Any pet owner will know the struggle of pet hair getting everywhere! So here are a few tips and tricks to help you get rid of that pesky pet hair.
How to Get Rid of Pet Hair
Lint rollers are perfect for clearing pet hair off small items or certain spots. The pet hair will stick to the lint roller; however, this is a small tool and should only be used to clean pet hair off smaller spaces or items.
Similar to the lint rollers, the sellotape will cause the pet hair to stick to it. This can be more effective over slightly larger spaces or items although it may be time consuming due to the small width of most tapes.
The most effective way to get rid of pet hair is to prevent it. Brushing your pets will get rid of any loose pet hair before it can spread and get everywhere. However, it is important not to over brush your pets as over brushing will damage their pet hair coats.
Vacuuming areas that are covered in pet hair is a quick way to get rid of the pet hair and effective on larger spaces, although it is not guaranteed to remove all of the pet hair and it may be time consuming to keep vacuuming certain areas throughout the day.
Rubbing water into a spot that has a lot of pet hair will cause the pet hair to ball together making it easier to remove. It’s better to wear some type of latex gloves to do this to ensure your hands aren’t dirty or covered in pet hair, which could create another problem in itself.
If you have items of clothing that are covered in pet hair you should put these clothes for a ‘quick dry’ in the dryer to clean pet hair out without being as time consuming as actually having to rewash the clothes. This is perfect if you want to wear the clothes again straight away.
Dryer sheets have many uses beyond just the dryer. You can rub a fabric softener sheet, better known as a ‘dryer sheet’, over the area that is covered in pet hair and the hair will come loose from the fabric/item.
An interesting trick but an effective one nonetheless. Rubbing a balloon against an area covered in pet hair will create static, which in turn will cause the pet hair to ‘jump’ onto the balloon and pulling it out of anything items it has gotten on/into. A simple, effective and quick method, if not a little quirky.
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