We all love our pets, but none of us love shedding! I mean, who loves to be covered in fur after sitting on your couches or snuggling with your pup? Whether you are a cat person, a dog person, or both, if you have a pet you’re dealing with lots of pet dander, fur, or hair! Here are our best tips for keeping pet hair under control in your home.
Brush Pets Regularly
Brushing your pets regularly is a simple way to control the extra fur. All the hair that you collect on the brush goes straight in the trash instead of on your furniture or clothes. Using good quality tools is important. For a list of top rated brushes for dogs, check out this list, for cats, check out this list.
Get the Right Type of Vacuum
If your dogs are allowed on the furniture or if you have cats, you’ll have a lot of fur to clean off the couches. Buy a small, handheld vacuum specifically meant for cleaning furniture or choose a vacuum with furniture attachments that are quick and easy to put on.
Vacuum as often as you can! If you have multiple pets that are big shedders and you have the time, vacuum every day! Make sure you are vacuuming the furniture as well!
Invest in an Air Purifier
If anyone in your house has allergies, you might want to invest in a good air purifier. There are many types at all different price points so you should be able to find something in your budget. This site has a list of their most recommended air purifiers for 2019.
Buy Lint Rollers in Bulk
Even if you brush your pets regularly and vacuum a lot too, there will still be pet hair. A simple cheap way to take care of it is by using a lint brush. Use these on your clothes and furniture. Stash them all around the house so you don’t need to go looking for one.
Buy A Rake
Check out these carpet rakes! Many pet owners use these after or instead of vacuuming. The rakes really get into the fibers of the carpet and pull up any leftover pet hair.
Invest in Hair Removal Tools
There are plenty of tools on the market for removing pet hair from clothes and furniture. Check out this list to see if there is one worth investing in.
Use Blankets and Bedding
Cats and dogs are creatures of habit and tend to chose their favorite spots in the house to nap. These spots can get pretty furry! Toss a blanket or a pet bed in their favorite nap spot. Then you can just toss the bedding in the washing machine instead of dragging out the vacuum.
The most important thing to remember when dealing with pet hair is consistency. Whatever methods or tools you choose, be sure to use them regularly. It’s definitely easier to vacuum up a few hairs than a pile of fur!