Before you put your pet's bed into the washing machine, you need to get rid of the hair. An easy & cost effective way is to use your rubber gloves for dishwashing.
1. put the gloves on
2. lightly dampen them with water
3. wipe your gloved hand along the fabric to pick up all the hair
4. toss in your composter of put in your garden for the birds to create their nests
The bed is now ready for the washing machine but before it goes in, check the label to see if you can put the whole bed in or just the cover. Use the heavy soil setting and and extra rinse cycle to get at the stubborn hair you gloved hand could not.
If you are using the dryer, check the dryer's lint filter part way through to make sure it is not full, blocking airflow.
If you are air-drying make sure it is well ventilated to prevent mould and mildew.
Make sure to remove the left over pet hairs from your washer and dryer.
by April Anderson
Just Another Natural Nut
long before it was cool to be a minimalist, live a sustainable life, become a zero waste warrior we just called it simple living or what some could not resist calling us....'those damn hippies....not much has changed in the years since except the wording...now some can not resist calling us.... 'those damn natural nuts'...hence the name Just Another Natural Nut!