We have an enthusiastic one-year-old Siberian Husky and she is a gem! She is ALL Husky – she loves to dig and she sheds like there’s no tomorrow. We can’t imagine our lives without her! She is everything we wanted and MORE, in a back-talking little 38-pound package. We anticipated there would be extra cleaning, but were shocked when we were Swiffering the floor on a daily basis. Here are my best tips on how to keep your house tidy with a Husky!
#1. Get a robotic vacuum.
My husband won ‘husband of the year’ when he purchased me a Roomba for Christmas last year. I put the Roomba on a schedule with the free iRobot app, and it vacuums our home daily while we are away at work. It is an absolute lifesaver! Just make sure you have all your cords and socks picked up. I also shut doors to keep it out of every room except for our living and kitchen area. Those rooms get the most traffic from Sassy.
#2. Implement a cleaning schedule.
I have a stricter cleaning schedule for myself now that we have Sassy. She sleeps with us so I try to wash our sheets \once a week (on Sundays), and our throw blankets get washed every other week. I vacuum the rugs in the living room (we have laminate flooring) weekly, and the couch about every 2 weeks. We have learned to live with the hair but could even do this weekly if we wanted.
#3. Get a steam mop.
We picked up our steam mop on Black Friday about a year ago and it’s been a lifesaver! We have a Shark because we have all-Shark-everything.
#4. Try to purchase neutral-colored items.
We have a gray area rug in our living room and our couch is a light greige. Gray and beige are great at hiding Husky puppy hairs!
#5. Get a great pet vacuum.
Shark makes a really great, affordable vacuum to pick up pet hair and dander. It does a really amazing job on our carpet and rugs. I think I only spent $150ish on it. It has literally lasted me 10 years. I replace the filters in it once a month since we have Sass now though.
#6. Change your air filter monthly.
We change our HVAC air filter monthly. We found it was building up with doggy dander and dust more regularly than we thought so we now change it monthly and it has really helped with the air quality.
#7. Get an air purifier.
Air purifiers are an inexpensive way to clear the air. We have ours in the room we spend the most time with Sassy in – the living room. I replace the filters monthly – you’ll be surprised at the reduction of dust and doggy hair.