Dog Hacks: 6 Ways to Remove Dog Hair From Carpet and Furniture

Do you avoid wearing black clothing in your own home? Are you embarrassed to have guests sit on your couch? Does your boxer shed like his hair is going out of style? You may be the victim of boxer dog shedding.

Yes, some of these short-haired little lovers shed…A LOT. I can’t even pet my boxer without getting a fistful of the stuff. I try vacuuming, but it doesn’t seem to do the trick every time. So I put together a list of some not-so-well-known tricks to removing these elusive hairs from your life.

How to Remove Dog Hair From Your Carpet, Clothing, and Furniture

1. Dryer Sheets

That’s right, dryer sheets have another useful purpose.  Simply run one over the affected area and remove pet hair instantly. This should work with long and short hairs and on most surfaces.

2. Velcro

Velcro works especially well on furniture and clothing. Just make sure to use the prickly side. Now you just need to figure out how to get the dog hair out of your velcro.

3. Packaging Tape

Pretty self-explanatory. Just wrap some packaging tape around your hand, sticky side out, and remove dog hair. Common sense dictates using a thick piece rather than Scotch tape.

4. Wet Rubber Glove

This is perhaps the easiest and quickest way to remove dog hair from furniture, cars, clothing, and carpet. If you have a pair of rubber cleaning gloves laying around, put them on and drop them in water. Simply rub down your target area and the hair should stick to the gloves. Submerge your gloved hands in water and repeat.

5. Squeegee

A squeegee isn’t exactly something you may have lying around your house, but if you do, try using it to remove pet hair from your carpet. Just work the rubber end into the carpet to loosen the hair, then pick it up. Done.

6. Inflated Balloons

Have you ever rubbed a balloon on your head to see your hair stand up? Well, that grade school logic is about to pay off. If you enjoy stealing balloons from children or you moonlight as a clown, you may have some balloons laying around your house. Try rubbing an inflated balloon on the surface containing the dog hair and watch it come off like magic!

These are just a few ideas for removing dog hair with general items. Sure, you could go to a pet store and purchase some contraption claiming to remove dog hair, but why? Save your money. Have a better idea for removing dog hair? Post it below and we’ll add it to the list.

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