How to Manage Pet Hair in the House
If you’re struggling to figure out how to deal with pet hair in the house, I have a few AWESOME solutions for you! These helpful tools will help you get rid of dog hair in your house, as well as help you get rid of cat hair in your house.
As a two dog family, we get plenty of dog hair all over the house. It feels like I vacuum everything one day, and the next day sometimes looks like I didn’t even vacuum at all!
Keep reading for my favorite tools to control dog hair in your home. They also obviously work for any kind of hair (pet or human)!
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What’s the best pet hair remover?
Okay, so today I’m going to talk to you about 4 of my favorite tools too keep pet hair under control in your home. I have a VERY hard time picking which one of these 4 items is the BEST pet hair remover, because they all have different pros and cons to them.
Here are the 4 tools for removing pet hair from your home that we’ll be talking about today:
- Evriholder FURemover
- Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal
- Robot Vacuums
- Bigger lint rollers
- BONUS: Silicone Chair Protectors
- BONUS: The Best Dog Brush
The first tool I’m going to talk about is the Evriholder FURemover. This one is coming up first because I just recently bought one for myself, and I LOVE IT.
Seriously. I love it. I was SO excited when I found it, and I was even more excited to try it and was SO happy with the results.
So, let’s first take a look at the Evriholder FURemover in more detail before we head on to the other tools you can use to keep pet hair under control!
How to Remove Pet Hair from Carpet
Evriholder FURemover Review
Alright, so I had no idea things like this even existed. I learned about it randomly when someone posted about it on Facebook and talking about how much she loved it (no, it wasn’t a targeted ad!
It was a legit person on my feed, and I decided I HAD to try it.
Lets go over the pros and cons first, and then we’ll get into more detail on each!
- GREAT price!
- Easy to store – it’s small enough and doesn’t take up a ton of space.
- A straight squeegee type side, perfect for stairs and smaller areas.
- A brush side that is great for everywhere else.
- GREAT for carpet!
- The length of the squeegee part is awesome for doing larger areas, being as long as it is covers more floor area at once. The length of the brush itself is approximately 12 inches.
- The length of the handle could be a little longer (it’s approximately 33 inches long)
Honestly. That’s my only con. Since it’s the only one, we’ll address that first then get into the pros in more detail.
I’m a pretty short person, so the handle isn’t too horrible lengthwise. I feel like if I were taller I might want a longer handle.
With that said, it is perfect for doing stairs. It might be harder to work with if it were longer in some places. So I really don’t want to consider this a con, but just keeping taller people in mind!
For reference, the handle is approximately 33 inches long.
The Evriholder FURemover is basically like a long handled squeegee. It has two sides to it, a brush side and a straight side.
The idea is to use the Evriholder FURemover to kind of brush hair out of floors, and I think it’s best used on carpet or rugs over hardwood floors or other hard flooring.
I did try using it on the kitchen and bathroom floors and didn’t get the same kind of results. It worked PHENOMENALLY on the bathmat and all the carpet.
How to use the Evriholder FURemover
Assembly is so easy – it’s only two pieces!
All you do to get started is screw the brush onto the handle. No tools required, you just twist it on!
Then, you simply move it in sweeping motions across the floor.
I find it easiest to just sweep or brush it toward me, kind of like when you’re raking leaves (except this is SO much more satisfying).
As you sweep it toward you, you’ll get pet hair coming up out of the carpet and you can easily grab it and throw it away! That’s really all there is to using it!
Let’s go over the pros in more detail.
Pro #1: Lightweight
It’s as light as a broom, maybe even a little lighter! The lightness makes it really easy to carry around anywhere in the house. It’s also super easy to turn over and switch between the brush and flat side.
Pro #2: GREAT price point!
Honestly, this is a MUST HAVE cleaning tool for anyone with pets. It works AMAZING and I think comes in at a VERY reasonable price. Check out the price on Amazon by clicking here.
Pro #3: Easy to store
It’s not bulky AT ALL. It’s small enough and doesn’t take up a ton of space. It’s easy to assemble and take apart, so if your storage space requires, it can be made a little more compact by taking the brush off.
Taking the brush off is NOT required for storage, though!
Pro #4: Straight squeegee side
This side is seriously amazing for stairs and super convenient! This is now part of my weekly cleaning and I love how easily it grabs things in places I would typically be a pain!
Pro #5: Brush side
The brush side is seriously great for pretty much everywhere. The straight side, as mentioned above, is ideal for stairs and similar corner-type spaces.
The best part about it is there is no need to switch between attachments, like you would with a vacuum. Just flip it over and you’re ready to go!
Pro #6: GREAT for carpet!
I tried this on hard floors, and it works okay, but it’s NOTHING compared to how AMAZING it worked on the carpeted areas of the house!
Pro #7: Size of squeegee
The length of the squeegee (approximately 12 inches) is awesome for doing larger areas because it covers around a foot at a time, lengthwise.
Another note to add both here and to the storage, is it’s not TOO big so it’s hard to store. The size also makes it very easy to maneuver and move around!
How I use the Evriholder FURemover:
I’ve incorporated the Evriholder FURemover into my cleaning routine by using it to get dog hair out of the places I might need to change the vacuum attachment on. This has become part of my weekly cleaning use on the stairs.
I also like to use this BEFORE I vacuum a room. I believe it also pulls up dust from the carpet and brings it to the surface, so I sweep or “rake” it to bring the hair to one area, clean up the pile with my hands, and then vacuum the room to get anything I missed by picking it up with my hands and also to clear out any dust that came up to the surface during sweeping.
If you’re looking for a way to EASILY. control the pet hair in your house, I highly recommend the Evriholder FURemover. Click here to get it! You seriously will NOT be disappointed!
