How to declutter and organise your pet’s life

Written by SM Team

April 11, 2024


Our pets are more than cherished members of our families; they are our fur babies and our whole world. Our pets help us maintain an active lifestyle while managing loneliness and depression through their unconditional love and companionship.

If you’re a proud pet parent, your furry friend probably has a whole stash of goodies – from toys and treats to cosy bedding. But here’s the thing: keeping all that pet gear organised can feel like a mammoth task. 

From all your pet spaces covering your living room to the garage, backyard and terrace, you can expect a chaotic playground of pet paraphernalia. With colourful balls, squeaky toys and chewed-up bones scattered across the floor like confetti, your once pristine couch is likely to be hastily rearranged by your furry friend into a makeshift nest.  Then there’s the tangle of leashes and collars to mismatched dishes and water bowls amongst bags of biscuits forming a very unique obstacle course designed to test your patience. In a world of pet-induced disorder, every day feels like a battle while striving to maintain order amidst the chaos of pet toys, bedding, food, and supplies. 

Multiple pets especially can make keeping a house clean challenging. While it’s possible to maintain a clean and hygienic home with pets through regular grooming, vacuuming and cleaning, having pets doesn’t mean your home is inherently dirty. Balancing the love for your pets with a clean living environment is achievable with a bit of effort and consistency.


A house is not a home without a pet


Despite the mayhem, there’s a certain joy to be found in the midst of it all – a reminder that life with pets is never dull, and that sometimes, a little chaos is the perfect backdrop for unbridled joy and companionship. 

As loving responsible pet owners, we need to prioritise their wellbeing and happiness by effectively organising their lives. Organising your pet’s life involves more than just meeting their basic needs; it’s about creating a fulfilling and enriching environment to promote their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. With a consistent routine, a safe and stimulating environment while maintaining a balanced diet and health care, your pet leads a happy, healthy and harmonious life.

How to declutter and organise your pet’s life

All the tips to streamline your pet stuff and keep your home tidy and tail-waggingly terrific with favourite squeaky toys, supplies and bedding in some kind of easy-going order.

Keep items within reach of where you use them

Maximise convenience by storing pet supplies in close proximity to where they’re used. For example, stash dog food in the pantry near their feeding area, while reserving surplus stock in sealed containers in the garage. Keep leashes readily accessible in the top drawer of a shoe rack from the front hallway. Strategic placement keeps pet items at your fingertips when needed and encourages returning them to their designated spots once done.

Gather less frequently used items in a single location

    Streamline organisation by designating a specific spot such as a cabinet or storage bin on a closet shelf to house items like extra poop bags, flea shampoo or grooming tools. Centralising these lesser-used pet essentials means you’ll always know where to locate them when the need arises, eliminating the hassle of rummaging through various spaces.

    Create an accessible container for toy storage

    Optimise playtime with a dedicated designated spot with a lidded basket or a plastic bin beneath the coffee table for pet toys storage. A designated area makes cleanup post-play easy and simplifies toy retrieval when it’s time for furry fun.

    Embrace the presence of pet-related items

    Acknowledge a pet-friendly household will naturally exhibit signs of its occupants, including toys, beds, and crates. Just as children’s drawings adorn the fridge or toys scatter the living room, pet-related paraphernalia is part and parcel of sharing your space with beloved furry companions. So welcome the chew toys and cosy beds as cherished elements of your home’s decor, celebrating them as symbols of your furry family’s presence.

    Keep pet stuff minimal

    Avoid overwhelming your space with an excess of pet-related items by adopting a mindful approach to procurement. Implement decluttering strategies as you would to your own human possessions with a “one in, one out” policy for pet supplies. This prevents pet paraphernalia from encroaching on your living space with easy management of your furry friends’ belongings.


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