Not all apartments allow cats and dogs. That’s because pets and apartments don’t always mix. Animals can create damage that is expensive to fix, not to mention, repairs mean you aren’t likely to get your deposit back.
If you are lucky and your apartment does allow pets, make sure you follow these 2 tips to ensure your apartment looks as good as it did when you move out as the day you moved in.
- Prevent cat scratches
Cats are easier on an apartment than dogs are, but that doesn’t mean they can’t do their fair share of damage. That is especially true if your pet still has claws.
To prevent your cat from scratching doors and baseboards, make sure your pet has a scratching post he likes. That might mean shopping around and trying different kinds of scratching posts until you find one that your feline friend will actually use.
Even with a scratching post, cats can’t get ornery and scratch items in your home anyway. To keep your cat’s claws at bay, place double sided sticky tape on baseboards and doors that your feline likes to scratch. The tacky feeling of the tape will keep him away.
- Prevent potty accidents
Potty accidents can quickly ruin carpeting, so it’s important to prevent them from happening in the first place. Dogs are the biggest culprit in this area, but taming your dog’s nasty indoor potty habits is as easy as kennel training him. If your dog does go potty on the carpet, make sure you clean it up right away with a dog-friendly cleaner.
Don’t let your pet be the reason why you don’t get your deposit back! These tips will ensure your apartment is in good condition on move out day.