5 Cleaning Tips for Pet Parents!
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This post is sponsored by Hoover. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
Steph and I were introduced to the Hoover ONEPWR system at a conference in the summer of 2019. The bandana wearing puppies in the booth drew us in, but it was the ONEPWR system that kept us intrigued.
After yet another frustrating experience with my corded, heavy vac, I said enough is enough and purchased a ONEPWR stick vac last fall. I kicked that old vac literally to the curb and haven't looked back!
When Hoover asked us to showcase some of their newest pet products, we said 'yes' without any hesitation. My experience with the stick vac has been positive and I was sure we'd find the same ease of use and quality with these products.
Follow along as we share our experience with these tools and how Hoover has helped us to "simplify pet life" which is sorely needed as Steph is the pet parent of Mac, the greyhound, who does shed---a lot!
1) Brush Daily
Greyhounds are not supposed to really shed, but Mac does. We do a daily brushing, outside, everyday to help mitigate some of the hair accumulation inside the house. Despite that, Steph still gets a lot of dog hair on her carpets and floor. She's lucky that Mac absolutely does not get on the furniture so at least that's one less thing to clean. But if she did, the Chaser Cordless Handheld vac would be perfect!
2) Not Weekly, Daily Cleaning
This red wool rug is a hair magnet. Unfortunately, this is one of Mac's favorite places to hang out. In fact, as we were cleaning, she came in and plopped down in the middle of things! This is probably the toughest cleaning area in the house and the Evolve totally works to remove the dog hair, as well as the wool that constantly sheds from this rug.
We included this pic to show that Mac is not bothered by the sound of the Evolve. I will say it is much quieter than the corded vacs I'm used to. That's a Ruggable branded rug which is actually pretty difficult to vacuum with a standard machine. We found by using the multi-surface or the brush off setting we are able to vacuum it without it lifting off the ground.
3) Must Be Easy
We've found if it is difficult to access our tools, we tend to put off cleaning. Anyone who has struggled to drag a corded machine out of a closet knows what I'm talking about. We've arranged the machines, batteries and other supplies on our Wall Control metal pegboard. With this arrangement, it is easy to grab a battery, plug it in and quickly take care of pet messes.
If Mac has an oops moment, Steph can quickly grab the Spotless Go, a battery and cleaning solution and have it cleaned up in no time. It's really important to note that all the parts that need to be cleaned on this machine are easily removed and can be cleaned up quickly so the machine is ready for the next time. Steph could have really used this machine when she had her cat, because Catalina was the hairball queen!
4) Make It Move
Because Steph has to clean so often because of shed, we've found that it's convenient to have as many things on wheels and movable as possible. The dining room table is an example. A while back we put the tabletop on a Husky worktable base so we can easily move it out of the way. It makes getting right under the table really easy. Plus, those chairs have some kind of feet on them that makes them glide effortlessly. Bonus!
5) The Right Stuff
Prior to Mac's arrival in our lives, neither Steph or I were dog people. We'd always had cats. Who knew this 60 pound runner would bring such joy into our lives! Yes, she can be a handful and messy, but she is so much fun, sometimes unpredictable and truly has trained us to do her bidding!
Does your dog or cat have any unique quirks? My cat used to hang out in the most crazy places, including finding her way into a space where the lining of a chair had come apart. That was so Catalina!
Mac will bark anytime Steph is up on a chair or ladder. She will literally bark the entire time Steph is up there. We actually have to send her across the street to her greyhound friends' house anytime we have to work up high!
Tell us your pet stories and best cleaning tips in the comments below!
Please note: This post is sponsored by Hoover. We received product and compensation for this project. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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8/13/2020 02:38:55 pm
Can you post the table changing to wheels?
8/14/2020 03:23:01 pm
Thanks for asking! We will try to get that together!
12/11/2020 07:40:38 pm
I’d have loved to see the chase come with a motorized brush tool. The Blade seems to be the only vacuum that has it, but for me the Blade was worse than my old Hoover Linx for everything else, so I still have my cheap-from-Costco Dyson v6 car and boat, which is nice because it’s handheld only and has a motorized brush tool among it’s attachments. Bissell has a motorized brush on some of its Dustbuster-style units, so I think it’s a bit of a miss for Hoover that none of the hand vacuums nor the dust chaser have a motorized brush.
2/15/2021 11:44:37 pm
Hi! Thanks for your article :)
2/22/2021 09:33:16 am
Hi Allegra! I use the no brush setting, but it can be a little challenging cause the Hoover does suck really well. I use the hand vac for bigger items on the ruggable.
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