Vacuuming In Your Home With Pets – 7 Tips

Vacuuming in homes with pets

Vacuuming pets.

2September 2019, by Jasper Wilhelm.

Vacuuming pets. Pets in our homes are getting more an more integrated in our daily life, and in many homes the pets are almost like a family member.

In fact more and more families are living with pets, and for many reasons.

In our family we have a dog, Teddy, which is first of all a fantastic “friend”, as our childen are so happy for this. We parents naturally also.

But pets (in this article dogs) can have many other functions and roles in your home.

In our home, my wife and me decided, that there should be a dog in the house when our children are back from school.

In other homes, dogs are used as a kind of fellow for many people. For others it can be a great help if you have a handicap. And for others again the dog might be your hunting partner etc.

So, no matter what is the reason for having pets (in this article dogs), it is most likely inside your home, and there will be a need for vacuuming.

In this post I will give you 7 Tips for vacuuming in homes with dogs.

1.Decide on frequency of vaccuming

By having a dog in your home, you for sure will experience, that more dog hair, dirt and dust will be visible around the corners in your home. And every time you move it (eg. by vacuuming), it will come again after a short time. Therefore, you have to decide on how often you have to – or are willing to – do the vacuuming. For some families it is enough to do it once weekly. For others, more times weekly is needed.

In our family, we have a beautiful dog running around, so we need to do the vacuuming in most rooms every second day, approximately.

2.Decide on ambition level for vacuuming pets

Once decided on the frequency of your vacuuming, you have to think about how much time you want to invest in this task – the ambition level you have here?  This for sure can be very different from family to family.

In our home we are pretty ambitious. We almost allways do it the hard way, meaning in all rooms, squares and corners.

The vacuuming in homes with dogs require additional attention, and if you do nothing, you will not feel well in your own home.

3.Decide if external help is needed for vacuuming pets

In many families with dogs and children, the vacuuming task can be stressing and overwhelming.

Stay calm, this is VERY normal. Not all of us have the time for doing this vacuuming task more times a week.

Therefore, for many families, it is a good solution to buy some external help for the vacuuming tasks. And if it is dedicated to this, it is not that expensive.

4.Pets are wellcome and part of the family

Pets are getting more and more convenient in many families. In our family, the dog we have, is already the second dog (Teddy, a Labradoodle) after many years with the first dog (Meggie, a Border Collie).

Humans and dogs can be very connected emotionally, and for many reasons. In many families the dog is an extra family member.

In that sense we also accept that the dog leaves hair, dust and dirt inside our home. Meaning we also accept that there is an extra vacuuming task when we also want to have a clean home.

5.Vacuuming pets fur

It is very important, that when you make your plan for vacuuming in your home, you also take the maintenance of the dog’s fur into consideration. That is in fact a big task in our home.

Unmaintained dog’s fur will initiate more hair, dirt and dust in your home. Meaning more work for you when doing your vacuuming tasks.

So have a plan for maintaining your dogs fur. We do this more times a week on our dog (bonus info: our dog loves it).

6.Decide in which rooms your pets must have access to

In our home we have decided where our dog is allowed to be present and be playing.

And that is not  in all rooms.

When we are not at home, the dog is allowed to be in the kitchen and the hall only. And when we are all home, the dog can also be in the living rooms. And in the night when we are watching TV, our pretty dog comes and lies just in front of the sofa.

However, our dog is not allowed to come in all rooms, as there are too many things which can be moved around, and hence also generate a lot of dust and dirt from the dog’s hair.

This way of giving access to dedicated rooms, depending of the time of the day, helps better to manage and limit from where the hair, dirt and dust can come.

And then also how much, and how often, we need to vacuum the different rooms, although we do it almost every second day.

7.Playing with the pets indoor

The playing with the pets per nature will generate a lot of dirt and dust.

Especially when children are running around with the pets, this can generate a lot of dirt and dust all over your home.

So limit this playing to dedicated rooms in your home.

A bit playing with the dog is allowed in the living room (not sofas or couches), and in the kitchen in our home. And no where else. A dog also need to know the house rules.

So, managing how and where to play with your pets is important for the vacuuming planning and the vacuuming intensity in your home. Effective planning of this will save a lot of time and money.

 

2September 2019, by Jasper Wilhelm.

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Why Robot Vacuum is more Efficient than Traditional and gives you Better Time

Robot or Traditional Vacuuming – the most efficient method

Traditional vacuuming

Robot or Traditional Vacuuming – the most efficient method.

Best Way to Efficient Vacuuming.

This theme sounds really boring, right ? An how difficult can it be just to swing your manual vacuum cleaner once a week, and then have most of your weekly cleaning tasks done ? For many it is just a routine with no worries or concerns. However, it is ALWAYS an issue in a modern household. Because we all need to clean our homes frequently. Mostly for the feeling that our home is clean. But also because it needs to be clean for health reasons and it makes you feel well. And if you have allergy or pets in your home, the need is even higher.

So, in a modern family household with an active family living,  getting the traditional vacuum cleaning done once a week or more can be really stressfull. Because we all want to do our really best, have a nice and clean home, have more time for doing so many other things like taking care of the children, go shopping or doing our sports.

Do the plan

One of the first things is to agree on, is WHO in the household does the vacuum cleaning. Is it the wife/ mom in the house? Or the husband/man ? Or maybe the  grown up children for a small pay ? Key is the to have an agreement at all, so no one feels unfair. Best advice is to agree on it upfront in the whole housekeeping perspectice, so you help each other sharing all tasks. In fact it can be FUNNY when you can follow the progress, well knowing that all the other tasks are also being done. You can also look it in this way – what is the alternative ? Other household tasks. Once you have the plan, it will NEVER be a discussion point.

