Pulverize Pet Hair With These Must-Have Gadgets
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Spring has sprung! Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and your pet's winter coat is falling out faster than Garfield eating a lasagna. Your world may be covered in fur right now but it doesn’t have to be thanks to these tried-and-true tools that have saved the floors, upholstery and sanity of pet owners everywhere.
Let’s start with the big guns. A vacuum engineered specifically for pet hair is your best defense in the never-ending war of pet hair. The Bissell CleanView Swivel Pet’s triple-action brush lifts and removes embedded pet hair while the swivel steering allows you to easily get around and under furniture (where all the clumps of fur really love to hide). It even comes with a special hair corner tool and TurboPet attachment that works especially well on stairs and upholstery. If you’re not in the market for a new upright vacuum right now there’s also a cordless handheld and corded handheld option that couldn’t hurt to have around.
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This big, bright rubber brush/squeegee combo may not look like much but holy cow can it solve some shedding pet problems. In fact, the natural rubber bristles actually attract pet hair like some sort of magnet sent straight from heaven and it does so on every type of floor you can imagine: carpets, area rugs, hardwood, tile, linoleum and more. Its built-in squeegee edge comes in handy for all kinds of wet messes, too (which may or may not have anything to do with your pet) making this broom a must-have for any home.
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While winter coats are shedding all over the place in the spring it’s best to go straight to the source and just brush the heck out of your pet at least 2-3 times per week. This professional de-shedding tool comfortably removes up to 95% of excess fur (including that pesky undercoat) in just 10 minutes at a fraction of the price of comparable brushes out there. Pair it up with a specially formulated de-shedding shampoo for your dog or cat and relish in a fur-free home.
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Now let's talk about furniture. If you’re like me, you let your furry friend a full run of the house which includes up on beds and couches which allows for quality snuggling but results in furry messes. The ChomChom roller has just under 11,000 ratings on Amazon and a solid 4.5-star status compiled by pet owners around the globe. With no sticky tapes or power source required this clever lint roller captures pet hair and dander easily and loads it all into the easy-to-clean receptacle.
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This particular pet hair remover works similarly to the ChomChom in that it requires no refills, no power and is easy to clean thanks to its self-cleaning base. Rather than using a “sticky” surface, however, this brush has a soft textured surface on both sides that can lift fur from certain surfaces where conventional lint rollers fall short. This set also comes with a convenient travel-sized tool that’s perfect for tucking away to clean hair off clothing in an instant.
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When all else fails, or if you’re looking to add an extra layer of protection to your living space, the SofaShield slipcover is an excellent and affordable option. It’s thick and durable so you don’t need to worry about nails or claws cutting through it and can easily be thrown into your washer/dryer once the fur piles up. Simply measure your furniture in accordance with the measuring guide, strap it on once it arrives then sit back and relax knowing you won’t have to constantly vacuum your furniture for the foreseeable future.
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Not all dogs love car rides (and from what I hear most cats don’t really like them either) but the majority of them do and a car’s interior is definitely not immune to loose fur build-up. The Mini Pet Hair Detailer is the smallest, simplest tool to have in your detailing arsenal as it easily removes trapped and embedded pet hair while remaining gentle on fabrics and any wood, chrome or plastic interior pieces. Sure it takes a little time, a little elbow grease and some vacuum tag-team action but at the end of it all, you don’t have to apologize about your fur-filled car anymore which is a huge win in my book.
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