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We all know how much joy pets can bring to our lives with their fluffy features and cute behaviour. However, pet fur can be really frustrating and a pain to clean. Here are a few useful methods to eliminate those pet hair out of your house swiftly and painlessly. Time to say goodbye to those heaps of unwanted hair!
1. Electrostatic dust mop
Vacuum cleaners are the best cleaning tools for spring cleaning and our daily housekeep routine. However, do you know that vacuum cleaners are NOT the best cleaning tools to get rid of those pet hair? Instead, your vacuum exhaust can send pet hair flying back to your floor surface, which means that you are doing a double cleaning job!
Switch to an electrostatic dust mop as it can help to trap dust. You can even replace it with a microfiber cloth on the bottom so that it can be used several times instead of throwing it away!
Balloons are an awesome tool to pick up pet fur. Who knew! Simply inflate a balloon and use it to collect those pet hair on the floor or even your kitchen area. The static on the balloon's surface will cause the hair to cling onto the balloon surface. Yay to more dressing up time for you and your pet!
3. Baking soda
Does the thought of clearing your pet hair out of your home carpet scare you? Fret not, as baking soda is here to save your day! Besides being a perfect ingredient for baking lovely cakes, baking soda can also be a medium for getting rid of those pet hair stuck in your carpet.
Simply dusk some baking soda onto the carpet before vacuuming and voila! The baking soda will help to loosen the hair from the carpet fibers and deodorize at the same time.
4. Common household products
Who would have known that your simple daily common household products could do so much more? Pull a squeegee in fast strokes to lift up any pet hair in seconds. For the corners of your home, simply put on a slightly dampen rubber glove, and drag your finger across! How easy does that sounds!
5. Microfiber cloths for non-upholster furniture
Slightly dampen a microfiber cloth with water. The electrostatic charge of the microfiber cloth attracts the fur, while the water helps to make it sticky. Be careful not to use too much water as it will leave wet puddles of hair all over your furniture instead.
6. Cover those upholstered furniture
The idea of catching up on your drama series and snuggling up with your pet sounds like a perfect stay in weekend thing to do. However, those shedding pet hair could really be a number one factor in ruining your plan. Simply use some blankets to cover your furniture, to trap up those unwanted pet hair without having to clean up!
7. Keep the fur away from your clothes
We all know how doing the laundry can be a chore, especially when those pet hair ends up clinging onto your clean clothes again. Why not give this method a try!
+ Place your pile of clothes into the dryer for 10 minutes to loosen the hair and also soften the fabric, which helps to get rid of any hair.
+ Shake each clothing before placing it into the washing machine, and add in 1⁄2 cup of white vinegar to relax the fabric fibers and get rid of extra hair.
+ Shake each clothing once you are done with washing, and place it into the dryer. Dryer sheets are great tools in reducing static cling, breaking the bond between the hair and clothing.
8. Easy brushing
It’s finally the time of the week to groom your pet! However, those heaps of pet hair really can be very irksome. We recommend using the Furminator to brush your pet. It brushes out the undercoat and gets rid of shedding hair.
Remember to do it outside of your house to avoid getting those hair in your house. If you prefer doing it indoors, simply place your pet on a towel when brushing so that the towel can trap the hair to save you the hassle of cleaning up.
To pack some fun into grooming your pet, you might also want to try vacuuming them! Do check out Dyson’s very own GroomTool attachment specially designed for vacuum cleaners to groom your pet.
9. Vacuum tactics that work
Tired of vacuuming at the same old spot of your carpet repeatedly and not being able to get those pet hair on your carpet out? Then you should try vacuuming using three passes – forward, back and forward at an angle. You will be surprised how clean your carpet will be!
10. Bath time
It might sound almost impossible to get all the shedding undercoat out when you bathe your dog, but here’s a secret trick to try out!
+ Brush your dog first, then shampoo twice and condition.
+ Rinse well to get rid of hair, and dry. Brush well after drying and then, repeat the entire process!
This might sound like a bit of trouble, but it yields exceptional results, so why not give it a try!
Try out these handy tips to keep pet fur away from your home, and be sure to share them with your friends if you find them useful!