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Pet-Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips

Lunar New Year is coming! The Chinese believes that before the New Year celebration they should give their home a thorough cleaning and the cleaning sweeps away the bad luck of the preceding year and makes their homes ready for good luck. Do you have trouble removing tough pet stains? Or trying to get rid of those awful urine smells? Read on!

We are aware that some cleaning products contain harsh chemicals, which may be toxic to our beloved pets and put everyone at risk. Even if not poisoned, some animals can develop allergies to these chemicals. Many owners look for pet-friendly cleaning tips and products to keep their homes clean and eliminate germs. You will be amazed that there are quite a number of common household agents that is suitable for pet-friendly cleaning.

 

vinegarVinegar
A diluted vinegar-and-water solution will make the bathroom fixtures shine. Wipe up the floor with diluted vinegar. If your dog licks it, it will not hurt him. It has been reputed to have strong antibacterial properties. For removing pet stains from carpet, you can mix white vinegar and water and put it in a spray bottle.

The bonus of using vinegar is that most pets often don’t like the scent of vinegar, so it can keep them away from that area of your house. Spray the area and blot it dry with a cloth.

 

 

Baking Soda
Baking soda will do the job of most scouring powders, without leaving a chemical residue on surfaces. A natural deodorizer, just sprinkle baking soda onto carpets to remove odors. Let it stand for a few minutes or sit over night, then vacuum. Use baking soda to clean silver and other metals instead of a metal polish that contains dangerous chemicals. Coarse salt also makes a good scouring powder. Salt sprinkled into the carpet will eliminate fleas.

 

Cornstarch
Use cornstarch to polish metals and glass. It will leave windows and mirrors streak free. To clean carpeting, sprinkle it on the floor and let it stand for several hours. Then vacuum it out. It will absorb much of the grime and odors.

 

Steam
Handheld steam cleaners can be used to kill bacteria and dust mites without using harmful chemicals. Using the steam vapor, it can quickly dry, clean and effectively enough to disinfect or even sterilize the inanimate surfaces.

 

Happy Spring Cleaning!

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