Pet lovers, you know there is nothing better in the
world then a furry friend. But keeping track of all the kibble and bits,
leashes, and assorted pet paperwork (vaccination schedules anyone?) isn't
always a walk in the park. Keep a tight leash on pet needs with our round up of
Products: Nothing beats pegboard for organizing odds and ends. Create
a dedicated board for your pet supplies inside a coat closet door or on a wall
in your mudroom and never misplace a leash or pet brush again. Add a hanging
organizer with clear front pockets to capture supplies such as vitamins,
shampoos and chew toys.
Station: Consider creating a designated pet station for your
four-legged friends that houses both food and water bowls. Pinterest has a number of smart ideas for organizing the pets in your life. Turns out
furry friends and high-style interior design can mix rather well. Click here to get inspired.
Purging: Do you really need that ratty chew toy or shredded
scratching post? Just as you purge your home of unwanted and unused people
items, pet gear requires purging too. Did Fido get a new chew toy? Commit to
tossing its beat up counterpart. Is your puppy crate no longer needed? Find it
a new home with a neighbor or by checking with your local Humane Society. Many
chapters accept unneeded pet gear and extra food when finicky pets (we're talking
about you Meowsers!) reject a new brand.
Paperwork: Four-legged friends generate almost as much
paperwork as their human counterparts. Stay on top of important vaccination
schedules and health records with regular filing. Store pet health records with
your family's health files so all critical health records are in the same spot.
Also, keep a file handy for coupons for pet food, kitty litter and shampoos.
Ditto information on groomers and pet boarding. Want a paperless pet? Enlist
your smartphone or tablet to help track kitty's appointments and dietary needs
with apps like MyPetsPro and PetVetRecords.
Sitters: If a dog-walker or regular weekend pet sitter is part
of your life, use a pet crib sheet that provides a seamless information
exchange. You can use this free, downloadable sheet
from Microsoft or the stylish sheets from Etsy designers here, here and
Finally, if your furry (and feathery) friends are as
quick to shed as they are to snuggle, a vacuum cleaner is a necessity. Opt for
one built to tackle animal fur like the models listed in 5 Best Vacuums for Pet Hair.
Beyond FoldersTM is written by a team of Pendaflex associates
passionate about time management, communications, productivity and workplace organization. Believing in "continuous improvement" on both a personal and professional level, they share their unique perspectives on subjects of common interest to our readers.