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Cleaning Pet Hair with the Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal
Okay so I have talked about this vacuum a few times before, but seriously, it’s the best vacuum I’ve ever used in my life. I know it’s kinda weird to be THIS excited about a vacuum, but I seriously am THIS excited to have this vacuum!
I’m talking about the Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal.
First of all, it is cordless, which makes it SUPER portable. Having a cordless vacuum is such a game changer.
I used to completely DREAD vacuuming the stairs. I would have to lug around a big clunky vacuum, and find the best outlet to plug it into. Then, I’d have to hope the cord reached everywhere I needed to go or switch the outlet. Seriously. So not worth it.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal is perfect for vacuuming up pet hair because it has three different levels of suction. Typically, I use the middle level for hardwood and other hard flooring, and the highest level for carpets.
It comes with plenty of attachments, so you will always be prepared!
I also love how EASY it is to empty out the hair, dust and dirt. It’s also equally EASY to switch between the different attachments as needed! You just push a button and pop off one attachment, then click on another!
The filter is also extremely easy to clean. I always get a second filter for any vacuum I’ve ever had, so I can clean one and have a fresh one to put in the vacuum right away while the other one dries.
The only thing that could be a con would be the battery life. While I think the battery life is really amazing for all the work the vacuum is doing, you may need to charge it between cleaning rooms.
This isn’t a big deal at all with a little cleaning time management!
When I clean, I dust all the rooms and vacuum last. So I’ll dust the first few rooms, then vacuum them and put it back on the charger while I dust the next few rooms.
I could definitely vacuum more rooms on one charge, but I find this easiest for my personal cleaning routine.
The battery life will also depend on what level you have the suction on for most of your cleaning. Obviously the higher level, the quicker the battery will need to be charged.
I seriously can’t talk enough about how convenient it is. If you’re in the market for a new vacuum, it’s worth every penny to have a cordless vacuum, and I can’t speak highly enough about the Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal.
Robot vacuums like the Eufy or Shark IQ are really popular among pet owners.
Instead of vacuuming yourself every day, you just let these little guys go and they seek out the areas that need to be vacuumed!
The Eufy 11S boasts being one of the slimmest robot vacuums on the market. It also has their BoostIQ, which allows it to automatically detect when it needs more suction power to clean up an area.
The Eufy comes at an amazing price, and sometimes there is a coupon for it on Amazon that you can add to make it even more affordable! If you can get it for under $200, it’s a good deal!
The Shark IQ is another popular option, but a bit pricier.
The Shark IQ will hold up to 30 days worth of dirt, although if you have multiple pets it may need to be emptied more frequently. The brush roll also cleans itself!
Bigger Lint Rollers for Cleaning Pet Hair
We let our dogs sleep on the bed – which isn’t always something pet owners choose to do.
Honestly, I felt kind of stupid one day when I decided to use a lint roller on our bed. But it turned out to be a great decision!
What made it an even BETTER decision, is when I picked up the Scotch Brite Large Surface lint roller.
This lint roller is 8 inches wide, so it covers more area at once. The width of it means you’ll have to tear off sheets at a slower rate than regular sized lint rollers.
You can also use lint rollers on other furniture, too! Not that a ton of pet hair gets built up on lampshades, but lint rollers are the easiest way I’ve found to clean lampshades.
If you’re not cleaning or dusting your lampshades, definitely add them to your cleaning routine! I like to dust them monthly. Check out these places you’re forgetting to clean for more ideas!
The only con to this, is you will have to buy refills. But I think it’s totally worth it, especially with how much dog hair gets on our furniture!
BONUS: Ditch the Felt Floor Protectors
This isn’t exactly a cleaning TOOL, but it will make your life easier!
I had the traditional felt circles on the bottom of our chairs in the dining room to protect our hardwood floors when the chairs are moved in and out.
They’re honestly really great, but I find that these silicone chair protectors are better.
With the traditional covers, the pet hair gets built up on it and can stick to the adhesive and be a little more inconvenient to clean off. With these silicone chair protectors, there’s no adhesive to clean out!
BONUS: The Best Dog Brush
A good way to prevent the dog hair from building up around the house is to make sure you are regularly brushing your dog(s)!
There are a TON of brushes out there, but I’ve found the best one for us is the FURminator. The FURminator is a great deshedding tool and it picks up the loose hair AND gets hair in the undercoat that is ready to come out.
If your dog doesn’t like to be brushed, this is a really great tool because there’s a button on it that you can easily press to eject the hair off the comb part.
It’s super easy to press the button and just keep brushing your dog, and it’s all possible to do in one hand and with out a lot of hassle.
The FURminator is a really great dog brush to use and like I said before, regular brushing really helps to keep the pet hair from building up.
You should always do a little research to make sure you know how often you can brush your dog based on their coat and breed. Check out this article all about Caring for Your Dog’s Coat.
Tips for How to Reduce Pet Hair in the Home
I hope you found these tips for reducing pet hair in your house helpful! Here’s my recommendations on a cleaning schedule using these tools:
Let your robot vacuum roam around the house to pick up any hair that is drifting around.
If you don’t have a robot vacuum, do a quick vacuum of the house every day.
If you’re not already vacuuming every day, it may seem like a big pain at first, but it really will go by quickly, especially with a cordless vacuum!
Use your lint roller on the bedding and furniture to help alleviate the pet hair. I do this once per week, in the middle of the week, or before having guests over!
Wash your bedding every week. Not only will this obviously clean your bedding, but it will also help with clearing off pet hair.
Use your Evriholder FURemover to help clean up pet hair in the carpet before vacuuming so you can make sure you’re getting as much hair (and dust!) as possible!
What’s your favorite way to reduce pet hair in your home? Lets chat about it in the comments!
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