Cat Shedding: 16 ways to get cat hair off furniture, clothing, and carpets

whitecatDealing with fur on clothing, furniture, and carpets is kind of an inevitable for cat owners. If you brush your feline friend regularly you’ll have less cat hair to cope with, but a certain amount of shedding can be expected.

Here are 16 ways to get cat hair off of floors, furniture, clothing, and more:

  • Wipe with a barely-dampened sponge or washcloth
  • Go over area with a lint roller
  • Go over area with a rubber shower squegee
  • Go over area with a chamois cloth
  • Put on a rubber or latex glove and wipe down the area
  • Brush with a rubber-bristle broom
  • Sprinkle area with baking soda before vacuuming. The baking soda will help loosen the hair from the fabric.
  • Inflate a balloon and run across the fabric. Loose hairs will stick to the balloon.
  • Mist area with fabric softener, then wipe or vacuum. The fabric softener will loosen the hairs from the fabric.
  • Pat the area with the sticky side of a broad tape, like duct tape or packing tape
  • Wipe the area with a fabric-softener sheet.
  • Wipe area with a nylon bath puff.
  • Wipe area with a lint mitt (available in grocery and discount store cleaning sections).
  • If the item can be put into the washing machine, add a cup of white vinegar to the water and the hair will wash off.
  • If the item can be dried in the clothes drier, put it in for about 15 minutes with a damp washcloth
  • To get cat hair out of a computer keyboard, go around, between, and under the keys with a cheap, fairly stiff small paint brush (the ones sold in multiple packs for children or crafts are perfect).