Just about every pet parent has faced the question of how to get rid of dog hair on clothes. Unless you have a non-shedding dog, chances are Fido’s fuzz is going to find its way onto your wardrobe at some point. My dogs are major shedders and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to carefully navigate around my dogs to make sure they don’t rub against me when I’m getting ready to leave, only to get to my car and realize that I still ended up with half a dog’s worth of hair on my pants! It’s totally annoying, isn’t it? But, don’t panic! Help is on the horizon. Getting rid of dog hair on your clothing is probably easier than you think. Keep reading, to learn a few simple strategies.
How to Get Rid of Dog Hair on Clothes
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Guess what? Not only do rubber gloves do a great job at getting pet hair off of clothing, they also work to remove it from vehicle upholstery. No special gloves are needed. Even a cheap pair from the dollar store will usually do the trick.
Many dog owners swear by using hand lotion to remove pet hair from their garments. Simply put lotion on your hands as you normally do. Then running your hands over your clothes is all it takes. It important to thoroughly rub the lotion in, before trying this method. If you don’t, you run the risk of getting your clothes a bit greasy.
Using a standard lint brush isn’t a huge surprise when it comes to removing dog hair from clothing. Keeping one of these brushes by the front door makes it easy to give yourself a “once over” before going out. Cleaning your lint brush is easy. Dampen a washcloth and rub the brush over it several times, in the wrong direction.
Make a do-it-yourself lint brush, by wrapping strong tape around your fingers several times… sticky side out. It’s super cheap and very effective. Duct tape and packaging tape are both perfect for the job.
Fabric Softener Sheet/Washer Dryer Combo
Washing and drying your clothes helps to get rid of dog hair. However, it typically doesn’t get rid of all of it. Adding a fabric softener sheet to the dryer helps significantly. If the garment isn’t suitable to wash home, skip the washer and put it in the dryer (with the softener sheet) on the coolest setting.
While I’m on the subject, here are two more washer-related tips that will help get rid of any pet hair. Never crowd the washer by attempting to wash more clothes than suggested for a single load. Your garments need room to move around. Moving around helps to loosen the hair and wash it away.
In addition, try adding 1/2 cup of distilled (white) vinegar to the rinse cycle. Why? This actually helps to loosen up fibers in any fabric, which in turn releases pesky dog hair.
Wash Your Dog’s Bedding Frequently
Although this doesn’t technically remove dog hair from clothing, it goes a long way in preventing it from getting there in the first place. Not only that, it’s much healthier for your favorite furbaby!
Armed with this information, it should be much easier for you to get rid of the dog hair that desperately clings to your clothes. Brushing your dog, on a regular basis, will help to eliminate or at least reduce the problem as well. Plus, your dog will love the pampering!