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  • 4 Ways to Reduce Pet Hair Everywhere in Your Home

    Have a pet that sheds in the house? You’ll want to brush up on these cleaning tips.

    • Our furry friends are members of the family, and we love them dearly. As for the pet hair they shed at the beginning of the season? Not so much. Now that it’s shedding season, check out these four pet hair solutions for preventing and reducing the pesky particles.

    • Knowing how to tackle a pet hair problem on any surface is key.

      • Hardwood floors: Vacuuming won’t do much for a per hair problem on hardwood floors, blowing the fur around rather than picking it up. Instead, try an electrostatic or microfiber dry mop, which will trap particles.
      • Pet hair removal for carpet: Scrape something with a rough surface—like a pumice stone, or even a tool used for de-shedding your pet—across the top. The pet hair should gather, making for easy vacuuming or pickup.
      • Removing pet hair from furniture: On a day-to-day basis, keep a throw on couches and chairs to prevent fur from sticking, but when it comes time to remove pet hair from furniture, a little moisture should do the trick. Simply put on a damp rubber glove and run your hand over your couch, bed, chair—whichever fabric-covered surface the dog or cat likes to make his or her home.

      Throw it in the dryer

      Try putting pet hair covered items such as blankets and pillowcases in the dryer with a dryer ball before washing. The fur should come right off and get stuck in the lint trap.

    • Developing a regular grooming schedule for your pet is key, such as setting up an appointment with a professional pet groomer every four to six weeks.

    • Develop a grooming schedule—and stick to it

      Owning a pet comes with some not-so-fun responsibilities, like grooming. But if you make brushing a daily habit (or, hey, assign the task to the kids!) it will do wonders to prevent pet hair everywhere. An appointment with a professional pet groomer every four to six weeks is also a good idea. While you’re there, ask them for suggestions on specific treatments to prevent shedding.

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