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Problems cleaning up hair!!

post #1 of 13
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Hi,
I have two short-haired cats who are causing me big hair messes on my furniture. I got the cats this fall and they hardly left any hair on the furniture at all until December. Now, I can't keep up. Beyond brushing more and changing to a better food, does anyone have any advice on how I can get the hair off of my furniture?
I have used up 2 lint brushes on 1 big chair in 1 WEEK!! -Even then, I can still see little hairs in my upholstery. My little hand-vaccume doesn't do much of anything. Is there a good hand-vac or other product you recommend for removing cat hair from upholstery?
post #2 of 13
Hi,
I use a rubber glove (dish washing glove?) slightly damp and sort scrape the hair up with that on, then you can pick up the clump. Hope that makes sense it is easier to do than describe.

Anne
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by Anakat
Hi,
I use a rubber glove (dish washing glove?) slightly damp and sort scrape the hair up with that on, then you can pick up the clump. Hope that makes sense it is easier to do than describe.

Anne


That trick works beautifully, and you don't have to keep buying replacement lint rollers. I just use the glove, though, and don't dampen it. I'll try it damp to see if it works even better that way.
post #4 of 13
I use a small piece of chamois skin that my aunt gave me... it works great.
post #5 of 13
What kind of fabric are you talking about? We have a lot of fake suede, and rubbing a damp cloth seems to help take it off. Hubby also uses fabric spray cleaner sometimes. We also have the lint rollers, and a lint brush you can clean off. I would also reccomend buying a zoom groom- its a purple rubber brush that gets a lot of hair off your cat. Why not stop the problem at the source! I have also found that the zoom groom gets hair out of carpet! I also have a cat that likes to get lint rolled!
post #6 of 13
Buy a steel currycomb for horses. Works great for couches, beds, clothing, car seats.
post #7 of 13
The best brushes I found that would work on carpet or cloth (and cat trees too) are the small hand held rubber tipped grooming brushes. You'd be surprised at how well they work - better then any vaccumn
post #8 of 13
My mom just got me a hand-held rubber brush for Christmas, meant mainly for cleaning up pet hair, and it works wonderfully! It's called a "FURemover" and is made by Evriholder.... I'm not sure where she got it but I'd look in pet stores and places like bed, bath and beyond... you can use it for so many other things too (like washing your car tires!) It's kinda hard to explain but there used to be an info-mercial on for a similar product not too long ago that was the same thing, but a full-sized broom.... I'll see if I can find a link online somewhere so y'all can see what I'm talking about.... it's easy to clean, wont break or ruin fabrics and doesnt have to be replaced like lint rollers!
post #9 of 13
Here it is on Linens 'n Things' web site!

http://www.lnt.com/sm-furemover-and-...i-1439497.html
post #10 of 13
I use a brush attachment on my vacuum but it does sound like the rubber brush is a good idea I will remember that.
post #11 of 13
Where else could one get such good ideas?? I am printing all these suggestions out; thanks, everyone, even though I wasn't the one who asked the question!
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by BuzbyJLC10
Here it is on Linens 'n Things' web site!

http://www.lnt.com/sm-furemover-and-...i-1439497.html
Hmmm i've always wondered if those really worked or not....
post #13 of 13
Yup! They work extremely well!

I have a small carpet doormat (like the kind we used to sit on in Kindergarten) as a litter mat in front of Oliver's potty box and I dont always want to pull out the vacuum to clean it up when I scoop, so now I just use this rubber brush and it gets all the litter and kitty hair off the mat, onto the linoleum (sp? haha) and then I can just get it with the dustpan and brush.... it also works really well on furniture, bedding and clothes!
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