Not just for washing up! This kitchen must-have is the secret to a savvy hack for removing pet hair

Famous cleaning gloves do more than just the dishes

Putting on the Marigolds has always been a sign that you're about to get your hands dirty. Whereas previously that's always been doing the dishes or scrubbing the bathroom basin, they now have a whole new purpose in our eyes – since we discovered this smart hack for removing pet hair.

Who'd have thought our humble rubber gloves could work wonders on removing pesky pet hair from clothes and home furnishings?

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There is no doubt we adore our furry four-legged housemates. However the continuous trail of fur left behind isn’t quite so welcome. The cleaning experts at Marigold gleefully shared the pet hair cleaning tip with us, knowing how much Ideal Home loves a smart cleaning solution.

So how does the nifty rubber glove trick work? Read on to find out...

Free cleaning hack for removing pet hair

bathroom with cleaning material and gloves

(Image credit: Future PLC/Trevor Richards)

'Run the gloves under the tap and shake off any excess water,' says a spokesperson for Marigold. 'Rub your damp Marigolds over the sofa, rug or clothing to pick up hair quickly and easily. The gloves act as a hair magnet and the hair gathers together' – presumably thanks to the static friction? So simple, yet so ingenious.

Once you've given the area a through wipe simply dispose of the gathered hair in the bin, it's as easy as that! The experts suggest this simple hack will do the job of all the start-of-the-art vacuum cleaners, only this method is practically free.

The UK’s best-selling Marigold Extra-Life Kitchen Gloves have a RRP of just £2.50. Keep a separate pair for washing up, though! The  last thing you want is hairs on your freshly-washed dishes.

living room with dog seating on rug

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jo Henderson)

If you love your home to be nice and clean, just as much as you love your pet – give this cleaning hack a try.

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Do you have any clever cleaning hacks, tips and tricks? We'd love to hear from you.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.