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How to Clean Cat Hair Off Furniture

| Updated September 26, 2017

Things You'll Need

  • Febreze

  • Rubber gloves

  • Damp clean cloth

  • Duct tape

  • Dryer sheet

  • Balloon

Cats are great companions. They offer friendship and loyalty and the occasional conversation in between cat naps. A lot of time those cat naps end up being on the furniture, the laundry, and anything else that fur sticks to. Cat hair is a temperamental substance that refuses to move from where kitty has left it unless it decides to travel by air and then it mysteriously ends up in closets and other places it isn't wanted. This is the small price we pay for living with our feline friends. It's an even smaller price with several simple ways to remove cat hair from furniture.

Mist the furniture with Febreze and rub your hand over the furniture. The cat hair will come right up; all while leaving the furniture smelling fresh.

Wearing rubber gloves that have been dampened with a little water, wipe hands over the furniture in a circular motion to gather up the hair and pick it up to discard it.

Rub a damp clean cloth over the furniture in a circular motion and gather the hair into one area to be vacuumed up.

Wrap a piece of duct tape around your hand with the sticky side facing out and gently press it to the furniture to lift the hair. Use new tape as the old piece begins to lose its adhesiveness.

Rub a clean dryer sheet over the furniture to collect cat hair and discard the whole sheet when the hair is lifted.

Rub a balloon over the furniture and let the static electricity pick up the fur if there isn't much of it.


  • Brush kitty regularly to avoid loose fur all over the house. Long hair cats should be brushed daily to avoid excess fur and matting. If you happen to notice a particular spot on the furniture that kitty is partial to, place a blanket there just for her. This can help to cut back on the amount of fur that is on the furniture. Putting the blanket in the dryer can help to remove the fur as it will end up in the lint trap.