Pets have a special place in our hearts and, often, on our sofas. But because cats and dogs can't control their shedding, they often leave a bit of themselves behind on the upholstery. Pet owners know from experience that getting a couch back to its original, fur-free state can take considerable effort. Next time you're confronted with a hairy situation, head to your kitchen and grab a damp, clean sponge to de-fuzz soft surfaces in a flash. Simply wipe down the upholstery or carpet, and the moisture and spongy texture will lift the hair up and away like magic.