How to Clean Pet Hair off of Furniture
If you think your sofa or recliner chair is cozy and nice to lounge on, odds are your pets think the same. That's why they're constantly jumping up and leaving their fur everywhere, resulting in some shaggy "fur-niture." Fortunately, you can remove the fur from anything that's covered in fabric or upholstery by taking a damp sponge and running it over the pet hair to collect it. If you have rubber gloves, you can use the same tactic by getting them wet and then pushing your hands over the fur-covered furniture.
If your wood furniture has pet hair all over it, you can get rid of it by spraying wood polish on the surface and then wiping it off with a cloth. You can also wipe the furniture with dryer sheets, or spray fabric softener on it and then wipe it off. The bonus of this technique is that pet hair will be less likely to stick to the furniture in the future, thanks to the reduced static electricity.
How to Clean Pet Hair off of Floors
Even if you're able to keep your pets off the furniture, their fur will still get all over the floor. If you have carpet, you can start by vacuuming frequently, preferably with a vacuum that is meant for cleaning up fur. For those days when you don't feel like vacuuming, try scraping a pumice stone on the surface of the carpet to quickly pick up pet hair.
If you have tile, laminate or hardwood floors, you can get rid of fur with a microfiber dry mop. You can also try sliding around the floor with socks on, as this is an easy way to pick up fur!
Prevent Fur from Getting Everywhere
You can also solve this issue by making sure you brush your pets regularly, such as a few days per week. This way, you're ensuring the fur mostly ends up in the brush, not on your floors and furniture!
How to Clean Pet Hair off of Rugs
If you have rugs on your floors, you can keep them free of fur using the same tactics you would with carpet. You can also try a lint roller to quickly remove fur from your rugs, or simply throw the rugs in the washing machine. But first, put the fur-covered rug in your dryer with a dryer sheet for a few minutes so you end up with most of the fur in the lint trap.