Reddit reviews: The best lint removers

We found 256 Reddit comments discussing the best lint removers. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 93 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Lint Removers:

u/sylphofspace · 7 pointsr/AskReddit

That's a tabby- the best cat you'll ever have.

Things you need to do:

  • Get a litterbox, litter, and a litter scoop. Put it somewhere like the bathroom.
  • Buy some dry food (kitten formula would be best)
  • You can keep the food and water bowls next to each other, but cats often don't like to eat and drink in the same area. Multiple water bowls are good.
  • Take the kitten to the vet to get it checked out, fixed, and vaccinated. ALSO definitely get a microchip, it could save the cat's life. And ask the vet about taking care of a cat while you're there- they'll have some advice as well.
  • You can buy toys if you want, but I've found that the best toys are paper grocery bags, boxes, and string.
  • Go easy on the catnip- some cats like to roll around in it, some cats will go crazy and maim you to get more.
  • You should probably get a brush.
  • You also probably need a collar if you plan on letting it be an indoor/outdoor cat. Make sure it has a little snap on it that will release if the collar gets caught on something.
  • (optional) If you don't already have one, get a lint brush, they're amazing.
  • Most importantly, be very nice to the kitten and let your friends play with it. It will be much tamer later in life.
  • Also, I can understand if you wouldn't want to do this, but getting cats in pairs is a good idea. You don't have to do a lot more (other than buying food and cleaning the litter box more often) and they'll keep each other company.

    edit- One more thing: please take a look at this list of things that are toxic to cats.
u/kwanster · 6 pointsr/Outlier

i've had my OGs and three way shorts for a few years - and i machine wash and dried every pair. for your issues with pilling, i use the following to remove pilling from all my Outlier garments that are OG-, ultralight-OG, merino-, Doubleweave-, f-cloth-, 60/30-cloth- based:


pilling will happen and that can be taken care of quickly.

staining on the other hand, where is the staining and do you know what kind of stain it is? i had aquaphor stained on my light grey OG climbers - took me 2 wash cycles with dial dish soap and laundress stain remover, but got the stain all out - good as new.

edit: probably TMI, but for reference, i wore my new ways shorts (f-cloth) and three way shorts along with my ultrafine merino t-shirts (OG) when i was taking care of my newborn daughter. i got all types of projectiles with colors and textures words cant describe launched at me at various velocities. rinsed off, machine washed and tumble dry low. all the garments are still great (not brand new great, but day to day great) 2-3 years running.

key takeaway - Outlier garments are great for dads.

u/stitchwitchspokane · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

As a cat-mom to five, satin. Good luck finding a way to wear it well (I have not yet) but it really does work. I buy all my bedsheets and comforters in satin only because cat hair doesn't stick to my bed that way.

Also, for repairing things that you would think are ruined by cat hair being embedded into the fabric a fabric shaver is excellent. They can be used on furniture too. If you have a lot of delicate things, maybe a manual one instead of electric. I knit and I use this one for both my more delicate handknits and my normal, storebought clothes, it works really great. I don't even buy sticky lint rollers anymore because the non-shaving end of the Gleener picks up hair just as well.

u/itskrit · 1 pointr/poshmark

I have this one from Amazon and LOVE IT!
I received as a Christmas Gift last year and it still works perfectly! Best part is no batteries to replace!!!


u/godfather_actual · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

You have one of those re-usable lint brushes? They're not quite as good on clothing at getting off the hair, but super useful on couches and fabric. Highly recommend.

Something like this http://www.amazon.com/Jiffy-Evercare-Magik-Lint-Brush/dp/B001I2ER7G/ref=pd_sim_121_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=21Wyl0DwOpL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0GTJJFDXDX4KN4BWAXW4

u/infinite_ideation · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've got a lint brush similar to this at home. It's incredibly useful and practical, and you don't really need to replace it nearly as often as regular rollers. I've had mine for about 4 years now.

