Carpet brushes?

For a long time I have been getting annoyed by the fact that I can’t ever really get the sheddings from a certain member of our household out of the carpets. I do, of course, mean exhibit A…

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She is a long haired Turkish Van… She despisesย being brushed so she sheds everywhere. Our normal vacuum cleaner tries it’s best but it simply can’t get all the cat hair up. So a couple of weeks ago I bought a carpet brush. Honestly I didn’t think it would work.

The day I bought it I gave it a try. I’m not going to lie… It was good but not as good as I had hoped. As it turns out I had been using it wrong… Colour me surprised!

The brush I bought is only a carpet brush, not a carpet rake… I have been looking up carpet rakes for how to use it. *le sigh*

So yesterday I had another go with it with the new technique, to see how it went… SO MUCH BETTER!!!

After giving it a vacuum I then used the brush.

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You can see the line of fur that the vacuum just didn’t get up. The worst thing is that I can’t tell the difference between the brushed and the as-of-yet brushed bit!
And yet so much came out… It also managed to get out a couple of bits of walked in crud too. Very happy with that.

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In the end, after a single run I got this lot out. Not only that but it feels a lot fluffier underfoot. It’s only a short fibre rug but it has really made a difference!

This was only a cheaper brush. It’s this, if you were wondering… I’m going to try it on a few of the actual carpets in the house, see if it does as well on those as the rug.

Because this did so well I may upgrade to an actual carpet rake in time, maybe when this one wears out. Well… It’s better than shaving the cat! B-)

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8 thoughts on “Carpet brushes?”

              1. Hahah just having fun. He’s a trainer freak. Sneaker freaker.
                I actually never wear shoes in the house, unless I’m leaving or just coming in the door. Mine have nice rubber soles, though- maybe it’s because I’m wearing them and on my feet 9 hours a day at work? I clock some serious miles in a week. I do love them, I’ll even wear them on the weekends!

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                1. I tend to wear heavy work boots when working (Not very nice ones I have to admit) but old battered trainers when just out and about.
                  I go barefoot around the house… But I still tend to have to walk around 5 mins before leaving for work and its not the best… >.>

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