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Old 05-13-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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Best way to clean up dog hair on tile floors?
Hi all -

DH and I purchased and moved into our first house in January. Almost the entire first floor is laminate hardwood or ceramic tile. Our dog Cisco, a black lab, is shedding EVERYWHERE. I have to use the dustbuster every day! Is there a better way to clean up the hair?

I know lots of y'all are animal lovers. So tell me. . . what works best for you and why? Swiffer? Vacuum? Dustbuster? Broom? Other ideas?

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Old 05-13-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
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Swiffer does great for us and we have 3 dogs and a cat! One dog is a great pyr so he has enough hair for 4 dogs! Congrats on the new house!

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I found out that the best way is to ignore them Seriously, we use the broom and the vacuum, depending on the mood. I like the vacuum better, because it won't let the hairs fly around like the broom. but we also have 2 cats, so we have hair everywhere - even on our pillows and inside the washing machine. I stopped being obsessive about cleaning a few years ago. We do major cleaning once week - vacuuming the carpet in the living room, washing the floor, dust etc. During the week we sometimes sweep or just pick up dust bunnies off the floor but we also have a very small apartment - 460 sq/ft (43 sq/m).
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Originally Posted by jjminarcik View Post
Hi all -

DH and I purchased and moved into our first house in January. Almost the entire first floor is laminate hardwood or ceramic tile. Our dog Cisco, a black lab, is shedding EVERYWHERE. I have to use the dustbuster every day! Is there a better way to clean up the hair?

I know lots of y'all are animal lovers. So tell me. . . what works best for you and why? Swiffer? Vacuum? Dustbuster? Broom? Other ideas?

Well, you can buy a Dyson for about a kazillion dollars (like I did) and then after you fight with the thing (to get under the furniture) and it doesn't give enough to do the furniture (the hose/wand)..do it the good ole fashioned way: hands, knees and bucket....I have hard wood floors too...then keep gloves on, run your hands over your furniture and get the hair off them too with your damp rubber glove...
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I have laminate floors and a long haired cat and dog. I've found brooms really don't work well, but a swiffer and/or vacuum work great. You can get one of the small stick vacuums that are easy to use for hard floors.
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Originally Posted by KnittingNat View Post
I found out that the best way is to ignore them Seriously, we use the broom and the vacuum, depending on the mood. I like the vacuum better, because it won't let the hairs fly around like the broom. but we also have 2 cats, so we have hair everywhere - even on our pillows and inside the washing machine. I stopped being obsessive about cleaning a few years ago. We do major cleaning once week - vacuuming the carpet in the living room, washing the floor, dust etc. During the week we sometimes sweep or just pick up dust bunnies off the floor but we also have a very small apartment - 460 sq/ft (43 sq/m).

hahahaha...I soo could have written this!! Except I have 5 cats (including a Birman and a Himalayan) and 2 dogs (one of which is white)...So yeah, we have learned to live with pet hair all over the place! Pretty sad, though, we even have pet hair in our car....and our pets don't go in our car!
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I use a dust mop to capture kitty fur on hard flooring.
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Swiffer Sweeper Vac - economical, lightweight, rechargeable, effective.
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Swiffer Sweeper Vac - economical, lightweight, rechargeable, effective.
I had one and eventually tossed it out. It didn't stay charged long enough to get my house done. I have a corded vac now and it's much better.
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OMG! I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one who's entire existance involves cleaning up cat and dog hair! I use ALL of the above described methods and tools! Pledge also makes what they call a "Fabric Sweeper" which works on your bedspread, pillows and other furniture.

Let's hear it from everyone that wakes up with cat hair tickling their nose every morning!!!
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