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Old 08-21-2002, 05:22 AM
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Pet hair on furniture.

I just finished reading the thread about household cleaning schedules. My family has 3 pets. 2 cats and a dog. No matter how much we brush the cats and dog (which ends up being about every 2-3 days depending on schedules) my house is still filled with animal hair. My main frustration is our furniture. I can never seem to get the hair off of our couch and loveseat. Does anyone have any ideas or tips? Please help!!! It's driving me crazy.
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Old 08-21-2002, 06:43 AM
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We have a very cuddly dog and we keep her trimmed down alot but she still gets hair on the furniture. I keep a lint brush, the inexpensive kind that you peel off the layers of sticky paper from, and it works great on the furniture. I pay $1.00 for it and it has 30 sheets, it lasts along time for that price. You should be able to find them almost anywhere.
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Old 08-23-2002, 08:58 PM
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I have heard that a damp sponge will do the trick!! I haven't tried it since I don't have pets. Good luck!!
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Old 08-23-2002, 09:42 PM
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Pet hair on furniture

I am an animal lover myself. I have been through the hair everywhere stage many times over the 39 years of marraige and raising kids. So far the only thing that I found that works is a product called "Static Free " I spray it on almost everything. It has been working for me over 10 years now.
You may want to check into your pets diet also as sometimes there might be something lacking.
Gook luck !
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Old 08-24-2002, 03:51 AM
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At one time I had 3 cats I have found a bucket of water (you will need this when you see how much hair comes off) A lightly damp rag. Run it along in all directions of the funiture it will come off in big strings of clumps. Rinse the rag of hair frequently. I have found after doing this I cover the furnitue with sheets or old blankets when I know I will not be around the house for a period of time and only remove the sheets when I know I will be around. I have also used throw rugs on the furniture where a particular pet sleeps in a special place so that collects the hair instead of the furniture. I have also gotten or made beds for them in or around the furniture so they have a new place to sleep. Good luck
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Old 08-24-2002, 05:15 AM
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I use a washcloth and water. A washcloth seems to work the best . I also cover my good furniture with sheets or covers every day. When company is expected we remove the sheets. It works very well.
We purchased a broom made of rubber at a craft show that we use for our floors. It is excellent.
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Old 08-24-2002, 07:17 AM
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Pinkie Winky

Hi, I use a rubber glove like you use to wash dishes. Just put it on and rub in all directions and it rolls the hair up and pushes it forward so you can just pick it off.

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Old 08-24-2002, 09:25 AM
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Glad to hear others do the sheet thing... I use flannel sheets in solid colors that go with my livingroom colors, and it doesn't look all that bad even with the sheets in place... and flannel is soft and catches the hairs, and then washes up wonderfully. I think washing a sheet is so much easier then taking a hand cloth and going over every inch of furniture... but either way...

Good luck
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Old 08-24-2002, 03:00 PM
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pet hair

I work at a pet store and we sell this sponge that picks up hair. I have 3 cats, one long hair, and the sponge works real well on our sofa and rugs. Good luck!
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Old 08-25-2002, 02:53 AM
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I agree with Tortiemom, I use a pet sponge too! It is the best thing I ever picks up the hair! I have used mine in the car too and it works great when you put on your black pants and they are full of hair...just run the pet sponge down and hair is gone!

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