No one likes fur all over their furniture. Unfortunately, fur is just a part of life when you’re a pet parent. But that doesn’t mean you’re destined to live in a fur-covered apartment. We’ve got some tips for eliminating pet fur in your apartment, and we’re sharing them here. While we can’t promise these suggestions will leave your home completely fur-free, we guarantee they’ll make a difference.
Start at the Source
When it comes to eliminating pet fur in your apartment, we suggest starting at the source. Frequent grooming will help lessen the amount of fur that ends up in your home. Incorporating frequent brushing sessions into your pet’s care routine will go a long way, especially if you have a long-haired cat or dog.
The Rubber Glove Trick
Every furry pet owner needs to know the “rubber glove trick.” Here’s what to do: Put on a pair of slightly damp standard rubber gloves and rub your hands along any fur-covered furniture or surfaces, including sofas, chairs, and linens. As you move your hands over the surfaces, you’ll the gloves are collecting the fur. Rinse the gloves off with water when they become too furry, wipe them off with a towel, and then continue. This is the ultimate trick for cleaning furry furniture!
For Fur-Free Carpeted Apartment Floors
Floors are often one of the first surfaces to get furry. Vacuums may help, but they aren’t great at removing buried fur from the carpet. To combat pesky pet fur, take a semi-hard bristled brush to your carpeted floor. You’ll be able to drag out the deepest, most stubborn fur from the area. After pulling the fur out of your carpet, you can vacuum up the fur balls.
For Fur-Free Hardwood Apartment Floors
If your apartment has hardwood floors, a microfiber dry mop is your best bet. Vacuum cleaners often blow fur in all directions, making the problem worse. A microfiber dry mop will collect the fur without dispersing it into other areas of your apartment.