Mar 13, 2018
Pet Hair Everywhere
We love our furry family members but boy does that pet hair pile up. It ends up on our clothes , furniture and guest that come over. Keeping pet hair under control help our health as well as our pets. Below is ways to get rid of pet hair on your furniture, floors and the source of the hair pets.
- Remove pet hair from upholstery and fabric with dampened rubber gloves by running your hand over the surface to attract hair. Simply rinse off the glove when it’s covered with hair and repeat as needed. If you don’t have rubber gloves handy, try a slightly wet sponge instead. I like this method because it doesn’t use up lots of tape needlessly.
- Or, lightly spray a mix of water and fabric softener onto your upholstered furniture, then wipe off.
- To remove pet hair from wooden furniture, use a soft cloth and furniture polish or anti-static dusting spray. The spray will eliminate the electric charge, making removal easier and lessening the likelihood that the hair will re-stick.
- A great vacuum is another way to go. The Bissell pet eraser is a small corded option, Bissell makes a cordless version as well. Several people swear by the Dyson Ball Animal corded upright vacuum. There are lower tech options such as the Fur remover wand , Petmate pet hair magnet, and the Sticky Buddy reusable sticky picker cleaner.
- For carpet, scrape a pumice stone gently along the surface. Any hair will gather right up (plus your carpet won’t suffer from rough, dry skin this winter). You can also use a FURminator on your rugs, which, when used lightly, scrapes up the hair, but doesn’t damage the carpet.
- When vacuuming your carpet, go over areas twice and alternate directions to loosen stubborn hairs. Great vacuum brands to try are the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser , Dyson Animal Ball Vacuum and the Irobot Robotic vacuum.
- On hardwood, laminate or other bare floors, use an electrostatic or microfiber dry mop; vacuums tend to blow hair around versus corral it in one spot but if you prefer the electronic route Bissell and Dyson have a few great cordless options. You can also try Evirholder Fur Remover , Bissell Smart Details Pet Broom, and the Evercare
- Pet Plus Large Lint Roller.
- Keep one of those lint rollers right beside your door, for a quick hair removal session before you leave to meet friends or go to work.
- For larger quantities of hair, try throwing your clothes in the dryer, along with a dryer sheet for 10 minutes. Or, use a dryer ball for a chemical free solution. The movement and softener loosens hair, which winds up in the lint trap. Adding liquid water softener to the washer helps too.
- Brushing (or better yet, FURminating) about two days a week dramatically cuts down on the amount of fur tumbleweeds rolling through your living room.
- If you are the brave and adventurous type try putting a stocking or thin sock over the vacuum hose, and then vacuuming your dog or cat. There is also a small handheld pet specific vacuum called the Shed Pal.