REMOVING PET HAIR FROM FURNITURE
Pets can enrich your life in so many different ways. They offer companionship when you need it most; they offer soft cuddles when you are feeling down; they offer an excellent running buddy when you are feeling lazy; they provide hours of entertainment and incredible loyalty that can make anyone feel special. However, one thing that all pet owners can agree on is this – pets would be a whole lot better if they didn’t shed their hair EVERYWHERE!
Removing pet hair from floors can be annoying enough, it is not nearly as enjoyable as neighborhood poker night. However, in most instances, a heavy duty vacuum can do the trick. However, when it comes to removing pet hair from furniture, you may have to pull out the big guns and really dig deep to get that fur out of your favorite chair.
Specialty Pet Fur Removal Tools
Pet fur on your furniture is not only annoying but can also be unhygienic, especially if you have a family member that is allergic to fur. Pet hair can cling to your clothes which means anytime you sit down to watch television you might get up with a back full of fur. Furthermore, black cat hair all over your white couch won’t do much for your interior design.
There are special pet hair removal items that you can purchase at any pet store. This includes tools like hair removal sponges, pet hair magnets and rubber rakes, all of which can help remove fur from furniture. You can also use a pet hair roller which is similar to a lint roller used to remove lint from your favorite black sweaters. Most of these tools will work with all different types of fabrics from leather to suede and anything in between. All of these items are fairly inexpensive and will do the trick. Simply roll the tool over the furniture and watch the pet hair disappear.
Easy Pet Hair Removal Tips
Although you can purchase certain devices that are designed especially for pet hair removal, you can also use common cleaning items that you have lying around your home. A wet sponge, for example, can do the trick to remove pet fur from furniture. Simply rub the sponge in a downward motion over the chairs. If there is a lot of fur you will probably need to rinse the sponge after each stroke.
One of the easiest ways to remove pet hair from furniture, including the upholstery in your home as well as the seats in your car is to use a rubber glove. Simply wet the glove, shake off the excess water and run your fingers over the fur-riddled furniture. One of the best things about this simple trick is that you can easily get all the nooks and crannies. Anywhere you hand can fit, the glove can get.
If you have any duct tape lying around the tool shed, then wrap it around your hand with the sticky side facing outwards. This will make a device similar to a lint brush and will remove the fur. Packing tape will also work.
Many dog owners swear that the best way to remove pet hair from furniture is to avoid the problem in the first place. It is possible to give your dog a quick vacuum before he comes inside to make his mark on the chairs and sofas. Some dogs will grow to love the sucking motion as the vacuum moves over his fur; others will hate it. Brushing your dog everyday can also eliminate the amount of shedding that occurs all over your house and thus reduce the need to remove pet hair from furniture.