How to Rid Your Home of Pet Hair

Dogs, cats, hamsters, small sheep. These and many other pets are a wonderful blessing on anyones life, until you see all thos dogone hairs! Pet hair is an annoyance, even worse its a nuisance, and a massive pain. Not only does it come off the animal onto your carpets, It also floats around clinging onto upholstery, curtains and fabrics. And when you try to clean it, it just reappears, or goes somewhere even more inconvenient – like all over your work clothes or going out clothes.

Pets are great, hairs are grrrrr.

Pets are great, hairs are grrrrr.

Soak the palm of your hand. Wipe the pet hair off in a downward motion. The hair will ball up and stick to your damp hand. This works because the hair becomes wet, therefore heavier. This results in it being unable to stick to your pants (or whatever surface you’re dealing with) in response to static electricity.

Barely dampen a clean, regular kitchen sponge. Use a sponge mop if you’re removing pet hair from a low-pile carpet, in which case the floor should be thoroughly vacuumed first. Rub the fabric, upholstery, or carpet with the sponge. The fur should roll up into clumps that you can pick off by hand.

Use sellotape to peel off some fur. Just wrap some around your hand with the sticky, adhesive part sticking out and tap it on the fur-covered areas.

Put on a latex glove. Rub the surface with it on. The pet hair should stick to your glove. This also works with rubber gloves or cloth gardening gloves with a rubber coating on the palm. A rubber bristle push broom can work in the same way on floors. Dampen the glove or rubber section of the glove for increased effectiveness.

Use a rubber broom. This is effectively for especially stubborn pet hair that sticks to a surface. The bristles work with static electricity and the hair jumps onto the brush.

Consider preventive measures. Place your clothing in an area isolated from your pets or groom them regularly to reduce the amount of loose hair on them. You should also vacuum carpets and furniture regularly. Find the best hair vacuums here.

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