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Our furry friends bring a lot of joy to our lives. We love them, feed them and care for them. However, owning a cat isn’t easy and does take big responsibility. Particularly when it comes to cleaning the house and removing cat hair.
It’s important you remove your cat’s hair from the house for everyone’s safety; yours and your cat’s. We have great tips for you on doing just that!
1. Make a Laundry Day For Your Cat’s Items
One thing humans and cats have in common is that we both have items that need cleaning! Cat owners should make it a habit to consistently clean their cat’s items. Cat shed hair all over the place so make sure you are cleaning their stuffed toy, cat blanket, litter mat or even your own sofa!
2. Stay on Top of Your Own Laundry
Never underestimate your cat’s hair sticking on your own clothes. Whenever you pick your cuddly cat up, hair falls on your clothes and sometimes it can be difficult to notice. The best way in removing cat hair from your clothes is to use a lint roller. It’s convenient and will save you from running into questions about cat hair being on your clothes!
Additionally, you can use white vinegar, whenever you run a washing cycle, to make cat hair easier to remove from your clothes. Another option is dryer sheets, they are handy when removing cat hair.
At the end of each cycle, make sure you look for pet hair and remove it yourself to ensure it doesn’t get stuck inside.
3. Vacuum The House Regularly
It’s important you stay on top of the deep-cleaning tasks. With pets in general, it’s safer to vacuum daily to remove stubborn hair settling onto the ground. Vacuum the carpets, floor etc. to ensure your house is in good condition. When it comes to sofas and bed covers, use dampened rubber gloves to remove cat hair with ease.
4. Brush and Groom Your Cat
Additionally, brushing and grooming your cat not only results in less hair around the house, but it will also be healthier for your cat in the long term as it avoids hairball problems and prevents hair knots from forming.
Our furry friends may get frustrated when their hair is getting cut so always make sure you reward them with a treat to let them know you are proud!
Owning a cat is fun. Removing cat hair from the house isn’t much fun but at the end of the day, these four 4 tips will make your house a better environment for everyone. Most importantly, it helps your cat because a clean cat is a happy cat.
We all love our pets, but what we don’t love is their hair covering our clothing. Getting rid of pet hair is not as simple as putting your clothing in the washing machine. If you were to do that, the hair would clump together and clog your washing machines drainage pipe. This could result in your washing machine breaking.
Rather than risk breaking your washing machine, here are some pre-treatment methods to rid your clothing of pet hair.
- A lint roller
- Sticky tape
- Rubber gloves
- A sponge
- Tumble dryer
A lint roller
A lint roller is one-sided adhesive paper wrapped around a barrel with a handle attached for easy use. They are incredibly handy when it comes to removing pet hair. Simply roll it over your hairy item of clothing and observe as the adhesive paper picks up the pet hair. If you notice the paper becoming clogged with pet hair, simply remove the top layer of adhesive paper and there will be another layer ready to use underneath.
If you don’t have a lint roller available, sticky tape can be just as effective. Simply tear off a strip of tape and lay it over your item of clothing. As you pull the tape from your clothing the pet hairs will come away with it. Repeat this process all over your garment until it is pet hair-free. Depending on the size of your clothing, and how hairy it is, you may need several strips of tape to complete the dehairing process.
An ordinary pair of rubber gloves are handy for washing the dishes and removing pet hair. Begin by laying your garment on a flat surface. Next, put on your rubber gloves and rub your clothing item. The movement will create friction between the fabric and the gloves, resulting in the pet hairs becoming loose and forming piles. These piles of hair are a lot easier to pick up and dispose of. Once the bigger clumps of pet hair have been disposed of, slightly wet your rubber gloves and repeat the process of rubbing your garment. This will pick up any stray hairs left on your clothes.
If you are looking for a way to remove pet hairs without getting your clothes wet, use an ordinary kitchen sponge. Firstly, make sure that your sponge is completely clean and dry. Next, lay your clothing on a flat surface. Take your sponge and slowly rub it over the surface of your item. Your pet hairs will stick to the sponge and your clothing will remain dry. This method is best for quickly removing small amounts of pet hair, however, is not as effective if your clothing is completely covered in hair.
Using a tumble dryer is the best way to remove pet hair from multiple items of clothing. Put your items in the dryer and use a 10 minute, no heat, dryer cycle. This will soften the fibres in your clothing and loosen the pet hairs. Unlike a washing machine, your tumble dryer comes with a lint trap that will catch the pet hairs and prevent damage to your machine. Once the cycle has been completed, remove each item of clothing and give it a shake to remove stray hairs. If your clothes need washed, put them in the washing machine and add ½ a cup of white vinegar to the cycle to keep the clothes loose and remove deep-set pet hairs.
Whether your clothing is covered in pet-hair, stained, or just needs to be laundered, Laundryheap is here to help.