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9 Life-Saving Hacks For Removing Pet Hair From Everywhere

When you forget your magic wand, try these.

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3. Before vacuuming carpets and rugs, sweep with a rubber broom that has a squeegee on one side, like the FURemover, $19.95 on Amazon.

Save your back from the shower squeegee hack here — if you have a lot of carpet and a pet that sheds, you know you don't want to be on your knees scraping all day.

The photo on the right is an actual customer photo, and their review is promising, too: "The photo is from out dogs favorite spot on the carpet and we couldn't see ANY hair when I started raking!!!"

4. Then before you vacuum, spray the area with diluted fabric softener.

The softener helps, well, soften the fibers in the carpet and the pet hair fibers, making it easier for the vacuum to suck 'em up.

Supposedly it works; let us know if you use this hack or have tested it before.

5. Skip vacuuming on your hard floors, which just blows the hair around. Instead, try a microfiber dust mop (or dust slippers) — but never wash them with fabric softener.

The rubber broom option may work on uncarpeted floors, too, but microfiber ~noodles~ like the ones on these slippers, $12.05, and this mop, $18.99, are more efficient to use on smoother floors.

Avoid fabric softener because it can reduce the ~static cling~ that makes the microfiber work so well — it's why if you skip fabric softener or dryer sheets in a load of clothes, they're more likely to be static-y and lightly shock you.

From a promising review of the slippers:

"I have two cats, one of which is a long-haired thing, and I just don't have the time to sweep our tile and hardwood floors daily to get their hair up. So when I ran across these slippers on Amazon I figured I'd give them a try, and I've been quite pleased with the results. They're also excellent on human hair, which is why I've now purchased a pair for my teenage daughter to wear when she's fussing with her 'do in her bathroom. No more furry floors for me!"


7. Tons of hair stuck to your clothes? At the very beginning of your laundry cycle, put your dirty clothes in the dryer with a dryer sheet for 10 minutes.

The dryer sheets will help loosen the static cling that keep that pet hair stuck to your clothing's fabric, and pull a bunch of it up into your lint screen so you can easily throw it away. You can wash and dry as usual afterward.

Some people recommend using your dryer's no-heat option, or swapping dryer balls in for the sheets, but you'll have to test and see which of those alternate options might work well for your situation.