Pets bring joy to many households. Our pets become a member of the family and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We love our pets but pet hair on furniture is a real pet peeve even for most animal lovers. We have some easy tips to remove pet hair from your furniture.
The best way to prevent pet hair on furniture is to not allow pets on the furniture in the first place, but for most pet owners unwinding after a long day on the couch with Fido is the best way to relax.
We don’t blame you! Snuggling up with your dog or cat is a great way to decrease stress, lower blood pressure, and relax. So, since our pets are joining us on the furniture let’s look at some ways to remove that unwanted pet hair from fabric furniture surfaces.
Tips to Remove Pet Hair from Furniture:
You can use simple everyday items from around your home to remove pet hair from furniture.
Using a Sponge to Remove Pet Hair
That’s right just a simple dry sponge can work nicely to remove pet hair from furniture. Just take a clean, dry kitchen sponge and slowly run it across the couch and the fur will cling to it.
Rubber Gloves to Remove Pet Hair
Another readily available household item for removing pet hair from furniture is your rubber kitchen gloves. Take a pair of rubber gloves and pull them on and run your hands along the surface of the couch or wherever else you are removing pet hair from.
The surface of the gloves creates tension with the surface of the furniture and the pet hair will roll off, which you can simple grab and throw away.
Make Your Own Lint Roller
Lint roller are great for removing pet hair from clothing, furniture, and other fabrics but the replacement sheets can be expensive if you are using them to remove fur from all your furniture. Instead make your own lint roller with, simply wrap some packing tape in a circle, sticky-side out. This will work just as well as a store-bought roller at a fraction of the price!
Dryer Sheets to Remover Pet Hair
For this technique, stop pet hair where it starts, on your pet! Simply take a dryer sheet and run it along your pet’s fur. The dryer sheet will attract loose hair. This is nice for when you don’t have time to get out the brush and do a full coat brushing.
Brush Your Pet Regularly
A oblivious technique to preventing pet hair on furniture is to remove shedding pet hair directly from your pet before it has a chance to end up all over your home.
Depending on your pet, breed, size, and coat brushing as much aa daily can help to prevent excessive shedding. An added bonus is that your pets coat will be soft and clean with regular brushing. Speak to your veterinarian for questions on how often to brush and bath your pet.
Use the Right Vacuum Cleaner to Remove Pet Hair
Use a cordless vacuum cleaner or the hand-held extension of your vacuum cleaner to remove pet hair from the surface of your couch. Many vacuums come with a specific extension for vacuuming furniture.
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