All of us absolutely adore our doggos for their funny antics, unselfishness displays of love, and of course, those countless licks and cuddles. And while there is absolutely no questioning the love we have for our furry friends, it’s also true that cleaning after them can be quite a task.
Since they quite literally own the living room and everything in it, it’s also the carpet and furniture that suffer their furry brunt the most. To help you in your ordeal of removing dog hair from your carpets and furniture, read on our list of some useful hacks below:
Investing in a vacuum cleaner for pet hair
Currently, there are several vacuum cleaner models available in the market that have accessories and suction power to easily remove even the most stubborn dog hair. The good news is that in addition to the fur, any harmful allergens that may cause conditions like asthma can be controlled as well.
Try to look for a vacuum for pet hair that has a HEPA filter to properly dispose of any dirt. As for the additional attachments, look for models that have a brush, crevice, or anything similar that could make the chore at hand easier.
Give a good rub with a damp hand
A common mistake that pet parents make is deep cleaning their furniture or carpet without removing the fur beforehand. Not only does this make the entire task messier but also more time-consuming.
To avoid such situations, dampen your hand and gently rub it over your carpet or furniture. Soon a small ball of dog hair will start forming that can be easily disposed of. You can also use a rubber glove instead if you want to cover your hand. You see, the generated static electricity helps to attract the fur in a much faster manner.
Take the help of the good ol’ baking soda
The is only one way to describe baking soda – versatile. There is absolutely nothing that this magical ingredient cannot do. It works for nearly everything, the easy removal of dog hair being no different.
For this purpose, you only need to let the product sit for a couple of minutes after you have sprinkled a generous amount over the furry place. Proceed to use a vacuum to clean it. This can also be great for keeping bad odors in check and instead, having a fresh-smelling upholstery.
Use a lint roller
Probably one of the best ways to remove dog hair, a lint roller can be very efficient in such cases. You simply need to give a good roll on your carpet or furniture and nearly every strand of hair will disappear.
You can also use a carpet cleaner for your carpet if you own one as they are most certainly amazing. But in case you don’t, any sticky tape can come in handy as well. Simply place the sticky side of the tape on the carpet or furniture, and using a blotting motion dab it about to remove dog hair.
Get that squeegee out
Almost as fun as it sounds, a squeegee can be very useful when it comes to removing pet hair. For removing fur, you only need to run the squeegee over your upholstery or any affected area. These tools have a rubber attachment on it that will collect the fur entirely.
Again, the disposal of dog hair becomes relatively easy as the fur accumulates on the squeegee itself. You only need to remove the hair after picking up the squeegee and you’ll be done. There are also squeegees with long handles available in the market which can help you cover larger carpet areas.
Give the carpet and furniture a good brushing
Before we discuss this hack, we would like to warn you that this will be a bit more time-consuming than the ones mentioned above. But, it is also the simplest on this list.
Take a hairbrush that has stiff metal bristles and simply brush your carpet or sofa. Remember, you need to make quick, short strokes in different directions to loosen the dog hair and get it off. Having said this, if you have wood, leather or velvet upholstery, we would advise you to skip the furniture in such cases. The sharp bristles may scratch the material or cause dents.
Get a dog bed and then wash it
As the name suggests, a dog bed is a personal space for your dog where they can spend their time lying down or relaxing. This, in turn, will help minimize the pet hair from your carpet and furniture.
The next thing that you have to do is to periodically wash the dog bed to remove any stuck hair. Hence, once your dog roams around the house, there won’t be any hair stuck on his or her body. A good tip would be to select a dog bed that is machine friendly and has removable covers. While you remove the sheets, don’t forget to spray an anti-static spray to remove any fluff.
Bathe your dog frequently
Frequent grooming will keep your pet protected from any illness that may cause excessive hair loss. At the same time, any loose hair will come off when you rub your dog’s coat preventing it from falling out on your carpet or furniture. After bathing your dogs, try to keep them outside of your home for about an hour. This way, there won’t be any issues with potential shedding either.
These are some hacks to help you get rid of your dog hair easily and effectively. While you can use a tip that you may find the most convenient, try to remove the dog hair as quickly as possible to prevent it from getting embedded. Trust us when we tell you that it’ll save you a lot of time in the long run!