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We are about to blow your mind!
Okay, that may be overstating things a bit. This may not be earth shattering but it’s a pretty cool pet hack for helping to get stubborn pet hair out of your carpets.
Pet fur is one those inconvenient realities of pet ownership and some how the amount pet fur expands exponentially with more than one dog in the house. I have three dogs and you would think that would equate to three times as much pet fur but, I swear, it’s like a factor of 1000! Okay, I might be exaggerating a little but it does seem like an exercise in futility trying to get all the pet fur out of the carpet.
I have a really great “pet” vacuum and I still can’t ever seem to get all the pet out of the carpet. It’s like the pet fur and dirt become one with the rug.
do should vacuum several times a week in order to stay on top of the fur. In all seriousness we have tumbleweeds of fur meandering across the floor and carpet on a regular basis. It’s like my dogs are Pig-Pen from the Charles Shultz Peanuts gang – you look at them and the fur screams “ABANDON SHIP!!” creating a cloud of pet hair as it leaps to the floor and carpet below.
Enter my pet hack!
Start by vacuuming really well (I mean like, really, really well) If you’re anything like me, you naturally assume that post vacuuming your carpets are clean but you would be oh, so mistaken.
After vacuuming, pick up your Furminator or similar tool and gently scrape it across the carpet* (It’ll be a little gross when you see what is still in your carpet!) Be gentle as these tools can be sharp and you don’t want to damage your carpets.
*Not recommended for really thick shag or other loop rugs are carpets