Wondering how to get rid of pet hair? Here are 5 simple tips and ideas to help banish that pet hair from your home.
disclosure: This post is sponsored by HOOVER ONEPWR.
I have five children that live here at Thistlewood.
And a dog named Buddy.
They are all messy in their own way. The boys leave stinky socks and half-eaten bowls of Captain Crunch in my living room. The girls leave backpacks and sticker-covered water bottles all over the kitchen.
He’s much better behaved.
He picks up his socks and never leaves bowls of cereal behind and drinks from a bowl rather than a water bottle.
But Buddy comes with his own challenges.
Extra hair with hair on top.
Here are just a few of the ways we try to keep the hair population to a minimum at Thistlewood.
How to get rid of pet hair.
1. Keep your dog well-groomed
I know this sounds Captain Obvious.
But the easiest way to have less stray hair in the house?
Have less stray hair on your dog.
Buddy is a golden retriever so it’s super important to keep all his golden hairs under control.
2. Use the dryer to get pet hair off textiles
Buddy isn’t supposed to be on the couch.
Try and tell him that.
As soon as I leave the house, he hops right up onto the pillows. And then? When I walk back in he tries to pretend he was sleeping on the rug the whole time.
To get rid of the pet hair on the pillows, I simply toss them into the dryer with a dryer sheet. The dryer sheet does all the work and the hair goes into the lint trap. Then I wash the pillow covers (if needed) after the hair is gone.
3. Use a roller
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but it works so well.
You can use a lint roller to get pet hair off of most of the surfaces in your home.
I have a lint roller I keep under the kitchen sink just for this purpose.
I use about one sheet per chair (especially in early spring and early fall when he sheds the most).
4. Use anti-static spray
The key to getting pet hair up is to have it stick to something.
You can make your own anti-static spray with 2 Tbsps of fabric softener to 1 cup of water.
Fill a water bottle and lightly spray furniture to help furniture become less attractive to pet hair.
I just got this new Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Cordless Upright Vacuum.
I cannot recommend it ENOUGH.
It’s a game-changer.
- It’s cordless (I could stop right there).
- It has amazing suction that picks up pet hair immediately.
- It’s SUPER light and easy to carry from room to room.
- There are no messy bags to deal with. We just empty the canister after each use.
And the best part?
The vacuum moves from floor to carpet and back again.
For us—that’s what makes it work for this house because we have area rugs on top of hardwood floors.
You just turn it on and go. You can get the entire downstairs of our house finished and still have extra battery left.
I keep the vacuum in our newly organized downstairs closet under the stairs. There’s a plug in there to keep the battery charged between uses.
6. Clean all the places you might forget about
I use the lint roller for every day, but once a week we use the Onepwr Dust Chaser Cordless Hand VAC to get in between the cushions.
And all the other places that pet hair can hide.
It’s battery-operated and has amazing suction.
It comes with an amazing attachment that has a suction tip on one end and then you can flip it over and use the brush attachment.
Here are all the places this is perfect for:
- sofa and couch cushions
- corners of the room
- behind bookcases
- top of doors
- window sills
- dining room chairs
- top of baseboards
And a zillion other places that pet hair can hide.
Just between us?
We have more challenges to deal with than pet hair.
Especially when you walk into the dining room and see this Buddy face hiding behind the chair.
Because he’s left a present for you on the rug.
That’s when we have to reach for something a little stronger.
You don’t have to drag out a giant machine, instead, this portable carpet cleaner works in minutes. It’s super lightweight and cordless and makes it so easy to clean up pet stains on carpet.
I love that it has dual tanks for dirty and clean water and the suction pulls up the pet stains out of the carpet.
The amazing thing about the entire ONE PWR system?
All the batteries are interchangeable.
So when you are ready to move from the vacuum to the handheld? You can remove the battery from the vacuum and click it into place in the handheld.
The house is clean.
The floors are sparkling.
And all of my children are happy. 🙂
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY
In super exciting news, HOOVER ONEPWR wants to help you get rid of pet hair, too. They are giving away a ONEPWR Evolve Cordless Power Vacuum to one LUCKY WINNER.
All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter below and leave a comment telling me when your biggest challenge with pet hair is.
The winner will be announced on 8/7/2020.