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Animal Houzz: Living With (and Loving) Those Messy Pets of Ours
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Tiffany Carboni added this to Dealing With Pet Messes: An Animal Lover's Story
Rather than fighting the issues our animals cause our house, my husband and I have learned to design our home around them. The deep purple hue of the sofa wasn’t chosen haphazardly; the darkness does an amazing job of masking the ick that builds up between twice-monthly washings. We chose patterned rugs for the same reason. Mops and brooms are stored at every entrance point from the garden. Towels are always stacked en masse by those same doors during the rainy season. And we invested in the best-quality vacuum cleaner we could find to handle the endless fur.