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Your Guest’s Worst Nightmare: Pet Hair! (And How to Remove it from Furniture, Floors, and More)

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So, let’s take a real life situation. You’ve been waiting quite some time in anticipation of hosting a get together for friends and family. The table is set, dinner is in the oven, and all of the evening’s festivities are planned. Regardless of what your gathering entails, it is certain that you’ve put lots of effort into preparing for you and your guests. Of all the tasks you’ve probably had to complete already, something that could potentially slip your mind is the pet hair that covers all reaches of your home. What’s the best dog hair remover to solve this problem? We’ll teach you how to clean up dog and cat hair from clothes, furniture and elsewhere. Let’s focus on some of the areas in your home that are most likely to be affected by your pet’s hair, and even more likely to end up stuck to your guests! We'll walk through removing pet hair from furniture, clothes and more. 

How to Get Dog Hair out of Furniture

Chances are, your guests will be taking a seat on your furniture at some point while in your home. This is a notorious place for stray pet hair bristles to make the jump from couch to clothing. Let’s figure out how to get cat hair off couches and other furniture. Here are few ways to address the issue of loose hair:

  • a lint roller or wet rubber glove, perfect for how to get cat hair off clothesTo save on some cash, simply use a pair of rubber gloves! That’s right, just dampen the gloves, then run your hand over the surface of your upholstery (this is one of the easiest and best pet fur removers)! Your guests and your furniture will thank you — not to mention your wallet! If you don’t have a pair of rubber gloves on hand, a wet sponge will also do the trick. This option is also great because it doesn’t needlessly use tons of tape.
  • Another option for dog and cat hair removal is to spray a mix of water and fabric softener onto the surface of your furniture, then wipe it from the upholstery. This will leave your area smelling fresh, and dog hair-free. You can also take any cushion or couch covers off and pop them in the washing machine to further remove dog fur (try some dryer balls to pick up even more dander and hair).
  • Finally, if nothing else has worked, consider using a soft cloth along with furniture polish or anti-static spray to remove long dog hair and cat hair from your furnishings, a simple solution among the best hair remover for furniture options. The spray will reduce the likelihood that hair will re-stick to surface, which helps to prevent future instances of pet hair buildup. It’s one of the best pet hair removers for furniture out there!
How to Get Dog Hair out of Carpets and Flooring

So maybe your plan isn’t to use furniture, but to get cozy on the floor instead. As I’m sure you know by now, your floors are probably to place most likely to be covered with pet hair. Hair clings to rugs and sometimes vacuuming just doesn't cut it. Luckily, there are ways to address pet hair on the floor as well.

  • A method that you might consider using for carpet is a pumice stone to gather stray pet hair. Gently scrape it across the surface of the floor, and hair will draw up with ease. Along the same lines you could try a rubber broom to pick up hair from the floor.
  • By making use of a squeegee (who doesn’t love saying that word?), you can scrape pet hair into clumps, which are easily removable by hand. This method is also safe on carpets, and will not cause damage.
  • For hardwood, laminate, and other bare floors, a microfiber dry mop is an ideal way to gather pet hair. A standard vacuum cleaner might unintentionally blow hair around into difficult to reach locations.
How to Get Dog Hair out of Clothes

What’s the best way to remove pet hair from clothes? Perhaps your guests have already sat on your couch, or sprawled out on your floor, and they are covered with your pet’s stray hair. Some people say that you need a specific pet hair remover roller, but having a lint roller beside your door can be just as effective. For more serious cases of pet hair on clothes, put them in a dryer for a few minutes along with a dryer sheet. The movement will loosen the hairs, which will then end up in your dryer’s lint trap.

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These are just a few methods that we found to be highly effective. If anything else works for you, please let us know!

Never want to remove pet hair from clothes, floors, car seats and couches again? Check out these Tips for Grooming Your Cat or Dog!

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