Undoubtedly, our pets are dear to our hearts. Why won’t they be? They’re cute and are fun to be around.
However, certain qualities about them may not be so attractive— like the way they drop fur around the house. Pet hair is beautiful as long as they stay on the pet.
When they start to litter the carpet or stick to clothes, we know something has to be done. Vacuuming can help with hair removal at home.
However, what happens when we can’t afford it? You don’t have to worry. Here are a few inexpensive tricks that’ll help you get rid of pet fur in your home.
Removing Hair from Carpet
Sticky Tape: Perhaps you have some sticky tape lying around the house, it’ll prove useful for your pet hair removal.
This process might take a while but the end result will surely wow you. The trick is to enfold the tape around your hand. Wrap it in such a way that the sticky surface is facing out.
After this is achieved, press your hand firmly on the carpet over and over, until the tape has picked as many strands as it can.
Wrap fresh tape around your hand again, and apply the same method to untouched areas. You can get the kids to participate too.
Pumice Stone: Don’t let the pumice stone tucked inside a drawer in your bathroom go to waste.
How about using it to extract pet hair? One thing about pumice stone is that it is low-cost and readily available. So, grab a pumice stone, and scrape it along your carpet.
When you do this, you’ll start to see the strands gathering. Merely use a vacuum to clear them out or pack and throw them away. If you frequently use to clean your couches, under kitchen cabinet or even car seats a handheld vacuum for pet hair would be wise to get.
Squeegee: A squeegee is not only good for the cleaning shower glass, but they also perform wonders when it comes to extracting unwanted hair from your carpet.
A squeegee works very much like the pumice stone in removing pet fur and is probably hidden somewhere in your bathroom too. What are you waiting for? Grab a squeegee, and go to work.
Removing Hair from Hardwood or Vinyl
Mop: Vacuums and brooms have a way of sending hair flying around when all you really want to do is contain them.
This is one thing you won’t have to worry about with a nice wet mop. Instead of sending hairs flying as brooms do, a damp mop will attract and pack them.
Besides, mops are inexpensive, and you get to use them over and over.
Fresh Grass: Using fresh grass to pack hair is not only creative, but it is also effective as well.
Take out time to cut fresh grass from your backyard, spread them on your hard floor, and see how clean your floor turns out afterward. The grass functions like a mop.
It attracts stray strands and makes them easier to pack. Simply brush everything up, and dispose of them. You could even maximize the debris by decomposing it, so your garden benefits too.
Removing Hair from Upholstery
Rubber: There are different types of rubber out there, and quite frankly, any type will do the trick. Perhaps what you have is a pair of rubber gloves, a rubber brush, a squeegee or even a balloon.
Whatever kind of rubber you find in your house, this is your chance to make the best of it. To use this, dampen the rubber, and rub it across the surface of your upholstery.
Note, however, that a pair of rubber gloves will give the best result. You could rinse them after around, and use them again.
Removing Hair from Clothes
Lint Roller: As much as you love your dog, wearing clothes that are covered in fur will not present the best image of you.
This is why you need to get lint rollers. They are the perfect solution for getting rid of pet hair on clothes, and they make it very easy to do so. Make sure to place it in a place where it is readily available. Damp rubber gloves work too, but those will take longer.
Put these tips into practice effectively the next time you need to carry out hair removal at home, they’ll help.