7 Ways to Keep Your Home Pet-Hair-Free
We love our pets, but the truth is that they don't always make our lives easier. From shedding fur to peeing on the carpet, pets can be a challenge to deal with. We've got a few tips for removing pet hair from your home as efficiently as possible.
Invest in bamboo or eucalyptus bedsheets, which are anti-static and naturally repel pet hair
If you're looking for bedsheets that repel pet hair and are eco-friendly, consider bamboo and eucalyptus. Both materials are naturally anti-static, and will help prevent pet hair from clinging to your sheets. They're also hypoallergenic in case your furry friend has sensitive skin.
Bamboo is the most sought after material for sheets because it's durable, comfortable, and eco-friendly—the plant grows easily without pesticides or fertilizer. Eucalyptus trees have similar qualities: they grow fast without needing chemical intervention (making them an ideal tree for organic farmers), plus they're soft to the touch!
Choose the best pet-friendly flooring.
If you've got a pet, you might not be able to avoid some hair. That's fine! It happens to the best of us. But there are ways to minimize the mess and make it look less obvious that your dog or cat is shedding all over your house.
Choose your flooring wisely: Carpet is great for pets because it's soft on paws, easy to clean and often comes with an antimicrobial treatment that helps prevent odors from building up in fibers over time. Hardwood floors are also safe for pets, but watch out for scratches—they can be unsightly and cost hundreds of dollars to repair (or re-finish). Tile doesn't offer much traction for furry feet; if your cat likes to stalk around on slick surfaces, consider putting down area rugs instead of tiling entire rooms.
Use carpet shampoo on your rugs
If you have carpeting, use a carpet shampoo on your rugs. This will help remove pet hair from the fibers of your rug and make it feel soft again. If you don't have carpet shampoo, try using a soft brush to brush away loose hair before vacuuming with a vacuum cleaner or lint roller. If neither idea works for you, dampen a cloth with water and gently rub away excess pet hair with the damp cloth until all that remains is bare carpeting again!
Damp gloves and tape can remove embedded hair
Since hair is made of keratin, it can be easily removed from surfaces by dampening the surface and then using tape to remove the hair. As long as you don't rub too hard and scratch your furniture, this method should work well to remove embedded pet hair.
You can also try this method on clothing that has picked up a lot of pet hair. Just make sure not to use duct tape—that stuff sticks like crazy! Use some masking tape instead or even just baby wipes if you're feeling ambitious.
Use a lint roller and brush on your pet
Lint rollers are great for getting off pet hair from clothes and upholstery, especially if you have a short-haired dog or cat. Try using the lint roller on your pet's bedding as well, as they tend to shed more than other parts of their body.
If your pet is not allergic to the lint roller material, try brushing them regularly with it to remove some of their fur that would normally stick around after being groomed.
Give your pet a haircut.
Giving your dog or cat a haircut is the best way to keep them looking sharp and clean. It can also help with cleaning up pet hair in the house. You should be able to find a professional groomer in your area who will give your pet a good cut, but if you're feeling brave (or maybe just very patient), there are some things you can do at home.
Pet hair can be a challenge to remove, but you can deal with it efficiently, allowing you to spend more time cuddling your fur baby.
There are plenty of ways to remove pet hair from your home, but none of them are as effective as a good vacuum. If you have an upright vacuum cleaner, try using the hose attachment to suck up stubborn pet hair from carpeted areas and upholstery. If you prefer canister vacuums, invesat in one that has a motorized brush attachment for deep cleaning carpets and rugs.
Whatever type of vacuum you choose, remember not to use it on delicate fabrics like silk or wool; doing so could damage the fibers of these materials over time.
We hope these tips will help you deal with the aftermath of your pet’s hair. Remember to stay calm and relaxed, as this will allow you to think clearly and act efficiently. And always keep in mind that a clean house is a happy home—for both humans and animals!
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