Feel like you’re chasing your tail attempting to keep on top of the domestics? Try our handy pet hacks to cut down the amount of time you spend tending to your furry housemates.
1. Remove Pet Hair with Duct Tape
That’s right. We’ve found another use for duct tape—cleaning.
The stickiness of duct tape makes it perfect for a makeshift pet hair remover and this method is faster than vacuuming. It also works on seats in vehicles. A sponge or cloth wrapped with duct tape works great for getting into corners.
Wrap duct tape around a paint roller cover, sticky side out. Roll the paint cover over furniture or carpet to pick up the pet hair. Add more tape as the surface gets full of hair.
2. Enzymes Eliminate Pet Stains and Odours
Enzyme products are easy to use on pet stains—just spray or blot them on the stain according to the directions.
The products contain harmless bacteria that ‘eat’ the organic matter that causes the odor.
When the organic matter is gone, the bacteria run out of food and die.
The whole process will take anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
Some manufacturers recommend covering the area with plastic or a wet cloth to keep the bacteria moist and healthy.
3. Quick Cleanup Cat Litter
Cut your litter cleanup time in half with this nifty trick.
Line your litter pan with a plastic kitchen garbage bag before adding the litter.