How to Keep Your Home Organized with Multiple Pets

Multiple Pets | Adopting a dog is a great idea to add some life to your home. You can spend time playing with it and making good memories together. However, if you own multiple pets, you will need to stay on your toes throughout the day. From cleaning and feeding to playing with your pets, it can get challenging for you to look after yourself and your home.

How to Keep Your Home Organized with Multiple Pets

Having multiple dogs may stress you out. Therefore, we have compiled a list of ways you can take care of your home with more than one pet. Here are some essential steps you should follow to keep your home organized with multiple pets.

Proper Food Storage

Buy high-quality plastic bins to store food properly for pets. It is better to put a label on each container with a different color to spot the right bin upon need. You can store them in your pantry, on a kitchen shelf, or in a separate pantry for your pets.

Arrange Multiple Beds

Every pet needs its own space to have a good sleep during the night. Therefore, you should arrange multiple beds for your pets and assign each bed to them by adding labels. By doing so, you will avoid an invasion of privacy among multiple pets at your home.

Separate Dining Spots

Sometimes, pets tend to become aggressive when they see their owner feeding another pet while hungry. Hence, your best bet is to fix different dining spots for each pet. Do not feed all of them simultaneously, as certain pets can be territorial in such scenarios.

Introduce Your Pets to Each Other

It will help if you make an effort to introduce your pets to each other. See how they react in each other’s presence. Let them roam around in the same room to behave like friends to one another. Your pets will learn new habits by interacting with each other and become their better selves. If you notice that your dogs are not comfortable around each other, separate them using a baby gate to avoid fights.

Organize Toys

Organizing toys is crucial for your pets. For the younger ones, you can add all the chew toys to a separate basket. Keep the tugs toys in an outdoor space to prevent the risk of dogs getting aggressive within your home. Also, put their squeaky toys indoor during the night time as your neighbors may feel uncomfortable while sleeping.

Keep Your Rugs Aside

If you have placed expensive rugs on your lounge sofa or coffee chairs, it is best to pack them up and put them aside. Having multiple pets increases the chances of dirt and dust accumulating on your rugs. Moreover, your pets may end up contaminating the rugs by throwing up, defecating, or urinating on them. It will get difficult for you to clean them up and disinfect every inch of them afterwards. Also, some untrained pets have weird habits of scratching and chewing everything they see. Hence, you should save your rugs from potential damage by your pets.

Buy Separate Leashes and Collars

Taking your multiple pets out on a walk is a beautiful experience. However, it can potentially turn into a nightmare if you don’t organize separate leashes and collars for your pets. Be it dogs, cats and dogs, or just cats, every pet needs a different approach to manage its behaviors. Hence, putting a collar on their neck with a leash is the best way to control your pet outdoors. Also, be sure to carry a poop bag for your pets to avoid contaminating the roads and public spaces.

DIY Cleaning Solution

If your pets accidentally contaminate your home, you can instantly prepare a DIY cleaning solution to lean the surface. To prepare the mixture:

1. Pour two cups of water, one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap.

2. Stir gently to mix all the ingredients.

3. Spray it on the dirty surface and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

4. Wipe off the surface with a damp cloth to remove the mixture.

It will help you get rid of poop stains on your floor and carpet. For extra care, use a disinfectant spray on top to kill bacteria.

Cover Your Furniture

Some pets are prone to hair fall. They can shed lots of hair on your couch, sofa, carpet, rug, and even your bed, making it difficult for you to pick up every strand of hair. Before the situation goes out of hand, consider covering your furniture to protect it against pet hair. You can put a blanket or a large cloth to cover every bit of your furniture. For carpets and rugs, it is best to remove them until your pet stops shedding hair everywhere.

Disposable Wet Wipes

Getting a pack of disposable wet wipes will save your effort in cleaning every spot in your home. Pets can spill food, water and get inside with muddy paws. With a busy schedule, you may find it overwhelming to ensure cleanliness within your home. Therefore, cleaning wipes can help you instantly wipe the surfaces in a minute. Also, you can invest in a pack of sanitizing wipes to get rid of the germs.

Use a Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum cleaners are ideal for cleaning pet hair and fur. You will find a range of new vacuum cleaners with advanced technological features to help you clean the mess in a few minutes. You don’t need to use a standard broom anymore, as vacuum cleaners work wonders to pick up the dirt instantly.

Dog Body Spray

With multiple pets at home, you may find it difficult to shower them every day. As a result, your pets may end up smelling bad and create an unpleasant environment indoors. Therefore, you can invest in dog body sprays to keep your pets fresh and fragrant throughout the day.

Taking care of your home with multiple pets is a challenging task. With the use of the abovementioned steps, you can ensure cleanliness and organization within your home. It may require some time for your pets to adjust together under the same roof. Be sure to stay calm and patient while looking after your multiple pets at home.

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Facts About Animal Homelessness:

  1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
  2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.
  3. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes. Act as a publicist for your local shelter so pets can find homes. Sign up for Shelter Pet PR.
  4. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
  5. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.
  6. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.
  7. About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.
  8. It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.
  9. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these “excess” animals killed annually.
  10. Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.
  11. According to The Humane Society, there are about 3,500 brick-and-mortar animal shelters in the US and 10,000 rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in North America.

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