This Smart Hack For Keeping Pet Hair Off Furniture Is So Easy

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Pets are irreplaceable components of many households. Fur babies have long since transcended mere animal status and are now typically considered to be bonafide members of the family. This means instead of just being out and about in the yard, they are free to roam the inside of the house, scaling walls and jumping on couches.

Your pet dog or cat may be treated like a human being, but that doesn't mean they aren't still animals, and our furry friends shed their hair like crazy. Thanks to TikTok, however, you don't have to live in a house of fur. There's a smart and simple hack for getting rid of pet hair from your furniture without having to do too much. 

Sometimes, no matter how much you try to groom your pet, all that loose hair just never fully comes off. This leaves you with prickly hairs stabbing you from sofa cushions and car seats. In addition, it gets worse when you can't have people over if they're allergic to pet hair, especially if it can trigger serious symptoms like asthma or allergic rhinitis. Fortunately, there is a quick and easy way to make sure your sofa is fur-free and spotless before any of your guests arrive.

Throw a towel down on your pet's favorite leisure area

While studies show that owning pets can reduce anxiety, that anxiousness can quickly return when you find out that cleaning up their hair from your furniture is a never-ending struggle that comes with the territory. According to TikTok user @pacos_place, in order to protect your furniture, simply throwing a blanket over it will keep the fur off. Once your fur babies are tucked into bed after a long day running around the house, you can then remove the cover, dust it off, and throw it in the laundry. Similarly, some people opt for removable sofa covers meant for that purpose right off the bat.

As you await your sofa cover delivery, your pet is bound to jump on your furniture during a case of the zoomies. There's another smart hack out there that you can use to rake off your furry friend's hair from your favorite sofa and all you need is one item from your cleaning supplies. New York cleaning expert and TikTok creator @neat.caroline names her trusty Squeegee as her handy helper when it comes to de-fluffing her furniture. The Squeegee's precise, streamlined shape and rubber blade make it the perfect tool for scraping pet hair without missing a single one.  "Run the Squeegee over just to collect and gather all of the [pet] hair," she instructed. After all the hair has been raked into one piece, simply grab it and toss it in the trash. Caroline also prefers using a Squeegee over a lint roller because of its reusability. "You don't have to keep buying new ones."