We all love our pets, but do not love the odors that come with them. Whether it be the cat litter box in the laundry room, the dog bed in the corner, or the guinea pig cage, how do you get rid of that stinky odor that lingers as a result?
Here are some helpful tips to keep the odors at bay:
1. Vacuum at least three times a week
Your pet can leave a trail of fur, dirt, traces of urine or feces through out the house. Vacuuming will help remove these sources that can leave a bad smell.
2. Give your pet a bath once a week
Pets love to play and get into messes. Give them a bath to keep them looking and smelling great.
3. Wash your pet’s bed
This is a place that collects stubborn pet odors. Wash the bed in in the regular wash cycle with hot water, and tumble dry in the dryer. If there is odor lingering in the stuffing, sprinkle it with baking soda and then vacuum. Baking soda is a great odor absorber.
4. Replace the litter frequently
Litter boxes can get really smelly. To remove stubborn stains and smells, soak the box with some vinegar for 30 minutes, then scrub the box, rinse, and let it air dry.
5. Use a natural deodorizer around the house
Fill up a spray bottle with plain vinegar and add 5 drops of essential oils such as lemon or lavender. Spray around the house where bad odors linger.
6. Use an air purifier designed to efficiently manage pet odors
The Pet ReFresh plug-in air purifier by Beyond by Aerus, is great for smaller rooms up to 50 square feet in size that need targeted air purification, like laundry rooms, near pet beds, around litter boxes, or other smelly objects. It creates clean, fresh, healthier air, and has a compact design that plugs directly into your wall outlet and fits in tight spaces.