Apologies in advance, but this blog post is going to get a leeeeeeettttle bit hairy. 😉 If you have cats, or any furry pets for that matter, you are probably aware of the problem of them shedding hair onto everything until you wake up with cat hairs embedded into your coffee cups and your very soul. Here is the best way to get cat hair off of carpet, because no matter how much you vacuum, it seems to glue itself to any soft materials.
The Best Way to Get Cat Hair Off of Carpet
So I did actually vacuum this spot like a day before I took these pictures, but it’s a smaller, less powerful vacuum and it’s still kind of tricky to get ALL the cat hair out of things, so this little trick is a gross but effective way to get rid of cat hair in your carpets:
A rubber squeegee!
I picked one of these up at Target for around five bucks in the aisle with other random home improvement things like screws and glue.
All you do is (preferably vacuum the carpet first so there’s slightly less work to do) run the rubber squeegee over the carpet and literally scrape the cat hair into a pile. Yuck! But it works really well and is pretty satisfying to see that giant hairball that you have now successfully cleaned off your carpet. 😃
My cat Misty wanted to help me, but she mostly just played with the piles of fur (which were, incidentally, her own hair…). Keep in mind that this pile of fluff is only from a tiny part of my room. Eek!
It does take a lot of arm power and can get tiring after a while, but if your vacuum is not powerful enough to get all the cat hair, or you have cat hair on fabric furniture, using a rubber squeegee is a great way to get rid of it!