Remove Pet Hair with Liquid Fabric Softener

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated February 17, 2009)

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I am a huge fan of fur. I love pets that have soft fur, and love to pet it. However, I hate the pet hair that seems to spread all over the house, all over my clothes, and all over my furniture. Shedding is actually one of my number one things I hate about cats and dogs because there's almost no avoiding it. No matter where you go, there seems to be pet hair and it can definitely drive you up the wall. There is a way though that you can avoid such things and keep your mind sane!

You can actually use liquid fabric softener to remove pet hair from your clothes, furniture, and carpet. When pets shed, the hair gets everywhere, and for a housekeeper, that can be super frustrating. There is a simple way though that you can reduce the amount of hair that floats around your house, settling on your clothes, furniture, and carpet. All you need is a bit of liquid fabric softener. Make up a solution of liquid fabric softener and water. Dilute the softener with the water and just pour it into a spray bottle. When you do your routine housecleaning, take the spray bottle with you, and whenever you come across a surface coated in pet hair, just spray a bit of the solution onto the fabric. Wait for a couple minutes until the solution is dry, and then vacuum or brush off the hair.

The fabric softener allows the hair to loosen up a bit, thus allowing you to clear the area of hair. This isn't a foolproof method, and may not work to completely rid your home of pet hair, but it is a start. You don't want to douse the area in the solution, because that will just give you a greater mess to clean up, but a light sprinkle of softener solution should do the trick. If you use this trick often, remember to wash your carpet and furniture every once in a while to clean out the fabric softener.

As a pet owner though, you do need to accept the fact that even if you do take measures to minimize and clean up after shedding, if your pet is a shedding pet, that's something you'll have to deal with the entire time you have your pet. You may hate the shedding, but it is a part of having pets, and if that doesn't fly so well with you, then you should either look into buying a non-shedding pet (there are non-shedding dogs like poodles that make for great pets), or not having a pet at all. Shedding is just a part of pet ownership, and so you can't be upset when your dog or cat leaves hairs around the house.

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Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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2013-12-01 16:04:59

Linda Lorr

There is no such thing as a non-shedding dog. Poodles shed, too. But they shed more like people do, and much less than most other breeds.
My poodle sheds most in the spring as the weather warms, and even then I don't have to vacuum every day.