Don’t you love cuddling with your dogs in bed? Indeed, the dogs adore it too. However, the harsh reality of having furry friends will hit them when they get up. Now, there’s dog hair all over the sheets… yikes!
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It’s pretty standard for dogs to shed their fur, but cleaning up after this hairy situation is a painstaking task that takes too much time. You can spend 30 minutes dusting and brushing the sheets and get nowhere. Even vacuuming isn’t a guarantee if you have a crappy vacuum cleaner.
Unfortunately, washing your blankets each time this happens isn’t practical. So I wanted to see if there are more straightforward solutions to our dilemma. I found a great solution which I will share with you today… here’s how to get dog hair out of blankets in 10 minutes without washing.
You’d be surprised to find that it works on almost any fabric! (Bonus: Everything you need for this tutorial is already in your home.)
What You Need
1. Rubber Gloves
Get a pair of dishwashing gloves with nubs. Rubber is a high-friction material, and using the gloves dry will cause dog hair to lose its grip on the blankets. The nubs add resistance when wiping and help remove stubborn fur.
Rubber gloves work best on blankets that are made of:
- Heavily textured fabrics (i.e. suede, velvet, brocade, velour, shaggy wool)
- Synthetic clothes (i.e. polyester, fleece, nylon, acrylic)
- Knitted material
Next best option: Squeegee. Its smooth surface produces more friction than a pair of textured rubber gloves. Even though it lacks resistance, it can effectively remove up to 95% of dog hair during the first wiping.
2. Microfiber Cloth
When used dry, microfiber creates static electricity, which attracts far away from the fabric. Microfiber works best on blankets made of silk, silk blends, or the same microfiber material. You can also use it as an alternative to rubber gloves or a squeegee if they cannot remove most of the hair.
3. Spray Bottle
Fill the spray bottle with water. We’ll use it to dampen the rubber gloves or squeegee. The added moisture will help remove excess dog hair. It encourages stubborn fur to stick to the gloves or squeegee.
4. Dry towel
The dry towel will keep your rubber gloves or squeegee nice and dry. In the early stages of the process, they must be kept dry so that most of the dog hair will be removed from the blankets.
5. Disposable Trash Bag
You don’t want the dog hair to linger anywhere in your home, so keep a disposable trash bag by your side while cleaning the sheets. This is where you can safely dispose of collected fur.
Optional: Lint Roller
If the rubber glove, squeegee, or microfiber cloth fails to remove all dog hair, use an adhesive lint roller as a last resort. It will take care of the most stubborn fur and remove them entirely from any fabric. Lint rollers are readily available at pet stores or online websites like PetCareRx.
How to Get Rid of Dog Hair Out of Blankets in 10 Minutes?
Step 1: Layout the blanket on a flat surface
Spread the blanket evenly on a wide, flat surface such as a table or the floor. Remember to find a clean spot – you don’t want the blanket to get more dog hair or dirt! You can also cover the surface with plastic or cloth before laying out the blanket to ensure it stays clean.
Step 2: Clean the blanket
I’d recommend using rubber gloves or a squeegee for “sticky cloths” made of synthetic, knitted, or heavily textured fabric. But if your blanket is made of smoother fabric such as silk, silk blends, and microfiber, use a microfiber cloth.
IMPORTANT: Using the right tool for cleaning is very important in getting this done as quickly as possible. If you’re unsure which one to use, test each one on different sections of your blanket and see which performs best.
- Using a rubber glove: Place it in your hand. With your fingers together, firmly swipe across the blanket from top to bottom. This will remove dog hair from the fabric. Use your other hand to hold the blanket in place. Continue wiping it with the rubber glove until most dog hair is gone.
- Using a squeegee: If you don’t have rubber gloves, use the squeegee instead. It works just as well. After 2-3 swipes, you’ll begin to collect a significant amount of fur. Keep doing this until there’s almost none left.
This video uploaded by Cathy Radu will show you how to remove pet hair with a squeegee:
Using microfiber cloth: Fold the cloth into a size that you can hold comfortably with your hand. Wipe the blanket with it in a sweeping motion from top to bottom. Microfiber has to be dry to remove dog hair effectively.
Once you get a clump of dog hair, throw it into a disposable trash bag.
Step 3: Clean your rubber glove or microfiber cloth
Use running water to remove dog hair stuck on your glove or squeegee. Dry with a towel before each use. To clean the microfiber cloth, shake off the dog hair outdoors.
Repeat steps 2 to 3 until you remove at least 90% of the dog hair from the blanket.
Step 4: Remove excess dog hair
Remove excess dog hair from your blanket by spraying water onto the rubber glove or squeegee. There should be enough water to dampen it, but not too much so it becomes soaking wet. Now, repeat step 2. The moisture will help attract dog hair that may have been left behind.
Step 5: (Optional) Pick up any leftover dog hair
Use an adhesive roller to pick up any dog hair you missed. Simply roll it over the blanket in sections to ensure everything is covered.
That’s all there is to learn about getting dog hair out of blankets. Wasn’t that quick and easy? I’m still shocked that this works on pretty much any fabric, so it doesn’t matter what kind your blanket is. You don’t need to spend on anything for this tutorial since most of what’s needed are items you’ll find at home. This takes so little time to do. I removed all pet fur from my favorite fleece blanket within 10 minutes.
My favorite part is that I didn’t have to launder the sheets every time they got furry. You’d love this too if you’re a busy householder like me. Wouldn’t you agree? Let me know in the comments below!
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