Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Posted by khalianicole on 6:01 PM 5 comments
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  • A rubber glove to remove pet hair from upholstery


  • Use a damp rubber dishwashing glove to run your hand over hair-covered upholstery which will cause the hair to cling to the glove.


  • FAIL!

I have a 2 1/2 year old boxer named Samson. Part of the appeal of getting a boxer was that they are short haired dogs that don't shed much. Well, my guy sheds... a lot! I have a feeling he probably needs to be brushed more often, but I usually leave the dog grooming up to the Hubs. ;) Anyhow, my fabulously spoiled dog looooves to lounge on the couch with Daddy. Daddy, of course loves it equally as much!

This is an older picture so this isn't the same couch I used for the pin test but the view from the new couch still looks just like this!

Mommy, while thinking the whole man and best friend snuggling is super cute, isn't a huge fan of all the lovely doggy hairs left behind! Nevertheless, it made for a great setting to test out this pin.
I made sure to give Samson plenty of R&R time on his favorite cushion for this test!

A closer shot so you can really see how much dog hair I'm working with here!
Got my rubber glove, dipped it in some water and shook it off so it would be be considered "damp" and went to work.

Some hairs...

A few more...

...But not enough! This was the "after" shot. I tried to zoom in so you could see what was left behind.
While the damp rubber glove technically did get some hairs off the couch, it wasn't enough for me to be able to call this a success. I'm sure the idea is that most people have rubber dishwashing gloves in their kitchen already so it would be simpler and cheaper than buying a lint roller. But frankly, considering how well this DIDN'T work, I'll spend the money on the lint roller thank you very much. I actually think it's likely that a dampened dish towel would have worked much better. So, I'm calling this one a big fat FAIL! At least on my couch. Maybe it might be worth a try on a microfiber couch instead???


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