Having a pet at home has become a big part of life for many people; whether you live in a small apartment in big city like Hong Kong, or you live out in the countryside with lots of space to move around, it is nice to keep a good company like a lovely pet at home.
Either way, I'm pretty sure most of pet owners face the same inevitable challenge - hairy hair. May your beloved pet be a dog, a cat, or a rabbit, they always leave behind a lot of hair like the most dominant trace of their adorable existence. Wherever they sit on, usually your couch, bed, or carpet, the area becomes a mini fur-land.
As much as you love your pets, you probably do not have the same passion for their hair. The frustration is real, and we should face the challenge and find ways to tackle it!
There are several things you can do to keep pets' hair away. Being an owner, you'd sometimes find it extraordinary how much hair a pet drops per day. While it's almost impossible to avoid their hair, you want to still take some precautions and keep their hair impact at its minimum.
First step in 'hair management' - prevention, prevention, prevention! Grooming your pet frequently is definitely a good way to keep their hair at bay, and vacuuming is also essential to get rid of hair at home and on furniture. Below is a list of items you can use to groom or remove/prevent hair:
Rubber gloves: this is probably one of the more popular ways to deal with pet hair on furniture and/or fabric. You simply put a pair of rubber gloves on and rub on the furniture in one direction, and watch the fur ball grow! This method is so effective that about 98% of hair can be picked up on first wipe!
Some people want a more direct way, and it can be from the every beginning: choosing your furniture! Essentially, leather surfaces don't attract hair much, but if you're a vegetarian, an environmentalist, or simply someone who does not find leather furniture appealing, this may not be a solution for you.
Fabric is nice, and comes with a lot of varieties, but there are things you should keep in mind if you have a pet at home.
Material/ fabric such as velvet and corduroy attract hair like crazy, you should notice how amazingly a velvet lint-roller works, and you'd want to turn away from these fabrics if you don't want your home turned into a hairy disaster.
Silk and satan are the opposite of hair attraction but because of their delicate nature, they are not great to be around pets whose nail and teeth are sharp. Synthetic material such as spandex and nylon also repel hair but because they are prone to static cling, it's hard to remove hair from these materials if there's any.
Fabrics that don't attract much hair, and do not go crazy on static are denim and wool/ acrylic. That being said, when you want to put a cover on your couch, you may go for a denim or a knitted one. Or if you're wearing jeans that day, you can be somewhat sure sharing your bed or sofa with your pet isn't going to turn into a mess later.
There is no absolute best way to solve the messy pet hair situation, but if you know these tricks, they will make your life so much easier!