Edit: If you have thick sweaters that attract massive amounts of hair, I would recommend using this in combination with a roller as the most effective lint removal strategy. This will pull off most of the gunk while the roller will take care of the nitty gritty things, and it will help preserve the life of the roller.

u/sarowen · 19 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I try not to hug/hold/pet my cat when I'm about to go somewhere, but getting cat hair on clothing seems to be an inevitable side-effect to owning a cat. I've always had pretty good success with [3M's lint rollers] (http://www.amazon.com/3M-836R-OS-Lint-Roller/dp/B00006IA8Q). I keep one of the [Mini 3M lint rollers] (http://www.amazon.com/3M-Mini-Lint-Rollers-Pack/dp/B0000AQNOG/ref=pd_sim_121_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=51zEp0xDVJL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0XX22FQ35XCHYWGDZFZY) in my desk at work for emergencies.

ETA - Just came across these "peel and pat" lint removing sheets -- [LintUps] (http://www.minimus.biz/LintUps-Sheets-J01-0459001-8000.aspx). You have to buy a whole case of them on Amazon, but minimus.biz sells them individually.

u/Scoutbaybee · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I feel your pain. I have two orange cats and no orange clothes to match. My best advice would be to try and make note of what clothes attract the hair more than others (for example, I have one pair of yoga pants that attract cat hair like a magnet). Now I don't buy clothes based on this, but it helps me keep in mind what clothes are higher maintenance (and then I generally wait and put these items on right before I leave the house). For example I have a black wool jacket always picks their hair up. It only hangs in my closet, I put in on right as I'm leaving, and it hangs back up as soon as I get home.

Also, buy a big pack of the smaller lint rollers. Always have one in the car and one at work.
If you have clothes that are always troublesome, or that you need to keep nice (e.g, cocktail dress, business suit) I love using garment bags for in the closet. On the same note, keep your dry cleaning in the bag until you wear in next. Kinda makes me think of American Psycho but those bags sure keep the fur away.

u/coffeekittie · 2 pointsr/knitting

The image isn't showing. It says it's set to private. There it goes!

I used Shine for an Anouk dress, no pilling or shedding even after several washes. I would definitely call Knit Picks and tell them about it. While it's too late for them to fix it, you might be able to get a refund/credit?

You can try using conditioner, I've never done it but supposedly that helps. Washing it cold/gentle cycle will also help. Obviously gentle hand washing would be better. Also, they sell those electric "de-pillers" that can be used for the worst of it.

u/BadSport340 · 1 pointr/camaro

Here's an album of some car detailing stuff I do: https://imgur.com/a/VcBl0

There's a pic in there of the Raptor with some dog hair in the carpet. A big rubber mat covers most of the rear but you can see a clear line where the dog hair begins and a LOT of the interior was like that. Took me probably an hour to get all the hair out. Brush, vacuum, repeat till it's all gone.

This is the brush I have: Carrand 93112 Lint and Hair Removal Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006H34AE6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_pcqSybX8FBZZB

And yes, there's room in the back for two adults when you're determined. Plus it's hidden enough that you can get most of your clothes back on once you see a cop shining a spotlight through the rear glass! Doesn't make it any less awkward though. There's no denying what was going on.

It was kind of funny though. He said, "Well, this is awkward". Me and a half dressed European blonde in the back of a Camaro at a lake at 2am probably wasn't what he expected to find that night. He said that we were all young at one point and to just go home.

So, can you fit two adults in the back of a Camaro? Yeah. Should you? Probably not. Lol

u/RainyDay247 · 2 pointsr/Frugal

This is the wood brush. Looks like the bristles are plastic, but the white bristles are firm and the black are soft and they are fine with all but very delicate items.

This is the lint brush. If you brush against the nap of the fabric it does really well. I use this one more often, but I have cats and I imagine it might be different with a dog.

I've heard from friends with dogs that the hair removal gloves have worked well for them, too.

u/DanIsTheBestEver · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

It might be worth it to invest 30 bucks in one of these.

Sure you could get one you have to plug in for half price but if you're anything like me it will be too annoying it use on the reg. I save tons by keeping everything I wear pill free. The fabric stays fresh and last a long time.

u/kleintrpt · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Guess that depends on the mousepad and use case; definitely not true as a blanket statement though by any means.

