One thing I get asked about with some amount of frequency is how do I deal with pet hair. With two cats and a hairy, black dog, we do end up with a lot of fluff balls and fuzz in the house. While my house isn’t always pristine, I do try to stay on top of basic cleaning tasks like vacuuming and dusting and that helps a lot. But, I’ve recently tried a new tool for removing fuzz and fur from upholstery.
Before I share the tool I found useful, I have tried a few of the electric pill removers for removing fuzz and fur from my upholstery and they can’t handle what my house throws at them. They choke within about 2 minutes of pretty ineffective use. And these are ones with good reviews, but I think my fabrics are too nubby, maybe? I’m not sure what the problem is, but the two that I’ve tried have ground to a halt.
So, I tried one that wasn’t electric and has a 4.5-star rating with over 7,000 reviews. It’s the Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover Fabric Shaver. (If you’re feeling tempted during your no-spend February, just bookmark the product or save it for later in your cart and buy it in March if you still feel like you could use it.)
And, by the way, this isn’t sponsored.
It comes with a few different attachments for lightweight jobs, medium, and heavy. I went straight for the heavy attachment and have been using it for a few weeks with great success.
This is how my sofa looks like in certain favorite spots…
How does it get that way, you ask?
I give you exhibit A…
…a very cute and sweet exhibit A.
The cats contribute some hair, but Sebastian is the biggest culprit. Here’s how well the tool works, though…
It removes the hair, fuzz, fur, lint, and pills, cleaning and refreshing the fabric…
I run it all over the sofa and on the chairs where the animals like to curl up and I’m always amazed at what a difference it makes.
My only complaint about the Gleener is that the attachment will pop off if you get too enthusiastic and push too hard while removing the fur and fuzz from upholstery. I can just pop it back on, but it would be nice if it stayed on a little more securely, specifically for nubby fabrics wearing a lot of dog hair!
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