Living with a dog is a great joy, and sometimes a great mess. Cleaning up after your pet shouldn’t be financially consuming, or dangerous to your pet. Did you know that you likely already have some effective and safe cleaners under your kitchen sink? Some solutions you have on hand may be better than others–here are a few that recommends to effectively and safely clean up after your pet.


Baking Soda


Baking soda is an ideal cleaner for carpet, clothing, bathroom surfaces–you get the idea. It will whiten and deplete grime like a store-bought mixture. Sprinkle baking soda on your carpets, let it sit for five minutes, and vacuum it up if you’re in need of a deodorizer for your loveable, albeit stinky, pup. Mix it with lemon juice to produce a foaming cleanser ideal for your bathroom surfaces.


Hydrogen peroxide


For kitchen countertops, use hydrogen peroxide–it’s an effective germ killer. It breaks down quickly to water and oxygen; try the ratio of 25% hydrogen peroxide, 70% white vinegar, and a bit of water.


White Vinegar


Dilute a half cup of vinegar with one gallon of water for an excellent surface cleaner. If you’ve been looking for a pet-safe wood floor cleaner, this is it. If you can’t quite kick your dog’s habit of drinking out of the toilet bowl, you can rest easy by cleaning the porcelain with vinegar instead of bleach. Combine 2 tablespoons of vinegar with ¼ cup of baking soda and rub the mixture into your carpet for an effective stain remover. Vaccum it up a few hours, or day, later.


That was a lot of information; basically, white vinegar is good for almost any cleaning needs.


Keep your home clean, and pet safe, with these natural and affordable cleaning options . If you’d like more options, check this out. Have a happy, safe, and squeaky-clean summer!


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