The Steelseries cloth QCK line (all different shapes, sizes, etc) are a great example of pads very highly trusted by FPS gamers.

Cloth isn't much harder to clean with the proper tools. Those cheap reusable lint removers (usually with the red material on them; not the type with the removable tape) work absolute wonders for dust/etc for cloth pads.

Edit: This is what I was talking about:

Evercare Magik Brush (Double Sided Lint Pic-Up Brush for Pet Lint & Dust ) - ( Black Handle) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YSCWBD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_PgiOAbPY2DJDG

u/Ieatbabies154 · 1 pointr/CleaningTips

They sell a sticky roll thingy at every pet shop, will get your clothes clean of hair, as far as your privates good luck

Edit: oh and get the hair out before doing laundry, or feel free to call me to unclog your drains for a 125 dollars plus equipment fees

Also here's a link on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002DQ6EU4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kc75BbK1QVN1Y

u/m0therrussian · 2 pointsr/NYYankees

Is he a rescue? I had real bad allergies when I let my older male sleep with me, which was always because I loved them too much to ever kick either out.

Honestly, the only thing that helps is time (in some cases) or constant vacuuming/lint brushing.

I used something similar to this : Lint

Real good for small patches of lint here and there.

u/Dust13unny · 4 pointsr/MousepadReview

I live with a few cats and they all like to walk on my mousepads 😼 I just wipe down the pad with my hand to get all the hair and crumbs off. You can also buy a lint brush like this one. I have one and it works on getting the hairs that my hand can’t wipe off, but some hairs get into the threads and those can’t be taken off by the brush.

Edit: read your post again. For the paw prints you can wash the pad in soap and water in your sink and let it air dry. Glorious claims their mouse pads are machine washable. Rocket Jump Ninja on YouTube has a video on how to wash your mousepads

u/ironmanbythirty · 6 pointsr/homeowners

Check out the Linteater (Gardus RLE202 LintEater 10-Piece Rotary Dryer Vent Cleaning System https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0014CN8Y8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_A9OJBbB2KXJDC)

Yes, it is made for cleaning dryer vents but it comes with a cutter attachment (shown in one the pictures) and can be used to clean out things like gutters. Might work for your case depending on how far you need it to extend.

u/CleverNameHere13 · 1 pointr/poshmark

I have the Conair Defuzzer/Shaver. It's worked pretty well for me so far, but my biggest complaint is that the lint receptacle is so narrow, that the lint rarely filters into it, instead backing up and clogging the blades. It's easy enough to clear, but it's annoying if you're doing more than a couple sweaters at a time.

Thanks for asking about this though! I'm curious to see what others are using (brand, battery vs corded, etc).

u/Madame_WhineGlasses · 2 pointsr/dogs

Are you thinking of something like this? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001I2ER7G/ref=pd_aw_sbs_199_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=440SK4MNAQRTPY7AD81R

There are similar products for sale on Amazon, I just grabbed the one with the best reviews :)

u/twirlies · 2 pointsr/ZeroWaste

I don't own this so I can't personally attest to its performance, but I have been meaning to buy one for myself after seeing a few other ZWers raving about how much they love it and how good it is at getting cat and dog fur off their clothes. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KIUX30G/?coliid=I11OUHCZWLFUA0&colid=2G3ITWQH0T67X&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

u/tokyorevelation9 · 2 pointsr/Sneakers

So I decided to grab these from NDC with some leftover gift card credit because of this thread - looks 10x better clipped like this.

Just FYI I'm holding you personally responsible if I fuck mine up when I try to do this /s .

