I purchased a Pledge Fabric Sweeper to help clean up pet hair in my house.
My first impression of the Fabric Sweeper was that it looked too good to be true! This little thing can’t possibly work as well as my vacuum! Once I managed to wake up Callie and get her off the sofa (did I mention that she doesn’t listen?), I tried it out and was more than pleasantly surprised. By simply moving the Pledge Fabric Sweeper from side to side, I was able to quickly remove all of the pet hair from my microfiber couch! I am in love! I no longer have to drag out the heavy, bulky vacuum for quick touch ups!
How it works: Simply slide it side to side in short strokes. Rollers rotate back and forth to lift and trap unsightly pet hair. One Pledge™ Fabric Sweeper picks up as much pet hair as 145 sticky roller sheets.
Pledge Fabric Sweeper For Pet Hair, 1 ct
SC Johnsons Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair
Dealing with shedding fur is one of the minor annoyances that goes with most pets. Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair is a clever little product. You roll the sweeper left and right for 8 to 12 inches on fabric. It uses one textured roller to pick up the hair and a second to brush off the first and deposit the hair into a clear chamber that also serves as the handle. It is gentle on the fabric, unlike some vacuum furniture attachments. It is disposable, meaning you can't empty the small chamber. The hand sweeper did prove effective on open surfaces such as sofas, upholstered chairs and throw pillows in three test homes with dogs, cats and rabbits with short- to medium-length hair. But it is useless in the corners at the back of sofas where the seat cushion meets the back and side panels. The product fills a small niche -- quick cleanups when you don't want to take out the vacuum and for unattached fabrics, such as bed spreads, that will be drawn up by a vacuum. Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair is great for removing pet hair from throw pillows, sofa cushions, chairs, car seats, bed spreads, and bed pillows. I own furry pets. I also own multiple vacuum sweepers, lint rollers, lint brushes and lint pickup stickers. The Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair might -- whew! -- replace some of those. It works like a lint brush, but you don't have to stop every couple of minutes to clean it. It's also nice to not have to continually pause to rip off and toss a sticky roller sheet, as you do with lint rollers. But like roller sheets, the Pledge sweeper eventually ends up in the landfill. It can't be emptied, so when it fills up -- which will take a while -- you have to buy another. Nothing tackles pet hair better than my hand-held vacuum cleaner, but that is noisy and big and needs a power source. I've been using the Pledge sweeper to quickly give my clothes and car seat a once-over every morning. It's handy, quick and easy to use -- and I'm most appreciative.
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.