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by Dianna Ranere

4 Simple Tips For Dealing With Pet Hair In The Home

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Listen, pets are the best thing to happen to the human race. If we didn’t have pets, society wouldn’t be able to function. They play such an important role in our lives, and you love your pets to pieces. 




You can’t deny that pet hair is a bit of an irritant. As much as you love your pets, it gets annoying seeing their hair cling to every surface in your home. It starts clogging up vacuum cleaners, ruining your clothes, and triggering allergies. So, how can you deal with this problem?

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Here are four simple tips

Turn on your humidifier

If you have a humidifier, turn it on to help stop hair from sticking to everything. There will be more moisture in the air, which stops the whole static electricity effect. In turn, pet hair finds it harder to cling to things, making it easier to sweep up. If you have an HVAC system, you should have a humidifier built into this. Keep it turned on just a little bit to stop pet hair from being deeply rooted into every surface you own. 


Use a rubber brush

Regular brushes or brooms aren’t equipped to deal with pet hair. The bristles are just too flimsy, and the hair ends up getting caught in them. So, you might sweep up some pet hair, but now you have a brush that’s full of the stuff. Usually, it’s too hard to pull all the hair off the brush, so you end up throwing it away. A rubber brush, however, is completely different. Rubber bristles work a lot better at clawing away the pet hair from surfaces. It’s a good idea to do this before you vacuum, as you need to get rid of as much hair as possible. Otherwise, you’ll clog up your vacuum and it’ll need servicing. 


Control where your pet is allowed to go

If you really want to reduce pet hair in your home, you have to control and limit where your pet can go. Let them in certain rooms, but ban them from others. For example, don’t let them in the bathroom, don’t let them in the bedrooms, and so on.  Make a concentrated effort to close doors behind you and stop them from entering. This way, you can prevent hair from being present in any of those rooms, making your life considerably easier. 

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Use a sticky lint roller

A lint roller is basically a roller device with sticky tape on it. It looks like a rolling paintbrush, but the brush is replaced by a tube of sticky tape. This tool is very effective at picking up pet hair – particularly from your clothes. They’re cheap to buy as well, so think of getting your hands on one. 


There you go; four simple tips to combat pet hair in the home. You’ll never 100% get rid of pet hair, but you can do things to remove it with ease.