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Any interesting tips to get cat hairs off clothes?

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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

thecatneuterer Fri 05-Jul-13 09:15:10

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

thecatneuterer Fri 05-Jul-13 10:19:53

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

This is the furminator we use

Words fail me

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.

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