While pets add a ton of joy and happiness to a house, they also add a lot of hair. We know it can be hard keeping your house clean with pets, and sometimes you don’t know where to start or what to use. ABC Blind & Drapery is here to help! Below, we have compiled a list of some of the best ways to clean your pet’s hair off of your window treatments.


Rubber Gloves

A lot of people are unaware of this trick, but a rubber glove is great for getting pet hair off of surfaces. All you do is put the glove on and wipe it across your blind or down the curtain and it should easily pick up a good amount of your pet’s hair. For best results, you’ll want to clean the glove off once it has accumulated a lot of hair and repeat the same process.

Sponge/Microfiber Cloth

A dry or slightly damp sponge or microfiber cloth both work great for picking up animal hair. By rubbing a sponge or cloth over the curtains, you will start to form a ball of hair that you can easily remove and throw away. If you plan on dampening them, be sure not to overdo it so that you don’t get the curtains too wet.

Lint Roller

If you are looking for a quick spot cleaner, a lint roller is a good choice. Since the lint roller is made to break through the static and get lint off your clothes, it works equally as well at picking up the hair off of your curtains. Since the sticky part of the lint roller picks up hair quickly, it’s best if you peel off the top sheet once it is sufficiently covered in hair and switch to a fresh sheet.

Vacuum Brush/ Swiffer Duster

A few easy home appliances that work well at removing hair from your window treatments are a vacuum brush or a Swiffer duster. For the vacuum method, if you have an extender you should use that while attaching the brush attachment to the end. The brush matched with the suction of the vacuum will help pick up the hair lingering on your window treatments. For a Swiffer Duster, you’ll want to open the blinds to give you better access to both the top and the bottom of the blind. Then, you’ll want to run the Swiffer duster along each blind to collect as much dust and hair as possible.

Hopefully, now you have a few new ideas on how to get rid of your pet’s hair and keep your window treatments clean. If you’re interested in the best window treatments for pets, check out this blog.


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This blog was refreshed on September 3rd, 2020 to ensure the freshness of these tips.