Windows users can download PawSense. This app works in the background, monitoring your keyboard strokes. When it senses a cat is typing, rather than a human, it will emit an annoying sound that will hopefully spook your cat and get them off your desk.Tackle fur at the source. When we asked Moderncat blogger how she keeps a handle on the fur from her six cats she touted the Furminator. The pet brush does wonders for grabbing all the loose fur under your pet's coat before it starts to fall all over your apartment. Whatever fur you collect can be donated to oil spill clean-up efforts (no joke!) Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. You can try to get all the loose fur off your pet with the Furminator, but we guarantee you're still going to find follicles on your goods. If you can afford it, get a Dyson. If you can't or if you don't have time to suck up as much as you'd like, look into an automated vacuum like the Roomba pet series. If you have fur embedded in your adorable iPad cover or camera case, try one of these easy and inexpensive solutions for getting follicles out of fabric. Discourage cord chewing. Kittens, puppies, and bunnies all like to play with cords. To ensure you don't come home to a fried pet or lose a few USB cords to teething pets, spray cables with repellent such as a mixture of Tabasco and water -- make sure cords are unplugged when you spray them! Also, try to secure loose wires to walls, under desks, or under rugs. Protect from fur. You'll never be able to completely combat shedding, so protect computers, printers, and scanners from fur jams by covering them when not in use. You can place a dustcover on them, but to keep your pet from laying on the dustcover, stack books or other hard items that aren't as enticing to sleep on. Keep hair out of keyboards by using a protector, such as iSkin's keyboard covers, but if hair still gets into your keyboard, mouse, or other tech, use compressed air to push it out or follow one of these helpful tutorials.
- How to Clean your Keyboard
- How to Clean a Mighty Mouse
- How to Clean Your Screen
- Use Inside-Out Tape to Clean Under Screen Protectors
Do you have any ingenious ways to geek out while living with pets?