Pet Hair Removal Hacks

We’re sharing our top pet hair removal hacks that you can use to keep your home cleaner. Pets are fun, but their hair isn’t, and if we are not careful, it can take up residence in the corners of our rooms, on every single piece of furniture, and yes, on us as well.

When working hard to have a cleaner home finding ways to stop that annoying pet hair will be a game changer. Add this hack to your home cleaning tips list!

pet hair removal hacks

Are you constantly struggling with pet hair in your home?

Let’s face it, we love our pets, but their hair can be annoying. It can also be a struggle to remove and even more difficult to keep off floors, furniture, and our clothes.

Fortunately, there are great tricks out there that can make dealing with pet hair much easier. From vacuum cleaners to lint rollers, these DIY tips will make keeping your home free of pet hair the easiest task on your to-do list!

The Problem with pet hair in the home.

Pet hair can be a major source of allergens, dust, mold spores and other microorganisms that can be harmful to our health. Pet hair not only gathers dirt, but it can also trap pollen, dander and other airborne particles that can trigger allergies or asthma in some people.

Use any or all of these tips to eliminate some of the pet hair and create a healthier home for your entire family.

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In our home, pet hair is something we need to stay on top of. Our pup may be small but he sheds like a large breed. It amazes me that he still has hair with the piles I find hiding under beds and behind dressers.

a white and black dog looking up at the camera

One of the rules we have whenever folks visit is never EVER to wear black clothes. Since our dog is white, they will end up looking like a mess rather quickly!

Vacuum Cleaners

Investing in a good pet hair vacuum cleaner is the best way to get pet hair up off your floors and furniture. Pet hair vacuums are specifically designed for pet owners and have powerful suction that can remove pet fur from carpets, curtains, furniture, and even pet beds.

Vacuum cleaners with spinning brushes do a great job at loosening pet hair from carpets and other surfaces.

Be sure to empty the vacuum cleaner canister or bag regularly to prevent pet hair from clogging the suction.

Steam Mops

Steam mops are another pet hair-eliminating tool. They work by releasing a hot burst of steam that loosens pet fur from surfaces and is then vacuumed up.

The steam also helps to sanitize floors, killing bacteria and eliminating pet odors. Steam mops make it easy to deep clean pet areas such as pet beds and pet carriers, eliminating pet hair and pet odors in one easy step.

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Lint Rollers

Lint rollers are also great for pet hair on upholstery and other fabrics. Unlike vacuums, lint rollers don’t agitate pet hair, which can make it more difficult to remove from fabric. Use the lint roller to gently brush pet fur off of your furniture and curtains without making a mess.

A good quality pet lint roller can pick up pet fur from delicate fabrics without causing any damage. Lint rollers are also great for pet hair on clothing, making pet owners look sharp and pet-fur-free in no time! 

You can use a pet-specific lint roller that is designed to gather up large amounts of hair and fur.

DIY Lint Roller

If you do not have a lint roller, you can make one in a pinch.

Using a paint rolling brush, line the center roller with duct tape facing out. This trick works great and will cover a larger area than a normal-sized lint roller.

Rubber Gloves

If you have rubber gloves that you use for cleaning, they work amazingly well to gather up per hair in a pile.

How it works.

Wearing the gloves, sweep your hands over the furniture working from the outside to the center. The rubber will attract the hair and allow you to clean a large area rather effectively.

Finish up with a good vacuum of the entire area.

a hand with a pink glove wiping dog hair into a pile on a cushion

Use the Dryer

If you use a blanket or

You can also use fabric softner sheets that are made to attract pet hair. We use these pet hair sheets from Bounce, and they seem to work pretty well.

Updated Floor Duster

Since we have hardwoods in our home, a floor duster is a part of our daily routine. You can take things up a notch and use a dryer sheet on the end of the duster. The sheet will attract and hold the hair in a pretty impressive way.

More pet hair tips.

Tip #1. Brush Your Pet Regularly

Regular brushing of your pet can help reduce pet hair in your home significantly. Choose a brush that is designed for the type of fur your pet has, and brush your pet at least once a week to remove any loose pet fur.

Use a tool that is specifically meant to remove excess hair. This type of dog brush will remove any loose hair and help reduce what ends up on your floor and furniture.

Tip #2. Bath Your Pet Regularly.

Regular bathing for pets can help reduce potential allergen exposure.

Jack Russell dog taking a bath in a bathtub

Tip #3. Use a Groomer

Taking your dog to a groomer will help to slow down the shedding. Not all dogs can be groomed, but if yours is one that can, make this a routine. For our pup, every 8 weeks seems to work very well.

You can schedule a year’s worth of appointments in one shot and set up reminders on your calendar and phone.

Tip #4. Use Covers

If your pet enjoys sleeping on a particular piece of furniture, you can keep things neater by using a cover. You can purchase a furniture cover or use a small blanket as we do.

a white and black dog on a red blanket sleeping on a brown couch

Remember to keep the cover clean. Routinely toss it in the dryer and, in turn, remove any buildup of loose hair. You can also run it through the washer to remove the rest of the fur along with any other debris.

Tip #5. Create a Routine

Having a cleaning routine is helpful for keeping a neater home, but even more so if you have pets that shed.

Daily Routine

  • Shake outside any pet blankets or furniture covers.
  • Use a lint roller to clean their sleeping spot.
  • Use a dust mop to clean any hardwood floors.
  • Every few days, brush your pet to remove loose hair.
  • Use an air purifier specific for pets in the main room to keep allergens to a minimum.

Weekly Routine

  • Put any pet blankets or furniture covers in the dryer.
  • Vacuum carpets and floors. Use a hose attachment to get the corners.
  • Clean all the furniture using the technique above that works best for you.
  • Clean any dog beds.
  • Brush your dog to remove any loose pet hair.
a jack russel dog near to a dog brush and a pile of fur

Monthly Routine

  • Put any pet blankets or furniture covers in the washer.
  • Vacuum carpets and floors. Finish up with a wet mop or steam mop.
  • Give your pet a bath or take them to a groomer.
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Vacuuming pet beds and pet areas regularly will help keep pet hair at bay. Make sure to empty the vacuum canister or bag often, as pet hair can clog the suction. Additionally, deep cleaning pet areas with a pet-safe cleaner once a week will help keep pet fur from building up in your home. With regular vacuuming and pet maintenance, pet hair won’t be a hassle!

Hopefully, these pet hair cleaning tips will help keep your home free of pet hair and create a healthier environment for everyone in the house. With regular pet maintenance and vacuuming, pet hair doesn’t have to be such a hassle.

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One Comment

  1. You had my attention just with the title of this post. With four dogs in my home, one a large German Shepherd, I am constantly fighting pet fur, and looking for tips on how to handle it. Thanks for sharing, I use most of these but need to update a few tasks you mentioned. This post will be a feature this week. #HomeMattersParty

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