Living with pets can create some stinky situations, and as a dog mom who loves for her home to smell fresh and clean, I’m always looking for ways to get rid of those odors.
There are a lot of unhealthy ways to fight odors, like commercial air fresheners and carpet deodorizers. But those products are filled with toxic chemicals that can make your entire family sick. Why take the chance when there are so many natural ways to fight pet odors in your home?
Today I’m sharing a few tried and true tricks I use to make my home smell great, even with 2 dogs, a cat, and men in the house.
6 Ways to Fight Pet Odors in Your Home
1) Eliminate odors at the source.
Empty trash cans every day. Toss out anything that’s causing odors in the fridge. Wipe down the toilet and the floor around it frequently. Use baking soda to clean the garbage disposal as needed.
If you live with a cat, clean the litter box every day and be sure to use OdorKlenz Pet Litter Additive. It works immediately to remove litter box odors without the use of harsh chemicals or fragrances. Your kitty will thank you, and so will your guests. They may not even realize there’s a cat in the house.
2) Vacuum 3-4 times per week.
Vacuuming not only makes your home cleaner, but when you use a DIY carpet deodorizer, it will leave a fresh, welcoming scent. My carpet deodorizer recipe is totally safe for pets and children, and it’s so easy to make and use.
By the way, have I mentioned how much I love my iRobot Roomba? You guys! This thing has truly changed my life. Yes, it’s a little bit of an investment, but look at it as an investment in your home and family. Now that I use my Roomba 3-4 times a week, my house has never been so clean, and I love it!
3) Clean up pet accidents right away.
Using OdorKlenz Pet Urine Eliminator will help get rid of any smells that might be left behind after cleaning up pet accidents. It destroys odors deep down, and is made using ingredients that are safe for use around kids and pets. The formula is also safe for carpets, as it doesn’t bleach or stain.
Potty training a Dachshund puppy has been the bane of my existence, y’all. I’m happy to say that OdorKlenz Pet Urine Eliminator has been a real lifesaver at my house.
4) Open the windows.
When the weather will allow, open your windows and let the fresh air in. I’m a firm believer in airing out my home as often as possible to get rid of musty smells, pet odors, and stale air. The fresh air is healthy for your entire family, pets included, and your home will feel light and airy.
5) Use a diffuser.
I love essential oils, and they can do so much to make your home smell clean and fresh. An essential oil diffuser will help get rid of cooking odors, and there are so many possible scent combinations. For more about using essential oils with pets, check out this article.
6) Take care of your pet.
If your dog is smelly, give her a bath. Wash her bedding and blankets on a regular basis. Clean pet bowls thoroughly every week, and clean toys as needed. Staying up-to-date on these little details will make a big difference in getting rid of pet odors in your home.
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To help you keep your home smelling great, I’m partnering with OdorKlenz to give away a $50 store credit. Entering to win is super easy; just leave a comment below telling me all about your biggest odor issue in your home.