Tips for fleece bedding cleaning/washing/brushing in a flat!

annachapman112

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This is a bit of a strange one and can't find any other similar threads!

I have recently moved from a ground floor flat with a private garden to a first floor flat with a shared garden (the flat itself is much larger, hence why we moved!).

I was previously able to brush my fleece bedding and fleece toys/beds in my private garden as much as I liked, however now I don't feel comfortable doing this in the shared garden as it does leave bits of hair and hay on the ground. I tried brushing it out of a window at the weekend but it felt so dangerous leaning out! I just wondered if anyone had any tips for brushing their fleece items before putting them in the washing machine? I tried brushing them well in the cage but after the wash they were still pretty covered unfortunately.

Grateful for any tips!
 

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Could you hoover them before washing? Or brush into a bin. Or onto a non carpeted floor if you have one.
 

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I drape the fleece over the side of my C&C and brush everything into the cage base, then sweep and hoover up afterwards. Our C&C is 2 grids high so its good for this, if yours isnt and you dont have any spare grids maybe you could pop a chair or laudry airer in the cage base and drape the fleece over that for brushing? But I find if the hay and fur from the fleece goes into the cage base before I clean it out it saves a lot of mess!
 

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Also if you use a rubber glove/marigold or curry comb it picks up most of the hay and hair easily with less need for a good shaking out after.
Yes we have a rubber curry comb, its marvellous for getting floofy fur off the fleece!
 

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I have a garden but when it's raining I wear a slightly damp rubber glove and drag all the hair and little bits of hay down to one end of the fleece and suck it off with the hoover nozzle. My vet bed pieces being heavier just get hoovered off.
 
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