It’s a given that if you have pets you have pet hair in your home. Luckily there is a lot of steps you can take to limit the amount of hair laying around.
If you have hard floor surfaces instead of using a vacuum consider using an electrostatic dust mop or a Swiffer for pet hair for at least the initial sweep. Vacuums and even a broom can cause the pet hair to just fly back around onto the surfaces – and what’s the point of that?
Now if your beautiful home is adorned with carpeted floors there are some things you can do to make the vacuuming easier. Begin by spreading baking soda over the carpets. This helps loosen up hairs and helps make your carpet smell fresher at the same time. You can also use a rubber broom to life up any pet hair left over but raking the floor in short fast strokes.
Next up is your furniture! Use a microfiber cloth lightly damped with water over your furniture finishes like wood, glass, or laminate. The cloth will attract the hair and the water will help it stick. Be sure not to use too much water or you’ll just have useless puddles everywhere! For hair on upholstery you can simply use a vacuum or lint roller, but if you really want to get in there use a damp clean sponge or a damped rubber glove. Rub it along the item and watch the hair come right up.
Now probably the most annoying place you’ll find pet hair is in your clothing. Begin by loading your clothes in the dryer for 10 minutes heat-free , tumble-only cycle. This loosens the hair and softens your clothing. Now shake each article of clothing out before placing them in the washing machine and wash as normal. For extra effect you can add a ¼ cup of white vinegar to help loosen even more hairs. When the wash is done shake out each article of clothing again before placing in the dryer. Dry with a normal cycle and be sure to use a dryer sheet and feel free to use as many as you would like!