Trying to remove pet hair from carpet and furniture can be a difficult task. Even the most powerful vacuum won’t remove all of the hair. All you need is a shoe with tread, for your carpet and a damp wash cloth for your furniture.
To remove the hair from the carpet, you’ll need the tennis shoe. Simply put your shoes on and slide your foot across the carpet. You want to make sure you slide your foot in the opposite direction of the way your carpet lays. You know how when you vacuum you get those lines in the carpet when you pull it back toward you, that’s the direction you want to do with your foot. If you have a big room, get the kids involved. They would probably have fun doing it. Most pets have a certain place they lay or hangout so you usually have a main area where the hair has collected.
This method is also excellent for removing hair from steps. Those little vacuums really don’t have much power and this will certainly get the hair up. For the steps, you’ll want to start at one side and slide your foot toward the middle. Then the other side and slide toward the middle. Once you get to the middle, slide your foot toward you from the back of the step. Keep repeating this method until all steps are clean. Once you have cleaned your carpet this way, the little woven fibers are now raised, making your carpet look new and feel softer. You can still go over the carpet with a vacuum to get up loose dirt the hair did not pick up.
Now for the furniture. Everyone’s pet loves to be on the couch or maybe they have their favorite chair. The best way to clean your furniture depends on what type of material it is made out of. My furniture is microfiber. I have found the best cleaning method for this is a lint brush, a damp wash cloth, or you can purchase a microfiber cloth. I always take the easy, cheap route and use a damp wash cloth. I might use the lint brush if I have one laying around but I would never buy one just for cleaning the sofa. To remove pet hair from upholstery, I’ve found the easiest method is with the damp wash cloth. This can be tricky like the carpet. Depending on what type of upholstery it is, depends on which way you move the wash cloth. Try a few different directions and once you see the hair balls forming, you will be on your way to a cleaner couch.
I have two cats and it seems like shedding is their hobby. I love this method of removing pet hair and would definitely recommend you try it..