with carpets, use Water Vinegar and Lemon (pref. fresh) have it pre mixed and ready.

    now for Litter If you can find NON-clumping litter where you are USE THAT. The clumping kind holds the smell (and its even worse if its scented). You can’t dump it in the toilet as it could and will likely clog up the pipes.

    Even with Non-clumping litter we would change the litter pan 2x a week.
    When company would walk in they wouldn’t believe a cat or cats (we had 2 from 89 or 90 until I forget what year the first one went but the remaining passed on 2002) was living there

    I hope this helps you all.

  3. Ronda Dobson says:

    The struggle! I love my cat but I don’t love the struggle!

    Thanks for the tips. I think the tip about having a system ready to mobilize for when those “accidents” happen is an awesome one! I found a blog with good tips on how to make some homemade solutions for this kit ( and I’m going to use them to get my setup all ready to go.

    Also, you did a great job of finding the absolute cutest kitty pictures for this blog!!!

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