Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 2, 2023 by Crystal Uys
When you share your life with cats, cat hair is a fact of life, and you pretty much have two options: you give in to the inevitability of it, or you keep trying to find different solutions.
Simple Solution has launched a new system of products to make pet hair clean up easier. The system is made of up three products.
The Twin-Head Sweeper has dual heads designed to lay flat and cover two times more surface area than conventional sweepers. One of the dual heads is moveable and flips up to lock at a 90 degree angle for easy cleaning of hard-to-reach baseboards. It is used with FurLock pads that have specially-designed “fingers” designed to grab and trap pet hair from surfaces, corners and crevices. In addition, the pads are made from fiber webbing to lock away all hair lengths and textures. Refill pads can be purchased six to a box.
The Pet Hair Lift Mitts are gloves with a grippy surface texture designed to remove pet hair from difficult surfaces like fabric, upholstery and linen. Made of breathable materials for a comfortable fit, the gloves are reusable and washable.
The Pet Hair Release Spray can be applied to fabrics, such as drapes and bed skirts, upholstery, and linen to help loosen pet hair. The spray, which doesn’t leave a residue, can be used on indoor and outdoor items.
I had a chance to try the entire system. My house is mostly carpet, so I didn’t get much of a chance to test the sweeper, and I don’t tend to see much cat hair gather in my bathrooms and kitchen, but it did pick up both loose hair and dust very well in those areas, especially along the baseboards.
The gloves worked extremely well. I used them to clean up a carpeted cat tree, and it was so much easier than using the vacuum cleaner attachment – not to mention less stressful for Allegra and Ruby! Ruby is terrified of the vacuum cleaner, and Allegra isn’t all that fond of it, either. I will also confess that I was a bit shocked at just how much cat hair had accumulated on the cat tree… The gloves also did an amazing job on the carpet along the baseboards.
I did not test the spray, because I wasn’t comfortable with the active ingredient (dimethyl ditallow ammonium chloride,) so I can’t speak to its effectiveness.
Here’s a chance for you to try this system for yourself.
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.