What colors have you stopped wearing since your dog first came home?
Cow is black and white, Matilda is reddish fawn, so that means no matter what color I wear, you’re going to see some fur on my clothes.
The thing about lint rollers is that they don’t really work that well. A new sheet pulls up a surface layer of hair, but as for the fur that has been marinating so long that it’s weaved into the fibers of your clothes, blankets, and other fabrics… it’s not going anywhere.
I’ve noticed that even washing clothes doesn’t always remove all of the fur. When I learned that pet groomers sometimes get “fur splinters,” it all made sense. Once hairs get trapped, it can be really difficult to dislodge them from fabrics.
Dryer sheets discharge static to help loosen hair, but I personally don’t like to use them. They can contain chemicals that cause respiratory issues, and the coating they leave behind shortens the lifespan of your fabrics. Plus, they’re bad for the environment.
So… what can we do about pet hair on clothes?
What are FurZappers?
I had gotten to a point where I resigned to just wearing clothes made up of 99% cotton/poly/etc and 1% dog hair.
But then I heard about FurZappers, and I was excited for a chance to try them out for the blog and see if they really work.
FurZappers are squishy, sticky round things with a pawprint in the center that remind me of the toys I used to get at the Scholastic book fair, the ones shaped like a little hand that you could slap your brother with.
Remember how those things would stick to everything, and by the end of the first day, they’d be covered in hair and lint?
They have that same sticky feel that never goes away.
FurZappers go in the wash with your laundry, and they stick to fuzz on your clothes, pulling those hair splinters out of the fibers so they can wash down the drain.
Then, you pop them in the dryer with your clothes, where they work double duty. The hot air gets them even more sticky so they can finish grabbing any remaining fuzz so it can get caught in the lint trap.
A lot of people get confused by how they work. They don’t hold onto all of the hair, so they’re not going to come out at the end with every piece of fur still stuck to them.
Instead, you see a lot more hair in the lint trap, rather than on your clothes.
They’re reusable, and they cost about the same as a box or two of dryer sheets, but last much longer, so they’re both environmentally friendly and economical.
We’ve been using them for about two months now and they’re still sticky. Sometimes I rinse off any extra fuzz between washes, but they seem like they’re working even better with every use.
Do I Recommend FurZapper?
I only review and feature products that I’d replace if they were ever stolen, and since I use a communal laundry room, that might just happen one day. Or I might give some as gifts!
If you have pets and you wear clothes, FurZappers are a must-have.
Ready for Spring Shedding Season?
I’ve been hoping to create a visual by comparing a load of laundry with and without the FurZappers, but my dogs aren’t currently shedding enough to do a proper experiment.
I do feel ready for Spring. I plan to run an experiment when there’s enough fur to go around.
It’s the perfect time to give out some FurZappers – spring will be here before you know it!
Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a set of two FurZappers. Three readers will win!
If you can’t wait, you can get FurZappers on Amazon. The 1-pack will do the trick, but the two set is great for big loads, or when you’re using both machines at once.