7 ways to keep your rugs cleaner when you have pets

1. Choose your rugs wisely

If you’re buying a new rug, think about how easy its material is to clean and maintain

2. Think about rug placement

If you’ve got pets, think about what your high-traffic areas are,” says Melissa Maker, whose YouTube channel, Clean My Space, has more than 2 million subscribers.

3. Pay attention to paws

When your dogs are running around outside, they’re able to track dirt, debris, pollen, dander, fungi, … all of those great things, back into your home.

4. Vacuum consistently

Don’t underestimate the importance of a great vacuum.

5. Be thoughtful about hair removal

Dealing with pet hair embedded in rugs is a constant battle, but choose your tools wisely.

6. Groom your pets regularly

Regular brushing not only helps remove loose hair, but it also prevents pet hair from accumulating throughout your home

7. Spot-clean the right way

There are countless spot-cleaning hacks on social media, but Maker and Mashhadi recommend steering away from fads.

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