For most dogs, the car is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It transports them to some of their favorite pet friendly places where new sights and smells await. However, once the fun is over, your car is full of hard to remove dog hair!
You are left with the task of removing it all and you probably already have a weapon of choice, the vacuum. As you well know, a vacuum alone just doesn’t suffice, as dog hair often remains trapped within the fabric of car seats and cargo areas. Here are some helpful tools and methods to rid your car of stubborn dog hair once and for all.
Playtex gloves definitely have the ability to get the job done. The best part is that you probably already own a pair! Check in your kitchen for some rubber gloves with grips on the palm. Head out to your car, put the gloves on and begin brushing the dog hair right off. To get up some of the stubborn hairs use a circular motion as that will help pull them up. Use a vacuum to suck up the hair and you’re done!
A pumice stone is an abrasive volcanic rock that is popularly used for dry skin removal. It also makes a great pet hair remover. They are inexpensive and can be purchased at your local beauty supply store and most drug stores. You can use the pumice stone just like you would use the rubber glove. Simply brush away the pet hair and remove of it with your vacuum.
Microfiber cloths work like magic with cleaning and they’re machine washable. They’re awesome at removing pet hair from fabrics too. It’s easy, just rub the pet hair away and use a vacuum to make it disappear. Once all of the pet hair is gone, wash the cloth and then it’s ready to be used again.
Lint Roller & Tape
Lint rollers and tape are obvious tools that can be used to get rid of pet hair. However, they certainly don’t work as well as the methods listed above.
Now that your vehicle is pet hair-free, you may want to take some precautionary measures before your next car ride with your pup and consider getting car seat and cargo area covers.
Here’s to a safe, carefree, and hair-free car ride!
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