If you have pets at home, you are all too familiar with the struggle of getting pet hair out of literally everything you own. Clothes, couches, rugs—they all accumulate hair at an alarming rate, and if your pets are allowed on the furniture (like mine) the problem gets even worse. I have an arsenal of tools and supplies that I use regularly to try and keep the pet hair to a minimum, but vacuums and sticky lint rollers only go so far.
It's those pesky little hairs that somehow seem to actually weave themselves into the fabric of my furniture that really get me and not much seems to work when it comes to getting them out—aside from me sitting there and manually plucking them (which I may have done before). So when I saw this metal lint remover all over TikTok, I knew I had to try it. I mean, I’m willing to try anything at this point. Let me tell you, it does not disappoint,
OJJ Portable Lint Remover
This lint remover is entirely metal with a wooden handle and a copper coiled head. It promises to remove pet hair, lint, and other debris from all not-knitted fabrics and carpets. It also acts as a fabric shaver and states it is effective at removing pilling from clothes and other fabric. Plus, it’s less than $10 on Amazon!
I ordered one of these metal lint removers and immediately put it to the test in my pet-hair-covered living room. It removed pet hair from my couch and chairs that I didn’t even know was there. Seriously, it really did what it says it does. I was also shocked at just how much hair it pulled from my living room carpet, which gets vacuumed regularly. After seeing how effective it was I went into a kind of lint-rolling craze and proceeded to lint roll all the furniture and carpets in my house. It removed a disgusting amount of hair and lint from my furniture—it was great. Next, I moved onto some of my clothing, and it worked just as well.
After testing it out on so many surfaces I will say that it worked better in some areas than others. For example, as the product listing states it should not be used on any knitted fabrics or surfaces, and I am going to extend this caution to include any relatively open-weave fabrics. This is because there is a greater chance that the metal will catch on the fabric and create pulls. In my lint rolling craze, I did forget this a couple of times and tried using it on some looser-weave fabric and it did catch a few times. For that reason, I personally liked using it on my furniture and the carpets (it works really well on carpets) versus my clothing, just in case.
All in all, for less than $10 I’d say this little tool is definitely worth the investment, especially if you have pets at home. It’s hands down one of my new favorite cleaning hacks and we keep ours stored in a side table right beside our couch so it’s always within reach when the living room needs a good de-furring.