Remove Pet Hair From Carpet With Rubber Thongs

Remove Pet Hair From Carpet With Rubber Thongs

We’ve previously noted that rubber gloves are great for pet hair cleanup, but if you haven’t got a pair or want something a bit tougher, The Guardian points out that a pair of rubber thongs will do just fine. Instead of your feet, you just need to put them on your hands:

Photo remixed from an original by Bermi Ferrer

Slip a rubber flip-flop on to your hand and rub carpets and rugs in the direction of the pile. Any pet hair will form into balls that can then be vacuumed up. This works well on upholstery, too, including car seats.

It makes life a little easier, and if any hair sticks to the thongs you can easily wash it off with water.

40 clever uses for household items [The Guardian]


  • Another useful tip is sticky tape……no, not the obvious method by wrapping it around your hand and dabbing off the pet hairs, but by the less commonly known preventative measure of completely wrapping your PET in sticky tape, thereby stopping any hairs from landing on your furniture/clothing.

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