Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How to Remove Cat Fur From Tights

Don't waste paper and money using disposable lint rollers to remove pet hair from your clothing. All you need is a simple pair of rubber gloves. Actually you don't even need a pair. One glove will do!

Removed cat hair from my cotton tights with a rubber glove.

To remove pet hair from clothing:
  1. Put on a clean rubber glove.
  2. Rub garment in one direction with the glove. Repeat as necessary. 
  3. You'll notice all the pet hair clumps on the glove.
  4. Any stray hairs that were missed can be removed with a lint roller. One sticky sheet should do it, as opposed to the 3 or 4 usually required. (I find Casabella makes the best lint rollers, but they are not cheap so between that and saving the planet, I like to minimize use.)
  5. Rinse, wash, and dry the glove as you would after normal use. (Sprinkle some baking soda in there to keep it fresh too.
Watch this video to see Green Cleaning Coach Leslie Reichert do it!

Lucy 2.0
We're sitting Lucy 2.0, our downstairs neighbor's adorable long-haired kitty, this week. She was kind enough to lend infuration for this post.

My mom has a long-haired mini dachshund and uses this technique on her couch. I bet it works with a variety of pet hairs and fabrics.

Try it and let me know how it works with your pet hair situation. Also tell me, what's your favorite pet hair remover trick or product?

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