If you’re a dog owner, you know that dog hair can get anywhere in the house. You’ll find them on your bedding, furniture, carpet, clothes, in the cupboard and even on top of the TV. Keeping your house free of pet hair can be tiring and overwhelming especially if it’s your first time to own a dog. To make your work easier, we’ve compiled several tips and tricks to help you keep your house clean:
Keep Your Furniture Fur-Free By Using Dog Covers or Blankets
If your dog likes lounging on the furniture, you must be finding it hard to keep it completely free of dog hair if you don’t have a good quality vacuum. Why not try using furniture sheets, slip covers or blankets to cover the particular furniture where your dog sits often. It’s much easier to wash the covers than trying to remove all those hair by yourself.
Use Dryer Sheets To Pick Up Pet Hair
Dryer sheets work wonders when it comes to picking up dog hair on anything. Try using them on floor corners, furniture or even baseboards; they’re very effective in catching lots of loose hair.
Pick Up Fur From Upholstered Furniture Using Damp Rubber Gloves
Just like dryer sheets, damp rubber gloves or sponge work excellently well when it comes to picking up loose fur from upholstered furniture. That’s because loose pet hair clings to both of them.
Pick Up Pet Hair With Packing Tape
Having trouble cleaning pet hair from your clothes or furniture? Try using a roll of packing tape or a lint roller. Both of them work very well at picking up loose dog hair from just about anything.
Dampen Your Carpet A Little Before Vacuuming
If your dog spends time on the carpet, there are high chances that he’ll shed some of his hair and even pee there. To remove loose hair and pet odor at the same time, try dampening your carpet slightly (not too wet as it won’t dry faster), and then use a rubber broom to help you roll the hair into a nice ball.
After that, pour a generous amount of baking soda on the carpet and let it sit for at least 20 minutes before vacuuming. Enjoy your clean, fur-free and nice smelling carpet.
Remove Loose Pet Hair From Vinyl And Hardwood Floors By Using Dampened Mop
A dampened mop works like a magnet, especially on vinyl or hardwood floors. It’s very good at picking up loose pet hair on these floors so try it out. Just make sure you don’t leave any standing water on your hardwood floor to avoid damaging it.
Clean Up Loose Dog Hair On Carpet Using a Window Squeegee
A window squeegee is very efficient at removing dog nose prints from windows. However, you can also use it to pick up loose fur from your carpet (you can use it on your furniture too). With just a few swipes, you’ll have a big nice pile of hair.
Hopefully, the above simple tips and tricks can make it easier for you to keep your house free of dog hair.