Well for starters you can tell him that one more cat isn't going to be any worse than five lol. That's what I told my hubby. Actually, I am lucky my cats shed less than the dogs so most of our problem is doggy hair. I love the folding inside out, that's awesome. Since my older cats have passed away over the last couple of years we have replaced them with kittens and I have taught them not to get on our bed as often. These kittens don't sleep with us like the others did and this gives us a place that is pretty hair free. Now if I could just convince the puppy to sleep in her own bed. lol I use a bagged vaccum cleaner, after years of thinking the bagless were the way to go for convienance, they pick up hair about twice as well. Diet is important as well, I have found that purina naturals is great for mine. I have tried many brands both expensive, specialty, and lower cost and for mine this has been one that they all thrive on. They are healthy, and have nice coats. I am not saying rush out and get some for yours, you will have to see if one works better than others for you. Of course, there is that commercial on tv with the couple living in the house where they have covered everything with plastic lol.