Solutions for your cat’s stinky litter box
I've always said I wasn't a cat person, but of course every time my family gets a cat I fall in love with it. Recently our families cat disappeared and I swore I wouldn't get another, ‘they get hair every where, their litter box stinks, bla, bla, bla.' Yeah well when you live in a big old farm house a cat is a necessity, so of course we got another beautiful kitten for me to love and feed and WHAT, I still have to clean the litter...LOL Okay so I knew that was coming but this time I've come to a solid conclusion, I am not sharing my cats stink with family and guests. As I've learned over the years they aren't many places to keep a litter box with out completely forgetting about it or having it in a space that everyone can see and smell it . So I thought hmmm is anyone else having this trouble, I mean finding a place for that kitty litter. Well after a few cats and many different types of homes I've come up with some spots and ides to cover conceal and hid the litter in your house as well as my own.
First of all almost every person I know who has a cat keeps the litter box in their bathroom, first of all I have to say yuck. I know it seems a logical place to keep it, I mean we know what we do in a bathroom so the cat should do it in there too right. Wrong! I mean unless you have a bathroom that never gets used by your friends, kids and other guests then ok, but just don't forget about it, well get into that later. So where do you keep it well here are my suggestions, I find a great place is the laundry room, especially one with a door(s) that way you can easily leave it open a crack for the cat, or put in a small door. This is extremely helpful if you have a dog that enjoys munching on the kitties you know.... Anyway the laundry room is good because chances are you use it frequently so the litter will be cleaned regularly and the smell from your laundry will help cover any fresh scents lingering from the litter. Another good spot is the basement, of course if your basement is really damp it might enhance the smell....
Ok so there really aren't that man y places to keep the litter with out the whole world knowing you have a cat but you can at least try. If your cat throws his/her litter all over the place make sure you have a box with a lid or cover, if you can't afford one you can make one simple enough.
Use a cardboard box that fits right over the litter box, cut edged from top and cut a door hole in top or side, use sticky Velcro to adhere box to the wall just above the box, above high enough to catch the flying litter and high enough that you can easily slide the box out for cleaning.
For keeping down the small in your kitties litter you should sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom before you replace the litter. If you are using a lid try one of those fridge baking soda stickups, replace according to directions. Try hanging drier sheets or spray a mix of lemon juice and water around box giving a lemon fresh scent. Change litter frequently I would say once a week for every cat, wash the litter box at least once every month using bleach works well. Replace the box at least once a year, the plastic hold in the smell and frankly it's kind of gross, you can buy them at the dollar store so don't worry about spending a bundle only a few bucks a year, not including the food, litter and vet costs....
And in case you are and out of sight out of mind kind of person then leave a few reminder here and there, like....
Does the cat stink yet-
Whats that smell-
Ha, ha any reminder will do...Just keep it clean and out of sight, if you can...
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