Laundry Tips for Pet Owners

Laundry Tips for Pet Owners

For those of us who have pets, they are part of our family and we love them! But it can be annoying sometimes dealing with smells, stains, and fur – so much fur – that has made its home on our nice clothes. Let’s take a look at how to remove some of these stains, smells, and pet hair.

How to Remove Dirty Paw Stains

Be sure to remove any excess dirt or mud with the edge of a dull knife or a spoon, this will prevent further staining. As soon as you can, hold the stained area under a faucet of cold water inside out. This will push the dirt away from the fibers into the sink/tub. Before you wash, rub a small amount of high performance detergent on the area and let it sit for 10 minutes. Throw it into the wash by itself, in a warm water cycle. Let it air dry if there’s no stain left. Be sure not to dry it with a stain still present, it will then set into the fabric.

Removing Animal Smell

If you find your clothes still smelling like your pets after a wash and dry cycle, try another wash load with ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar. No, your clothes won’t smell like vinegar afterwards. After washing it, let it air dry. Try to dry it outside so that there’s plenty of air circulation.

Removing Fur from Washer/Dryer

Washing and drying your clothes when they are covered in pet hair can be damaging to your machines. The mix of water and pet hair results in clumps that stick to fabrics and the sides of the washer drum, clogging drain pumps. Not only will this harm your washer, but your home’s plumbing system as well. To resolve this issues, after a few washes or so, add a half cup of white vinegar to your machine’s rinse cycle. No clothes. If your machine has a “clean tub” cycle, then use that with the vinegar.

Our washers and dryers are cleaned on a daily basis and are free of pet hair and dust! If you’re tired of doing laundry, consider using our pickup and delivery service so that you never have to worry about laundry again! At Fluff & Fold, we offer a large number of modern machines and products that will have your clothes perfectly clean in no time.