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A Guide To Removing Pet Hair From Clothing

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Jul 05, 2021
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There’s no doubt that you love your fur baby, but their fur gets into everything. And while you’re okay ignoring it for a while, it’s collecting all over your clothes and becoming nearly impossible to remove!

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Your pet is basically a member of your family. They’re like the baby of the family, and they often get away with the worst behavior just because we love them!

But keeping a pet means dealing with their fur, and it gets in just about everything! Here’s how you can remove your pet’s hair from anywhere that it doesn’t need to be!

Vacuum Your Furniture

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Vacuum your furniture, especially if your pet loves lounging around with you. Their hair can collect on your sofa and then transfers to your clothes every time you sit down.

You can also vacuum your floors, especially if you have carpets. Even though you vacuum the surfaces, you might want to go over them with a lint roller to ensure that you got everything!

Using Vinegar In Your Laundry

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If your clothes are covered in pet hair, you can run it through a rinse cycle with a half-cup of vinegar. It’ll help loosen the fibers on the fabric of your clothes and bedding so the hair can slip off easily.

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You should also wash your bedding weekly to avoid too much hair collecting on your sheets. Using a liquid fabric softener can also help loosen these fibers and remove the fur. And after each load, clean out the lint and fur from the drum!

Run Your Laundry Through The Dryer

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When you notice that your clothes are covered heavily in fur, you can toss them in the dryer on a cool setting before putting them in the washing machine. The air will help take off the fur in no time!

You can toss a dryer sheet in to help speed up the process. And when you’re done, don’t forget to clean out the lint, so it doesn’t get transferred to your clothing.

Damp Cloth

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If your clothes have already been through a wash but still have some fur on them, you can use a damp cloth to wipe the fur. Then once you’ve collected all the fur, you can toss it in the bin.

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This also works when your pet rubs themselves all over you right before you need to leave the house. You can’t be mad at them for showing you some love!

Lint Roller

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You can use a lint roller that’s sticky to pick up the fur off all surfaces. Depending on how much your pet sheds, you might want to shop for rollers in bulk!

Use An Anti-Static Spray

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You can buy an anti-static spray or even make your own out of water and fabric conditioner on your clothes and other surfaces. It helps prevent your pet’s hair from clinging to surfaces and makes it easier to clean up the mess.

Preventing Hair From Becoming A Problem

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Well, you love your pet, but there’s no way you’re evicting them any time soon! So to prevent their hair from collecting on every surface imaginable, you can take some precautionary measures.

Brush them often so you can catch those loose strands of hair before they get into your clothes. You can also put down a blanket or get them their own bed to control the fur collection to one fabric instead of everything you own!

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, especially when it comes to pet fur being everywhere you look! But it’s not the end of the world; you can easily get rid of it and even prevent it from taking over your life entirely!

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