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How to Wash Blankets With Pet Hair

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As a pet owner, I understand the struggle of dealing with stubborn pet hair on blankets. But fear not, because I have discovered some effective techniques to wash those hairy blankets with ease.

In this article, I will guide you through the process of preparing your blanket for washing, removing pet hair, choosing the right washing method, and ensuring a fluffy and hair-free finish.

Say goodbye to pesky pet hair and hello to fresh, clean blankets!

Key Takeaways

  • Shake the blanket outside to remove loose pet hair.
  • Use a lint roller or sticky tape roller to pick up remaining pet hair.
  • Use a damp rubber glove or sponge to attract and lift pet hair.
  • Toss the blanket into the dryer with a dryer sheet to remove pet hair.

Preparing the Blanket for Washing

I’m going to start by shaking the blanket outside to remove any loose pet hair. This is an important pre-washing step that helps to minimize the amount of hair that ends up in the washing machine.

Once I’ve shaken off as much hair as possible, I’ll move on to removing the more stubborn pet hair. One effective method is to use a lint roller or a sticky tape roller. I’ll simply roll the roller over the blanket, applying pressure to pick up any remaining pet hair.

Another option is to use a damp rubber glove or a damp sponge. I’ll run my hand or the sponge over the blanket in a sweeping motion, and the dampness will help to attract and lift the pet hair.

Removing Pet Hair From the Blanket

To get rid of all that pesky fur, I’ll simply toss the blanket into the dryer with a dryer sheet.

But what if the pet hair is stubborn and doesn’t come off easily? Don’t worry, there are natural remedies that can help with removing stubborn pet hair from your blanket.

One effective method is to use a rubber glove or a damp sponge. Simply run the glove or sponge over the blanket in a sweeping motion to collect the hair.

Another option is to use a lint roller or packing tape. Roll the lint roller or wrap the tape around your hand, sticky side out, and press it onto the blanket to lift off the pet hair.

If you don’t have any of these tools, you can also try using a damp cloth or a damp rubber broom to gather the hair.

These natural remedies are easy to use and will leave your blanket fur-free and fresh.

Choosing the Right Washing Method

When choosing the right method, it’s important to consider the material and care instructions of the blanket. Proper pet hair removal techniques are crucial to keep your blankets clean and free from fur.

One effective method is using a lint roller or tape to gently remove the pet hair from the surface of the blanket.

Another option is using a damp sponge or rubber glove to wipe away the hair.

If you don’t want to wash the blanket, there are alternatives to remove pet hair. You can try using a fabric softener sheet and rubbing it over the blanket to loosen the hair, then vacuuming it up.

Another option is using a pet hair remover brush or a rubber broom to brush the hair off the blanket.

These methods can help you maintain a hair-free blanket without having to wash it every time.

Drying and Fluffing the Blanket

After removing the pet hair, I usually toss the blanket in the dryer on a low heat setting to fluff it up and make it nice and cozy. Drying techniques are important to maintain the softness of your blanket. Here are some tips to help you keep your blanket soft and fluffy:

  1. Shake it out: Before putting your blanket in the dryer, give it a good shake to remove any remaining pet hair or debris.

  2. Use dryer balls: Add a few dryer balls to the dryer with your blanket. These balls will help to agitate the fabric and prevent it from clumping together.

  3. Avoid high heat: Set your dryer to a low heat or delicate cycle. High heat can damage the fibers of your blanket and leave it feeling stiff.

  4. Check for moisture: After a cycle, check for any moisture in the blanket. If it’s still damp, put it back in the dryer for a bit longer to ensure it’s fully dry.

Following these drying techniques will help maintain the softness and coziness of your blanket, ensuring it remains a comforting companion for years to come.

Preventing Future Pet Hair Build-up

I find that regular brushing and grooming of my furry friends helps reduce the amount of hair that ends up on my blankets. But sometimes, despite our best efforts, pet hair still finds its way onto our cozy blankets. That’s why it’s important to have the right tools and follow some tips for reducing pet shedding.

Here are some pet hair removal tools that have been effective for me:

Tool Description Benefits
Lint Roller Sticky sheets that pick up pet hair Quick and easy to use
Rubber Broom Rubber bristles attract pet hair Works well on carpets and upholstery
Vacuum Cleaner Specifically designed for pet hair Removes hair from deep within fabrics

And here are some tips for reducing pet shedding:

  1. Regular grooming sessions
  2. Proper nutrition and hydration
  3. Regular bathing
  4. Keeping a clean environment

Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Should I Wash My Blanket to Remove Pet Hair?

I wash my blanket every week to remove pet hair. It’s important to follow best practices for washing blankets with pet hair, such as using a lint roller or dryer sheets before washing.

Can I Use Fabric Softener When Washing Blankets With Pet Hair?

Yes, you can use vinegar as a natural fabric softener when washing blankets with pet hair. It helps to remove pet hair without washing them. I find it effective and it leaves my blankets soft and fresh.

Can I Wash My Blanket With Pet Hair in a Top-Loading Washing Machine?

Yes, I can wash my blanket with pet hair in a top-loading washing machine. However, it’s important to consider the washing machine’s efficiency and explore alternative methods to ensure the removal of pet hair.

Can I Use a Dryer Sheet to Remove Pet Hair From My Blanket?

Yes, you can use a dryer sheet to remove pet hair from your blanket. Simply rub the dryer sheet over the surface to loosen and attract the hair. Alternatively, lint rollers are also effective in removing pet hair. To prevent pet hair from sticking to blankets, you can try brushing your pet regularly and using a pet hair remover brush before washing the blanket.

Do I Need to Use a Special Detergent for Washing Blankets With Pet Hair?

I don’t need a special detergent when washing blankets with pet hair. Regular detergent works fine. However, I do find that using alternative methods like pre-soaking or using a lint roller beforehand helps remove more hair.


In conclusion, washing blankets with pet hair can be a daunting task, but with the right preparation and washing methods, it can be easily done.

Remember to remove as much pet hair as possible before washing to avoid clogging your washing machine.

Choose a method that suits your blanket’s material and make sure to dry and fluff the blanket properly afterwards.

By following these steps, your blanket will come out clean and free from pet hair, like a fresh breeze on a sunny day.