How to Clean Up Dog Hair in Your Home

Pet hair is a common thing around homes with dogs. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to live with it. You can definitely do something about this problem, but always expect that you get to find them every once in a while, no matter how hard you try cleaning your home up.

How to Clean Up Dog Hair

In this article, we will be discussing several ways to easily and effectively clean up dog hair in your home. But before diving into the tips, let me tell you about covers and blankets for your couch. There are several varieties available that come with hundreds of different designs to choose from, couch blankets and covers are a must-have if you have one or more dogs at home.

Tips to Easily Clean Up Dog Hair in Your Home

You don’t need state of the art equipment to clean up dog hair in your home. You can stick to the basic by using several household items that are great at picking fur off your couch.

Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets are surprisingly excellent in removing hair all over the place. From couches to any furniture, to floors, countertops, clothes – you name it, dryer sheets can remove hair easily. You can also wet the dryer sheets which it makes easier to remove hair in floor corners or wooden furniture.

Duct Tapes or Lint Rollers?

Both are great in removing hair from clothes; however the latter easily run out much faster. You can keep duct tape handy to remove hair from your clothes especially if you are in a hurry. Duct tapes can do wonders and are way easy to handle.

Before Vacuuming Carpet, Dampen and Lightly Sweep

Fur can easily deposit on the carpet, and to keep them clean, don’t vacuum them right away without doing this first. Dampen your carpet and sweep it lightly using a rubber broom. If there is present of pet odor, you can add baking soda and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before vacuuming the place.

For Hardwood or Vinyl Floor, use a Damp Mop

A damp mop can remove all those unwanted hair from the floor. It acts like a magnet.

Damp Sponge or Rubber Gloves for Upholstered Furniture

If you have upholstered furniture, a damp sponge or rubber gloves are your best friends. Dog hair will easily cling to wet sponges and rubber gloves, so it makes the task much lighter.

Vacuuming Tips: Alternate Directions

If you need to go over the carpet several times, it would help more if you change directions often. This action will get that hard embedded hair to loosen up. Check the filters of your vacuum constantly to avoid clogging.

Use Rubber Broom to Pick Up Hair

A rubber broom is a perfect tool to clean up hair on your wooden or linoleum floors. Dog hair can end up anywhere – kitchen or bathroom – but with rubber broom, it's not impossible to clean up after your beloved canine friends.

Regular Maintenance

Vacuums can easily break if no proper maintenance is followed. Filters should be cleaned and both brush rollers and vacuum belts should be used often.
When it comes to cleaning up dog hair, I personally recommend those above as the best way to easily remove dog hair all over my home.

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Melissa Maxwell

Melissa is a dog lover who enjoys sharing smart dog tips, inspirational stories and the joy that dogs bring. Follow us on social media for even more dog fun!


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