Thursday, January 9, 2014

Cleaning up cat hair

So at BlogPaws last year there was a booth for Evercare Lint Rollers.. They were offering free lint rollers to conference goers who 'liked' their Facebook page.

FDA exclaimer: So I did get this roller for free.. but they asked nothing of me, it's been so darn long since the conference that I don't doubt this post will come as a nice surprise for them - especially since they haven't posted on their FB page since 8/15/13. I'm doing this of my own free will and receive no compensation for it.

my preferred method of lint removal.
Now it sat in my goodie bag for quite some time after I got home. Then it sat on a shelf. I tend not to use tape rollers, I think they are a bit of a waste myself. I own a double sided lint brush that I love, and when I tend to get too fuzzy I use that. For the most part I do not stress over cat hair - but like my super fine reddish blonde leg hair, occasionally it just gets to be too much and it has got to go..

Lion and the Melody look alike have been shedding up a STORM! lately.. everything has been covered in black fur. I couldn't find my brush, so I grabbed the lint roller and went down to clean it up..

Now their claim to fame (or the sales pitch I got when I got the roller) is that it is so sticky that it doesn't need tape to hold on the outer protective layer. Clever yes.. but not quite sure I buy that as a selling feature. I mean I want my sticky tape to be sticky, but I don't want to have to pry the protective layer off it..*shrug* It wasn't a big deal to remove it in the least though.

Now one problem I do have with this product is the tape back is not strong enough for it to come off in one piece unless you are VERY careful. Many strips came off ripped before I figured out how to do it in one go. I have a feeling the next time I use it I'm going to have the exact same problem (because as I said, I'm not obsessive about these things).

Well this thing does work. Sadly it fills up rather quickly and as you can see it took five strips to clean off just the seat of Happy Bear... but clean it off it did indeed. I was impressed. Often when you use tape based removers you end up going over and over a spot and then have to pick it off with your hands and manually attach it to the tape. The only time I felt the need to do that was in the crevices of where the back met the seat.

So if you like tape rollers, I give this one a big ol thumbs up! As I said, I think using tape is a waste and I recommend the one above. As I know we all have our own tastes, it is good to have options especially since my husband is a tape user..


  1. I have both types of lint rollers. My preference is for the sticky tape and I get them at Ikea. They do a good job!
    That was a lot of fur on Happy Bear!

  2. That sure did a good job. I have one of the red lint brushes like you but for some surfaces, the sticky roller does work better.

  3. The humans here use tape rollers and go through them like crazy! Especially my human, as she wears mostly black.

  4. Do is our dad! And we do agree - we like that roller. We ended up with another one from them in our Cat Writers' goody bag and mommy was VERY happy indeed!

  5. Good review. We find anything rubbery(gloves,the soles of sneakers for carpet,zoom grooms)
    removes hair ;)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

    Thank you for your kind thoughts and purrs
    when our Tiger crossed the Bridge.
    She was a sweet kitty .

  6. We have every kind of tape roller imaginable. While I prefer my red reversible one like yours, I'll use whatever is at hand. The Girl used so many of them in high school, her friends gave her them as gifts. Ahahaha! By and large, I don't stress about fur either, unless I'm wearing black. Julie's hairs don't look good with it.

  7. you know what? I also got this at BlogPaws and LOVED IT! I second your opinion! Ready for this? I had contacted them after BlogPaws telling them how much I loved it and that I wanted to do a give-away/review. Never heard a word.............wonder what has happened to them? This product IS GREAT!

  8. Fur is always a problem,I just resort to the vacum as its the only thing that can keep up with Speedy's fine floof,xx Rachel

  9. If you brush a surface after applying washing soda, use safety glasses to protect your eyes. Lyndsy


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