Daily Cleaning Tip: Feeding Pets

09/30/2011 08:42 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

A cleaning tip a day by Stylelist Home's cleaning and organizing experts Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon of DwellWell NYC.

Decant dog and cat food into airtight containers to preserve freshness. Choose a container large enough to accomodate the contents of the bag you usually buy. If you have more than one type of food, instead of stacking bins with lids, try stackable bins with side access so that you don't have to move one bin to get to another. Store in a cool, dry place near food bowls and keep a scoop inside.

For feeding, choose bowls with nonskid rims or use an elevated feeding station to keep bowls in place and up off the floor. Elevated bowls aid in digestion and prevent strain on your pet's back and neck. Place near a wall to prevent tipping.

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