You may have a cat, but your cat probably doesn’t have the same view of your bed as you do. While you see it as a place to rest and relax, your cat sees it as an excellent spot to shed its fur.
Like a cat owner, I know all too well that the hair of our feline friends tends to stick to everything. From our clothes to our furniture and even our beds, it’s hard to keep your home free from pesky cat hair.
Luckily, there are ways you can remove cat hair from blankets and other fabrics. Here are some tips for getting rid of cat fuzz from your blanket:
Why Does Cat Hair Get Everywhere?
Cat hair gets everywhere because cats groom themselves constantly, sometimes even when they’re asleep. When they do this, their loose hairs get stuck on anything that rubs against them, your clothes when you pet them, your furniture when you sit down, and even in the air as they walk across it or jump from place to place (which is why they often look like they have grayish-white feet).
11 Effective Ways to Get Cat Hair Out of Blankets
Use Rubber Gloves
If you want to get cat hair out of blankets, you can use rubber gloves. Just put on a pair of rubber gloves and rub the blanket in a circular motion. The static electricity that is created will help pull the hair away from the fabric and onto the glove. Then you can take it off and throw it away.
Use Sticky Tape to Get Cat Hair Off Blankets
The easiest way to remove fur from blankets is to use sticky tape. This is especially effective if the blanket is made of a smooth material that doesn’t snag easily (such as brushed polyester).
The sticky side of duct tape works well to remove cat hair from blankets. Fold the blanket in half and rub it with duct tape until all the cat fur is gone. Then, wash the blanket, as usual, using warm water and mild detergent. Allow it to air dry completely before using it again.
Anti Static Spray
An anti-static spray can help collect loose cat fur and make it easier to remove from blankets by attaching it to the surface of the cloth or rug.
Spray anti-static spray onto an adhesive roller and roll over your blanket several times to catch all the loose pet hair you can find. This method is better than vacuuming because it won’t disturb dust particles or spread them around.
Use Adhesive Rollers
Adhesive rollers are another option if you want to get rid of that pesky cat fur on your blanket. You can buy adhesive rollers at any store and they are very inexpensive. Just roll them over the surface of your blanket and they will pick up all of those pesky hairs.
Blow-dry While Brushing
If you have a thick cotton or flannel blanket that won’t snag easily when rubbed with tape, try using a blow dryer while brushing at the same time. Turn on the dryer and hold it about 6 inches from the surface of the blanket while brushing in one direction only (i.e., don’t brush back and forth over an area).
This will help loosen up any stubborn hairs so they can be picked off more easily with a brush.
The Dryer Can Work
Toss your blanket in the dryer for 20 minutes on high heat (without clothes or other laundry). This will fluff up your blanket, which will help pull out some of the loose furs so it doesn’t stick around. It also helps remove any lingering odors from your cats’ shedding body oils from before they were bathed regularly (or at all).
Blanket Cleaning Solutions
There are many different types of blanket cleaning solutions available in the market today. You can choose from dry cleaning chemicals or natural detergents that will safely remove cat hair from blankets without damaging them at all.
The best thing about these cleaning solutions is that they come with instructions and detailed instructions on how to use them safely and effectively without damaging your blankets in any way at all.
Lint rollers can be used to remove cat hair from your blankets. Simply run the roller over your blanket to pick up any stray hairs that may have fallen onto it over time. Some lint rollers even come with disposable sticky sheets that pick up more than just fur; they also work well on picking up dust and dirt from large surfaces like floorboards and carpeting.
The Dry Cleaning Method
This method involves using dry cleaning chemicals to remove cat hair from blankets. These chemicals are very effective and safe for use on most fabrics including cotton, silk, and wool. You can purchase these chemicals online or at any local hardware store near you.
They come in small bottles but they will last you a long time because they are so concentrated that even a few drops are enough to clean several pounds of fabric! You can also use this solution on other types of fabric such as clothing.
Using Pet Hair Remover Tool
Another option is to use a pet hair remover tool, which looks like a big comb with rubber teeth on one end and two handles on the other. You can find these at most pet stores or online (like this one).
The rubber teeth will help pull the fur out of your blanket while the handles allow you to pick up any loose hairs without having to touch them directly.
A Vacuum Cleaner
Vacuuming is another great way to remove excess pet hair from blankets because it gets deep into the fabric where lint rollers can’t reach it. This method works best with microfiber materials like fleece or flannel because their dense weave traps much more lint than other types of fabrics do.
Preventing Cut Hair on Blankets
The first step in removing loose hair from your blankets is prevention. There are some things that you can do to minimize the amount of fur getting onto your blankets:
Brush your cat regularly: While brushing will not completely eliminate loose hair from your cat’s fur, it can help reduce the amount of loose fur on their body as well as reduce the amount of shedding during a grooming session.
By following these eight simple steps, it shouldn’t take long to get your fabric looking its best again. No matter what you do, you’ll still have little tufts of cat hair all over your clothing.