Pets are the best! Studies show that having a pet or even just petting an animal can lower your blood pressure. But pets come with stuff, and if that stuff is everywhere or you can’t find it when you need it, that low blood pressure might not stick around. Here are some tips on getting your pet organized!
First, let’s categorize the common items that generally accompany a pet:
Food: bag of food, bowls, scoop
Fun: costumes, bandanas
Grooming: brush, ear wipes, nail clippers, shampoo
Health: medications, toothpaste and brush (yes, toothpaste!)
Paperwork: adoption papers, vaccination records, vet information
Toys: balls, bones, catnip bags, outdoor toys, squeaky toys
Travel: footwear, travel food bowls and bag
Treats: bites for special occasions, training treats
Walking: collar, harness, leash, waste bags
Now, where do you put everything? We suggest selecting zones for items. Keep these questions in mind:
Where does my pet eat and drink (eating zone)?
Where do I groom my pet (grooming zone)?
Where do I exit to take my pet out (walking zone)?
Do what works best for you and your habits, but starting with these suggestions may help you get your pet better organized:
Keeping food in the kitchen is helpful. Instead of storing it all in a big bulky bag, you can get airtight containers that fit in your space better (and look neater too!). Or if you prefer a self-contained system, check out this design. While you’re at it, check out our Pinterest board for other ideas!
For fun dress-up occasions, bandanas, costumes, and all pet garments could be stored in your coat closet. Using the closet door for pet-specific items can be a good way to keep them separate from similar human ones. This is also a good spot for a small travel […]