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    If You Aren’t Using Rubber Gloves To Clean Up Pet Hair, What Are You Doing?

    A little PSA.

    If you have a furry pet, you don't need me to tell you that animal hair can be the BANE OF YOUR EXISTENCE.

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    Like, I love these guys, but I've basically signed up to deal with their freaking fur all over my clothes, couches, sheets, everything for the foreseeable future.

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    Like, Regulus there is a Maine Coon. His hair is NO JOKE.

    For awhile, I pretty much relied on lint rollers, but the washable ones were such a pain and the ones with disposable sheets made me feel like I was creating so much waste, so I scoured the internet for ways to keep pet hair from ruining my life.

    AND FOLKS, I FOUND IT. I FOUND THE BEST ONE. Rubber dishwashing gloves.

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    And listen, I'm sure some of you are going to be like, "Yeah, duh Anna, everyone knows that," but I didn't and so I'm going to assume some other people don't, too. This is for you guys!!!

    I found the hack through YouTube user Making It Easy with Liz, though it's a trick that's in a million places on the internet, so it's hard to pinpoint where it originated. But look:

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    Good ol' Liz here recommends using dry gloves with little nubs on them, but tbh, I just grabbed the dishwashing gloves I had lying around with no nubs and it worked just fine.

    Other tutorials I've seen suggest using *slightly damp* gloves, but I found dry worked better on my velvet couch — and damp worked better on my linen bedding. So you probably have to experiment a bit.

    You can watch the full tutorial right here, or you can just put on some rubber gloves and rub down the hair-covered surfaces around your home and voilà!

    View this video on YouTube

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    If you don't have rubber gloves around the house, these are the ones I recently upgraded to (with nubs!).

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    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.98.

    Hope that helped! Give your fur babies a kiss for me.

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