Any interesting tips to get cat hairs off clothes?

(27 Posts)
newmumsuchfun Fri 05-Jul-13 09:10:09

other than those sticky rollers? Like something I can put in the wash? Hoping for a home miracle cure ... that i have in my cupboard. Like vinegar!
Anyone know a magic cure?

ShatnersBassoon Fri 05-Jul-13 09:11:58

A rubber-gloved hand rubbed over fabric is good for picking up fur. Or a quick tumble in the dryer.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 05-Jul-13 09:12:57

I have a clothes brush with a flat, sort of felty pad instead of bristles which works well too.

Sparklingbrook Fri 05-Jul-13 09:13:49

I use the hoover attachment with the brush. blush

A tumble drier! It's the only reason I bought one. I put the hairy things on a 20 minute cold tumble and it does the trick.

antimatter Fri 05-Jul-13 09:16:56

I didn't realise cold tumble dryer does the trick!
.... wanders off to find space for a tumble dryer :D

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 05-Jul-13 09:17:28

Use a furminator on the cat every day, they moult in clouds this time of year.

TheFallenNinja Fri 05-Jul-13 09:17:46

Clippers on cat smile

cozietoesie Fri 05-Jul-13 10:02:24

Tumble drier - if the clothes will be OK for that. I don't use it for anything else.

Mintyy Fri 05-Jul-13 10:04:53

What's wrong with the sticky roller things? I LOVE them, they have revolutionised my life, seriously.

cozietoesie Fri 05-Jul-13 10:15:27

Nothing wrong with them at all - I just wear a lot of black (fatal choice with a pale cat, even one who is groomed daily) so I prefer to do the business all in a oner.

smile

A sticky roller is fine if you have a limited amount of hairy stuff. However everything of mine is covered in hair - sheets, bedding, all my clothes ... everything (I have 20 or so cats). If I were to go over the whole lot with sticky rollers I would get through thousands of them and it would take me hours every day. For me a tumble drier is the only way to go.

Cailleach Fri 05-Jul-13 10:35:25

Wet your hands, run your hands over the fabric, wash fur off hands. Works for me!

antimatter Fri 05-Jul-13 11:07:02

Fluffycloudland77 - which model of furminator do you use? I have 3 moggies and a JRT and I am getting desperate with the fur they shed smile

allmycats Fri 05-Jul-13 11:07:54

Just wipe over with a damp cloth - it will pick up the hairs - works on furnishings and carpets too.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 05-Jul-13 14:06:23
Madmog Fri 05-Jul-13 14:20:54

I use a rubber brush I bought off Amazon. It doesn't produce mirables, but certainly helps eliminated white cat hairs from black school uniform.

Sparklingbrook Fri 05-Jul-13 14:28:58

Fluffy is that some sort of S&M for cats? confused

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 05-Jul-13 14:31:29

Horrid isn't it?

Sparklingbrook Fri 05-Jul-13 14:32:32

Yes and a free muzzle. sad

tabulahrasa Fri 05-Jul-13 14:42:01

But...how does that bag help with grooming? You can't actually wash a cat while it's in a bag? You'd just be washing the bag...

greenhill Fri 05-Jul-13 14:44:23

Think of it the other way round and get the excess hair off the cat!

A good way to groom a moulting cat is to put slightly damp rubber gloves on, then give them a good rub down. My cat doesn't mind at all and an enormous amount of fluff comes off her. I've also got a grooming kit and she loves the spiky wire brush in it.

Maybe if your cat was groomed more it would shed less <hopeful>

deliasmithy Fri 05-Jul-13 21:13:48

Parcel tape.
Buy things that blend in with cat hair.

LifeOfPee Fri 05-Jul-13 21:18:49

I think we just have to accept that we will always, always have some cat hair on us somewhere and just be OK with it.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 05-Jul-13 21:33:00

I find hair on our dinner plates, I groom him most days I just don't understand it.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now