4 cleaning tips every cat owner should know: here is how to keep your home spotlessly clean

Ferenczi Deborah

2023. October 27 - Photos: Getty Images Hungary

Despite the fact that we undoubtedly love cats, we know for sure that indoor tigers kept in the apartment can cause some discomfort to their owners. Our cleaning habits, no matter how pedantic we have been up to now, must change even more, because the cat sheds fur, smears, can pee, leave stains in different parts of the apartment, and the list could go on.


Below we have collected some cleaning tips that a cat owner must know. Here are the best ways to keep your apartment neat and clean even with the kitty.

1. If you want to tackle the litter smell

Unfortunately, no matter what you do, the litter will smell. You can clean it every day, perfume it, buy a special, odorless version, there is no such thing that doesn’t smell after some excrement. However, you can reduce the unpleasant smell somewhat by doing the following practice. Mix a dose of salt, lemon peel, and dried lavender and place them somewhere near the litter tray in a cup or a bowl. It is important that you place it high or tucked away that your cat cannot reach it.

This mixture will have its effect. The salt can absorb the unpleasant smell of the litter tray, and the lavender and lemon act as natural fragrances, resulting in fresh air. With the help of this technique, you are guaranteed to say goodbye to unpleasant odors.

2. Against the constant shedding of hair

The moulting period is actually one of the most unpleasant points in animal husbandry. In this case, everything, but really everything, will be hairy. Even though the vacuum cleaner and the mop will be our best friends in this case, areas such as the sofa will suffer a lot. In such cases, it might be worth buying a professional brush. You can use this to thoroughly brush your sofa every day, even several times. It might be worth wrapping a damp, soft cloth around the brush and clean the surface with it. However, it is even a better idea to get a handheld vacuum cleaner, which you can use to easily remove hairs. But for the sake of complete cleanliness, it is worth wiping the area with a wet cloth at the end,

3. Cleaning up the cat clutter

Cats really like to be messy, but unfortunately we have to deal with this, they are like this, there is not much we can do about it. I mean, maybe it is. The basis of a cat-friendly home is that the layout is designed in such a way that the animal cannot knock down or destroy anything. Of course, this can often be difficult, since we don’t really have the opportunity to have a beautifully decorated apartment. However, in this case, minimalism is the winner, as this is how we can prevent our cat from knocking over everything, really everything.

4. Pet-friendly cleaning products

Finally, our most important cleaning tip is clearly to always use animal-friendly cleaning products. And the best way to do this is if you mix them yourself, as this way you will know for sure that it will not contain anything that could be harmful to your cat’s health. From this, we brought you the most effective miracle cure possible, namely vinegar, because its use as a general cleaning agent is unparalleled. It can be mixed with baking soda, salt or you can dilute with water. So it is worth using this environmentally and animal-friendly method the next time you clean.

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