Are you starting to feel like your home is painted, tiled, and upholstered in pet hair? 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 our five quick and easy ways to remove pet hair from clothing and couches.
1. Sponge It Off
To get pet hair off of couches or other upholstery, use a clean, dry kitchen sponge. Just run it slowly across the couch and the fur will cling to it! Problem solved.
2. Grab the Gloves
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.
3. Packaging-Tape Roller
Lint rollers are convenient for picking up cat and dog hair, 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 half the price.
4. Start at the Source
Grab 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 brush.
5. Get More Out of Your Vacuuming
You’ve been vacuuming for a half an hour, and there’s still tons of hair in your carpet--it must be spring! Stop shedding in its tracks by spritzing your carpet with some liquid fabric softener diluted with water. Let sit for 5 minutes, then vacuum up all the hair that’s risen to the surface.