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    25 Things From Amazon That’ll Practically Keep Your Home Clean For You, Even If You Have Messy Pets

    Stains, and odors, and fur begone.

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    1. A silicone placemat to make scooping up all the food that *doesn't* make it in your pet's mouth a little bit easier for you. Plus, it can be easily washed and wiped down whenever you choose.

    The food and water silicone place mat in gray

    Promising review: "The mat is durable, I have the mat on the carpet and it stays flat. Silicone keeps the mat in place and it does not slide around. My cat is a messy eater and the lip helps with spills of food and water. I have another food dish in the holder and the silicone has a little give in it and the dish does not move. I use the metal dish for soft food." —Veronica

    Price: $10.79+ (available in two colors and two styles)

    2. A pet hair removal broom with rubber bristles so picking up stray fur will go from being the most frustrating thing you do for your pet to the quickest thing you do for them.


    Promising review: "This thing just plain works. We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. We were tired of hair everywhere and somehow I realized that dragging my shoe across the carpet balled the hair up. I found this product on a whim one day and knew it had to be better than my shoe! I ordered it and it was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is more like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile." —Nick V.

    Price: $12.44+ (available in six styles)

    3. A Hoover PowerDash Pet Compact Carpet Cleaner Machine that comes with a trial size cleaning solution so cleaning can commence immediately. Think you have impossible pet stains? Meet your new best friend., Amazon

    Promising review: "I run dog services, boarding, and daycare, out of my home. You can imagine my carpet sees high traffic regularly and potty accidents on occasion from the puppers. Love this Hoover! Holy moly! It picks up a lot of deeply embedded debris, dirt, stains, and hair. The difference in how much cleaner my carpet is after using it is OUTSTANDING!! I regularly vacuum and spot clean with other carpet cleaners and couldn’t fathom the filth I was actually living in after using the Hoover. It’s easy to assemble and lightweight too. You can’t deny the results when cleaning out the dirty water tank either. Easily the best purchase I have made for my small business! Finally no more 'spots' on my carpet from spot cleaning stains. And my new regular go-to when cleaning my carpets and area rugs throughout my home! Very impressive." —Patty DeCarlo

    Price: $99.99

    4. An air purifier to eliminate those pet odors in your home and replace them with a more enjoyable scent of your choice. Plus, it's also nice decor addition to your home.

    reviewer photo of the air purifier and the jasmine oil they use with it

    Promising review: "I like that it cleans the air and also makes my home smell good with different scents." —Deborah Turner

    Price: $43.99 (available in six colors)

    5. A pack of doggy bath wipes for those moments when a bath is too much but your dog def needs a wipe down. These wipes will remove dirt, mud, and odors from your pet's coat without the hassle of having to give them a full bath.

    reviewer wiping down small brown dog with wipes

    Promising review: "These are awesome. Our senior Italian greyhound sometimes can't hold it when she's in her kennel for a few hours while we're not home, so she ends up with pee on herself. We were giving her at least one bath a week, sometimes more. Which was not only a hassle but rough on her delicate skin. The wipes make life SO MUCH EASIER!! We can just wipe her down and she's instantly clean and fresh! They're also great for muddy paws and when our boy Italian greyhound accidentally pees on his own leg." —Annie Alexander

    Price: $9.35

    6. A set of potty pads because those little guys can't always help themselves and you don't want to spend too much time being mad at them. Place these down so the accidents are easier to clean and give them a kiss to let them know you forgive them.

    reviewer's dog using the pee pad

    Promising review: "I don’t usually write reviews, but I was so pleasantly surprised by the quality of these pads! They aren’t like the flimsy ones that move easily all over the floor. These stay where you put them, and they’re very absorbent. Other ones we’ve tried have blown across the room when the ceiling fan is on. We also have a cat tree/hammock that our new puppy was going to the bathroom under. I cut one of these in half and wrapped it around the lower platform of the cat tree and it stays in place. These will be the only pads we use moving forward." —Ima Reviewer

    Price: $14.98+ (available in three pack sizes)

    7. An all-natural stain and odor remover with an eco-friendly, plant-based formula so you can feel good about spraying it any and everywhere in your home.

