Living with a furry pet has many benefits, aside from the obvious happiness they can give you. However, living with a furry pet has its consequences, too; especially if you live in a fully carpeted home.
Besides pet odor, the massive amount of pet hair is one of the nightmares of any pet owner. Pet hair gets stuck in the upholstery, area rugs, and the carpet themselves.
But, don’t fret if your house is teeming with pet hair – here are some tips and tricks you can try:
- Homemade lint or pet hair roller – Lint rollers being sold at pet stores could be pretty effective in removing pet hair from upholstery, carpets, and area rugs – but can be quite pricey, too. Luckily, you can try to make a pet hair roller at home by using sticky tapes attached to the rollers. You can attach it to small lint rollers if you want to clean an area that’s relatively small, and bigger rollers if you’re planning to remove pet hairs from larger spaces.
- Sponge – Yes, a simple tool you can use to get rid of pet hair is the sponge. Just carefully run the sponge across the surface of the rug and the pet hair will automatically stick to it. Since common sponges are small in size, it might be a lot of work if you would use this on large areas or a fully carpeted room.
- Cloth and broom – Spray a little water on a cloth and attach it to the end of a broom. Then just use it across the carpeted floor and witness pet hairs being collected by the damp cloth. A mop can also be used instead of a broom, and a sponge mop would be excellent, too. You can use this for wider areas.
- Grooming glove – If you have a small rug which you can clean by hand – the grooming glove will be a great deal of help. Just run it across the rug area and the pet hair will easily be stuck on it.
- Squeegee – What used to be just an instrument to clean your windows is also very useful in collecting pet hair from carpet. Scrape the carpet surface using your squeegee to have pet hair removed.
- Rubber glove – Apply a small amount of water on the palm area of your rubber glove and the pet hair should simply stick to it.