P.S. Do you think a fuzz/pill shaver like this will work to smooth it out?

u/WanderingWayfarer · 1 pointr/springerspaniel

I don't use anything fancy, but I do brush mine at least once every other day though. I just use a regular style pet brush and a steel comb for finishing and keeping the fur on her ears and legs from matting. Also, I highly suggest having lint rollers/pet hair rollers around for your family and friends to use on their way out of your house, that should alleviate their complaining. I use Scotch-Brite Lint Rollers but I'm sure some of the cheaper ones work well enough as well.

u/JuliaSplendabaker · 13 pointsr/blogsnark

Darn Tough Socks have become the go-to brand for good merino wool socks (and they are great), but Smartwool socks have been doing me right for many years. And Thorlos, Fox River, REI brand: I personally prefer mid-to-heavyweight merino wool blend crew length hiking socks above all other socks and will take them in any brand so long as they are a size small. I've finally thrown out every sock that isn't actually sized properly to my small feet and I'll never go back!

Sweater shaver or fabric depiller This is the Gleener set - it's manual and comes with the 3 different heads for depilling different fabrics. I own a couple of electric depillers: one is Brookstone and the other is Conair. Both work ok but not great and both eat batteries like crazy. They also just take longer than using the Gleener. However, for whatever reason it is more fun to use the electric kind.

Magnetic Hematite Wraparound Necklace I bought similar ones a few years ago as stocking stuffers because I thought they seemed fun, like an alternative to cuff bracelets. What I did not consider was that they can be put on and taken off by people who have trouble with clasps or who have arthritis, and a couple of months ago some older ladies in my family asked me to get them some, too. TBH, I was a little concerned about them wrapping them too tightly and causing circulation problems, and I walked them through how to put them on carefully. They went BANANAS for these things.

u/PrairieJack · 6 pointsr/Frugal

I have a fabric shaver that I use on everything. I bought this one on Amazon years ago and it works great. It takes two AA batteries. I love it.

u/bodybyxbox · 1 pointr/FrugalFemaleFashion

Thrift store cashmere. You can almost always find real cashmere sweaters at the thrift shop. They end up there because 1) they are pilling or 2) they are sporting a few moth holes. Buy a cheap electric depiller from amazon. Then learn to thread a needle; holes in wool are super easy to hand sew.

u/caraeeezy · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Currently this is the cheapest thing on my list!

And for the 20 item this set of Dragon Balls is close!

I need the lint roller because i always have cat hair on me from my white kitty cats and the dragon balls because...dragon balls. lol! I LOVE SHENRON <3

u/SerialTimeKiller · 2 pointsr/splatoon

Hmm, that's...disappointing about the sheets, but the timing of your post is brilliant, so I'll keep asking questions. How big is the inner roll where you slide the sheets off (length x diameter)? I'm betting you could buy normal lint rollers or lint roller replacement rolls and slide them on there.

For example the roll on this popular one looks to be about 4 inches (10 cm) long with an inner diameter of about 1.7 inches (4.3 cm.)

u/barbarino · 1 pointr/DIY

I've done this... Go to amazon and buy this:


Then buy the extension length you need here:


Follow the instructions and for the love of god do not put your drill in reverse!!!

I bought a new house the dryer would not vent at all. I had to use the claw at first and pulled out socks, underwear and literally a giant pile of lint. It would fill your avg kitchen sink. Once done put your shop vac on the end and blow out the loose stuff. If you don't own a shop vac, now is the time to buy one.

I now once a year clean my vents and I've used it for many other projects.

u/I_will_teach_you · 4 pointsr/AutoDetailing

The fabric material my seats are made out of have always been a nightmare for holding onto hair. Vacuuming it would only piss you off and only thing I used for years was a lint roller. One day I saw one of these Strange rubber finger Car Hair Brush and said hell why not. Using it in short overlapping strokes and it pulled 99% of the hair and lint that I could never get out. After that you can vacuum it up with ease.

As for the Hydro2 I have never used it. I have used Carpro Reload and that stuff was awesome. It was super easy to put on and smelled nice. Plus water beaded up really well but did not last as long as they claimed. The way you apply Hydro2 is really cool but I don't know how you insure even coverage.

u/caithnard · 3 pointsr/knitting

There are various ways to "shave" pills off of a sweater, from budget solutions like an actual razor to products made just for that, like a Gleener (which is about $20, so might be worth getting if you think you'll be using one a lot). Sometimes once you do that first pass to remove pills, it's not really a problem afterwards.

