Dog Days: Easy Tips for Removing Pet Hair

August 24, 2016 by Kenmore

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Understatement of the year: we love our pets. However, pet hair on clothing, pillows, floors, and even food, can make us feel like our furry family members are more foe than friend.

Here are a few tips for keeping your home (mostly) fur-free, without having to banish Fido to the dog house.

1. Toss any hair-covered clothing, rugs, etc. in your dryer with a fabric softener sheet, or dryer ball, for about 10 minutes before throwing the load in the washer. This will loosen hair that you can later empty from the lint trap.

2. Keep the dryer sheets out. When applied directly to furniture, these static clean sheets can help release hair from fabric, carpeting or draperies. No sheets? Add a small amount of liquid fabric softener to a spray bottle and fill with water. Then just spray and wipe away with a clean towel.

3. Invest in anti-static dusting spray. The spray helps eliminate the electric charge on furniture or drapes, making pet hair removal easier. It can also help keep hair from resticking in the future.

4. Break out the rubber gloves. It may seem weird, but running a dampened rubber glove over the surface of upholstery and fabric can help remove pet hair. Rinse the glove when it’s covered with hair and then repeat as necessary.

5. Regular brushing or bathing of pets can take care of “dead coat” before it reaches your floors. A de-shedding tool can also help remove the hair that was missed by the brush.

6. Upgrade your vacuum. Most of our vacuum models come with the Pet Handi-Mate attachment to help you reach up-high and down low. This versatile attachment is specially designed to grab stubborn pet hair from furniture, flooring and stairs with ease. That means no more re-vacuuming. Talk about the cat’s meow!


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