Living with furry friends means dealing with pet hair. The hair that accumulates in carpets and fabrics, forming clumps and floating around the house, can be a challenge to clean and pose problems for those with allergies. Keeping your home free of pet hair requires some effort, but it is not impossible. Here are some tips to manage and minimize pet hair scattered throughout your home:
Tip 1: Regularly Brush and Comb Your Pet’s Hair
Brushing and combing your pet’s hair regularly is a great way to control shedding and collect loose hair. Combing will also make your pets happier. Brush your cats or dogs outdoors, if possible, to prevent loose hair from making its way inside. Alternatively, you can place a damp towel beneath them if you need to brush indoors.
If your pet sheds excessively, you may need to check their health and nutritional habits. Consult your veterinarian to ensure they are healthy and address any hair problems.
Tip 2: Choose Pet-Friendly Decorating Materials
Pick decorative items made from pet-friendly materials that tend to repel hair rather than gather it. Soft fabrics such as velvet, wool, or cotton trap more hair compared to synthetic or shiny materials like leather and satin. If you want to minimize the amount of hair on cushions or furniture, consider choosing the right decorative items.
Tip 3: Dust Frequently
Pet hair carries dust and crumbs as it floats around your house, so start by dusting your furniture before vacuuming. Dusting your furniture and dampening your cloth helps hairs adhere to the fabric and prevent them from flying around. Using an air cleaner while dusting detects allergens and pollutants, improving air quality and reducing sneezing. For example, the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool™ automatically detects and catches very small polluting substances improving your living space air quality.
Tip 4: Vacuum Frequently
While it may be impossible to prevent shedding, vacuuming can prevent hair accumulation. To keep your living space hair-free, clean your carpets, curtains, and furniture regularly. The Dyson V11™ Absolute Vacuum Cleaner provides excellent cleaning on all floors with its cordless design, optimize cleaning mode, and dynamic Load Sensor™ system that automatically adjusts motor speed between carpet and hard surfaces.
Tip 5: Clean Your Carpets Regularly
Use a powerful vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter while cleaning carpets, and sweep in different directions to get rid of stubborn hair. Use of baking soda before vacuuming your carpets will help loosen and separate pet hair from the carpet, and minimize odor. The fully closed filter system of the Dyson V11™ traps particles as small as 0.3 microns, increasing the efficiency of your sweeping process by emitting clean air.
Tip 6: Clean Your Furniture
To clean your furniture, such as sofas, chairs, and tables that accumulate pet hair, collect hair using a microfiber cloth, mop, or vacuum with a suitable nozzle. The carbon fiber threads of the Dyson V11™ help you remove hair by cleaning fine dust on furniture.
Tip 7: Use Covers
To prevent your carpets or sofas from getting covered with hair, you can use covers or extra sheets for easy cleaning. Cover the areas where your pets often frequent, such as their sleeping areas or play areas.
Tip 8: Use Dish Mitts
You will be surprised by the effectiveness of dishwashing mitts in removing pet hair from furniture. Running a damp dishwashing mitt over the fur will create static electricity, causing the hair to stick to the glove. Simply dip your mitt into water to remove the hair.
Tip 9: Use a Dryer
For clothes and fabrics that tend to stick to pet hair, using a dryer is a smart solution before washing. Placing your clothes in the dryer before washing and running it on a cold setting for 10 minutes can reduce the stickiness, making it easier to remove hair. After which, shaking your clothes can minimize the hair before washing them. It is also advisable to clean filters after using both washing machines and dryers to prevent accumulated lint from sticking to your laundry in the next wash cycle.
These tips are recommended by Dyson, a company that provides high-quality home appliances to make everyday tasks simpler and more comfortable.