Mar 2, 2010 - Pledge Fabric Sweeper seems cool for picking up pet hair from sofas and other surfaces. Basically it's two sets of rollers with a hair catcher.
Pledge Fabric Sweeper seems cool for picking up pet hair from sofas and other surfaces. Basically it’s two sets of rollers with a hair catcher. Pledge admonishes consumers to simply toss it when you’re done, and presumably buy another one, but Jim found that it’s not that hard to empty and reuse them instead.
This product is basically two rollers which you roll over various fabric surfaces which seem to accumulate cat hair, like upholstery, carpet, couches, and other fabric. The hair is picked up and placed in a holding bin at the top of the product. (Sorry if my explanation leaves something to be desired -- it really is easier to understand once you see the video which shows the product in action.)
This first video is from Consumer Reports, and it compares this product to the , which is an adhesive based product, and the Scotch Fur Fighter, which is a product with sheets with basically rubber grippers which grab the hair.
Basically, Consumer Reports thought the product worked very well, and was easier to use than either of the Scotch products.
Next, here is a video showing a great little tip to let you use your Pledge Fabric Sweeper for pet hair longer. Basically, when the little pet hair holder fills up Pledge instructs you to throw it away and get a new one. That could get expensive really quickly.
This video shows how to remove the rollers to get rid of the accumulated pet hair so you can reuse the Pledge pet hair remover over and over without having to buy a replacement!
This video shows you how to reuse the fabric sweeper over and over after it fills with pet hair, instead of throwing it away and having to buy a new one.
Finally, here is a video that shows both the limitations and positives of this product. Basically, she liked it for easy quick clean up of pet hair, but for big amounts she felt her vacuum still worked better.
From observing how it is used, I assume that this works best for cleaning solid surfaces, like a couch or carpet, but would not be a great choice for removing pet hair from draperies or your own clothing, at least not without having to lay that fabric over a more solid surface first. Is my assumption true?
I would like to hear from even more people, sharing their opinions about this product, and how it has worked for them. You can , for this or any other brand, telling me what you liked (or didn't) about it, and why.
Find pledge pet hair sweeper at Target.
SC Johnson Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair - Dogtime
I bought the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair in a two pack and it does remove some of the dog and cat hair from our microfiber couch. However after using the product I found that my basic lint roller worked better and is more economical. I have 9 long haired cats shedding all over the place (and one super sheddy dog) and my absolute favorite thing for taking hair off the furniture and my bedspread is the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for pet hair. It is about $5 at places like Wal Mart or Target. It works soooo well. You are supposed to throw it out once the plastic thing fills up with hair but I just use the vacuum hose to suck it all out when it fills up and I have been using the same one for 2 years. For clothes I like the Scotch lint roller. It has sticky sheets on a roll with a handle. I hand it to all my guests before they leave if they have held the cats. I even have one in my car. 2. Pledge Fabric Sweeper. This thing works awesome for pet hair! I like it much better then sticky rollers or lint brushes for the cat hair on my couch! Worth the $5 for sure!
3. My Frying Pan. I love this pan. It is a non-stick frying and saucepan in one. It makes perfect pancakes and eggs but with the high sides it holds sauces too. I love the tight fitting lid and because it is non-stick, cleaning it never requires scrubbing! I tossed out all my old frying pans and now can make so many meals using just this one pan! Or I would also go with slipcovers, I worry less about hair and more about hairballs or other pet naughtiness, like my cat with dingleberry issues. I like that tarp idea! Also those Pledge pet hair rollers really work well.