    Promising review: "This is the holy grail of cleaners, as one mentioned below it is a "MUST HAVE" if you have a pet, or potty training a child. I think it works better than Nature's Miracle. Also, you can spray and "leave it" after you clean up your mess because there is no soap/suds. I personally do not use this as a stain remover for clothing because I think there are better options, but for biological material, or stains elsewhere, or general overall cleanser, there is just nothing else like it on the market. I would be lost without this stuff." —Lawdida

    Price: $8.95+ (available in three sizes)

    8. A pet-hair remover to grab all the hair from those hard-to-clean places like couches, chairs, and beds. This roller glides right over your favorite surface and wipes up all that excess fur your pet just happened to leave behind.

    Promising review: "We live in a household that contains two humans, two dogs, and two cats. It's a real Noah's Ark furnished with a black sectional couch. Our dogs absolutely hate the vacuum. So much so they will attack the cleaner head with their vicious bite even before we power it on. This makes the task of cleaning our couch extremely unpleasant and nearly impossible. Thanks to Chom Chom, we no longer have this problem! With a simple, quick, SOUNDLESS sweep, we're able to keep our couch pet hair-free in blissful peace. This tool does an amazing job picking up pet hair but not so much with crumbs. We were so impressed, we gifted these as Christmas presents for all of our pet-loving friends." —Magpie

    Price: $24.95

    9. A pack of lint guards for those extra furballs that attach themselves to your clothes and blankets when you aren't looking. These will quickly become any pet owner's favorite thing on laundry day.,

    Promising review: "As the owner of a short hair cat and two husky mix dogs, fur is a part of life in our household. We decided to try these to see if they would actually help with fur that remains on clothes after washing them. We have noticed a drastic decrease in fur on our clean clothes. Bonus is the unscented variety does not bother my husband's fragrance allergies." —C. L.

    Price: $12.99+ (available in five pack sizes)

    10. A shower sprayer so you can let your furry friends get as messy as they want outside and still feel good about letting them back in the house. Give them a quick rinse with this sprayer and they'll be squeaky clean.

    A reviewer's dog being washed by the shower sprayer

    Promising review: "Owners of long-haired/thick-coated breeds: This is what you've been looking for. I've waited over 20 years for this and have used everything from custom heads to kitchen wash heads. The water flow from this even at low pressure is excellent, adjustments on the handle are well thought out, and this WILL get right through a thick undercoat." —Animal Doctor

    Price: $36.97 (available in two sizes)

    11. A urine eliminator carpet cleaning formula you can use with upright carpet cleaners that will work miracles on your floors. Even stains you thought were never coming out don't stand a chance against this cleaning solution.

    reviewer photo of dirty carpet with clean lines after using the urine elimnator

    Promising review: "My doggo decided that an area behind my sofa was her private bathroom. I tried to remove the smell with other soaps, but alas, they failed. I still smelled the peepee. This little bottle did the trick. She is now blocked from entering her private throne and must pee outside like the commoners." —Ashley JJ

    Price: $21.99

    12. A citrus pet odor eliminator to remove stains *and* the odors they leave behind in one fell swoop. Plus, it's made with real oranges so it's safe to use in your home.,

    Promising review: "A product that reliably eliminates cat urine is basically magic, because cat urine used to be a death sentence to any item. Now I won't use anything other than angry orange. My cat chooses a rug to pee on a few times a year, and this product saves the rug every time. I've also successfully used it on bathroom tile/grout. The key is to make sure the whole affected area is covered in enough of this stuff, but it will work. If you don't think the smell is gone, you either missed a spot or didn't saturate per the directions. I always keep some in the closet for bad cat moments! Since I've been using this the last five years, I only had to throw out one memory foam bathroom mat, and have saved 2 big rugs, another bathroom mat, and a blanket. The product itself smells very strongly, though pleasantly, and fades over a few days. It doesn't just cover up the urine smell though, it really does gets rid of it." —Lacy

    Price: $20.97+ (available in two sizes)

    13. A carpet and upholstery cleaner for those frustratingly difficult stains that just seem to appear in the most inconvenient places. This foam cleaner dispenses just the amount you need and has a bristled head to scrub away stains.

    reviewer before and after picture of a dirty carpet and clean carpet after using the product

    Promising review: "One of our dogs will occasionally get into a food/snack that he isn't supposed to and the next morning we will find random spots of dried vomit scattered throughout the house. This stuff works immediately to lift up the stain. Works better than I was expecting. Simply vacuum over the filth to remove any loose bits and then spray and scrub with the product. We've even used it on spots we didn't notice for some time and it cleans them up as if it was the same day. This stuff is now a staple in our home as long as we have dogs." —AndreD.

