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    20 Clever Things From PetSmart That’ll Probably Make A Huge Difference To Your Weekly Routine

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    1. A seatbelt tether to keep your pup in their seat during your next car ride. Like a normal seatbelt, this is easy to attach and detach, and it has a universal fit for most vehicles! BRB ordering this ASAP.

    A dog in a car with orange and black seatbelt

    Promising review: "I initially had the seatbelt strap that I had to go through the seatbelt, so while it was easy to clip on, it was a pain when anyone else wanted to the in the car. This is perfect, buckles right to their harness and attaches on the seatbelt clip. No more jumping around while I'm driving or trying to get upfront. They can sit or lay down comfortably too." —FoxyFee11

    Price: $13.49

    2. A lint roller because although we love our pets, we don't always love being covered in their fur. Running this over your clothes at least once a week is sure to help decrease the amount of white fur on your favorite black top.

    A lint roller in blue packaging

    Price: $4.99

    3. A bird poop remover product that'll make cleaning up after your bird a bit easier. It's made from 100% avian-safe ingredients, and there are no solvents or orange oil. Bonus: You can also use this to clean cages, perches, carpets, bird toys, and more.

    A yellow spray bottle with bird poop remover in it

    Price: $9.99 (originally $20.49)

    4. An organic super scrub cleaner, because your reptile's home should be equally as clean as yours. This scrubby topped cleaner can be used to clean and deodorize plastic vines, bowls, branches, and cages.

    A blue, brown and white bottle with a brush on top

    Promising review: "I just bought this product, and I love it already! It really gets those grimey stains out. Will definitely be adding this to my cleaning routine." —Jesse123

    Price: $10.49 (originally $14.99)

    5. A multi-purpose cleaning tool to keep your reptile's habitat spotless. The tool's interchangeable attachments include a corner scrubbing pad, a coarse scrubbing pad, a soft scrubbing sponge, and an algae scraper.

    A red, green, and black multi-purpose tool

    Promising review: "This kit will keep your glass tank looking brand-new. My tank was riddled with hard water stains, and this kit had everything I needed to make my tank look brand-new. I recommend!" —Tee Johnson

    Price: $14.99

    6. An Arm & Hammer carpet odor eliminator that'll make your weekly cleaning routine a lot easier. This product promises to eliminate odors whether they're pet-caused or human-caused. It'll gets super deep into your carpet and leave it smelling so fresh you'd think it's brand-new.

    A yellow, blue and white package of carpet odor elimnator

    Price: $1.49 (originally $7.99)

    7. A small animal cage cleaner for your home because although you love your pets, you don't really want your entire house to smell like them. A cleaning and deodorizing spray that won't leave a harsh chemical smell *and* is pet-safe? Sounds like cleaning product goals to me.

    A red and white bottle of small animal cage cleaner

    Promising review: "I have a small animal rescue and have some cages with plastic shelving that, after many generations of rattie urine on them, retained a slight lingering odor of urine even after scrubbing with white vinegar. I decided to give Nature's Miracle a shot, although I was a bit skeptical. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the cleaner removed almost all traces of urine after only one use! I don't often write reviews, but this stuff is so great that I had to leave some feedback about it. I highly recommend it!" —Sailorgrrl

    Price: $3.49 (originally $13.99)

    8. A bath powder that'll keep your little fur babies nice and clean. It's nontoxic, hypoallergenic, and made from ~natural~ volcanic mountain pumice — so it's basically perfect!

    A green box of dust bath

    Promising review: "Keeps them nice and clean – just two things — you might have to put a bit on them using your fingers but keep it away from their head (eyes, ears, mouth, etc...)" —MarshmallowAndSnowball

    Price: $2.59 (originally $6.39)

    9. An indoor turf potty replacement pad for your dog that'll make cleaning up after your pup a breeze. Super absorbent, leakproof, and with built-in odor control?! Yes, please.

    a white poop pad with a green dog

    Promising review: "Bought this a week ago as a replacement pad for the Poochpad. I originally purchased it a couple of months ago. I now have three pads to change out on a daily basis; while I am washing one or two, I have one on the base. I absolutely love this product. My puppy loves using it too. It is especially nice on a rainy day or especially windy and cold day. Highly recommend." — PatsyJo

    Price: $17.99 (originally $29.99)

    10. A flashlight, poop bag, and leash bundle that you and your pup 100% deserve in your lives. Not only will this improve your weekly routine, but it'll also improve your daily routine. Complete with a variety of tools, this is basically the perfect accessory for any pup parent.

    A model pulling poop bag from blue and black flashlight leash

    This set includes one leash, one leash handle, one poop bag dispenser, 20 poop bags, a rechargeable flashlight, and a UBS cable.

