- Grooming tool: Amazon
- Litter box: white version: Amazon | dark grey version: Amazon| pearl version: Amazon
- Couch leather conditioner: Amazon
- Scratching pads: Amazon
- Nail cutter: Amazon
- Water fountain: Amazon | Walmart
- Cordless vacuum: Amazon | Walmart (my favorite and I highly recommend this one! Right now I have two of these, one on the main floor and one on the second. We will eventually have one on each floor of our house for added convenience. I’m not sponsored, this is my honest opinion!)
- Corded vacuum cleaner: Amazon | Walmart (ours is the slightly older version of these, honestly ever since getting our cordless vacuum though, I’ve used this less day-to-day. It’s a very good vacuum though and I’ll maybe use this once a month or so for a deeper clean.)
- Floor mop: Amazon | Walmart
To keep our floors clean I use a combination of the cleaning sources listed above and good grooming routines. I primarily use our cordless vacuum cleaner and I have developed consistent routines that are easy to stick to. I groom the cats every other night, vacuum the stairs every other day, vacuum the main floor daily, and vacuum the rest of the house on rotation. I rarely spend more then 10-15 minutes a day cleaning. And the floor mop is for whole house use. Links above. For our house cleaning routines, click here.
Grooming the cats regularly makes the biggest difference in keeping the house free of fur. I use this grooming tool and I groom all our cats at night before bed every other night. If I’m late by even one day, I notice a difference in our house. And because I groom them regularly, they don’t really leave much/any hair on our furniture or floors. The logic is to groom the loose hair off them before it falls off them. Note 1: Please don’t bathe your cat. They’ll hate you, you’ll hate it, and nothing good will come of it. If you really want to clean your cat, just fold a paper towel into a hand sized square, get it damp (damp, not soaking wet) and gently brush it down your cat’s back 5-10 times. I only do this with one of our cats (the one who refuses to eat wet food and consequently has dryer skin than the others). Note 2: regular grooming is also something that helps with allergies. To learn more about How to Cope with Cat Allergies, click here.
I use this leather conditioner to buff out any scratches that appear on our leather sofa. It actually works! I’m not sponsored by them or anything. But it legit removes scratches if you apply it as per the package instructions. I just use a clean cloth and rub a little of it into the leather. It works miracles!!
They have one litter box on each floor and I clean them all every morning. This regular cleaning and using self-clumping litter keeps our house odor-free.
The cats share one water fountain which lives in our mudroom, they also have bowls of fresh water in their cat room. However I keep the water fountain in the mudroom because it has a tile floor.
We keep these scratch pads on every floor (we have 2 on each floor and they move around a lot). This keeps the cats from scratching our furniture. Sometimes I even sprinkle catnip in them.
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