    Price: $4.97

    14. A pet gate that is foolproof in keeping your home clean. Can't dirty a room if you can't get in it!,

    Promising review: "This gate is meeting all of my needs. It is tall enough to keep my fruit-stealing retriever out of the kitchen, my trash-sorting shepherd, and cat-poop-munching terrier out of the laundry room. I now can throw the cats out when preparing their food without worrying about them scaling or jumping over the gate. One of my smaller cats was able to squeeze thru the bars but he's still young and growing. The latch is easy to open and close and there is a safety lock on it if needed. The cat gate can swing close when using the main gate. I rectified that by putting a twist tie connecting the cat gate to the main gate. I just loosen it when I need the cat door shut and twist tighten it again when leaving it open. It would be nice if Carlson came up with a hook or latch to keep it open but my solution is working in the meantime. I kept putting off buying this because I thought it was expensive. It is well worth it." —hparasalene

    Price: $49.99

    15. A pet dental care water additive to fight tartar and plaque in your pet's mouth without you having to try and brush their teeth. Just pop a capful of this in their drinking water every day and they'll have *uber* fresh teeth and breath.


    Promising review: "OK, this stuff is a miracle. My toy fox terrier is an amazing with an awesome, sassy personality. And she has breath that smells like a sack of dead crawfish that have been in a dumpster for three days in 95-degree New Orleans heat (that's my standard description!). She has a dental appointment almost every year and her breath will be better for a few weeks. At her last dental, she had to have 12 teeth pulled! Same thing — breath got better for a few weeks and then we were right back to dead crawfish. I saw this by accident on Amazon while looking for something else. I read the reviews and said, what the hell, let's try it. After the FIRST DAY of putting it in her water bowl, the dead crawfish were GONE. We've just completed day two and nope, it was not a fluke. Now Josie just has REGULAR dog breath. Don't get me wrong, it's not minty but it won't disgust you and makes your eyes water." —DanaInNewOrleans

    Price: $9.95+ (available in four sizes)

    16. A pack of lint rollers because true pet owners know just one isn't enough. Now, you'll have all the backups you need to keep your clothes and other surfaces free of stray pet hair.

    reviewer with dog biting the lint roller pack

    Pack includes two lint rollers and three refills.

    Promising review: "I am a professional who has to look good to meet with clients. This can be a challenge when you have a dog or cat (in my case both). It's hard to keep the hair off a dark jacket or slacks. These lint rollers are way better than the cheap stuff you get at Walmart or other stores. One pass and these things take hair, lint, and little fuzzies you didn't even know were there off. Package came quickly and without issue. Four extra rolls will last me quite a while. I will buy again." —Christopher Diehl

    Price: $15.95

    17. A waste scooper that honestly, feels like a necessity for any dog owner. Why bend down and pick up poop when you can just use this handy tool? Thank me later.

    reviewer photo of the scooper

    Promising review: "We are an on-the-go family with six dogs so having a scooper is an absolute must. This one has by far been one of the better ones. It’s is a very sturdy piece that can be broken down for easy travel and stow and go! It has wide teeth with makes it easier to pick up stool in grassy areas without pulling out the grass from the ground. It’s is super easy to use and clean once finished. This is well worth the price in my opinion and if needed I would purchase again. The only thing about this product I wish was different is if other sizes were offered. I am a taller person so an extended handle would be nice if offered. But it is still easy to use without an adjustable handle." —Kathryn Black

    Price: $15.99

    18. A set of stain lifting pads for those accidents that are just bound to happen sometimes. These simple pads clean your carpet like magic so you can spend less time being upset at your furry friend and more time loving them.

