Pets are amazing, they bring so much joy to our homes – but they also bring with them a lot of animal hair too! Cleaning up pet hair can feel like a chore, especially if you have a pet that moults often, so finding quick and easy ways to keep your home free of pet hair can be a lifeline.
In this guide, we’ll take you through the reasons why your pets are shedding everywhere, and some of the quick and easy ways to pick up hair from different pets. We’ll also give you some quick tips on how to keep your home looking it’s best when you live with pets – it’s meow or never!
Animals regularly shed their fur to accommodate for different weather – you’ll find that your cat or dog has a much bulkier coat over winter, so they can keep themselves warm, and then when the warmer weather of spring and summer rolls around, they shed their winter coat to get rid of some of that extra warmth they don’t need anymore.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a quick process, and it can take some time for their coat to shed in total, so you might find that there are a few times a year you can’t seem to escape all the extra fluff lying around.
Pet hair is also attracted to the fibres in your carpet by static, so it can stick around even after you’ve run the hoover around the room. Carpet is not one of the easiest flooring types to have when you live with pets – our guide to the best flooring for pets has some great alternatives if you’re considering changing up the flooring in your home. But there are some easy ways to clean it up, and some special methods you may not have considered.
Cat hair is usually finer than dog hair, so this can make it a little trickier to clean up, meaning you could try some different tactics, such as:
Now that you’ve got the cleaning part nailed down, here are some quick tips on ways you can keep your (and your pet’s) house looking and smelling sparkly clean all year round:
Some of the best cleaners for your flooring might surprise you – our guide on how to care for your carpet is packed full of helpful insider tips like this. And why not pop down to your local Tapi store if you’re absolutely fed up with cleaning pet hair out of your carpet? You could upgrade your space with some engineered wood or sleek luxury vinyl for a change of scene that is much easier to clean!