This cat shedding #shedhappens post is sponsored by Swiffer. Opinions are my own.
Remember in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer when they traveled to the island of misfit toys to pick up all those unwanted and broken toys and find them homes? Well, my house is the island of misfit cats because it seems as if all the misfits and tougher-to-adopt rescue cats sucker their way into my heart and home.
I can’t resist the unwanted, the returned, the troublemakers… and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I adore them, and want to save them all!
But whenever I love on one of my fur babies (approximately every thirty seconds) it results in a fresh tuft of cat hair taking to the skies, and that drives me bonkers. In fact, it’s one of the biggest reasons I waited so long to adopt any pets. Did you know 58% of Americans own pets and agree that controlling pet hair in the home is a top concern?
The joke’s on me because I have four rescue cats, and the #shedhappens every stinking day of the year. It’s especially horrific right now since they’re losing their winter coats, but I love them so ding dong much that I deal with their furry messes.
The key to dealing with pet hair is to keep up with it. A little daily maintenance goes a long, long way in preventing massive amounts of build-up, so I keep a Swiffer Sweeper nearby and whoosh my way to fur-free once a day! It’s especially important to me to keep my house clean because I do so much cooking and baking. I prefer cat hair not be listed as a recipe ingredient.
Those deep grooves trap and pick up all the furry fluff before it accumulates to the size of an actual cat. (It’s obviously working because I keep adopting more cats.)
I do my daily Swiffer-ing with dry pads, but twice a week or so, I use the wet pads to remove any other sticky grime and debris on the floors.
I also use my Swiffer Duster (which Dexter knocked on the floor in the below photo) every evening to sweep along the window ledges where the cats hang out. I love Swiffer Dusters because they fit into every nook and cranny and pick up all the dust, dirt and cat hair lurking and hiding.
While I’ll never be one to dance while I’m cleaning, I really don’t mind scooting around with a Swiffer for a few minutes a day. It works great, which means less time spent on my once-a-week deep cleaning and more time spent playing with my kitties.
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