I admit, I love a good lint roller! As a pet “parent” and someone who likes to wear a lot of black, its is my best friend, sometimes! My dog doesn’t shed much, being part Schnauzer, but my cat, a seal point Siamese, sheds both light AND dark hair, and is a very active cat who is all over the house, so it’s a never-ending battle to keep up with the hair. You can always tell where he’s been sleeping when he is shedding the most and quite often that is on my bed!
We’ve tried various ways to combat the cat hair that seems to jump up and glue itself to our clothes. In poorer days, we used the “wrap-tape-around-your-hand” method. Slow, and somewhat effective, but a real pain to do. It’s a great way to deal with the problem when you are in a jam away from home (but happen to have tape with you!) or when the stickiness on your lint roller is all used up, and won’t pick up a single hair…but then you’ve got this mass of tape which invariably is wrapped around your hand too tightly, and it takes time to both apply and remove. One of these is much easier to use and usually more efficient.
For the bargain shopper you can now buy these at the Dollar Tree store for only $1! So it’s a worthwhile investment for those that own pets that shed. I didn’t expect them to be sticky enough, seeing as they only cost $1, but so far I’ve been very satisfied with their quality. At that price, I keep one in my car, also sometimes you don’t notice the pet hair on your clothes until you are outside in the brighter light, so having one in the car is the best way to deal with it. Be prepared, I say! I have also purchased the mini versions, but they are harder to use being so small and somewhat flimsy, and the full-sized ones really don’t take up that much more room.
I’ve tried those plastic types that have a ribbed velvety fabric on them and look like a hair brush, but they don’t really do the trick. One lint roller that I do like, but is more for your furniture than clothing, is the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet hair. It works great! You can pick up a lot of hair with it. The one negative about it is that it’s disposable when it’s full of hair, you toss it, rather than emptying it out for re-use.