I know for wool that yarn that's loosely spun tends to pill more (but feels softer) and knitting it at a tighter gauge can help reduce pilling, but I'm not sure if the same is true for acrylic.

u/evilyou · 18 pointsr/malefashionadvice

No recommendations on a specific brand but you could try getting a clothes shaver. They're pretty good about taking the pilling off things that've gone through a dryer.

u/echelon_01 · 10 pointsr/powerwashingporn

They make these fantastic silicone brushes that remove pet hair from upholstery and clothes! And brooms, too! Helps keep my vacuum from exploding.

u/companionquandary · 1 pointr/knitting

I got this [fabric shaver](Remington Fuzz-Away Fabric Shaver, RTFS-2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0034BV6KA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_7GhcAbSCDPD1P) to depill my scrubs but I have also used it on knit items it works pretty well unless you have very large pills

u/MicaBay · 8 pointsr/gifs

This is the best way to clean your vents, done from the outside with the dryer running and on air fluff only (no heat, you'll break the dryer other wise)
Source: Professional appliance repair guy here.

u/Ludnix · 37 pointsr/DIY

These are more common in the US, they will not break since they just a solid piece of plastic. We can get the smaller ones you have but they are less common and usually marked as a travel lint roller. I like your solution to the problem though and wish the lint rollers I buy were that cheap!

u/sarcasticb · 87 pointsr/cats

What a nice looking cat, congratulations!

I'm just going to leave this here

u/imreallynotthatcool · 3 pointsr/aww

Reusable lint brush. You don’t have to replace sticky rolls, just get your hand damp, so the cat hair sticks to your hand and wipe the cat hair off the brush, then reuse the brush.

u/nerdypursuits · 1 pointr/ZeroWaste

I found that a lint brush can work better than a sticky lint rollers. It has this fish-scale-like structure that grabs onto hair and you clean it just by rubbing it the opposite direction. I do this just with my fingers but you can use a cloth or comb to clean it out too.

Here's one model, but I've also seen them at dollar stores.

u/Kittytub · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

i have this one from conair and it's never given me holes or died! it's amazing. i've literally sat there and shaved the whole bed sheet because it is very therapeutic and calming to listen to it eat giant things of lint lol.

u/LearnerPermit · 10 pointsr/AutoDetailing

A silicone hair and lint brush like this works well. Short rapid strokes to build a hair ball.

Carrand 93112 Lint and Hair Removal Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006H34AE6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_95PADbGWDSATM

If you're doing this for a car auction house or dealership volume, cut a fine tooth hacksaw blade into about a 6 inch length, that's super fast.

u/Miltons-Red-Stapler · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

Yea i found this on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Hurricane-Wizard-Hair-Remover-BulbHead/dp/B072YSJTG3 might give it a try from the videos i've seen on Youtube it seems pretty good

u/awkwardlittleturtle · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Lint roller (on my crafting WL... for tidying up my rag quilts).

Yay for laziness! Everyone needs a little of that now and then! ;)

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Sneakers

I used an electric razor on my ubs. I'll be honest they don't like they're brand new but they looked better than before. I've only read that manual razors work. So my advice is test a small spot to see how it does. Go with the grain, and press light enough to cut the fuzz.
I also just thought about it, a fabric shaver might work as well.

u/kindalatetotheparty · 2 pointsr/clothdiaps

I opted not to use it because I had enough diapers. I’m sure you could still use it. I would just be concerned about eventual build up causing absorbency/ repelling issues.

You could try “shaving” off the stain. If it’s like the stain I have, it’s kind of rough and just on top of the fibers. So, a clothing pill shaver might work.

u/dontshootiamempty · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

If you have high carpet, you can use a fuzz shaver. I just had my house painted and used something like this to shave the carpet fibers that had the paint spots. Worked a lot better than stain remover that just spreads the paint to a larger spot and also bleaches the carpet.

u/ElleFuego · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

The Conair Fabric Defuzzer! I use it all the time and it's been awesome.

u/Geobead · 25 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Yep. The gleener is the one that's popular in the knitting/crochet/weaving community (we know all about pilling haha!).

u/OITD · 5 pointsr/hockeyjerseys

Use the first method. The second (like a sweater/fabric shaver) works best on pilling, not pulls in fabric.

u/steeve725 · 1 pointr/HVAC

You could always use a linteater

I purchased one and it does a great job. My dryer is located on the second floor, it goes up the wall, and through the attic out the roof the roof.

