The Floor Lint Roller From TikTok That Pet Parents Need To See

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Cats. Dogs. Ferrets. No matter which furry critters you share your home with, you probably love them as a family member. But let's be honest, you don't love their hair. That constant shedding means your furniture, rugs, carpet, and perhaps even your bedding gets covered in fluff. If you're looking for a simple pet hair hack for furniture or want to stop cleaning fur from your vacuum cleaner filter every five seconds, try a floor lint roller — it's the same sticky roller you use to pick lint from your clothing, but with a long handle.

The mechanism behind lint rollers is pretty simple. After all, Nicholas McKay macgyvered the gadget in the 1950s by attaching masking tape to a toilet roll with some wire. By the next decade, the roller was patented and in production. Transforming the handheld lint roller into something you can easily use to clean your floors didn't take much — make the roller larger and add a long handle. Probably the most significant recent innovation was making the sticky part from washable silicon, which makes it reusable.

Get a floor lint roller

Some lint rollers still use the removable sticky strips, for example, this DELOMO 9.45-inch lint roller for pet hair is $26.99 at Walmart. It is great for tall homeowners or for reaching under the furniture, has an extendable handle, and comes with 360 extra sticky sheets. If you run an eco-friendly or frugal household, look for a washable roller, like this large, tapeless lint roller by UKEENOR for $19.98, at Amazon – just rinse it under water, dry it, and repeat! Alternatively, Menards sells this Evercare floor lint roller explicitly designed for pet hair for $8.43.

If you don't have a washable lint roller, peel off the used sticky layer and throw it in the trash. Keep a few spare cartridges on hand at all times — it will save you waiting on an emergency Amazon delivery. Remove small amounts of debris from a reusable lint roller by hand, or wash the device gently with soap and water. Store it in a dry spot in your home out of direct sunlight, and make sure it's thoroughly dry before using it again. Finally, don't be afraid to try your lint roller out on hard surfaces as well as soft. For example, you can use a lint roller to clean your screen doors and laminate floors.