Consumer Reports cautions that excessive pet hair can prevent proper drainage and stick to the side of your washing machine. They recommend you remove pet hair from clothes with a lint roller or masking tape before washing. For bedding, put on a rubber glove, dampen it with water, and run your hand over the sheet or blanket. The hair will cling to the glove, so you’ll need to wash it off from time to time. Then run everything through a ten-minute no-heat dryer cycle – most of the hair will be in the lint trap. Throw into the washer, adding ½ cup white vinegar to the rinse cycle. If needed, clean the washer by running an empty cycle, then wipe down the tub with a damp cloth.