When you own a cat (or cats), flying fur is just a part of life. Every time your cat rubs against you, or sprawls luxuriously on top of freshly folded clothes, it’s their way of reminding you they love you.
However, if it gets to be too much, here are a few ways to keep cat hair in check:
- Brush when you pet them: Whether you use a grooming glove or a cat brush, gently brushing them in the direction their hair grows will help you remove loose fur before they leave it on you — and help you show them how much you love them.
- Wash, don’t wear: Your two biggest secret weapons in fighting excess cat hair? Your washer and dryer:
- Before you wash, run your clothes in the dryer for a few minutes to loosen and remove hair. You won’t believe how much hair you’ll clean out of the lint trap! (And, make sure you do. Safety first!)
- During the rinse cycle, add ½ cup of distilled white vinegar to the wash to relax fabric fibers, which can release the hair.
- After you transfer your clothes to the dryer, toss in a dryer sheet to reduce the cat hair’s ability to cling on.