Tips and tricks for removing dog and cat hair

Tips and tricks for removing dog and cat hair

25/11/2015

Do your pets like to lie on your couch or bed? If so, chances are that there’s hair everywhere. Of course you vacuum all the time and you brush your dog or cat regularly to remove excess hair. But still the hair is stuck on your furniture and clothing. That’s why we’re showing you some easy and affordable solutions to get your furniture, carpet and clothing hair-free.

Lint roller
A lint roller is convenient for your clothes. Before you head out, just do a quick clothes check, roll it up and down your trousers and top and your’re fur-free and good to go. You can make your own roller by wrapping a bit of double-sided tape around your hand too. That also works well for cleaning your furniture.

Rubber gloves
Hair that got “tangled” into your carpet is difficult to remove using a vacuum cleaner. Fortunately, there is a surprisingly easy  solution: Rubber gloves! Put them on and “sweep” the hair up in no time at all. To clean larger surfaces, you might use a squeegee for window or floor cleaning: Just remove all the hair from your carpet or furniture in short strokes.

Clothes in the tumble dryer
Do you find there is still hair on your clothes, even after washing them? Put them in the tumble dryer for 15 minutes together with a pair of tights. The tights will gather all the hair! Remember to empty the tumble dryer’s filter regularly, since hair will end up there as well. We would not recommend wearing the tights again by the way :-)

A fleece blanket attracts a lot of dog hair

Balloons
A cheerful way of removing hair from your clothes: Just rub an inflated balloon over them. Due to static electricity, all the hair will be attracted to the balloon. This is also the reason why it’s best not to buy any clothes or blankets made of fleece: They attract hair like a magnet. Fabrics like cotton are less “attractive” to pet hair.

So, is your home all clean now? Ready to face all that hair from your pet sitting dogs and cats?! :-) Do you have any home-made tips and tricks for removing pet hair? Share them with us!