Why is it so important to have a plan in place?

Because vacuum cleaning is one of the most important cleaning activities in our households. Imagine you did not do the vacuum  cleaning  for weeks in your home ? How would you feel ? Not that well. And inviting friends or family in your home which has not been cleaned for a long time ? For sure not fun. Making a well defined plan for your vacuum cleaning is so important. But once you have agreed with your family on WHO would LIKE to do it,  and have the PLAN. you have in reality have made your first progress.

When should I do it?

This is a very common and fair question. Personally, it is important to have some fixed time slots vhere we do it in our family. Trying to define some “basic” time slots for cleaning where you do your vacuum cleaning. First timeslot could be in the weekend, after you have done your shopping. Reserve eg. one hour each weekend for this task getting done – and if you finalise using less time, you in reality have “gained” time, which is such a nice feeling.

You can also think about a more light version of your vacuum cleaning. That is also allowed. Arrange it eg. in one of the the days in the week just when you come home, and before your dinner. And again, reserve a “mental timeslot” doing this – and again, if you finalise before, you in reality have “gained” time , which you can use on your family and yourself.

Physiological issues

Another very important thing is your physiological situation. If you are strong and fit, you can do the traditional vacuuming very fast by yourself, and with no further thinking. But if you are older or maybe weaker or not so strong anymore, the manual vacuum cleaning is not that easy. And the planning and doing becomes much harder.  So your phsiological situation is of great importance for how you do the plan. And here, also do not forget if it is YOU that have the responsibility taking care of eg. parents or other family members or friends that needs help.

Help to choose Traditional or Robot Vacuum cleaning in YOUR household

Advantages with traditional vacuum cleaners

Today there are so many different models in the market, and you can always find one fitting exactly to your need.

One of the big differences is with or without cable. The old traditional vacuum cleaners with cable is still a good choice for the most of us. However, there are so many new models in the market which do not have cable, which makes the manual vacuum cleaning so much easier.

The dust reservoir instead of dust sack is also a new feature in the new generation of vacuum cleaners. In reality, you do not need a vacuum cleaner with dust sack, but just have to empty the dust reservoir this is very easy on the most models.

Disadvantages with traditional vacuum cleaners

As in the header, this work is still manual, meaning requiring your or another family members time.

And if you are the busy family mom or husband, this can be a stress factor if you do not have the PLAN.

And if you for some reason have physiological problems, the use af a manual vacuum cleaner might be difficult.

The placing the manual vacuum cleaner is often problemtic if you do not have the room for it. And they are not that nice to look at.

Advantages with robot vacuum cleaners

As written in my other article, there are a lot of features in the new models of robot vacuum cleaners. You can read more about them here

You can save a lot of time, which you can prioritise to your family, doing sports or do your shopping.

Once installed, the vacuum cleaner will work for you automatic or whenever you want. Remote control also helps you  a lot.

Your life will be so much easier.

Disadvantages with robot vacuum cleaners

Pricepoint still high before you reach the good models.

As you do programming on your robot vacuum cleaner, and thereby have fixed working aeas, this can limit some places of vacuuming.

Stairs and corners can of be a little tricky to handle.

 

Best Robot Vacuuming Cleaners – efficient and makes your life easier

Vacuuming with help of robots makes your daily cleaning easier

Robot vacuum cleaner. We all know it. The weekend has come. And now the weekly cleaning is on the to do list. Vacuuming is a mandatory part of it. And either you love it or you really hate it. But this weekly (and for many families more times a week) task is not that interesting because is a thing that just has to be done. Agreements must be made on who has the task. And how effective and hard it must be done. And if you have animals the need is even higher.

So, will you do a light vacuuming, or do you want to make it perfect in all corners? And thereby being sure all dust has been catched and removed? Because the classic vacuuming is very manual and by hand. Because you push or pull the vacuum cleaner around in your home, and it also occupies some space when it is not in use.

And if your home has more floors, it is not that easy to proceed the traditional vacuuming. Unless you carry your vacuum cleaner from the one floor to the other floor.

Modern living with a vacuum cleaner

If you are a BUSY FAMILY, and living the MODERN LIFE with limited time for cleaning and household, you can make your life easier by having a robot vacuum cleaner. And you can save a lot of time and energy by automating your home a bit. The robot vacuum cleaner costs a little more than the traditional vacuum cleaners. However, your gain of time and life quality is so much bigger.

But by choosing a robot vacuum cleaner you are fully independent of using your limited time, and it can work for you when you are not at home. Sounds great? Yes, it is very great. The time you save on the weekly vacuuming you can use on your kids and family, and thereby having more time to do your own interests and sports.

Imagine you can go doing sport more times a week, while the robot vacuum cleaner is working for you at home. And imagine you come home to a top clean home every day. Just by telling the robot vacuum cleaner what to do.

Advantages by using a robot for vacuuming – choose the best vacuum cleaner

Functionality and quality are very different on robot vacuum cleaners, but they can help you in different ways:

· Big floors with big squares are easy to clean for the robot vacuum cleaner.

· Corners can be handled effectively.

· Vacuuming under and between your furnitures is easy.

· Programming is in important part. You can program new destinations every day, or you can recap everything thereby cleaning the same way more times a week.

· On some vacuum cleaners you can do the programming via your smartphone.

· ”Parking” of the vacuum cleaner is easy, and needs very small Space. And you can hide it behind or under your furnitures so it is not visible.

 

If you want to read more on my other post you can navigate from here