Attention all dog parents and cat enthusiasts: Today is National Pet Day! You can celebrate today by playing with your pets at the park, giving them their favorite treat or even letting them nap on that one couch they’re not usually allowed on. With these activities, you’ll be sure to make your pet smile – but for those of you who have pets that shed, you may not have the same grin at the end of the day. Luckily, below are some tips to help clean dog and cat hair off of some of the surfaces they tend to stick to.
If you want to use around-the-house items:
One of the simplest ways to remove pet hair is to use a sticky lint roller. For couches, car seats and especially clothing, lint rollers can be a big help in removing pet hair. They even come in smaller versions for your on-the-go needs. If you need a quick fix and you don’t have a lint roller handy, try using other around-the-house materials, such as double sided tape on a paper towel roll or wrapping your hand in tape (sticky side up) to use as a pet hair removal tool. Rubber gloves are also a great item to utilize – just dampen the gloves and wipe over the surface of your couches and chairs.
Bonus: Looking for a new lint roller? Check out this list of the best lint rollers of 2019.
If you’re looking for a more long-term solution:
If you’re willing to invest a bit more into the pet hair removal process, there are many cleaning tools on the market that may work for you, such as specialized animal hair vacuums and deshedding gloves and brushes. Although certain pet hair removal tools can be more expensive up front, they can also be a more long-term solution than around-the-house items. With reviews, descriptions and photos available on the internet, you can do enough research to find the right tool for you and your furry friend. Even better, once you chose an item, there are plenty of tutorials online to show you how to get the best results from your new purchase.
If you’d rather hire a professional:
Keeping track of pet hair removal tips can be tricky when you have different surfaces in your home with different cleaning needs. We’ve provided a few general tips, but for those specialized areas that don’t seem to get the cleaning they need, you may want to hire a professional. Two Maids & A Mop has a range of cleaning services, including one-time options, that can help with your pet hair removal needs. Whether you’re looking to clean up after a Pet Day celebration or you simply want regular maintenance cleaning, Two Maids & A Mop has the tools to get the job done. Give your closest Two Maids & A Mop franchise a call today.
Bonus: We love all dogs, but here is a list of a few cute dog breeds that don’t shed!