How to Get Rid of Hair Around the House


Hair always looks better on your head than it does on the sofa. Individually picking each hair off is tedious and if your problem is the result of a fluffy dog or cat, it's nearly impossible. Fortunately, with a few easy techniques, you can be well on your way to a hair-free house.

  • Slip on a pair of rubber gloves and dampen them with water. Holding your hand flat, gently rub it on the surface of upholstered furniture to attract and hold stray hairs. Use a circular motion.

  • Save your old fabric softener sheets from the dryer and wipe down smooth surfaces like televisions, walls and cabinets to attract and hold fine pet hair.

  • Wind tape around your hand with the sticky side out and gently pat a small area to remove hair. Save this option for small areas, since the tape will also quickly pick up dust and lose its stickiness. Duct tape and masking tape work well.

  • Vacuum your bathroom before wiping down. Bathrooms are notoriously hard to clean if you have to wipe hair off the sink, toilet, tub and floor. Before you use a wet rag, use the nozzle of your vacuum to suck loose hair from around the toilet, the edges of the floor and the sink. It's easier to remove when it's dry.

  • Use a soot-and-dirt sponge to remove pet hair from upholstered furniture. Found in home improvement and hardware stores, these sponges are made of rubber and a quick swipe across the back of your sofa will remove human and animal hair.

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