How To Clean Up The Pet Hair In Your Home
If you have pets with fur then you will know how much of a pain it is to keep on top of the shedding! I get annoyed with the hair but it isn’t difficult if you stick to a plan and a routine to clean up the pet hair in your home!
You have to know your pet, some shed more than others. It also depends on the time of year and the breed of animal that you have as to the amount of hair that is left everywhere.
But don’t fret let’s look at the best ways to clean up pet hair in your home.
We love our pets, but sometimes their hair can get annoying when it sheds all over your home.
Option For Restricting Movements Of Your Pet
I don’t restrict them much as I am home with them all day, so they have access to most of the house.
If I need them to stay in a certain area I will shut off the access, but this is not for the sake of the fur but for the sake of the mailman as they like to bark and scare them.
I have in the past, shut them out of one area to see if it would reduce the fur.
However, if you are touching and cuddling your pet then the transfer comes from you and you are distributing this fur into these rooms where you have excluded your pet.
So unless you change clothing before moving rooms this might become a waste of time.
How To Control The Shedding
The easiest way to reduce the hair you need to pick up is to groom your pet.
I know how difficult this is, I can brush all of mine and turn round and they are malting all over the place still, but there is less than there would have been.
However, the more you brush them the less you will need to clean up in the long term and that is always a positive.
There is nothing worse than a hairy carpet.
Clipping Your Pets
The thought of standing on a hairy carpet really makes my feet curl and yet that is often the case because of the dogs we own and the amount of hair loss they have.
One of our dogs doesn’t shed as much, but he still needs grooming.
Clipping or trimming the fur will help to reduce the amount that falls out, this is a service that you can hire a professional for or you can tackle yourself.
We used to trim our Cocker Spaniel a few times a year, (he passed a few years ago) I didn’t do any fancy cut, just a really short trim and he loved it.
How Often To Brush
At certain times of the year, you have to brush more than others.
I know that from April time my Labrador starts shedding and she can shed loads. So, at this time of the year, I am brushing the dogs at least every other day.
- Furminator dog brush
- Pet clippers
- Coats to catch the shedding fur.
However, that doesn’t get rid of the fur that is left around my home. Sometimes I do want to cry, but for the most part, I can deal with the pet hair.
How To Tackle The Fur
Tackling the fur around your home is an ongoing task, the more you maintain the less you have to do.
My least favorite place to clean is the stairs! I hate how the carpet seems to hold into the hair and doesn’t seem to want to let it go.
I will vacuum the stairs twice, with different attachments to get at the hair.
However, this doesn’t always get all the hair out of the edges, but there are so many different products you can get that can help you with this.
- Uproot Cleaner Pro Pet Hair is a popular tool to try.
- Analan pet hair removal tool
Tackling Non-Carpeted Floors
This is the easiest flooring to tackle the dreaded pet hair on.
You can use a microfiber mop to pick up the pet hair, it can work with the mop dry too.
There are even options with robot vacuums on this flooring type that works a treat.
There is a paid-for link in the following section.
Tackling Carpeted Floors
You have to vacuum your carpeted area, I have to do mine daily otherwise it starts to resemble a furry carpet and that drives me insane.
If you have a lot of pet fur, the more you tackle it the less it can build up.
I have a robot vacuum that is programmed to work in the morning every morning after I’ve started work.
It does a really good job and I love that it keeps the living room carpet pet hair free.
Other Areas To Tackle For Pet Hair
Don’t forget to vacuum the pet’s beds too, this is another source of the problem that will need addressing often.
The more you vacuum their beds the less hair will be visible in your home.
If you allow your pets onto furniture you are going to have to vacuum or clean these areas regularly too, keeping the pet hair to a minimum.
Clothing is going to have pet fur on, take the time to remove this as often as possible to reduce the amount of fur you are putting into your washing machine.
Other Resources For Tackling Pet Hair In Your home
When it comes to pet hair, getting it off the pet before they drop it is the best option. It’s then contained in one space and easy to remove.
Check out these resources that can help you.