Cats…and fur. Fur is a fact of life in a house full of pets, but even if you’ve got just one cat, you’ve probably got fur all over place. Lint rollers are nice, but they produce an awful lot of trash, and you have to keep replacing them. It’s the same with rolls of tape (which is basically what lint rollers are), and lint brushes don’t always grab everything. What about a nitrile, latex or rubber glove? According to Cole & Marmalade, this is a great way of cleaning cat fur away.
Cleaning cat fur can be a real pain sometimes
How does this even work? Fur, hair, and other strands and fibers stick to rubber and rubber-like materials rather well. The benefit of this method is that it can help pull strands of fur that would otherwise be stuck, and these gloves are reusable, so there’s less waste than there is with a traditional lint roller.
When you’re done cleaning cat fur away, you can simply dip your hands in a bucket or sink full of water. The fur will float off. You can also do like Chris Poole does in the video and gather it into a ball to throw away.
Or you can roll it into a ball, put it in front of your cat, and see what he does with it.
I’ve never actually tried this method of cleaning cat fur away. I ran across it when Chris posted a new Cole & Marmalade video. I do, however, know how my cats react when I put balls of their own fur in front of them. They sniff, and then they sniff the air, and then they sniff the fur again. Then they look at me like they’re wondering why this weird thing smells so much like them, like me, and like the other interlopers in the house.
Here’s how I clean up cat fur
I usually use a lint brush, but I know that, on some materials, the brush just smooths out the fur, and doesn’t pull it all up. It’s great for getting most fur off of things, but the fur I can’t pick up with it slowly builds.
I have a box of gloves, but I also have rubber cleaning gloves. If you don’t want to buy a whole box of gloves for cleaning cat fur, you can buy those rubber cleaning gloves and use those. They might even work a little better than latex or nitrile gloves. I plan on trying this method of cleaning cat fur very soon.
For more life hacks with cats, watch the video below, and visit Cole & Marmalade’s YouTube channel for more fun: