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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Okay, not so "yay". So what's a good solution for keeping cat hair off the furniture? I mean, besides keeping the CATS off. Any thoughts?
post #2 of 10
I use slip covers so I can remove them with company and easily throw them in the washer. Before this I used sheets and folded them back to sit on the furniture myself. Again, easy to wash.

Besides covering furniture up, brushing cats daily will help.
post #3 of 10
I'm so glad you asked this! I'm not a marketing guru or anything and this isn't an ad but I randomly bought two items that I can no longer live without.

1) Scotch Pet Hair Remover
http://www.3m.com/brands/scotch/furf...t_hair_removal
This one is perfect on large flat areas. I love it for my comforter and tablecloths. The only issue I have is that like those red lint brushes, the hair can re-spread itself if you accidentally brush in the wrong direction. I didn't like it for my textured couch as it didn't seem to get into the "grooves" of the stripes very well. This product seemed to work best on flat cloths and micro-fibers.

2) Pledge Pet Hair Remover
http://www.pledge.com/fabric-sweeper/
My husband scoffed when I bought this and now thinks it is the best thing ever. You make short sweeps back and forth and the rollers really pick everything up. You're supposed to throw the thing away when it is full, but what I noticed is that when it gets full you can make short sweeps and a little edge of fur will stick between the rollers. Then you can pull out a chunk and keep using it! I wouldn't do this again and again, but if you forgot to buy a new one at least you know you can keep using it until you get a replacement. I was amazed at how well this worked and so quickly.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tips. I'll look into those products. And as for the slipcover thing, I'm actually in the process of buying those for my sofas. But they'll be there like, to cover up older couches, so even tho I'll wash them, I'd rather get the hair on the couches rather than the slipcovers! LOL I know that sounds strange.
post #5 of 10
I came across this product called a mysterious purr pad. And as the name suggest this pad is mysterious. It magically gets all the cat hair to cling to it. We put it on the sofa and my cat is magically drawn to it and it keeps things clean. When it gets a little to much cat hair on it I throw it in the washing machine. Something to check out.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by DragulescuGirl View Post
2) Pledge Pet Hair Remover
http://www.pledge.com/fabric-sweeper/
My husband scoffed when I bought this and now thinks it is the best thing ever. You make short sweeps back and forth and the rollers really pick everything up. You're supposed to throw the thing away when it is full, but what I noticed is that when it gets full you can make short sweeps and a little edge of fur will stick between the rollers. Then you can pull out a chunk and keep using it! I wouldn't do this again and again, but if you forgot to buy a new one at least you know you can keep using it until you get a replacement. I was amazed at how well this worked and so quickly.
I really like this product. I am currently working on a way to get the fur collection area open without breaking it and being able to put it back together again to keep on using it. Once I have it perfected I will most likely post a small guide
post #7 of 10
Whatever you buy to cover your furniture, make absolutely sure that it is machine washable. Even if you cover them, you can still get pet mats like the purr pad. Cats tend to like to lay on top of things, and if the mat you get has some cushion to it, the chances that they will be drawn to that are even greater.
post #8 of 10
I took advantage of the free trial 3M Scotch product. It's really great. I tried everything on white sofas this weekend and damp paper towels, duct tape, rubber gloves or those red suit brushes. Nothing would remove the deeply embedded hairs. Their fur was like a magnet on the sofas. This finished up the job. It worked really great on canvas type fabric.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by AllySh0rty View Post
I'll look into those products. And as for the slipcover thing, I'm actually in the process of buying those for my sofas. But they'll be there like, to cover up older couches, so even tho I'll wash them, I'd rather get the hair on the couches rather than the slipcovers! LOL I know that sounds strange.
What are your slip covers going to be made of? Some fabrics are great at being easy to remove fur from. I have a slipcover on my couch that doesn't really ever seem to have fur on it, when it does I can simply dust it off to the floor while sweeping. A vacuum with a good brush attachment or a good hand held vac would help, too.
Picking colors that don't show fur is important.

I've found that ultimately you can fight the fur, but the fur will win. The more cats you have the more of a losing battle it is. I have four house cats, I'm resigned to a bit of fur here and there - if not a cat stuck to me, too.

Personally I don't like using a lot of tapes or lint rollers. Seems like a lot of useless trash to be sending off to a landfill when a little fur never hurt anything.
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by DragulescuGirl View Post
I'm so glad you asked this! I'm not a marketing guru or anything and this isn't an ad but I randomly bought two items that I can no longer live without.

1) Scotch Pet Hair Remover
http://www.3m.com/brands/scotch/furf...t_hair_removal
This one is perfect on large flat areas. I love it for my comforter and tablecloths. The only issue I have is that like those red lint brushes, the hair can re-spread itself if you accidentally brush in the wrong direction. I didn't like it for my textured couch as it didn't seem to get into the "grooves" of the stripes very well. This product seemed to work best on flat cloths and micro-fibers.

2) Pledge Pet Hair Remover
http://www.pledge.com/fabric-sweeper/
My husband scoffed when I bought this and now thinks it is the best thing ever. You make short sweeps back and forth and the rollers really pick everything up. You're supposed to throw the thing away when it is full, but what I noticed is that when it gets full you can make short sweeps and a little edge of fur will stick between the rollers. Then you can pull out a chunk and keep using it! I wouldn't do this again and again, but if you forgot to buy a new one at least you know you can keep using it until you get a replacement. I was amazed at how well this worked and so quickly.
I'm going to have to try the 3M product. It looks like something that might actually work.

I did get the Pledge Pet Hair Remover and it was a waste of money. The hair mostly stuck to the roller with very little getting into the container, and it very quickly started spreading the hair around again. Maybe I just got a defective one but I don't intend to spend any more money just to find out.
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