You’re wearing your favorite black dress or your stylish navy blue trousers. You do a quick check in the mirror before you go. Everything looks great.
You sit down on the sofa to enjoy a quick coffee before leaving for your evening out. You leave, blissfully unaware that your stunning dress or posh trousers are now covered in pet fur.
It’s the nightmare of most pet owners. Walking out of the door covered in pet fur and pet fur accumulating in every nook and cranny of their homes.
Fortunately, you have five easy and effective ways you can clean pet hair from your home:
Opt for anti-fur furnishings and flooring.
Carpet attracts fur. While it might not be financially feasible now, consider when you are buying your new furniture or putting in new flooring, purchasing that which doesn’t attract fur quite as easily. Instead of carpet, opt for tile, vinyl, laminate, or hardwood flooring. For furniture that will largely remain fur free, opt for leather or pleather, suede, or canvas.
Cover it up.
If your furniture attracts your pets’ fur, cover it up. You can purchase furniture coverings to keep on your sofa and chairs. Or, if you want to save money, just use an older blanket or throw on the furniture your dog likes most to curl up on. Then, just slip off the covering or the blanket and toss it into the wash to keep clean.
Use a vacuum.
One of the fastest ways to get fur out of the carpet is to vacuum, although you may have to vacuum several times throughout the day. Opt for a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. If the fur seems to be sticking in the carpet, try mixing a bit of fabric softener with water then spraying onto the carpet, which should help the fur come up easier. On hardware floors, use a mop.
Purchase a lint brush.
You can usually find lint brushes with the brush part made of heavy fabric that allows fur to cling to it or sticky tape. Either way, a lint brush makes it easy to get your pets’ fur off of the furniture and your clothes.
Groom, groom, groom.
You can cut down on a lot of the shedding your pets do if you groom them regularly. If your dog or cat sheds heavily at certain times of the year, consider brushing him daily to help lessen the accumulation of fur in the carpet, on the furniture, and around the house.
Keeping your home fur free – or at least getting rid of the fur – can be done quickly and effectively and without you worrying about walking out of the door in a fur covered outfit.