Ew… what’s that smell?

Oh that? That is my inability to get my house cleaned in a timely manner.

Come on.. before you get all grossed out… look around your own digs. Chances are, if you have a dog, you know the special scent that your critters can leave behind.
Waiting for Dinner

Now mind you, our dogs do not smell like “dogs”. Most of that is because of the diet we feed but they still play in dirt, shed hair, get filthy, etc, etc, etc… and honestly with two puppies, by then end of the day, both LB and I are too tired to clean house…

I stumbled upon this info on another blog.

Most of this I knew already but it was a gret reminder! Thanks to Aki Desorcy for posting this info on her blog.

Tips For Keeping Your Dog House Clean
Living with a dog doesn’t mean your house has to look and smell like a dog house. Not wanting to spend my entire day cleaning, I’ve learned how to clean up in the quickest (and by the way – cheapest) way possible.

Keep The Fur From Flying

Brush your dog every day. This is especially important if you have multiple dogs like I do. You’ll be amazed how spending a short five minutes a day brushing your dog, will cut down on all that hair floating around your home. Brushing daily also gets rid of flaky skin by distributing natural oils through your dog’s coat. You’ll notice that your dog looks and smells better. And since most dogs love being brushed it counts as quality time with your dog.

The Quickest Way to Make Dust Bunnies Disappear

If you need to get rid of hair in a hurry, go for the Swiffer.
It works tons better than a broom. These little cloths grab hair, dirt, and dust, and other dirt quick, and you just throw away the cloth when you’re done.

Lint rollers are also another must-have. Keep a couple around the house if you need to get hair off clothing or furniture in a hurry.

Use Common Household Items […more…]

Seriously, read the whole thing… it’s worth it!

About Pirate Jeni

Kitchen Witch, Eclectic Spiritualist, Psychic-Medium, Reiki Master, Conscientious Omnivore, Tarot Card Slinger, Singer of Songs, Player of Things with Four Strings.

3 Comments

  1. Good tips! I know I never really have enough time to keep up. That and people know not to come here in their good clothes!

  2. You and I have the same kitchen floor, black and white checkerboard. I totally agree on the smell thing, however on the brushing thing it does not work well with pugs. They are constant shedders. You can brush them and an hour later they are in your lap, you pet them, go to get up and holy dog hair batman, you’re covered.

    The swiffer is your best friend as well as a pair of yellow rubber gloves to clean the furnature of dog hair. Yup the one’s you pay 50 cents for in the grocery store. Don’t spend your money on rubber static brushes. And best of all you can use them again and again.

  3. Huh! Rubber gloves! What a great idea!

    And I love my floor except it’s very hard to keep clean… the white bits show everything..

    That’s why I have brindle dogs.. they dont’ show dirt!

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