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How to Keep a Tidy Home with Pets - Tips from Impala Sofas

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:19:00

There's nothing quite like coming home to a wagging tail and a wet nose after a hard day at the office but, living with pets can often feel quite difficult and taxing at times - especially if your pet is the size of a Great Dane, drools like a Basset Hound and molts like a Saint Bernard! Keeping your house clean, hair-free and smelling fresh is something most pet owners struggle with on a daily basis but, we are here to help! We've put together a few of our top tips on how to maintain a clean home with pets:

  • Buy a vacuum that is tailored to picking up pet hair, from both wooden floors and carpets
  • Invest in a lint roller for fabric furniture and clothing
  • Keep a towel at hand, and near the door
  • Clean up muddy paws at the door
  • Work quickly on stains
  • Keep a clean-up kit stocked up
  • Enforce 'restriction zones' if there are certain rooms that you do not wish to share with your pets
  • Use the upholstery tool on your vacuum, to suction hairs off sofas & curtains
  • Groom you pets outdoors to minimise airborne skin particles and hair settling on floors
  • Get a pet bed that you can clean out and disinfect regularly - wicker is a great option
  • Remove odours with a sprinkling of baking soda
  • Regular baths help keep your dog fresh - but be considerate of your dog's skin condition, if they are prone to dry skin please consult your vet 
  • Select fabrics carefully, our Impala fabrics are a great choice!
  • Avoid leather sofas with pets, scratches are easily made to this material
  • Keep your pet's eating area clean, and away from crevices and cracks that may become dirty and attract insects
  • Set-up a dog cleaning station 
  • Regularly clean your pet's things
  • React quickly to accidents
  • Air your house 
  • Let your dog have fun, and be prepared to clean up the mess afterwards!

Above all though, ensuring that your sofa is suited to life with your little furry friends is a vital part of home-life with a pet. Buying a sofa or seat is a big investment, and needs to be considered carefully, you should invest in upholstery and fabrics that will clean easily, that will not easily absorb stains and accidents and that will hold up against sharp claws and scratches. Our Impala Fabrics are an excellent choice for families and individuals both pets and children (as we all know that they can often be as messy as each other!). Our fabrics are available in a variety of colours and are easily cleanable, exceptionally durable and luxurious in both look and feel, stain-resistant and can be easily combined with contemporary furniture designs to bring style and the utmost practicality to any home.

Your cat or dog is a fundamental part of the family, and here at Impala Sofas, we believe that they have earned their space on the sofa! If you'd like more information about how you can have a stain-resistant Impala Sofa in your home, please visit our online store today or send us an email: