Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Best Way to De-hair Your Couch!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! The hubs spoiled me with a new air compressor, finishing and brad nail gun and staple gun. What more could a girl ask for???? haha. Only you gals would understand the awesomeness of receiving something like this :)

So I decided to take the week off from work to get some stuff around the house done. I didn't think that one of the projects would be cleaning my couch in the front room :/ But seeing it in the day light with the full sun hitting it totally grossed me out. Like...nasty. Our dog, Max, has decided to make this room his own. When he's naughty and gets into things that he shouldn't...aka, spatulas, candy and knives off of the counter...he takes them in here to destroy. He also has claimed the couch has his own...see exhibit A below ::
 and all his hair:::
Can't see the hair yet? Not gross enough for you? Well, look at this:
Now this is all over the allllllllll oooooover the entttiiire couch. Its sick. Its embarrassing too.
I've attempted to clean this couch in the past with the vacuum attachment. Works, but doesn't really work. It gets the loose hairs off. But when you have a dog that sleeps on something and rubs his head and what nots into it 8 hours a day every day, you need something a little stronger. The only other thing I could think of is the lint roller. It works, but I can go through a whole roll and still have hair stuck in all the crevices. That's 1: time consuming and 2: annoying.

I've tried a few things in between but nothing really worked. So pretty much nobody ever used this room because it was just too nasty....and its pretty pathetic that I have to have two lint rollers hidden in the corner for when people do use the room without knowing, they can get all the hair off their clothes when they leave.

Anyway. Well, I saw in Real Simple a few years back a good way to get rid of dog hair. And I was like...hmmm. I'll keep that in mind. But then I never tried it because I was like, really, how can that work when nothing else does??? Anyway. Now with a little extra time on my hands I decided to give it a try.
Use a rubber glove!!! Something so simple....can it really work???
I just rubbed my rubber gloved hand in a circular motion at first (wax on wax off...haha)....then up and down and back and forth....then it didn't really matter what direction cuz....
 by golly miss molly, it was working!!! It started gathering the hair into little rolled yarn looking things. It felt like I was spinning wool....except not. haha. It was awesome to see!

After I was done with the whole couch, I just used one or two pieces of lint roller paper to pick up the clumps. You can also vacuum this up. So easy! This couch has never EVER been this clean and so free of dog hair. Its simply amazing. I'm half tempted not to let Max into this room again now that I have it all cleaned,...but it was so easy and quick to do...and it actually worked, so he can get on it whenever he wants :) I'll be off in the wings waiting for him to get off with my rubber gloves on..... :)