Getting a pet is a wonderful thing to add to your home! You get love and companionship but you also get small toys thrown all over the floors of your home and dozens of items stuffed into drawers causing more disorganization in your home. To make sure you still have control over your space, check out these tips from Organized Mom to keep your pet’s things in a well-designed space!
Organize the least-used pet accessories
Look through your pet’s grooming supplies, extra walking materials, and clothes they don’t wear all the time. After you throw out the old, organize these by their use. Put each in their respective box and hideaway on a shelf or even a drawer of their own!
Combine the paperwork
Take every medical paper, vaccination record, state license, and any other document your dog has acquired and create a folder for them! Include contact information for your veterinarian and the nearest pet hospital if you have to grab these in a pinch. The best places to store are either with the least used pet accessories or with the papers you keep of your family’s records.
Organize a walking station by the front door.
Store everything you will need for your dog walks in a tote bag for a quick way to save up on drawer space. Put a couple of dog leashes, lots of dog bag dispensers, a couple of tennis balls, some dog treats, and even a dog sweaters for the chilly nights. Hang this bag on a hook by the front door or inside the nearby closet to keep it off the ground.
Hide your pet food
Most people want to hide their pet food but if you are buying big bags of dog food it can be difficult. Organized Mom recommends buying a rolling container to bring to and from the dog bowls. It is also a good idea to see if the smaller bags are less expensive. Often times, we buy the food in bulk thinking that is cheaper but it is not always the case with dog food. You can save up on money and floor space by opting for the smaller bags.
Designate an area for toys
There should only be one basket in your home for all of your pet toys. We all love to spoil our furry friends but the truth is they don’t need as many toys as we think they do. Go through all of the toys and save the ones they love but if they aren’t interested or you simply don’t have space for them just throw them out. Additionally, keep your home tidy by getting into the habit of picking up any toy the minute you see them on the ground!
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