And of course Cause #3:
Needless to say we are always finding pet fur everywhere. It's amazing how much these critters can shed. I fill up the canister in our vacuum every week with enough fur to sculpt another pet. (There's a great DIY project for ya!)The big bulk of the fur comes from the dog, but the cats leave their trace around the house as well. Since the dog is not allowed on the furniture, it is the cat's job to leave as much fur on the furniture as possible to make up for this.
I'm always looking for a good solution to remove pet fur from the furniture, pillows, bedding, and even the table runner on the dining table.(And the cats aren't even allowed on the dining table, but somehow it is always covered in fur.) The vacuum only does a so-so job of picking up fur from fabric and it's annoying to have to whip out all the fancy attachments just to suck up some fur. A lint roller just doesn't quite cut it because of the sheer infinite quantites of fur that appear. (Why are my pets not bald yet?) I had a coupon for the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for pet hair so I decided to give it a try. After the coupon I think it cost $3.62 at Wal-Mart.
It's basically a plastic box with rollers on the bottom. You sweep the contraption back and forth with short strokes across the fabric and the rollers pick up the fur and deposit it into the container on the top. I was a little skeptical because it feels rather flimsy and cheap.
Surpisingly, it worked quite well. I used in on the back of our sofa where the cats like to perch and it removed almost all the fur. I also used it on the fabric table runner in the dining room. Again, it worked very well and picked up a large amount of fur.
The only downside of the product is that I thought you could just empty the container portion when it was full of fur. However, the directions state that you throw it away when it is full and buy a new one. I think I can manage to pull it apart and empty it though. We'll find out when it gets full. There is another pet hair remover out there for fabric that is made by Scotch. Has anyone else tried this Pledge product or the Scotch Fur Fighter version? Or do you have your own handy dandy home remedy to remove pet fur? Please share.