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Is your house covered in dog hair? Mine sure is! Springtime sun is streaming through the windows, lighting up the house, and illuminating tumbleweeds of pet hair I ignored all winter. Luckily, we’ve got some great cleaning tips and product recommendations for pet hair removal.
This is my personal favorite dog grooming tool/hair remover for quick clean-up around the house. The bigger bristles can be used to brush your dog’s coat and remove loose fur before it has the chance to get stuck to your stuff. The finer bristles are perfect for brushing hair off the upholstery. Plus, it comes in cute colors.
Here’s a low-budget hair-removal tool that you probably already have in your kitchen cabinet— a plain old rubber glove. Put on a pair of basic grocery store dish gloves, get them just-barely-damp (or even go dry), and go to town on your fur-covered sofa. The above video will give you a quick demonstration of how it works.
Supersize your sticky-roller experience to remove pet hair from larger surface areas. With a 3′ long handle and a giant, super-sticky roller, it traps hair from fabric and fiber surfaces throughout your house. We like it for couches, bedspreads, and low-pile carpets and rugs.
FURemover Rubber Broom
This sweeper version of the FURemover is effective on several surfaces, so you can de-hair the carpeted living room and the tiled kitchen in one go. The long handle makes it easy to remove hair from a standing position. Plus, it’s a multi-tasker with uses far beyond pet hair removal. After you clean up after your dog, you can use the FURemover broom to scrub the bathroom tile or wash the car.
Vacuums that don’t suck
The Cadillac: Dyson Animal Cordless
There are a lot of pet hair vacuums on the market, but there’s only one Cadillac of hair removal tools. Dyson’s pet products have powerful suction and tangle-free turbine tools to remove hair from carpets and upholstery. The newer cord-free model converts from stand-up to hand-held so to easily reach those couch crevices where pet hair loves to hide.
The Specialist: Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Corded Vacuum
This powerful vacuum’s secret weapon is the nubbly rubber nozzle that lifts hair away from your furniture and carpets to make it easier and faster to remove.
Why deny a classic? This tried and true pet hair removal tool is perfect for cleaning up your outfit on your way out the door. They’re cheap enough to buy several at once. Keep one in your car, one in your briefcase, and several stashed around the house for quick and easy hair removal.
For a more eco-conscious choice, try the Sticky Buddy Reusable Pet Hair Remover Brush.
This mitt is a great tool for removing pet hair from more delicate surfaces. You wear it on your hand, which gives you total control over its movement, and the soft material means your clothes won’t be pulled or pilled.
There’s also a lint brush version of the same material that works well for pet hair and everyday lint on furniture.
Grooming your dog regularly helps control shedding. Many of these products work double-duty as grooming aides and clean-up tools.
This all-in-one tool makes clean-up a snap! Just pet your dog with the glove to give her a shiny coat, and then pick up stray hair from the furniture with the same petting motion.
This cute little dog grooming tool has stiff-but-gentle rubber bristles that remove loose hair and stimulate dogs’ skin for a healthy, shiny coat.
If the Dyson Pet is the Cadillac of pet hair vacuum cleaners, then this is the Porsche of dog grooming tools: compact, powerful, efficient, and worth every penny.
The Furminator helps keep your dog’s coat in great shape, and reduces shedding by removing loose fur from the undercoat before it has a chance to hit your furniture. Used appropriately, the Furminator can help prevent excess hair mess and minimize your need for other tools on this list. Available in 2 coat lengths and 5 sizes.