    Promising review: "I've had the Gismo Flashlight combo for two weeks now, and I am loving it! It is so useful for walking my dog, especially at night, the light is decently bright, and it is easy to charge too. I love the bag attachment and little clip holder for used bags; no more having to clumsily tie the used bags to the leash. The grip is smooth and comfortable while holding it, great even with gloves on in colder weather." — Sixpencegirl184
    Price: $29.99 (originally $34.99)

    11. A gravel vacuum to refresh your aquarium. Designed to remove debris and separate it from gravel, the wide-mouth nozzle on this thing promises to get into those hard-to-reach places and make your weekly routine a breeze.

    A package of a blue and plastic gravel cleaner

    Promising review: "After using one of those gravel vacuums that you have to shake or suck on the tube ( because the shaking never works) to create the suction, I went into PetSmart and bought this the other day. Three pumps and the suction started and made really easy work out of cleaning my gravel. Wish I had found this several years ago!"— jeanuwood

    Price: $18.99+ (available in three sizes)

    12. A pet waste bag dispenser so instead of taking the extra time before walking your pup to open up the bags, you can just open them on the go. Just imagine how much time this will save! Not only does this make removing poop bags easier, but it's also super cute! Did I mention it easily attaches to your dog's leash?

    A green cactus in a red pot poop bag dispenser

    Promising review: "It's very sturdy and easy to replace the bags with the screw-on bottom!" —nichandler

    Price: $7.99 (originally $9.99)

    13. A pack of waterproof birdcage liners to effortlessly clean your birdie's cage. You'll want to stock up on this if you're looking to reduce odors and moisture.

    A colorful box of bird cage liners

    Promising review: "Because these have a waterproof backing, they are excellent at protecting my floors." —MargaretJean

    Price: $3.99 (originally $7.99)

    14. A turtle sludge destroyer that'll do exactly what the name suggests — this product breaks down sludge, debris, and organic waste. It also promises to add some beneficial bacteria to your aquarium.

    A white bottle of sludge destroyer

    Promising review: "Turtles are some of the dirtiest pets ever; that being said, this stuff actually does what it says it does and has cut the amount of full water changes needed in half! I run two of the large Tetra Whisper filters, one on each end if his 40-gallon tank, which both get changed out once a week. I also add fresh water as needed to maintain the depth he likes and then add the proper amount according to the bottle instructions once a week during his partial water change or when adding the freshwater. Ultimately every two weeks, I empty & clean his entire tank and start fresh. Before Sludge Destroyer, I did a full change out once a week; this stuff is a huge time-saver! From what I can visibly see, the Sludge Destroyer actually helps break down his extra food waste (he's a super messy eater and skimming doesn't always find the really small bits) and it has cut down his bodily waste buildup on the bottom of the tank all while helping to keep the algae growth at bay. One bottle lasts me SEVERAL months, even if I have to add some a few times a week depending on my Snapper's activity and hunger level. Great product at a good price!" —HamishSnapper

    Price: $6.99 (originally $9.99)

    15. A litter box odor eliminator to keep your home smelling nice and fresh. Mix this nontoxic and biodegradable formula with your cat's litter, and watch the magic happen. Bonus: you can easily use this on the trash and other smelly items in your home.

    A blue can of the odor eliminator on a wood floor

    Price: $11.99

    16. A flea and tick spray made from natural ingredients. Although this adds another step to your weekly yard work routine, it'll definitely be worth it. On top of ticks and fleas, it also kills aphids, ants, spiders, and mosquitoes.

    An orange, white and green bottle of spray

    Promising review: "So we got our new puppy about a month ago. On Day Two, I found a tick. This season has been brutal...We were following the advice of our breeder and trying to stick to natural products, so I picked this up. I HAVEN'T SEEN A TICK YET on my puppy or my 3-year-old. This product works (so far), and this weekend it will have been applied a month ago. so far so good!" —Tarriffic

    Price: $23.99 (orignally $24.99)

    17. A cat litter scoop with a caddy that you never have to worry about losing. The caddy attaches to your litter box to make the scoop easily accessible, no matter what your pet's routine entails.

    A grey cat little scoop with a caddy

    Price: $12.99

    18. Or a pooper scooper set to use in your backyard. It comes with a rust-resistant rake and a pan with nonslip grips.

    A grey pooper scooper

    Price: $25.99

    19. A clean brushing kit if you're tired of your pets throwing a fit every time you turn on the vacuum. This item uses a foaming product to remove stains and odors.

    A red and blue package of carpet cleaner

    Price: $16.99 (originally $18.99)

    20. A plastic substrate scoop to clean up after your pet. Easy-to-use and perfect for getting into hard-to-reach corners, this will probably make a huge difference to your weekly routine.

    A blue plastic substrate scoop

    Promising review: "I use this to sift through my dwarf's sandbox. Other scoops are too big that the small hamster poo falls right through, not this one though." —Jojobn

    Price: $5.99

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