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I brush my cat with this thing:

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I brush her every three days. My cat's fur is medium length (she's not long-haired; more like the cat in the picture).

Even with the brushing I still have cat hair everywhere in my room: on bedcovers, socks, and other clothes; and it's very hard to get rid of it! I even don't know how to cleanup my bedcover right now, it's all covered in cat fur. I tried to wash it in the washing machine but this didn't help (and my cat likes to sleep on it).

What can I do to stop this fur apocalypse?

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Cats shed. Most cats have fur of more than one color so they can visibly shed on anything.

Vacuuming, especially a vacuum that has a small beater-brush for upholstery, can help. Velour fur removers, sticky fur removers, or grooming gloves can all help.


Velour lint brush
Velour fur remover. The red cloth on the brush picks up fur from furniture or carpet.


Sticky lint brush
Sticky fur remover. Hair sticks to the scotch-tape-like surface.


Pet grooming glove
Pet grooming glove. The surface is similar to rubber and picks up hair when petting cat.

Keeping clothes in drawers and closets can help. Picking clothing that has colors and patterns that hide the fur can help more.

Personally, I gave up ages ago. Except for formal clothing, I simply accept that I will be wearing evidence that I have a cat, and if it bothers anyone that is their problem, not mine. The formal clothing gets stored in bags, checked for new fur before I go out, and bagged again immediately after dry-cleaning.

(People shed too, but we have hair rather than fur, and it behaves a bit differently.)

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  • For rugs and upholstery, one thing I have found useful is to rub the fabric with a damp washcloth. The fur tends to ball up and can be removed more easily. – mhwombat Dec 1 '16 at 14:40
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    Also, when drying cat hair covered clothes in your dryer, use of anti-static sheets is essential. If you use them, the hair tends to go to the lint trap, but without them the hair just spreads evenly among everything in the load. – Mark Ripley Dec 2 '16 at 9:10

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