How to Clean Rolling Furniture Wheels

Is Hair Stuck in Your Furniture Wheels?
Is Hair Stuck in Your Furniture Wheels? (Image: dave at

So your rolling furniture wheels filled with hair, dust and strings. It doesn't have to be that way! You can have clean furniture down to the wheels! Follow these steps for rolling furniture without the mess. Soon you'll be removing all the trapped hair and dust that can ruin your rolling furniture.

Things You'll Need

  • Rolling Furniture
  • Small Crochet Hook
  • Lighter
  • Razor Blade
  • Tweezers
  • Antibacterial Wipe

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Turn your rolling furniture upside down. The point is to have the wheels visible and accessible. You might want to bring a small waste basket near your work area for easy disposal of grime you may find.

Slice across the bulk of the hair with a razor blade. Be sure that the razor isn't scratching into a plastic surface. This method is best used with metal furniture wheels.

Singe stubborn or hard to reach hairs with the lighter. Some furniture wheels have hard-to-reach crevices and the lighter melts the hair away quickly. Keep in mind that it may leave behind a foul odor.

Pull the broken or singed hairs out of the furniture wheels using your hands, the crochet hook or the tweezers. The goal is to remove all of the hair completely. Each wheel is different and will call for a different tool at a different time. Use whichever tool seems to be the best for your situation.

Rub down the wheels with an antibacterial wipe after cleaning for additional assurance of cleanliness!

Tips & Warnings

  • Furniture wheels are less likely to get clogged with hair, dust, fuzz, and strings when they are operated on a smooth surface. Try not to use your rolling furniture on carpet.
  • Do not use a lighter on chair wheels for a prolonged time. Metal wheels can get dangerously hot, and plastic heels can melt.
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