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A Helpful Guide: How to Get Cat Hair Off Blankets

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Does your cat tend to sleep or take their cat naps on your comforter? Maybe they love that specific corner spot on your blanket. When your cat loves to snuggle on blankets, getting cat hair off them can feel like a daunting task. Thanks to these helpful tips, you can easily get cat hair off your blankets in no time.

1. Wash Your Blankets Regularly — Before you stick your blanket in the wash, use a pet hair removal tool on the blanket first to remove excess cat hair. Once the excess fur is removed, run your blanket or comforter through the washing machine. Anything that isn’t rinsed away in the washer will end up in the lint trap in the dryer. Pro tip: You can also put your blanket in the dryer first to help shake loose any fur. Then, put it in the wash.

2. How to Wash Blankets with Cat Hair — There are a few steps you can follow when washing blankets with cat fur. First, loosen excess hair with a pet hair removal tool by running it over the blanket. Then, run the blanket through a 10-minute dryer cycle. Add a half cup of white or apple cider vinegar to a rinse cycle to help soften the fabric and loosen the cat hair. You should wash the blanket by itself so the hair can drain easily. Finally, run the blanket through one more dryer cycle so the lint trap can pick up the remaining fur.

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3. Vacuum at Home — Just like you want to use a portable pet hair remover tool on blankets before you wash them, you’ll also want to use this tool before and after vacuuming. It’ll make vacuuming easier and will help pick up any leftover cat hair. When there’s less cat hair in your home in general, there’s less of a chance that excess pet hair will end up on your blankets.

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4. Use a Pet Hair Removal Tool — We can’t stress enough how useful a pet hair remover brush is for not only removing pet hair from blankets but also grooming your cat or other pets at home. You won’t want to use a pet hair removal tool on any knit blankets that can snag. However, on any non-knit blankets or surfaces, just use a pet hair removal tool. If you do have any knit blankets, try tape or rubber gloves.

5. Try Duct Tape — Duct tape does more than just hold together just about anything. It can also be used as an adhesive to pick up hair off blankets. Roll a length of tape around your hand and use it to pick up excess cat fur. If duct tape is too sticky or rough for the blanket, try packaging tape instead.

6. Grab Some Rubber Gloves — Give your yellow kitchen gloves a second life by using gloves to get rid of cat hair on blankets. The rubber surface of the gloves can attract and remove cat hair from the blankets. Swipe your hands across your blanket several times. While the gloves can be effective when dry, they’ll be even more effective when a bit damp.

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7. Understanding Why Your Cat Keeps Shedding — According to Cats International, a cat’s tongue has hooked scales on it that they use to groom and comb their fur. Although cats tend to just groom themselves, you can help reduce the amount of cat hair that ends up on blankets and the rest of your home by regularly grooming your cat with a tool like the Uproot Cleaner Pro™.

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Using alternative cleaning methods like duct tape or rubber gloves can be fun. It can also be cumbersome. If you’re looking for simple and sustainable ways to get rid of cat hair from blankets or any other surface in your home, like furniture, use one of Uproot Clean’s best pet hair remover tools.