Simple Tips to Pet-Proof Your Home

Whether you’re moving into a new home or you have a new family pet, it can be difficult to make your home a little friendlier for them while keeping it clean and stylish. There can be a lot of dangers that might hurt your pet without your knowledge, from your cupboards to doors and storage areas.


Turn to Handyman Connection® of San Mateo to help you with this. Here are a few hacks you can try to make your home comfortable and safe for your furry friends:

  • Use Pet-Friendly Fabric – Some fabrics can trap pet hair or get snagged by dog nails. Others can easily absorb stains, making it harder for you to wash them clean. To keep your pet’s bed attractive and easy to clean, be sure to select a pet-friendly fabric, like those treated with Teflon. As a stain-repellant chemical, it makes materials easier to maintain than other options on the market.
  • Store Pet Food in Canisters – Placing food items in a closed canister is best for energetic, chewy pets. When you use food bags, your pet is likely to try to break into them if left within reach. An oversized canister can help you store their food safely and with style.
  • Give Them Custom Beds and Cushions – Keep your furry friends happy by creating a customized space solely for them. You can place beds or cushions scaled down to toddler scale, a size ideal for small and medium breeds. Select patterns and colors that complement your overall theme to preserve your space’s aesthetic balance.
  • Stash Leases Near the Door – Today’s available leashes come in a beautiful variety of colors and decors. Stash them near your front door for a splash of color and to inspire you to head outdoors with your pets.

Following these tips can go a long way to making your home safe for your pets without compromising style and comfort. You can consult our specialists at Handyman Connection of San Mateo for home organization and remodeling tips to make your spaces pet-proof. To request a FREE estimate, you can call us or complete our contact form. We look forward to working with you!

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