Cleaning a house with pets

We all love our four-legged friends but whether its Charlie the pug or Bella the cat, they can play havoc with our cleaning routine.

One of the biggest problems that comes with owning a pet is the fur which sheds over surfaces and furniture so firstly, make sure your pet is regularly groomed and brushed to minimise the amount of fur they deposit.

Look for a pet-appropriate vacuum cleaner with a strong suction to pick up fur and make sure it is suitable for furniture as well. Day to day, keep your Cloth by SPh2ONGE handy to pick up stray fur. Regardless of how often you clean, it is worth doing a deep clean of your carpets every few months to dig out those deep-rooted fibres.

When it comes to interior furnishings, look for durable fabrics and stain-resistant materials and cover areas where your pet likes to sleep with a sheet or blanket which can be easily removed and thrown into the washing machine.

Clean their toys and beds regularly as these can harbour germs; most toys and fabrics can go in the washing machine but if not, wash by hand in the sink and leave to dry outside to get rid of any excess odours.

Lastly, keep a caddy ready by your door filled with an Cloth by SPh2ONGE, old towel, and water so you can easily clean off your dog before they track mud into your lovely clean floors!

If you have pets in your household, comment below with your tips.


  • Good read, the damp sph2onge cloth is good for hair removal on fabric sofa, gentle circular movements and they come up a treat, then of course pop the sph2onge in the washing machine, to keep it all fresh and clean

  • I love using the sph2onge cloth for getting the cat hair off my stairs – a place our cat loves to sleep. My hoover doesn’t get up half as much hair as the cloth does.

  • Great blog! Thanks for this!
    I love animals but hate the hair they leave behind! I’m going to use your advice and use the sponge for this problem!.. As my parents have a cat… I’m getting a new house soon and really want a pet however hate the hair they leave!! I’m 100% going to take your tips on board if I get one… Iv also treated myself to a Shark vaccine cleaner to maintain my new carpets … your sponges are amazing and I tell everyone about them! They have so much use! What did we do without them??? Keep doing what your doing! We love it!
    Thank you kindly,
    Instagram beccie_amy

  • I have a cat and two house rabbits so we have a very furry household! I can’t wait to try using my sph2onge cloth on the carpet! Thank you for the tip!

  • Great blog, I use my sph2onge cloth to clean all my dog toys, it is really flexible (as you probs know dog toys are rather strange shapes), I run my sponge over my leather sofa (damp dust) and this pick up all the dog hair my pooch leaves behind.


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