Works for Me Wednesday: Clean Up Dog Hair

Posted on May 28, 2008 by Allie

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I bought a Gonzo Pet Hair Lifter Sponge about four years ago, and I’ve gotten a lot of bang for my buck.

Pet hair is my nemesis. As soon as I have the house clean, the hair starts collecting again. It weaves into couch cushions, rugs, car seats, and gets stuck in corners. Sure, I can get rid of it, if I spend hours with the vacuum, trying to suck it all up, but it’s not very effective, and leaving the vacuum running that long is not energy efficient.

The Gonzo Pet Hair Lifter Sponge is covered with some kind of rubber. You use it dry to wipe pet hair off of almost any surface. And it works wonders! Even after I’ve vacuumed, the sponge picks up crazy amounts of hair. It gets in cracks and crevasses, and when it gets dirty, you simple wash it with soap and water and leave it to air dry.
I don’t know if the material used to make it is eco-friendly but it does cut down on vacuum time. And in an age where most of the cleaning products out there are one-use disposables, a sponge that’s still going strong after four years is something worth talking about.

Check out more Works for Me Wednesday tips at Rocks in My Dryer.

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  1. i’ve always wondered if that thing worked, good to know!

    May 28th, 2008 at 1:55 pm
    Comment by Danielle
  2. I too have often wondered how well those things work, thanks! Pet hair is the bane of my household, literally 2 minutes after I finish vacuuming, little tufts of it appear from who-knows-where to taunt me. I think it’s actually in the floorboards and seeps out when it senses the vacuum is turned off.

    May 28th, 2008 at 4:07 pm
    Comment by Ames
  3. I think you sort of recapped your closing thoughts last week, but I posted the last section of our book today! yay for a new start in June!

    May 28th, 2008 at 4:39 pm
    Comment by erikka
  4. I’m totally going to get one of these. I think all the renegade dog hair is making the MB sick.

    May 28th, 2008 at 6:15 pm
    Comment by The Modern Gal

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