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How To Decorate With Pets In Mind
Decorating our homes is usually a fun, creative and mind-cleansing process.
Whether we are going for a full pastel paint makeover or just adding a few touches here and there, we need to invest our love and care into decorating as it involves plenty of rearranging and organising.
For those with pets, simple tasks might become slightly more challenging as you will not only be looking out for your own safety, but the safety of your beloved, fluffy friend!
So here are some tips on how you can keep your canine or feline safe and comfortable during the decorating process:
In The Kitchen:
The kitchen may be “the heart of the home” but it’s also known to be pretty dangerous for both humans and animals.
When you are decorating make sure that rogue or exposed cables are kept out of harm’s way, or try an animal repellent such as Bitter Apple Chew to steer your pet away from temptation.
We all know having a puppy or dog is like having a toddler, they need to be watched at all times, so childproof latches are a good way to make sure they don’t start exploring the contents of your cupboards.
Never leave raw meat around your pet without supervision and also keep full bins securely tightened.
This area of the home also contains plenty of hazards for mischievous pets.
We have all seen that photo of a cat in the sink and the puppy who fell in the toilet bowl, so make sure you keep the toilet lid down if you would rather avoid the second scenario.
Keeping toxic shower gels, shampoos and sharp razors in a high shelf or cupboard would also be wise, especially if your pet loves to eat anything in sight.
This is our private space, so it’s best not to leave a pet unattended here if you want to keep any sentimental items intact! Small objects such as jewellery, hair ties and coins should also be kept in drawers and containers to avoid a choking catastrophe or a gigantic mess.
My cat likes to steal hair ties and latches them through her claws and teeth to build her own one string guitar!
It might be useful to stock cushions and expensive throws somewhere out of reach while you are decorating just to keep them clean.
Keep your blind cords short enough and charger plugs out of sight so your pet is not able to damage these either.
If you have an office with a shredder make sure this is unplugged, as well as storing important documents, papers and magazines in a safe drawer.
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