5 Quick and Easy Ways to Remove Pet Hair

Do you have cat hair or dog hair all over your couch, curtains, and clothes? Especially during shedding season, it's easy for pet fur to get out of hand. To help get you through the worst of it, here are the quickest and easiest ways to get rid of pet fur.

Bruce and Jeanne Lubin
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Using a Sponge to Get Rid of Pet Hair

To get pet hair off of couches or other upholstery, use a clean, dry kitchen sponge. Just run it slowly across the couch and the fur will cling to it! Problem solved.

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Rubber Glove Pet Hair Trick

Another easy way to get fur off of furniture is with a pair of rubber gloves. Instead of using them while washing dishes, pull them on and rub your hands over the couch (or whatever else needs de-furring) to pull up the hair. The surface of the gloves creates tension with the surface of the furniture, and the fur will roll off in hunks you can easily throw away.

Make a DIY Lint Roller

Lint rollers are convenient for picking up cat and dog fur, but their replacement sheets can be very expensive! Instead, just wrap some packaging tape in a circle, sticky-side out. You’ll have just as much pick-up power at a fraction of the the price.

Dryer Sheets for Pet Hair Pick-Up

Grab pet hair where it starts—on your pet! Make your job easier by running a fabric softener sheet over your cat or dog. It will attract hair to it without you needing a brush.

Get Your Vacuum Cleaner to Pick Up More Pet Fur

You’ve been vacuuming for a half an hour, and there’s still tons of hair in your carpet—it must be spring! If your vacuum isn't doing a good job of getting all the hair that's embedded in the fibers of your carpet or upholstery, liquid fabric softener can help.  Add a spoonful to a spray bottle, then fill with water and shake to mix. Spritz on your carpet and let sit for five minutes. Then vacuum up all the hair that’s risen to the surface.

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About the Author

Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Bruce Lubin and Jeanne Bossolina-Lubin are the proud parents of three boys and more than a dozen books. After saving thousands per year using everyday tips and simple lifehacks, they started their own business in the hopes of sharing their knowledge with others. They have been known to go into their friends' refrigerators to turn their eggs upside down so that they last longer.