How to Remove Pet Hair from Your Couch
If pet hair has taken over your furniture, there's a way to get it off quickly and easily.
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Pet hair… everywhere
As someone who lives in a multi-pet home, I know firsthand the struggle of trying to keep sofas and other furniture free of pet hair. There are several tricks you can use to coax stubborn hair out of upholstery fabric, many of which use materials you probably already have at home. After, don’t miss these other cleaning tips every pet owner should know.
Step 1: Vacuum using an upholstery attachment
Start by vacuuming your couch with an upholstery attachment. This will begin to loosen up hair and dirt, then vacuum around and under pillows. Try one of these best vacuums for dog and cat hair.
Step 2: Give extra attention to problem areas
Use a pet hair roller, such as this ChomChom Roller, to go over spots where your pets usually lay. The electrostatic charge helps pull up hair from the fabric. Move in short back-and-forth motions for best results. These pet hair removers also work really well.
Step 3: Wipe down with rubber gloves
Spray a small amount of water onto a rubber glove. Run the glove over the sofa, applying light pressure, focusing on areas where pet hair is worked into the fabric. Re-wet your glove as needed. Vacuum up hair that’s loosened by this step. Here are more of the best products to get rid of pet hair in your home.
Pro Tip: Move your hand with the “grain” of woven fabric for best results.
Step 4: Spray with fabric freshener (optional)
Generously spray a fabric freshener, such as Febreze Fabric, over the furniture. This will help eliminate lingering pet odors. Next, check out this laundry trick to remove pet hair from your clothes.