December 14, 2020


As much as we love our pets, a house full of pet hair can be a real pain  – but it doesn’t have to be!

A pet can often be the most low maintenance member of the family; even though they are completely reliant on you for everything, they still manage to make less mess than most teenagers at times! That being said, pet hair is a problem that can start to make you wonder if adding a furry friend to the mix was a good idea. If pet hair is slowly driving you insane, our easy cleaning tips are here to help and remind you that owning a pet is so worth the mess!

Cover and Protect

It may seem like an obvious solution, but covering items of furniture and flooring that your pet frequently lays on can make the cleaning process a lot less daunting. By encouraging your pet to use the same spots again and again, you can avoid them shedding hair across every soft surface and easily keep track of the pet hair problem before it gets out of hand. When it’s time to give their blankets a refresh, the Oates Electrostatic Pet Hair Brush is a must, using electrostatic rubber bristles to quickly remove pet hair from all surfaces. No need to do battle with the vacuum for this one!

Get Grooming

With summer just around the corner, the temperature isn’t the only thing on the rise. The warmer months bring increased shedding for many animals so having a plan of attack is crucial to avoid a pet hair takeover. Ensuring you wash and groom your pet at least every six to eight weeks can reduce clumps of hair rolling around your house like mini tumbleweed and attacking every surface they can find. A quick hairbrush can also do the trick between appointments! If the situation is already starting to get out of control, and your pet isn’t due to be groomed for a while, the Oates Electrostatic Pet Hair Brush can restore order in a matter of minutes and have your lounge, car, and even clothes looking as good as new!

Know Your Surface

Pet hair really doesn’t discriminate when it comes to covering your furniture and floors. If you think you can beat the problem by swapping carpet for timber or tiles, think again! Even a leather couch isn’t safe from its ability to stick to pretty much anything. A vacuum can seem like the only option, but without proper preparation, it can send pet hair flying back into the air and wind up doing more harm than good. The Oates Electrostatic Pet Hair Brush is the perfect pre-vacuum step, particularly for upholstered surfaces, and can be used over and over again. We especially love that a quick rinse in warm soapy water is all it takes to have it ready to tackle the next pet hair disaster.

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Prep Your Clothes

It can be tempting to shove pet hair covered clothing in the nearest washing machine but failing to remove lingering pet hair before washing can actually make it more difficult to get rid of in the long run. Running clothing through the dryer first can loosen pet hair which can then be easily collected with the Oates Electrostatic Pet Hair Brush before washing as normal. Just a few extra minutes of preparation can save an endless battle!

Let’s face it, pet hair is a small price to pay for all the fun and joy our furry friends bring to our families. Even though it is is a cleaning nightmare we could do without, it’s never been easier to stay on top of the problem, so if you’ve ever used pet hair as an excuse to avoid giving in to your kid’s requests for a puppy or kitten, you better start thinking of something else!

Have you got a foolproof tip for managing pet hair in the home? SHARE in the comments below!

We are proud to be working closely with the Oates team to bring you this article. We love that Oates is Proudly Australian with quality products and prices that mean all of us can make light work of every mess. Whatever mess you’ve got – big or small – clean up is easy with Oates. 

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  • I have two cats and I struggle to keep on top of all the cat fur.


  • Our vax does wonders at picking it all up


  • Great idea, thanks for sharing.


  • I’ve got a Dyson vacuum, brilliant for pet hair removal


  • A family member has a dog and a Dyson! She swears by it!


  • I add a cup of white vinegar to my washing machine with the detergent and it really helps to lift off all the super-fine cat hair that my little cat leaves around the house. The vinegar keeps the washing machine nice and clean too and removes all odours… I use the no-name brand of white vinegar from the supermarket.


  • I find our Dyson vacuum is 100% the best at removing pet hair


  • Will give this a go!


  • Great idea


  • I don’t have that problem because my dog doesn’t shed hair. These are some handy tips and the brush sounds perfect for pet hair. Wonder if it works just as well for human hair?


  • I’mgoing to give the dog brush a go! Having a border collie she sheds so much hair and i cant stand having hair all over the house!


  • Thank you for sharing great advices.


  • I don’t have pets anymore and pet hair is certainly something that puts me off…i even don’t like human hairs flying around ;)


  • These tips are defiantly needed. We don’t have a cat or dog but the kids allowed a friend’s one in the car and it has NEVER been the same since! Sticky tape just doesn’t get them all!


  • I’ll have to try out that brush. We always have pet hair in our place.


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