Buy one time, you can use it many times. You could probably get away with the lower-cost version, or something similar to this.

What I done was, when I put all the rods together, I went ahead and used electrical tape and taped the joints just in case, that way they didn’t come apart in the middle of the duct.

I try to do what things I can around the house, the things I cannot do I’ll call a professional for.

lint eater

u/Germaneer · 32 pointsr/IKEA

Looks, like it rubbed on something in the packaging.... this might be your most inexpensive solution: https://www.amazon.com/Remington-Fuzz-Away-Fabric-Shaver-RTFS-2/dp/B0034BV6KA

u/aklasu · 2 pointsr/malefashion

In terms of laundering, consider using dryer sheets. Ultimately you'll need a lint remover for spot cleaning. I have an italian mastiff and a white cat. The mastiff's hair weaves into fabric and I've had success with the dryer sheets. Try this too: https://www.amazon.com/Evercare-Magik-Brush-Double-Pic-Up/dp/B071YSCWBD/ref=pd_cp_121_1?pd_rd_w=2qDP9&pf_rd_p=ef4dc990-a9ca-4945-ae0b-f8d549198ed6&pf_rd_r=ZFE3W6PR0M5FWPBA0QH6&pd_rd_r=2051a632-7453-11e9-8ad6-676656a66066&pd_rd_wg=0gbf7&pd_rd_i=B071YSCWBD&psc=1&refRID=ZFE3W6PR0M5FWPBA0QH6

u/poopmanscoop · 4 pointsr/Sneakers

You need to get your hands on a sweater shaver. A buddy of mine fixed the suede inserts on his seats that looked just like this. Then you can use a suede brush to make it look like new.

u/McFeely_Smackup · 14 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I bought one of these kits and cleaned my dryer vents myself. the amount of lint I got out was amazing. enough to fill a tall kitchen trash bag.

u/eeeam · 2 pointsr/RepLadies

Also, they, umm, live in the woods? And, like a lot of creatures, probably like rolling around in the dirt?

BTW, re blanket, mine has been pilling (I find all cashmere, no matter what quality, does)-- I've found this tool better than anything ever for depilling sweaters (and now blankets, etc)

u/Dezember_Zwolf · 2 pointsr/streetwear

not for the discoloration but lint shaver is rly nice for this type of thing
i got mine for 2 bucks at a japanese tenso but this should be the same thing

u/xinehp · 1 pointr/Denver

If I were to do it at home, I'd spend more than $80 a month on these ... Dog hair is not fun to deal with.

And my time is more valuable than fumbling for 10-15 minutes per shirt trying to iron it. A professional's job is to do something cheaper than I assess the value of doing it myself is.

So, basically, stick the ironing board up your own ass, and carry on :)

I asked a very specific question. That is not the answer.

u/Hermit9 · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Lint rollers like these... http://www.amazon.com/3M-836R-OS-Lint-Roller/dp/B00006IA8Q

I wear lots of black and cycle between long red or purple hair ;-)

u/dudewearingglasses · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I don't think you understood what I mean't by a lint roller this is what I was referring to. You roll it over your pants to remove lint. I've worn the pants with boots, Converse, other high tops, Vans, running shoes, oxfords, monk straps and they all work extremely well

u/uhlizahbeth · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I find these shavers much more effective than the battery ones.

u/digitalyss · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

The fuzzies are called pilling, and you have to shave them off. There are fabric shavers you can get for pretty cheap

u/raptorsdelight · 39 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I've never tried using a disposable razor before, but I have a "fabric shaver," which has given new life to a ton of my clothes. It works really well for getting off both pills and lint that has woven itself into the fabric.

u/upthereitstheirtime · 1 pointr/howto

This. You would have to cut off the longer threads though, so it doesnt grab them and cause runs in the fabric. These things are awesome.
Remington Fuzz-Away Fabric Shaver, RTFS-2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0034BV6KA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_SvprDb5ME6MYZ

u/FrugalBumblebee · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

You need a pill remover a.k.a sweater comb. It'll keep your clothes neat too: sweater comb

u/Marty398 · 3 pointsr/povertyfinance

We had one just like it. Every year or two you have to take it apart and clean it like you did. The actual lint filter screen on those is very ineffective.