    A before and after picture showing the yellow stain on the carpet and then the clean carpet after using the stain removing pads

    Promising review: "These things are AMAZING. They are magical. If you have a pet who has accidents in the house, these are a must-have. After your pet has an accident, all you need to do is open up the packet, place the pad on the accident spot, and then step on the pad to release the magic formula. Leave it there for at least half an hour or up to 24 hours. Why the discrepancy, you might be asking? Because these pads work on DRIED STAINS. Holla!!!! My puppy has been driving me bonkers with accidents in the house, but I don't sweat it anymore thanks to these pads. They are seriously miracle-workers and I will always have a supply of them in my house going forward." —Lisa Koivu

    Price: $24.99

    19. A pair of scrubber gloves to give your pet a nice massage during bath time and you peace of mind knowing how clean your furry friend will be after scrubbing them with these.,

    Promising review: "I purchased this because washing my dogs always left me with itchy arms after. This product helped keep my hands and arms dry and wet dog hair-free while the scrubby part got in-between my dogs hair getting her nice and clean." —Heather

    Price: $10.99

    20. A fur trimming set that will take your pet from furry menace to your favorite cuddle buddy. This set comes with six detachable trimming combs to achieve the perfect hair length for your pet and keep them from shedding all over the house.

    reviewer dog sitting next to full set

    Set includes cordless base, six attachment guide combs, clippers, single comb, cleaning brush, and charging cord.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this grooming kit. It is a quality clipper and it really is quiet. I have a skittish mini schnauzer and he has no problem with these clippers. It comes with four different size guards, a metal comb, really sharp scissors, and a cleaning brush and charger. It is easy to remove the head to clean out the motor spindle section. You can adjust the blade depth too. The clippers have a nice heft to them and give a smooth cut and are easy to manipulate. I have found the clippers to retain a good charge. I can complete a full schnauzer grooming although I am not a professional groomer and it takes me some time to finish. They recharge fairly quickly too." —Maria Lynn

    Price: $32.99+ (available in four colors)

    21. A bottle of waterless cat shampoo so your feline friends can get the bath they so desperately need and you won't get completely mauled trying to get them wet. Give this a spritz, let it sit, and brush it out!

    gray cat standing next to bottle of waterless shampoo

    Promising review: "Our long-haired beauty needs some help with her fur. She was getting dreads on her hips and under her arms occasionally so we needed something to help keep her fur clean and shiny. This was our first time using a waterless shampoo and it’s perfect. Spritz her down and then hang out for a few minutes brushing her down with her favorite glove brush. Fur stays nice and clean and we no longer have dreads and dandruff." —NMargo

    Price: $5.83+ (available in three sizes)

    22. A dog paw cleaner that basically brings the pet spa into your own home. Give your dogs the luxury treatment every time they enter the house and feel the relief wash over you as the muddy pawprints fade from your floors.,

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer who likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws, and a standard labradoodle puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Price: $14.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors)

    23. A pack of Arm & Hammer cat litter to eliminate odor and reduce those little litter crumbs that follow your cat out of their littler box.

    Promising review: "Let me start this off by saying I only have 1 cat. I have an almost 4-month-old kitten and we’ve been using Dr. Elsey’s Ultra Clumping litter since we got her. That litter clumped well but it did not seal in odor. I also noticed that she was not covering her poop so I had to cover it for her. Well, I decided to switch litter, and just like that she covers her poop! The odor is nonexistent. It truly seals it all in. It clumps great and all is well in my home. I recommend this for people that have a single cat and can’t find a litter that truly seals the smell in!!!!" —Britt

    Price: $28.99+ (available in two sizes)

    24. An automatic water dispenser that not only helps encourage cats to drink more water but keeps the water in the bowl instead of on your floors. Also, how cute to see your cat drinking out of a little flower fountain?!

    cat drinking from automatic water dispenser

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mom's cat because he loves running water. Her cat loved it so much so I bought one for my cat. It’s been out of the box for five seconds and he’s already drinking from it. It’s so cute! Very quiet. And holds a lot of water!" —Den93011

    Price: $26.99 (available in two colors)

    25. And a reversible sofa cover so your furry friends can enjoy the luxury of the couch with you but won't leave a mess behind. Cuddle time!

    reviewer photo of the cover on the couch and a dog standing next to it

    Promising review: "This came with foam inserts for the space between the arm and the seat cushions! This keeps it from shifting around so it stays looking more like a good slipcover than just a protector. We have a house full of dogs who play on the sofa but with this product, the sofa is protected and the cover stays in place. I am very satisfied." —MorganOBX

    Price: $34.49+ (available in three sizes and 25 colors)

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