It’s fun, quite simply, when it works and when you get the whole family involved. Am I right? I’m right. Now we have two kids, two dogs, and a cat. Our newest dog – Astro – is a long-haired dog, and Cassidy says he’s never met a dog who sheds quite so much. Well I grew up with a Samoyed so I’ve seen it all, but I still put down $81 last week to get Astro groomed. And just forget about the state of the house. We spiffed up Astro and now we have to spiff up the house to look good!
For us, spring cleaning tips start with The Libman Company.
And specifically, the Libman Wonder Mop! We’ve used their products for years, but they’ve brought innovation to cleaning for over 120 years. Whoa! And we’re busy busy, like I said, with our kids and pets. Now we do have 10 chickens but they stay outside. That doesn’t mean we’re not guilty of clomping around the chicken coop and then dragging dirty feet into the house.
Spring Cleaning Tips For Pet and Kid Households:
1 – Regularly check your air filters
We have three pets that shed frequently, so we check it often. How often? That depends on your pets, how they shed, and what their fur is like. We try to do it every 2-4 weeks here.
2 – Regularly groom your dogs and cats
We find pet fur everywhere but we can never figure out exactly which animal left it there. So we groom all three! Even better, we designate a grooming day. They don’t all like it, but it helps!
3 – Have a carpet solution
We have have hardwood floors and we have carpet. The carpet retains the stains and the smells threefold! When we first moved into our house, the previous owners had let their dog use one of the back bedroom carpets. We had to find a solution to really work for the bedroom because pets and carpet aren’t always a perfect match!
4 – Be vigilant with pet bathroom habits
For dogs, mostly using the outdoors, carry disposal bags with you to keep your yard and neighborhood clean. If any accidents happen indoors, consult with a professional about housebreaking your dog or if there’s a medical condition. For indoor cats, keep a litter box and DON’T skimp on cleaning it. They cannot be too clean! Have one per cat, and scoop it twice a day. Change the entire thing about once every 10 days. Clean the box with water, a bleach solution, and a soapy dishwashing detergent before refilling it with new litter.
5 – Wipe down your counters every night
Use a cleansing wipe or a paper towel and cleaning solution both before and after you put food on the counter. Cats tend to walk across counters, and dogs can jump up on them!
6 – Keep your cats and dogs critter-free
Our cat is indoors only, but the dogs go out and can spread fleas and ticks to them! Use regular medication to prevent parasites. This will protect your pets and your kids as well.
7- Dust, vacuum and mop at least once a week
The bonus is that older kids can help with the spring cleaning. As a parent and a pet parent as well, I see so many reasons to have the Libman Wonder Mop on hand.
Basically, it gives us more time for the things that matter this season. And the kids and pets are getting out in almost consistent muddy conditions. The Wonder Mop makes cleaning up after kids and pets easier and as quick as ever. Each mop has microfiber GRIPSTRIPS that lift up to 20% more dirt – leaving your floors cleaner. It has a power wringer so you’re able to remove more water from the microfiber mop head. This allows your floors to dry faster so you can be back on them sooner. And yes, I AM this happy to have an easy mop solution for the home!
My Libman Wonder Mop works great on all surfaces and can be machine washed up to 50 times.