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!