What Household Cleaners Can Be Used on Cleaning Pet Accessories?

What Household Cleaners Can Be Used on Cleaning Pet Accessories?

 

On my last blog post, I mentioned my favourite cleaning product which was simple diluted bleach.

Hey, it may not be 100% best thing to use, however like I said, I like how broadly and multifunctional it is – it cleans and sterilize at the same time.

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I understand there are lot of people may not agree to it, due to it may be poisonous and for its strong smell, so today we could talk about household cleaners that are less chemical involved and carries less risks.

 

  1. Vinegar

It has been a long history on how vinegar acts as most handy cleaner in households; you are able to dilute it according to where you are applying it on. Apply more concentrated vinegar on surfaces with tougher stains.

 

  1. Soda Powder/ Baking Soda

Natural deodorizing tool – apply on pet beds or stained carpet, wait for 15-20 minutes and vacuum the spot. You might have to use a toothbrush to brush on tough stains like urine stains and repeat this procedure a few times to get a better result.

 

  1. Dried Lavender

Oooo lavender, the most functional and friendly plant, pretty to look at, cute being a pot plant, could use it as homemade herbal tea in minutes and best of all, natural lavender oil have the feature of being pest repellant. Get some dried lavender flowers into small fabric packets, place them into where you normally store your pet’s clothing and bedding.

 

  1. Natural Deodorant

Use natural herbal oil such as lavender, verbena, Rosemary, Thyme, Orange, Lemon, Citrus, lemongrass…etc to replace using deodorant in metal spraying cans.   Just a few drops into spray bottle with clean water, you would have a nice refreshing home space.

 

After all, you may still find it easier to get cleaners from supermarket, and I think bleach, Dettol and general cleaner could potential become your best friend, all you need to pay extra attention on is to dilute them. Never use undiluted cleaners on your pet beds and living area, and to be honest I wouldn’t even be using them on my own living space.  As much as they smells very convincing on killing germs lol!

How to Clean Your Dog Run?

How to Clean Your Dog Run?

Oh boy, I hope you have already thought about this before you decide on your dog run– cleaning and sterilizing your dog’s living space is just as important as cleaning your own living space.

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I like to use my favourite handy cleaner made with diluted bleach – this works great on almost everything (but not fabric), kill germs (like 99.9% efficient) and super low cost.

Step 1: Wear gloves

Well, sometimes I do ignore this step, simply just because work tend to be easier without gloves. But bleach is corrosive even in diluted state, it could make your skin itch and irritated and leaves strong smell no matter how many times you try to wash your hands.

 

Step 2: Apply cleaner on the run and mesh

You are able to use spray bottle or simply pour quarter of a cap full of bleach into 1 litre of clean water, and use a cloth or brush to clean. I personally prefer spray bottle as it is a permanent cleaner in the house and I could use the leftover amount somewhere else.

 

Step 3: Clean clean clean

Brush away fluffs and spider webs at the corners, wipe off dusts and crumbs. Clean to as details as you wish to but definitely be extra careful when you gets close to the ends of the mesh.

 

Step 4: Rinse off

You probably don’t want to risk on having your dog licking or picking up food after contacting with the run. So rinsing would be the most important step I would say. The more diluted cleaner, the less likely to have the risk, but nevertheless I would still recommend rinsing cleaned crate thoroughly.

 

Step 5: Sun dry

Best thing about it is that your run isn’t going anywhere really, but do remove all the covers to allow maximum exposure.Not only it is the most efficient way to dry your run, but also by drying your run crate in the sun could get the benefit of sterilization from the UV rays. Nature’s just wonderful!

 

On top of cleaning the crate, 9/10 times, I would also cleaning my dogs feeder bowls and beauty tools such as comb, brush and grooming tools.

However for small items, it would be much easier to clean with dishwashing liquid or the best result would be dishwasher if you have one. Just probably want to have a set of cleaning sponge and cleaning brush so it wouldn’t cross contaminating.