We love our pets, no one can deny that, but what we don’t love is the amount of fluff they leave behind – especially after during moulting season. It can be overwhelming, especially if you live in a home that has multiple pets, but there are a few ways that things can be made easier for you. Here are five very cool hacks for removing pet hair from your home.
#1 Get a Vacuum with a HEPA Filter
The HEPA filter is an amazing thing to have in your vacuum cleaner. It is not only perfect for those with asthma and allergies, but also traps even the tiniest particles so that your floors remain clean. The best type of vacuum to go for is a pet model with a HEPA filter, as these often feature better suction and a superb range of tools that will really benefit your home. Smart Vacuums recommends the Shark Rocket Range as one of the top vacuums for pet hair.
#2 Lint Rollers are Your Best Friend
While anything sticky will work to remove pet hair, the lint roller is a particularly effective tool, and one that you will find yourself unable to live without. Roll it across your furniture, rugs, and even your floors, to see the results. It will trap hair and leave things looking much cleaner than they were before. It’s a great quick fix for the home and clothing alike.
#3 Put Fluffy Clothes in the Dryer
There is little more frustrating than a pair of black work trousers, or a jacket, that is covered in light coloured pet hair. Instead of throwing them straight in the wash, stick them in the dryer for ten minutes without any heat. After that, wash them as usual with the addition of half a cup of white vinegar to loosen any of those really stubborn and embedded hairs.
#4 Get a Rubber Broom for Hard Floors
The rubber broom is a piece of genius, and you need one if you have hard floors in your home. Shedding pets can clog your vacuum up pretty easily, so do a once-over with a rubber broom before you vacuum your hard floors. You will be amazed by how much fluff it is able to collect. Then, put the hair in the bin and vacuum as normal. Your vacuum will thank you, and you won’t need to worry about unclogging it.
#5 Use Throws on Furniture
Furniture gets hairy pretty quickly, and many of us are quite happy to let our companions settle down on the couch for a nap. To make things easier for you to clean, and also to prevent animal smell from soaking into your furniture, invest in a few tasteful throws and blankets that you can place on the couch or other pieces of furniture. It will collect all of their fluff (and smell) while also providing a comfortable place for them to sleep other than their bed. It’s a win-win situation.
Hopefully, this guide has provided you with the tools you need to effectively rid your home of pet hair. With the right technique and tips, it’s never been easier, and you will really see the difference once you’re done. Even better is the fact that these items won’t cost you a fortune, so you can keep everything tidy without breaking the bank.
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