I love my cat! It’s evident from the fact that I walk around with hair all over my shirt all day long. The fact is that most pet owners feel where I’m coming from. Your cat or dog is so lovable in the morning before you leave for work that you can’t help but pick them up or let them maul you, leaving hair in their wake. Or how about when they curl up in your laundry basket of on that freshly laundered shirt you’ve lain out for work?
It’s really difficult to look into those sad, sad eyes on not go in for a cuddle. However, as much as I love my cat, his hair gets everywhere on my clothes, my couch, my pillow, in my mouth, yuck!
So, as a survival method I quickly figured out a thing or two about how to keep hair or remove pet hair off my clothes. Here are my six tips and tricks for keeping your clothing pet hair free!
1. Have a cuddle first thing in the morning to get it out of the way
I know I have a lovable fur ball too who lives to be picked up right before I leave for work. However, I’ve since instituted a cuddle session right in the morning before I get ready for work. That way, he’s had his fill and I can get out the front door without being covered in pet hair.
2. Groom your cat every other day
Did you know that regularly brushing your cat with a tool called a Furminator will help reduce shedding? I bought one of these ingenious pet brushes and now I use it every other day (it’s our routine).
3. Start up the vacuum regularly
Not only does it banish my cat instantly from the room (he’s petrified of a roaring vacuum), there’s no better way to rid your couch, your bed, and even your winter and spring coats of pet hair and dander.
4. Duct tape is a pet owner’s best friend
Don’t tell your dog or cat that I said that! However, a piece of duct tape wrapped around your hand with the sticky side out or a homemade lint roller will lift pet hair off your sweaters in no time.
5. Keep your closet door tightly closed
I love when my cat cuddles with me on my terms, but I don’t want his black hair all over my pink and white prom dresses you know the ones that cost upwards of a few hundred dollars. Believe me when I say that a door left slightly open to a cat is a challenge, and my cat will not give up until he’s in and his hair is all over everything. So if you want to keep the hair out, keep the door shot, and tightly so!
6. Put away your clothes
I used to drape clothes over my bed or over the chair in my bedroom after wearing them, but because of pet hair I know better. Now I hang my blouses and dresses in the closet and fold clothing and close the doors to my dresses if I expect them to remain hair free.
Bio: Rachel Barnard is a self-confessed shopaholic and contributing writer for Style Cynics, a fashion and celebrity gossip site that features the latest buzz and the hottest styles.