Nobody loves the look of pet hair on their furniture, but it can be hard to keep it off. The key is understanding why your furniture is getting dusty and what you can do about it.
There are three ways hair moves around the house: statically, through warmth, and with help from air movement. Understanding all three will make it easier to prevent hair from sticking to your furniture.
In a static situation, the fur is smooth and not very touchy. Trying to brush it off might just move it elsewhere. When the fur is warm, it sticks on anything that gets close enough–that’s why pets can be so hard to keep off of your lap!
Static or warmth is easy to control. All you have to do is keep the air moving with a fan, open windows, turn on any air conditioning units, etc. These measures make sure there is no place for the fur to stick in the first place!
You can also work with your pet’s grooming routine. Shorter-haired pets shed less, and shaving them can also reduce the amount of fur that’s on your furniture.
At this point, you might be thinking, “This is a lot of work!” It doesn’t have to be. A good way to make sure everything stays clean is by using a lint roller – which works great with pet hair! – as well as a plush microfiber cloth.
These can be used on most surfaces without causing too much damage to the furniture, and they’re both effective at picking up stray hairs.
A quick wipe-down with a lint roller or a plush microfiber cloth does wonders, especially if you have any pets that often find themselves on the couch or armchair.
The most important thing you can do is keep your pet groomed, whether by yourself or with the help of a professional. That way you’ll reduce shedding and stop hair before it gets to your furniture.
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