How to Remove Pet Hair from Furniture and Carpets

How to Remove Pet Hair from Furniture and Carpets

As pet owners, we love our furry friends, but dealing with pet hair on furniture and carpets can be a constant challenge. At Angie My Cleaner, we understand the struggle and have developed effective solutions to keep your home hair-free. Here are our top tips and methods for removing pet hair from your furniture and carpets.

Tools and Techniques

1. Damp Cloths

A simple yet effective method for removing pet hair is using a damp cloth. Here’s how:

  • Step 1: Lightly dampen a microfiber cloth with water. Make sure it’s not too wet, as excessive moisture can damage some fabrics and carpets.
  • Step 2: Wipe down the surfaces of your furniture, such as sofas and chairs. The damp cloth will attract and capture the pet hair.
  • Step 3: Rinse the cloth frequently to remove the collected hair and continue until the surface is clean.

This method works well on a variety of fabric surfaces and is gentle enough not to cause any damage.

2. Uproot Pet Hair Remover Tools

At Angie My Cleaner, we swear by the effectiveness of Uproot pet hair remover tools. These tools are designed specifically for pet hair removal and work wonders on both furniture and carpets. Here’s how to use them:

  • Step 1: Hold the tool at a slight angle against the surface you’re cleaning.
  • Step 2: Gently scrape the tool across the fabric or carpet. The specially designed edges of the tool will lift and collect pet hair efficiently.
  • Step 3: Periodically remove the accumulated hair from the tool and continue the process until the area is hair-free.

These tools are particularly effective for deep cleaning and removing stubborn hair embedded in fabrics.

3. Vacuum Cleaners with Pet Hair Attachments

Investing in a vacuum cleaner with specialized pet hair attachments can make a significant difference. Here’s how to make the most of it:

  • Step 1: Use the upholstery attachment for furniture. This attachment is designed to lift hair from fabric surfaces without causing damage.
  • Step 2: For carpets, use the vacuum’s main brush roll or pet hair tool to thoroughly clean the area. Make multiple passes to ensure all hair is picked up.
  • Step 3: Empty the vacuum frequently to maintain optimal suction power and prevent clogging.

Additional Tips

4. Sticky Tape

Sticky tape can be a quick and convenient solution for removing pet hair from smaller areas.

  • Step 1: Wrap a piece of sticky tape around your hand, sticky side out.
  • Step 2: Pat the surfaces with the sticky tape. The pet hair will adhere to the tape, making it easy to remove.
  • Step 3: Replace the tape as it fills up with hair and continue until the area is clean.

5. Squeegees

A rubber squeegee, typically used for cleaning windows, can be surprisingly effective at lifting pet hair from carpets and upholstery.

  • Step 1: Firmly drag the squeegee across the surface of the carpet or upholstery.
  • Step 2: The rubber edge will collect pet hair into clumps, which can then be easily picked up and disposed of.
  • Step 3: Repeat as necessary until the area is hair-free.

6. Dryer Sheets/Fabric Softener Sheets

Dryer and fabric softener sheets aren’t just for laundry—they can also help with pet hair removal.

  • Step 1: Lightly rub a dryer sheet over the surface of your furniture or carpet.
  • Step 2: The anti-static properties will help loosen and pick up the pet hair.
  • Step 3: Dispose of the dryer sheet once it’s covered in hair and repeat if needed.

7. Carpet Rakes

Carpet rakes are designed to lift embedded dirt and hair from deep within carpet fibers.

  • Step 1: Use a carpet rake to gently rake through your carpet, working in sections.
  • Step 2: The rake will pull up hair and debris from the carpet fibers, making it easy to vacuum up.
  • Step 3: Vacuum the area thoroughly after using the rake to remove all loosened hair.

8. Baking Soda

Baking soda can help loosen pet hair from carpets and freshen them at the same time.

  • Step 1: Sprinkle a light layer of baking soda over your carpet.
  • Step 2: Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Step 3: Vacuum the carpet thoroughly. The baking soda will help lift the hair, making it easier to remove.

9. Pet Hair Removal Gloves

Specially designed pet hair removal gloves can make the process more efficient.

  • Step 1: Wear the gloves and rub your hands over the surface of your furniture or carpet.
  • Step 2: The textured surface of the gloves will attract and lift pet hair.
  • Step 3: Rinse the gloves frequently to remove collected hair and continue until the area is clean.

Preventive Measures

  • Regular Grooming: Regularly grooming your pets can significantly reduce the amount of hair they shed around the house. Brush them frequently to remove loose hair before it has a chance to settle on your furniture and carpets.
  • Pet Blankets and Covers: Use washable blankets or covers on your pet’s favorite spots. This can help contain the hair and make cleaning easier. Simply wash the covers regularly to keep the hair under control.
  • Pet Beds: Provide comfortable pet beds for your pets to sleep on instead of your furniture. Choose pet beds with removable, washable covers to make cleaning easier.


By incorporating these additional tips and preventive measures into your cleaning routine, you can effectively manage pet hair in your home. At Angie My Cleaner, we’re here to help you keep your living spaces clean and comfortable, even with furry friends around. If you need professional assistance or more cleaning tips, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Visit our website or give us a call to learn more about our services and how we can help you maintain a clean and pet-friendly home!