I also found a lot of lint had gotten into the tube this connects to and to the actual vent run to the outside. There are a variety of cleaning kits out there. I can't find the one I have, but this is an example of one.

u/Dj_Green · 6 pointsr/Sneakers

You can order this from Amazon. Or you can go to Walmart and buy this. I think a lint roller might do the job as well.

u/cattiemount · 5 pointsr/AmateurRoomPorn

Hair removal suggestions (I have 4 cats & microfiber sofas):

  1. wrung out but still dampish paper towels
  2. 3M lint remover (just bought & effing adore)
  3. vacuum pet brush attachment
u/hazmattsui · 4 pointsr/DIY

I clean the dryer vents for all of my HVAC maintenance customers. I use this. Works amazingly.

u/asdfjklOHFUCKYOU · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

fabric shavers! link Just don't press too hard and run over the same spot multiple times or you may create holes in your sweaters.

u/DeusExMachinist · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Use a rubber brush like this one and rub it in circles, it balls up all the hair really fast:


u/hkbk2011 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Oh i didnt think about going to attic and disconnecting the vent pipe. But what if I cannot find any way to disconnect event other than cutting it. Is that OK? I just ordered

u/donatedbymom · 4 pointsr/blogsnark

I'm interested to hear if anyone has tips on this too. I stockpile these.
I keep them all over the house, in my bag, in the car, and I even have one at the office, just in case I miss a spot.

u/queenbeluga · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have this pill shaver and it works great. I did accidentally put a hole in a pair of old sweatpants when I first got it, and from that I learned that you really only need to liiiightly kiss the fabric with the shaver in order to take the pills off. Literally no pressure at all and only the lightest contact with the fabric. Even then I would probably use this comb over my shaver on my expensive/drapey fabrics.

u/UnderwritingRules · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

It's called a lint roller. You can get one at any general store. Here's some at amazon: https://www.amazon.com/3M-836R-OS-Lint-Roller/dp/B00006IA8Q

u/amelisha · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Amazon sells them or you can find them in the laundry aisle of the supermarket sometimes or at fabric/sewing stores. You can apparently use them on non-wool items as well but I’ve not personally done so.

u/porkchopnet · 1 pointr/homeowners


You probably want one of these for its intended purpose anyway.

u/vivagypsy · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Here's a link to one http://www.amazon.com/Remington-Battery-Operated-Fabric-Shaver/dp/B0034BV6KA

I use my grandmas which is old and not able to be destroyed so I don't know if the new ones are of good quality. I use it weekly though. Sweaters, socks, blankets, chub Rub in yoga pants that make them pill, etc. extends the life of my clothes by a lot.

u/dedlewamp · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Fabric shaver

They make shavers designed especially for this purpose.

u/claypigeon-alleg · 2 pointsr/catpictures

You can later. In the mean time, you're going to need one of these.

u/tiikerikani · 15 pointsr/whatisthisthing

It's a basic version of one of these lint shaver things to get lint and fuzz off your clothes.

u/camhabib · 2 pointsr/arcteryx

Just get a pill shaver. It has nothing to do with Arc’teryx at all, it’s just a basic property of fabric that’ll happen to just about anything sooner or later.


u/sure_man_ok · 2 pointsr/Outlier

I use this fabric shaver. You could probably also use an electric shaver or even scissors (if your careful).

u/ovirto · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

As /u/abc1001xyz said, 30 feet would be longer than what residential code normally allows. Get this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0014CN8Y8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 along with the 12 foot extension kit. That'll take you 24 feet. Or if you can do it from both the outside and the inside, you should be able to cover that distance.

