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There are several things we know to be true about owning a pet: You will be unconditionally loved. You will experience increased mental health. And finally, your clothing will be covered in fur. For all of the many, many benefits of having an animal, the one downside is the hair and dander that comes along with them. Try as we might to keep fur off our clothing, it always seems to end up on our best threads and linens — particularly if they happen to be black. If you’ve found yourself frantically Googling how to get rid of pet hair on clothes, we’ve got your back: Say hello to the Furzapper ($14.99, Amazon)!
Made from a squishy, tacky material, these handy little discs with paw-shaped cutouts are designed to be thrown into the washer — or better yet, the dryer — along with your soiled linens. Once inside, they adhere to fur, separating it from your clothes and moving it toward your drain or, in the case of your dryer, your lint trap.
They’re self-cleaning, so you don’t need to waste time scrubbing them after use (though you certainly can hand-wash it if you find it’s picking up an excessive amount of hair) — simply pop them back into the washer for your next load. Customers say they work best in tandem, with two discs operating better than one.
The Furzapper also picks up lint and fuzz, with one customer raving, “It not only helps with pet hair, I’ve noticed those annoying tiny white balls on all of my black leggings disappear as well.”
For one Amazon shopper, these little beauties even allowed her family the freedom to be “normal” again. “Works like a charm,” she wrote. “It’s gross to rinse off, but definitely worth it. We have four cats, and our clothes have much less hair on them. We look normal again instead of the crazy cat people we really are.”
Still believe a life spent with four-legged friends that’s free from fur is too good to be true? Take it from this buyer, who wrote, “I purchased these because they can be reused and claim to help release fur from clothes in the washer and then grab remaining fur in the drier. I am really happy to report that they live up to their claim. All of my dark clothes are coming out of the dryer practically fur-free. I use both disks at the same time and hand-wash them with dish soap to remove the fur and make them sticky again. I’m going to give these to my friends who are also struggling with dog fur. Great product!”
Watch the video below to see how it works.
Where to buy: $14.99, Amazon