For parents of pet dogs, hair removal and stray doggy hair are an unavoidable fact of life. It’s one of those small inconveniences that we have to bear as part of the whole pet loving deal.
Depending on the breed of your pet, you’ll have to deal with varying amounts of pet hair on furniture, floor, and clothing, not to mention car seats and interiors. The following tried-and-tested dog hair removal tools have something for everyone, be it simple household hacks or premium tools.
Good old Rubber Gloves
Them plain old rubber gloves – the simple yet amazing household object that makes pet hair cleanup a breeze. A pair of basic grocery store dish gloves, made just-barely-damp (or even dry) can go to town on your fur-covered rug, sofa or even pants.
Rubber Tipped Brooms
Rubber brooms are a staple in doggy daycares and come well recommended for their strong hair-gathering prowess. They let you de-hair the carpeted living room and the tiled kitchen in one go, with the long handle allowing you to work the pet hair out of rugs from a standing position. Once you’re done cleaning up after your dog, you can move onto scrub the bathroom tile or even wash the car!
Sticky Lint Rollers
Relatively inexpensive and easy to use, the only downside of this classic is that these handy rollers won’t de-hair large spaces like the entire living room in one go. They are best suited to small and odd jobs like cleaning off your attire on your way out the door.
A much less expensive hack is to wrap some sticky tape around your hand and remove pet hair from the carpet, furniture, clothes and other soft surfaces.
Pick It Up Mitt
Pet hair removal mitts are affordable and very effective in gathering pet hair off any fabric. Depending on the material these gloves are made from, they have soft little nubs that pick up pet hair, and can also be easily cleaned by rubbing the mitts together in opposite directions. These mitts are great for removing hair from delicate material ensuring your garments are not pulled or pilled from abrasion.
An all in one dog grooming tool and surface cleaner, this has the additional benefit of doing double duty as a science fiction prop. You can use it to pet your dog with your hands to give her a shiny coat, and then proceed to pick up stray hairs from the furniture in much the same way.
Upright Vacuum Cleaner
There are several competent pet hair vacuums on the market, ensure that your choice of cleaner has a powerful suction ability and even better, tangle-free turbine tools to remove hair and dirt from carpets and upholstery.
Despite these tools at your disposal, all pet parents inevitably reach a certain point when you just have to accept that dog hair will eventually make its way into every surface, nook, and cranny in your home. Nevertheless, it’s always helpful to have some options handy when it’s time for cleaning.
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