Shedding is every furry animals’ way of cleaning their body, it is part of a natural cycle.
If you have a pet cat, you know how much they love to roam and lounge around the house. Cats love to play around furniture and on the carpet. Lazy cats love to sleep on them. They’re fun balls of surprises.
As a cat owner you’ve also probably experienced the inevitable hair-vasion that constant shedding brings. Fret not, there are a lot of easy way to deal sheddings of cat hair. Let me share you some the easiest ones.
- Use a lint roller
Thanks to Nicholas McKay who invented the lint roller in 1956, cat hairs on furniture and other materials made of fabric are just one roll away. It’s made of a roll of adhesive paper mounted on a central spindle with a handle. You can also use the the lint roller on your clothes. It’s easy and cost-effective way to deal with cat hair.
- The rubber glove trick
Another easy way to get those fur off the furniture is by using a pair of rubber gloves. Yes, it’s that one you use for washing dishes. Those gloves work like magic. The rubberized texture of the glove creates friction with the surface of the furniture, and roll off a bunch of cat hair so you can easily throw it away.
- A reliable vacuum cleaner
Vacuum cleaners are the probably the chillest way to remove cat fur. Just turn it on, scrub and maybe even dance a little Chubby Checker’s The Twist. Some vacuum cleaners come with a special brush that you can use to remove more tenacious hair off furniture and the carpet.
- The fabric softener
Some cat fur are tougher to deal with than others. For kitty hairs that have formed a strong bond with the furniture, fabric softener helps. Add a spoonful to water, mix both in a spray bottle and spritz, spritz, spritz! Leave for about 5 minutes on the carpet for it to take effect and vacuum it all over again.
- Rubber broom or carpet rake
There is something with rubberized stuff that attracts excess hair. If the vacuum isn’t doing the trick, or let’s say you don’t have a vacuum in your new house, try a rubber broom or a carpet rake. It’s likely to pick up hairs that vacuum cleaners aren’t able to pick up, too.
- The good ole rubber sponge
The most convenient item that is found in just about every home is the sponge. Don’t let it get wet. Keep it dry and just simply run it slowly over the surface of furniture like the couch. You’ll experience a strange feeling of satisfaction when you hear the sound it makes as kitty hairs cling to its surface.
Shedding is totally normal and we shouldn’t take this against our fur babies. As fur parents, we should be happy to know that shedding is a sign of our cat’s good health.
If you don’t have the time to be cleaning up after your pets, grooming these cute furballs is another way of reducing the amount of hair in your home.