Life will always be better with a dog by your side.
These cute and lovable rogues aren’t called man’s best friend for no reason. They’re loyal friends, cuddly companions, and heart-warming additions to any family.
It’s hardly surprising that more than 63 million households around the country own one.
However, for all the joy dogs bring to life, they cause a fair amount of trouble too. These cheeky chappies tread mud along freshly cleaned floors, raid pantries when nobody’s looking, and delight in shaking water around.
Worst of all, though, you have to remove dog hair from every single surface in the house! They seem to molt fur like trees shed leaves in the fall. It gets everywhere, all the time.
Want some top tips to clean up those dog hairs with greater ease? Let us help. Keep reading for a complete guide on how to remove dog hair from carpet, clothes, and surfaces.
Brush Your Pet Pooch
Prevention is always better than cure, right?
That’s definitely the case when it comes to cleaning up dog hairs. Taking steps to stop your dog(s) shedding so much hair will make your life ten times easier. Less fur will fall out, which means there’s less to remove thereafter.
Sound good? Well, get yourself a high-quality doggy brush. It’s time to get grooming.
Brushing your dog’s coat on a regular basis will do two things. Firstly, it’ll make their coat look beautiful and shiny! Secondly, you’ll brush away fur that would otherwise fall out in your house!
This is most helpful in the warm summer months when molting increases to a whole new level. Be sure to take your dog outside for a brush at every opportunity. They’ll love the attention; you’ll love the lack of hairs in your house!
Break out the Vacuum Cleaner
The vacuum cleaner is your best friend in any pet hair removal process.
A good quality one should make light work of getting up the dog fur. However, the real key to success is staying on top of things. Delay the vacuuming too long and the hair will accumulate to a point that’ll make it more difficult to clear up.
You’ll have to do multiple runs and go over and over your floors (especially if they’re carpeted) to rid them of the dog fur. Prevent that eventuality by vacuuming high and low on a regular basis.
Oh, and you could use a humidifier too! Aside from their other benefits, some quirk of their functioning stops pet hair from clinging too closely to surfaces. The vacuuming becomes easier as a result.
Put Baking Soda Down
Want more of these tips for cleaning your carpets?
Well, here’s another: sprinkle them with baking soda before you start hoovering!
This incredible culinary ingredient can make a significant difference. A light pre-vacuum sprinkling should loosen up any hairs from the carpet, helping your vacuum cleaner pick up any hair with less trouble.
Don’t worry if you don’t have any baking soda to hand. Spraying your carpets with a well-diluted solution of fabric softener and water should do the same job.
Sponge/Mop Your Carpets
Yes, you read that correctly!
We know, wet mops and sponges are usually reserved for cleaning tiles, laminates, hardwoods, and so on. However, you’d be surprised how effective they can be at clearing up dog hairs from carpets too.
Having finished with the vacuum cleaner, try running a clean and damp mop/sponge over your low-pile carpet. Any hairs that were left behind will get stuck to it.
The same goes for your curtains, sofas, or anything else in the house that’s upholstered. The damp sponge, cloth, or mop should handle any animal hair removal from your upholstery.
Buy a Lint Roller
Lint rollers are a classic hair-removing tool.
An adhesive material is attached to a barrel that has a spindle running through its center. Holding a handle, you roll the sticky barrel along any hair-covered surfaces (including clothing), picking up any hairs as you go. Make sure you keep a steady supply of them to hand to facilitate your dog hair removal efforts.
Be wary though. The trick to success is finding a high-quality lint roller that actually works. All too many prove ineffective, leading to hours of fruitless rolling and substandard results.
Consider using other tools and techniques to remove the majority of dog hair first. Then, if there are any remaining, a lint roller should provide the finishing touch.
Use a Rubber Glove Instead
Don’t worry if you’re lacking a lint roller. We’ve got another pet-hair removal hack that could prove just as effective:
Try wearing rubber gloves instead.
That’s right, the rubber gloves you use to wash the dishes can be a useful tool to clear away unwanted dog hair. Pop them on, get them wet, and then rub your hands over any hair-covered surface. The hairs should come away with it.
Lacking lint rollers and rubber gloves?
Well, how about balloons? If you’ve got any balloons in the house, then they too can be used for this purpose. Give it a go by inflating one and rubbing it over the affected surfaces.
The static electricity that gets created should attract any hair onto the balloon. Then, when you’re done, simply burst it and chuck it in the trash.
Time to Remove Dog Hair From Your Home
There’s no denying how much joy dogs deliver to life. They lift your spirits, warm your heart, and provide a loyal companion at all times.
However, as the tens of millions of dog owners in America know all too well, these mucky pups can be a nightmare to clean up after- especially when they’re molting all over your floors.
Do you know the struggle? We hope the tips in this post have provided all the information required to remove dog hair from your home with newfound ease.
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