It never fails. You’ve just finished cleaning, including vacuuming and mopping. Your pup comes into the house and you almost hear the hairs hitting the floor -- “Plink, plink, plink!” What’s a human to do? You’re smarter than all that dog hair. You’ll get it under control.
Work on preventing that infernal hair from falling to your floors at all. Yes, you’ll need to buy a good quality brush and sit down with your beloved canine every day or two, then bond with him over a good hair-brushing session.
It’s good for his skin and hair to be brushed as often as you can manage. You’ll prevent matted hair, and any hair that does mat, you can untangle before it gets unmanageable. If you brush your dog outside, you’ll keep that hair from falling inside. As the weeks pass, your furry friend is going to start looking so stylin’!
Invest in a dog hair vacuum. “A dog hair vacuum?” you ask. Dog hair and dander in high enough quantities can overpower a regular vacuum cleaner, so to satisfy your desire for cleanliness, that aforementioned dog hair cleaner will be a necessity. These vacuums efficiently pick up pet hair and fine dirt that has become embedded in your carpets.
A Dyson DC25 Animal removes that embedded dirt and picks up the dog hair your animal drops. It’ll pay for itself with a five-year labor and parts warranty and no need for bags or filters.
A Eureka Boss Smart Vac 4870 comes with a strong bristle spinning action and suction. Goodbye, dog hair! A canister vacuum variety that’ll meet your needs is the Dyson DC23 canister vacuum. This model's HEPA filter is a godsend for allergy and asthma sufferers. The good old Rainbow E-series E2 canister cleaner uses water as a filter system. This helps trap those light dog hairs in the water. All you need to do is pour the water outside after vacuuming and dry the reservoir.
Fabric Softener Sheets
Fabric softener sheets are an effective and inexpensive tool in your home-cleaning arsenal. Besides, they smell good. Pull one out of the box and pat it on the floor, carpet and furniture -- any surface that has dog hair on it. The sheet pulls dog hairs from your floors as it makes contact with them. Replace dryer sheets when they get full of dog hair. Because they're so portable, you can treat your vehicle the same way.
Ah, the good old roll of packing tape! As you’re cleaning, stick a roll on your wrist like a large bracelet. Tear off a length and loop it, sticky side out. Pat your hand on areas where dog hair has invaded, occasionally turning the tape to a part with no collected hair. Do the same with any furniture your dog has rested on.
Genevieve Van Wyden began writing in 2007. She has written for “Tu Revista Latina” and owns three blogs. She has worked as a CPS social worker, gaining experience in the mental-health system. Van Wyden earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from New Mexico State University in 2006.