This idea has been in your mind for a long time, and you have thought of everything well, several times. You have put all cons and pros on the paper so many times and you have finally made a decision. You are going to have a pet, a new friend, and a family member. Since you have never been in this situation before, you will have many questions and challenges. One of the biggest doubts will be how to have a pet and a clean apartment at the same time.
Prepare the space
When preparing for this step, consider all the factors that can have an effect on your pet’s life in the apartment and the conditions you can provide. Good preparation will make it easier for you to cope with this new situation of having a pet and a clean apartment at the same time. You need to consider several factors.
Conquering the room
Have in mind that is no matter the size of a pet they will be all around the house. Even the parrot, hamster, or rabbit who normally live in some coop, at some point you will have to let them out. They have to be free and on the move and you need a clean apartment at the same time. That will be possible if you limit the space in which they can move around the apartment. Sometimes the best solution is to close the doors of the rooms they should not enter.
Make it easier for you to clean
Having a pet and a clean apartment at the same time maybe sound impossible and unattainable, but the truth is different. In most cases, you can find some great solutions for potty training, this, in turn, creates the greatest mess. Use some checked training tips you can find online like a rewarding pet if he performing urination on the right and marked place. If you can, at least in the beginning, remove the carpets. There are several reasons:
- They collect too much hair, which you will find difficult to pull out later.
- Smaller animals will nibble them and bite them because each of them loves such surfaces.
- If the feces end up in it, it will be difficult to remove the odor that will attract the pet again.
Protect cables and furniture and your plants. At least, in the beginning, remove things that may be interesting to them for snacks and bite if you want to save them. Teach them immediately what and when is something allowed. Most like to bite paper, fur things, wood. Provide them with toys of a similar surface that they can bite and play with. Like this, you will not your belongings in million small pieces tucked away in the strangest places. Remember that, food on the floor is not your food anymore, what falls it stays there.
Having a pet will completely change your life, be prepared for that. It will bring a great amount of love and laughter but also a bunch of responsibilities. This will be a full-time pleasure and commitment. You can easily have a pet and a clean apartment at the same time, just be organized and ready to step forward.