How to Remove Pet Hair From Your Furniture and Floors

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How to Remove Pet Hair From Your Furniture and Floors

April 25, 2016 - 14:19
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Pets are so much fun, but boy can they make a mess! It can be a lot of work cleaning up after them. As a pet owner you are constantly amazed by just how much hair they have. I own a cat with long white hair, and it gets absolutely everywhere. That is why I have to be very diligent about keeping the house clean and learning how to efficiently pick up pet hair. Fortunately there are tips and tricks that you can use to keep your furniture and your house clean. Aside from vacuuming and dusting, here are the top tips for how to remove pet hair from your furniture and floors.

Duct Tape
I have dark pillows in on my couch that tend to attract lint. Needless to say these pillows are magnets for cat hair. I tried the usual lint roller, but it just wasn't strong enough to get the job done. To remedy this I took some duct tape and patted the sticky side of it on the pillow. This works like a dream on durable upholstery fabrics. I probably wouldn't attempt this on something delicate like silk.

Dryer Sheets
I just found out about this trick, and it works better than I thought it would. Surprisingly it wasn't very successful on fabric items like my couch or rugs, but it worked great on wood surfaces. I didn't use any cleaning products. I simply used the fabric sheet like a rag to wipe away the hair, and I noticed the hairs clung to the dryer sheet much better than it does to my usual rags. I will be using this trick every time I clean off my wooden tables. Plus it makes the house smell good like fresh laundry.

You know balloons are good at creating static cling. Use that to your advantage by inflating a cheap party balloon and run it over your fabric surfaces such as a couch. The balloon will start to attract the hair like a magnet.

Rubber Gloves
This technique is similar to that of using balloons. Simply put on the rubber glove and run it over your hair covered furniture. If you want you can also slightly dampen the glove with water. The glove will attract the hair. When you are done, rinse your glove off in water.

If you have carpet flooring you are going to love this trick. It is especially good for reaching hair in the corners of your house. All you have to do is run the squeegee along the carpet and you will see it will pull up all sorts of hair that your vacuum missed.

What I love about these techniques is that they all involve things that you likely already have laying around the house, and they don't cost a lot of money. If you don't mind splurging on a few new products, you may want to try a rubber broom. Those are also excellent for attracting pet hair. You should also consider investing in some good pet grooming brushes to help remove extra hair from your furry friend, so they aren't shedding as much in the first place. I've heard lots of good things about this brush called the Furminator, but I haven't had a chance to try one yet. If you have let us know in the comments if it is worth trying out.