How to Remove Animal Hair from Weighted Blankets

How to Remove Animal Hair from Weighted Blankets

Posted by Jocelynn D'Emilio on Jun 11th 2024

There are endless reasons why we love weighted blankets, from better sleep, to helping us reduce our stress and anxiety, these blankets have become a home staple for many people. Often our furry friends also share this same love, which means you might find your beloved blanket covered in dog or cat hair. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help keep your weighted blanket free from animal fur.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Shake It Out Take your blanket outside and give it a really good shake. This can remove a significant amount of loose hair, making the next steps a lot easier to tackle.
  2. Use a Lint Roller A lint roller is your best friend when it comes to removing pet hair. Roll it over the surface of the blanket to pick up hair. For stubborn hair, consider using a roller with strong adhesive.
  3. Vacuum Cleaner Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner to suck up hair from the blanket. Go over the blanket in a sweeping motion to ensure you catch all the hair.
  4. Rubber Gloves Put on a pair of damp rubber gloves and run your hands over the blanket. The hair will stick to the gloves, making it easy to remove.
  5. Fabric Softener Sheets Rubbing a fabric softener sheet over the blanket can help loosen and remove hair. Bonus - it leaves your blanket smelling fresh!
  6. Washing Machine If your blanket is machine-washable, give it a good wash. Add a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle to help loosen hair. Make sure to clean the washing machine afterwards to remove any hair that may have accumulated inside. See additional general washing notes below.
  7. Dryer Put the blanket in the dryer on a no-heat or low-heat setting with a couple of dryer sheets and a wet hand towel or dryer ball. This can help to remove and collect pet hair. Check and clean the lint filter immediately after.

Preventative Measures

  • Cover It Up: Use a removable and washable duvet cover to protect your weighted blanket from pet hair.
  • Designated Pet Areas: Encourage your pets to sleep in designated areas with their own comfortable bedding.
  • Regular Grooming: Regularly groom your pets to reduce the amount of loose hair they shed around the house.

Weighted Blanket General Washing Instructions

  1. Pre-Treat: Spot-treat any stains before washing.
  2. Smaller Machines: If you have a smaller washing machine or a top load washer with an agitator (the center rod that moves clothes around), then we highly recommend using a laundry bag to wash your weighted blanket.
  3. Larger Machines: If your washer does not have an agitator, we still recommend using a laundry bag, however it is not required.
  4. Wash: Use a mild detergent on a gentle cycle. Do not bleach.
  5. Dry: We recommend air drying on a drying rack, hanging flat and not from the top down, in order not to stretch out your blanket. You can also use your dryer on low heat. Since weighted blankets are heavy, expect the drying process to take a little longer.

Why Choose Kawaii Blankets?

While these tips can help manage pet hair on your weighted blanket, choosing the right blanket in the first place can make a big difference.

Kawaii Blankets offers breathable weighted blankets that are not only comfortable and stylish but also designed to be easy to wash. Made from high-quality, breathable materials, our blankets ensure you stay cool and comfortable while enjoying the soothing benefits of a weighted blanket.

Ready to upgrade your comfort game and keep pet hair at bay? Discover our range of breathable weighted blankets at Kawaii Blankets. Say goodbye to pet hair hassles and hello to a cleaner, more comfortable sleep experience. Visit our website and explore our collection today!