Is your cat or dog hair scattered onto your couch, curtains, and clothing? Especially during shedding season, it’s easy for pet fur to get out of hand. To help get you through the worst of it, here are the quickest and ways to get rid of pet fur.
1. Use Sponge to Get Pet’s Hair Off the Couch
To get pet hair off of couches or other pillows, use a clean, dry kitchen sponge. Just run it slowly across the couch and the fur will cling to it! Problem solved.
2. Trick Using Rubber Gloves
Here’s another easy way to get fur off of furniture is with a pair of rubber gloves. Instead of using them while washing dishes, pull them on and rub your hands over the couch (or whatever else needs de-furring) to pull up the hair. The surface of the gloves creates tension with the surface of the furniture, and the fur will roll off in hunks you can easily throw away.
3. Make a DIY Lint Roller
Lint rollers are convenient for picking up cat and dog fur, but their replacement sheets can be very expensive! Instead, just wrap some packaging tape in a circle, sticky-side out. You’ll have just as much pick-up power at a portion of the cost.
4. Dryer Sheets for Pet Hair Pick-Up
Get pet hair where it starts—on your pet! Make your job easier by running a fabric softener sheet over your cat or dog. It will attract hair to it without you needing a scrub.
5. Get Your Vacuum Cleaner to Pick Up More Pet Fur
You’ve been cleaning for half an hour, and there’s still tons of hair in your carpet—it must be spring! If your vacuum isn’t doing a good job of getting all the hair that’s embedded in the fibers of your carpet or upholstery, a liquid fabric softener can help. Add a spoonful to a spray bottle, then fill with water and shake to mix. Spritz on your carpet and let sit for five minutes. Then vacuum up any hair that is on top of the cover.