u/DoveNotChicken · 1 pointr/diytailor

You need a sweater shaver. No that’s not a typo. This is an example. www.amazon.com/dp/B0034BV6KA/ They are really effective at cutting this stuff off, just don’t push too hard or you could break the fabric surface.

u/raijba · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I use this battery operated fabric shaver and it works really well. My backpack still causes more pilling even after the first shave, so the pilling problem is ongoing. If using such a shaver, you have to be careful that you don't shave too much as it can put a hole in your fabric if it's thin enough or has been shaved too many times.

u/theRacistEuphemism · 4 pointsr/ZeroWaste

We have these lint brushes in Canada, even at the dollar store. Really effective, they last forever, and you just roll in one direction and clean by rubbing your hand over it in the other direction. Plastic, but even the cheap ones don't face enough wear and tear to cause degradation. We've had some for 20+ years.

u/unflappa · 1 pointr/Outlier

I imagine this thing might come close to what I had?, but idk why they had to make it so damn ugly: Evercare Magik Lint Brush

u/zorgtron · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

You could try washing and drying it first to see if it cuts down on the fluff. If that doesn't work, you could try using a sweater shaver to take off the extra fluff.

u/elementality22 · 1 pointr/rawdenim

I've got three cats, no amount of lint rolling gets all the fuzz and hair off my clothes. It's just something you have to go with. If a regular lint roller doesn't cut it you could try one of these automated lint removers mainly for pilling on fabric, though. Or one of these magic lint brushes

u/joeblowma · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

If you haven't seen one/don't have one... I pick up a cheap version of these at the dollar store, basically masking tape on a roller that you peel when it loses tackiness and for a buck it's cheap enough to have one by the computer.

u/Mathias_Mouse · 5 pointsr/lifehacks

Can't tell what kind of fabric that is, but if the fabric is smooth (like a typical cotton t-shirt), try a Fabric Defuzzer. I used it to remove those annoying white piles (pills?). Used on my gf's bra. While she's wearing it.
Jk about the last part.


u/apocalypso · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Not the person you were asking but I bought a Conair electric one a while back and it was..okay. I upgraded to [one of these bad boys] ( https://www.amazon.com/Gleener-Ultimate-Remover-Adjustable-clothes/dp/B00KIUX2T8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1518070953&sr=8-3&keywords=gleener+ultimate+fuzz+remover)
and it brought a second hand sweater back to life (the Conair shaver had no effect on it)

u/geak78 · 26 pointsr/LifeProTips

Runs are the duct work that moves the warm/cool air from your HVAC to your rooms.

You don't need to buy anything expensive for outlets. Buy a small roll of fiberglass insulation and some gloves. Remove outlet covers stuff a bit of insulation in the space outside the box. Don't pack it, it is supposed to be loose. Replace cover. This is only an issue on exterior walls and usually if they need to be insulated the entire wall needs to be.

Get a free energy audit from your power company. Usually you get some free CFL/LED bulbs, a low flow showerhead, water heater blanket, and faucet aerators for free.

If you don't have water efficient toilets fill a liter bottle with water and put it in the tank.

Caulk around your windows.

Use plastic sheets on windows.

If you live in a warm area put heat reflecting window film on your southern windows.

Turn water heater down to 140F (no lower or it could culture Legionella bacteria)

If your water heater is over 15 years old, look at replacing soon. They like to die catastrophically when you are least prepared.

Go into your attic with a flashlight after a heavy rain. Look for damp wood or rot. If you find any, you need to have roof repair/replacement. It's expensive but costs a lot less than all the fixes you'll have to do from water damage.

Make sure your gutters have downspouts that lead water away from your foundation.

Replace any frequently used lights with LED.

Get a nice sink strainer to prevent clogging in the kitchen sink.

Do not pour grease down the drain.

Do not flush anything other than toilet paper. No pads, tampons, or their wrapping, condoms, "flushable wipes", paper towels, etc. Shit, Piss, and TP only.

Disconnect the dryer vent and clean it all out. If it's plastic or thin foil, replace it with metal.