How To Remove Pet Hair

If you’ve ever owned a cat or dog, chances are you’d be aware of the nightmare that is pet hair.  For indoor pets especially, it seems to be everywhere, on every possible fabric of your household.  Your clothes, carpets, bed linen, couches, cushions …

It’s almost like no amount of grooming will ever make it disappear.  But don’t lose hope yet.  Try these following methods, and you’ll be getting rid of your pet’s hair instead of pulling out your own.


Yes, that’s right.  Plain old tape. The instructions are pretty self-explanatory, but go for tape with a wide width.   Ditching the office tape will save you a lot of time.

Velcro Curlers

This is where all those mismatched velcro curlers you haven’t used in years can really come into good use.  If it can stick onto your hair, why can’t it do the same to that of your pet? Simply roll the curler across the fabric, and remove the hair in between each roll to ensure more efficient results.

Rubber gloves

Grab a pair of dry washing gloves, and firmly sweep your hands across the surface.  This method is particularly effective for fabrics that aren’t too delicate.  The dry rubber, combined with the raised dots on the glove will collect the hairs from the fabric.  Ensure your gloves are completely dry, otherwise you won’t find the same results.


If you’re wishing to cover a larger space, like your carpet floor for example, get your hands on a squeegee.  Work the rubber end into the carpet similar to how you would clean a window, and eventually you’ll be able to gather bundles of hair off your carpet.

Carpet Steam Cleaning

When the vacuum just doesn’t seem to make a difference, it’s time for a professional carpet steam clean. The special treatment penetrates deep into the fibers to extract the most stubborn of pet hair, leaving your carpets and rugs silky smooth again.