If you have a furball in your home, you know how frustrating pet hair can be when it comes time to do laundry. All that hair can build up and clog the drain or simply get transferred from one piece of clothing to the next. Pet hair can also be a nightmare in terms of creating mechanical problems for the washer, so we want to look at some of the best and easiest ways to remove pet hair from clothing.
Remove by Hand – not everyone’s favorite method, but it works. If you have a lint roller or even some scotch tape, you can go over the areas by hand and remove the excess hair from the fabric. Get into the habit of doing this before you take your clothes off and put them in the hamper and it will only take a few minutes.
Dryer First – When in a pinch, you can also put the clothes through the dryer first and allow the lint catcher to grab the hair for you. The downside to this is that if they are any stains, they are going to be embedded in the clothing. It will also cost you more energy to do an additional run of the dryer.
Add White Vinegar to Cycle – here we go with the magical white vinegar again! White vinegar can loosen the hair on the fabric, which will allow it come off during washing. However, remember what we said about taking too much pet her getting into the washer.
Deep Clean the Washer
Whether you follow our tips or not removing pet hair from your clothing before washing, it is unlikely that you will be able to remove all the pet hair. That being the case, you want to make sure you deep clean the washer fairly regularly. This will keep the washing machine running regular and save you money on repairs down the road.
Dissolving Pet Hair during Wash Cycle
Another possible solution is using washing machine products specifically for pet hair, such as pet washing machine balls and different fabric softeners that dissolve the pet hair.
We would also recommend using dryer sheets specially made for people with pets when you put the clothes in the dryer. These sheets not only remove the static cling, but they can also treat the clothing so hair does not stick to them so easily.