Consumer Reports Puts Pledge Fabric Sweeper To The Test

It’s the problem that has vexed cat and dog owners for centuries: How the hell do I get all this damn fur off everything. There have been countless inventions that promise to lift animal hair off your furniture and carpet, but do they work?

Our test-happy kin at Consumer Reports tested the Pledge Fabric Sweeper against three different adhesive-based products to see how each would handle picking up pet fur.

The result — for those who can’t or don’t feel like watching the video below — while all the products did a decent job of lifting up the pet hair, the adhesive items were a bit of a hassle, requiring continual removal of the fur-laden layer. Meanwhile the Pledge product was both easy to use and clean up. Not bad for $6.

What do you use to get rid of fur from your furniture?