Decorating your new home is a very fun experience. Although, if you have pets you’ll want to keep them in mind! Here some tips to make your home more pet friendly. This article was originally written by RISMedia but I have summarized it for your convenience. Read the original blog here.
If you have a dog or a cat you should avoid carpet if possible. Once a pet has lived with you for awhile, your carpet will never be the same. Try out hardwood floors or tile! These types of floor show less wear from your pets.
Pets can be dirty! They also have claws and love to use them! Find furniture that works around these traits. Leather couches can be optimal for fur reduction. I personally recommend “scratch not tape” if you have cats. It is a clear double sided tape which covers the edges of your furniture which discourages cats from scratching. Also, some companies make furniture specifically designed for pet owners.
CREATE A PET AREA NEAR ENTRY
If you are the owner of a dog or an outdoor cat you’ll want to create an area near the entrance of your home specifically for them. Put a floor mat down to catch some of the dirt they track in and add a few shelves for leashes and treats.
AVOID ATTRACTIVE PLANTS OR SMALL DECORATIONS
Cats love to eat plants! They also have a weird obsession (or hatred) for Christmas trees. Plan ahead! As for dogs: don’t leave your Beanie Babies laying around. Your furry friends will surely think these are his new chew toys!
You can groom your pets yourself or have it done professionally! Cats too! Grooming your pets is an essential part to keeping your home looking and smelling clean. I can personally recommend an awesome cat grooming salon in Palatine, IL called Kitty City Salon. This place goes above and beyond to keep your cat staying fresh and your home fur free.
Read the original blog here.