Tips for Cleaning Up Pet Hair Around Your House

Parents of four-legged friends can struggle with the constant dog hair on furniture, floors, and other surfaces. Read here for tips on how to manage pet hair in your home.
There is only one downside to having a pet, and it’s a minor one: they shed—a lot. And depending on the breed of your pet, they can easily shed enough fur to create a small army of fur balls. But regardless of how much our pets shed, we still love them and wouldn’t trade them for the world.
Of course, this doesn’t mean we’re not always in the market for tips and tricks to clean up after our pets easily. Nothing is more embarrassing than having a guest over and making them sit on a sofa covered in pet hair – especially when they stand up, and their pants are much furrier than when they sat down.

Ways to Keep Your Home (Almost) Fur-Free

Most pet parents are too familiar with the never-ending battle against pet hair. No matter how often you vacuum, a new layer of fur is always coating your floors. While you can’t eliminate pet hair, there are some things you can do to minimize the amount of fur in your home.


Pet hair can quickly build up on furniture, floors, and clothing, making it challenging to stay ahead of the mess. However, by establishing a regular cleaning routine, you can make sure that pet hair is always under control.


Regularly vacuum all surfaces in your home to remove dog hair. Invest in a good quality vacuum cleaner with a powerful motor designed to pick up pet hair and attachment tools to get into smaller spaces. You might consider a robot vacuum cleaner that works specifically with animal hair. This handy assistant will reduce the time spent cleaning. Some of these products connect to your device for even more control when you’re away from home.
Robot vacuums are a great tool for cleaning your home, especially while you are away. Look for models that are geared toward pets and sucking up the hair.

Lint Roller

A lint roller is an excellent tool for removing pet hair from pillows, couches, and more. Its small size makes it easy to store, and its ability to quickly and easily remove hair makes it a must-have for pet owners.


Keep a pet brush handy to groom your dog and reduce the amount of hair shed. You can help prevent your dog from shedding too much and leaving surfaces covered in fur with routine brushing.

Water Intake

Dehydrated skin is a significant cause of hair loss and can increase the amount of loose fur you have to clean up around the house. It’s sometimes hard to track how much water your pup regularly drinks. However, one trick is to increase water intake.

Healthy Diet

The nutrients in a complete and balanced diet will help your pup keep its hair follicles strong to resist breakage. Certain breeds benefit from a dietary supplement of Omega-3 fatty acids that can promote healthy hair growth and support joint, heart, and immune health.

Air Filters

Regularly changing your air filters is one effective way to reduce the amount of pet hair circulated through your home. Not only will this help keep your air clean, but it can also improve your indoor air quality overall.

Air Purifiers

An air purifier cleans the air and reduces allergens in your home. Some are designed for pets, which does minimize dander levels.

Dry Mop

Instead of spending hours on hardwood and linoleum floors, try using microfiber dust slippers or a mop. But be careful not to wash them with fabric softener because it will ruin the pads.


Invest in some washable slipcovers for your sofa and recliners. These will ensure fur stays on the couch, not all over your floor or carpet! You can zip them off, and machine wash them. Regarding your dog’s bed, we recommend washing that once a week to keep hair from collecting. If you plan to shake out the cushions, do this outside to keep fur from spreading throughout the house.

Rubber Gloves

To clean up after pets, wet a rubber glove and rub it over sofas or chairs until you see hair sticking to the glove. Then rinse as necessary before letting the air dry!


Choose seating that is less likely to collect fur. Leather is an excellent option for a pet home; you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.


If you are in the process of adding carpet or any other type of flooring to your home, consider selecting a color that matches the color of your furry friend’s hair. Keeping the flooring clean will be pretty cumbersome if your pet has black fur and your carpet is white.

Bed Sheets

If your pet is prone to jumping into bed with you to sleep, washing your bed sheets weekly is critical to keep hair, dander, and other germs at bay.


If you have a room in your house that you want to keep fur-free, you can try a barricade. A barricade is a simple way to create a barrier between your furry friend and the rest of the house. All you need is a bit of creativity and some sturdy materials.

Play Outside

Try moving playtime outside to reduce the amount of dog hair collecting on your floors and furniture. After you’ve spent some time playing games, give your pup a good rub or pet so the loose hairs can fall off before coming inside.

While it’s impossible to keep your home 100% pet hair free, there are some tricks you can use to minimize the amount of hair that ends up on your furniture and floors. We hope these tips have been helpful for you. What strategies do you use to keep your home fur-free?

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