How to Remove Dog Fur From Bed Sheets & a Comforter

by Sarah Dray
    Is your doggie leaving hair behind after visiting your bed?

    Is your doggie leaving hair behind after visiting your bed?

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    Ah ... how sweet it is to have doggie warming up your feet in bed every night. That is, until the morning comes and you're able to see all the wonderful hair he's left behind on your sheets and comforter. And no, just throwing the linens into the washing machine won't help -- chances are you'll end up with clean sheets that still have all the hair still attached to them.

    Step 1

    Leave the comforter stretched out on the bed. Grab a wet sponge or damp cloth and rub -- up to down once, not back and forth over the same area -- the comforter to pick up as much loose hair as you can. Then remove the comforter and do the same on the sheet. You might need to do this several times -- rinse the cloth or sponge in between rounds -- to get all the hair out.

    Step 2

    Hang the comforter and sheets over a clothesline and hit it with something. A racket, a large wooden spoon or a brand new broom are all good options. This will help release more hair and any fuzz or lint trapped in the linens. Do this outdoors to ensure the hair doesn't remain floating in the air and eventually settle back down on your floor or furniture.

    Step 3

    Throw the comforter and sheets into the dryer. Don't get them wet or try to wash them first, as this actually worsens the problem, making hair stick to the material even more. Instead add a couple of dryer sheets and run the dryer for a few minutes. The hair will attach to the dryer sheets, which you can then throw away and replace with new ones to repeat the cycle again. You might need to do this a couple of times to get rid of all the hair. Too much hair? Run the sheets and the comforter through the dryer separately to make it easier to catch hair.

    Tip

    • Have a pair of rubber gloves around? Put them on and rub them over the comforter and sheets. Although it doesn't work 100 percent, the static electricity they produce will pick up some of the loose hair.

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    About the Author

    Sarah Dray has been writing since 1996. She specializes in health, wellness and travel topics and has credits in various publications including "Woman's Day," "Marie Claire," "Adirondack Life" and "Self." She is also a seasoned independent traveler and a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. Dray is pursuing a criminal justice degree at Penn Foster College.

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