Follow these helpful tips for removing pet hair.
Remove pet hair from your upholstery with these helpful tips and tricks.
Photography by Virginia Macdonald
Removing pet hair
1 Before getting started, remove as much hair as possible by vacuuming the surface thoroughly.
2 Fill a small bucket halfway with room temperature water. This will save you frequent trips back and forth to the faucet.
3 Wearing a latex or rubber glove, dip your palm in the water. In a smooth motion, run your hand along the surface, pressing firmly. The hair will stick to the glove. Repeat once or twice until that section is totally hair-free. Dip your hand back into the bucket to remove the stuck-on hair. Repeat until the entire surface is clean.
Alternative pet hair removers
These quick-swipe pet hair removers will keep your pet-friendly home fresh for those impromptu visitors.
Use this sponge dry to quickly wipe up pet hair. Four Paws Magic Coat pet hair remover, PetOnly.ca, $11.
Designed to easily glide over the flat surface of upholstery as its sticky heets pick up lint and pet hair alike. Scotch Upholstery lint roller, Canadian Tire, $6.
Rubber bristles that point in different irections attract hair, making it perfect for nooks and crannies. 3M Petcare Pet Hair Removal brush, PetSmart, $11.
What better way to keep your sofa fur-free than to give your pooch or kitty a comfy spot all their own? We love this custom dog bed by Lilly & Abbie. Just toss the cover in the wash regularly to keep it clean. Custom dog bed, lillyandabbie.com, from $125 USD.
Choosing the right tools
Pet ownership means frequent vacuuming, so choose a machine that’s made for fur pickup.
1 Small but mighty
A cordless handheld that’s as powerful as a corded vacuum. Digital Slim Animal Dyson DC62 vacuum, dysoncanada.ca, $550.
2 Large capacity
The 4.5-litre canister can ut away tons of pet hair. S8 Contour vacuum, miele.ca, $799.