It's easy and inexpensive to remove unwanted pet hair from quilts and other surfaces.
Are you tired of the buildup of hair your pets leave behind? Four-legged pets are experts at scattering hair throughout the house, and the more pets you share a home with, the more hair (and dander) you'll need to remove.
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This simple yellow sponge is a favorite hair picker-upper. It's denser (and a bit heavier) than a typical sponge and grabs pretty much all hair in its path when you slide it across a quilt or other surface. The soft sponge won't harm fabrics, and its low cost makes it easy to keep a few on hand at all times.
Don't have a special sponge? Make a pad from cloth-like paper towels and dampen slightly—not soaking wet, just a bit damp. Swipe the fabric and watch the paper towels grab the hair. Dry paper towels work, too.
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Furminator makes a vast variety of de-shedding tools that remove loose hair from your pet before it lands on the floor or sticks to everything in sight.
We wouldn't necessarily drag a prickly-edged Furminator across a quilt, but have found that they perform nicely when (carefully) used to remove hair from some types of (sturdy) upholstered items.
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Shop for hair removal gloves, and you'll find all sorts of gentle products that are primarily designed to groom shorter-haired cats and dogs. They provide a wonderful hair-removing massage when dry, and a gentle scrub during a bath.
Most types work nicely to remove hair from upholstery, too and are soft enough to use on cotton fabrics. Sure, hair may not all stick to the tools, but most of it is at least pushed into one area, where it's easy to pick up with damp paper towels or another product.
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The Pet Hair Magnet is a squeegee with a rubber lip that can be pulled across both soft and hard surfaces. Hair is captured by the strip and can be removed at the end of each pass.
The special pet version is a nice size—not too unwieldy, with an easy-to-grip-handle. A regular shower or window-washing squeegee would work, too.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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The manufacturer (3M) says the tool will remove "embedded hair that vacuums miss."
3M also makes typical sticky-based lint rollers, something we all usually keep on hand for a quick pass on our clothes before being seen in public (it's either that or color-code your wardrobe to match the pet hair.
It's Not Just Our Pets
Our pets have more hair than we (usually) do, but humans shed, too. Don't blame the little ones for all of the mess, because a portion of what we pick up with hair-cleaning tools originated from us.
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